NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.
About the -Hawk idea....have to snicker at how Timberhawk *was* a SF ride. That's one hawk CF won't be flying...
Deck sounds so... sedentary. One step above "Landing Pad."
If CF wants want to add to their inventory of "hawk" names, they should check out this list.
Goshawk, osprey, harrier... all sound like cool names for coasters.
It seems like Cedar Fair has a departement dedicated to destroying park integrity. The goal is to make everything as generic as possible. Look for mass tree removal next, that seems to be the "theme" of the flagship park.
Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."
Flight Deck? Sometimes I wonder if CF purposely does this so we can laugh at them. What the hell are the thinking? No matter how you say it it sounds bad.
I laugh at what a big deal you make out of something so stupid!
Timbers crew 08
Great idea renaming Top Gun to Patriot!
"Hey! Let's ride Flight Deck next!"...Whatever.
Yeah, it happens every day. Thousands of people walk away from rides with "boring" or "creatively lacking" names.
I'm sure everyone complaining will just walk right past these rides to something that sounds more "exciting".
Edited for "stupid" spelling. :) *** Edited 1/6/2008 2:24:39 PM UTC by tambo***
Top Gun was by far my favorite coaster at Carowinds and my favorite "non-batman" inverted. That batwing element with the tunnel is sweet!
Flight Deck, on the other hand, is going to suck big time. The next time I get to Carowinds there's no way I'm going to ride that! ICK!
No one's saying that they'll have to skip a ride on it now. They are complaining that the name of the ride lacks quality and creativity, which reflects poorly on the park as a whole. It sounds a lot less exciting now. There are a boatload (get it...hahaha) of better names they could have used. The T-Shirt may read, "I survived Flight Deck!" It sounds ridiculous.
Most suggestions of different names sound much better to me. Was Flight Deck the best they could do?
I am more upset though that the worlds only coaster themed to Star Trek will be no more. The Borg theme ruled!
Funny thing is, I never thought 'Top Gun: The Jet Coaster' was such a wonderful name in the first place. Maybe a step or two above 'Flight Deck'.
Timbers crew 08
Wrong. Nothing has changed about the coaster's layout. No trims have been added. The trains are the same. The experience is identical from lift to brakes...where, by the way, there was ZERO theming anyway.
coastin' since 1985
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