Clone themeing

Friday, January 18, 2002 3:17 AM
If you look at the batman the Ride at SFGAV compared to Batman the Ride in SFMM. The difference in themeing is huge. Medusa at SFMW to GADV's, wow! When you clone something, don't to take the themeing too? Medusa was the first Floorless so shouldn't that have amazing themeing too?
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Friday, January 18, 2002 3:45 AM
I think perhaps your examples are just carryng over a name to share amongst parks.  I think cloning a ride is creating the exact same type of ride (ie Superman: Ride of Steel) and implementing it like using a stamp pad across the United States.  I'm not a fan of cloning.  I think it's very, very uncreative.  I know, cloning supposedly allows a wider audience to appreciate a single feature.  However, on the other side, variety inspires individuals to travel and explore more of the Six Flags parks.  That's why even though I've been to SFA, I intend to visit SFMM this summer to see if they're really a challenge to my near and dear, CP.  ;-) 
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Friday, January 18, 2002 4:14 AM
1. Yeah, cloning is uncreative, but it saves money, and the average Joe, who doesn't go to more than 2 parks a year, at the most, doesn't know the difference.  We've been down this path before. 

2.  Medusa East and West are not clones. 

3.  When something is cloned, its just the trackage.  I would imagine that all the theming for the Batmen was done in house by the parks themselves, so all of them are different.  And obviosuly, Great White at Sea World doesn't have an old police car and graffiti as part of its themeing.

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Friday, January 18, 2002 4:30 AM
Ravenguy98:  you're using logic?  What are you thinking?  LOL!
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Friday, January 18, 2002 4:57 AM
And here's a new thought.....when you go to your average park, how many of the rides there are clones?  There are some exceptions, but usually, one?  two? three at the most?  And really, there should be no complaint about the B:TR clones, Deja Vu clones, or Impulse clones because they are all damn good rides. 

Oh yeah, and add the premier's with lap bars to that, too. 

*** This post was edited by ravenguy98 on 1/18/2002. ***

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Friday, January 18, 2002 5:37 AM
Theming is a GREAT way to make cloned coasters "unique".  I know 99% of the people don't know their park has a cloned coaster, but I love riding ALL coasters.  It's nice to ride the Flying Unicorn or some other "clone" though, when it LOOKS like a completely different ride.  KW's Exterminator, minus theming, would be just another spinning mouse.  Theming ROCKS!!!
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Friday, January 18, 2002 6:37 AM
Which was built first, GASM or Shockwave at SFGAm?  They are technically clones correct?

I can care less if a ride is a clone, because each ride no matter what will different, may it be the theming, the weather, the ride op crew, or whatever.  No 2 rides will be EXACTLY the same.

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Friday, January 18, 2002 7:21 AM
Shockwave at SFGAm, GASM at SFGAdv, and Viper at SFMM are all basically the same, but I agree ALF, they're ALL good rides regardless.  Gotta get myself to SFGAm this year, it's the only SF "megapark" I haven't visited yet...
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Friday, January 18, 2002 7:25 AM
If you do make it to SFGAm, you gotta stop by roaring rapids, thats where I will be working hopefully.
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Friday, January 18, 2002 7:33 AM
Actually, GASM, Shockwave, and Viper are not clones at all.  They are all different sizes, the layouts are very different, and Viper is far superior, imo, to the others. 
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Friday, January 18, 2002 9:42 AM
Ravenguy already took care of the GP's knowledge of clones, but you'd be surprised that a few of the "average Joes" I know were surprised that SFGAm isn't the only SF park...With that said, I don't think they'd imagine cloned coasters in their wildest dreams.

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