Coasters that have had name changes

Sunday, December 9, 2001 1:44 PM
    There are some rides that I know of that had name changes like the Demon @ SFGAm was Turn of the Century and Mantis was suppose to be Banshee.  Got any others???(and if this was a repeat i am sorry)
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Sunday, December 9, 2001 1:48 PM
alot of them get re-named when they move...Nightmare at Crackaxle Canyon, Phantom Cave, etc.  In SF alone, Z-Force/Flashback, Vampire/Flashback, Tidal Wave/Viper, many others...Lightning Loops became two different coasters I think...
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Sunday, December 9, 2001 1:49 PM
Outer Limits: Flight Of Fear was changed to Flight Of Fear

Z-Force was changed (along with the location) to Flashback

Avalanche Run @CP was re-themed to Disaster Transpost

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Sunday, December 9, 2001 2:12 PM
Excalibur at SFAW (RIP) used to be called the Dexter Freebish Coaster and Rolling Thunder (SFGAm) was changed to Alpine Bobsled when it moved to the Great Escape.
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Sunday, December 9, 2001 2:45 PM
Majority of name changes come with coasters being moved to new locations such as.....

Batman the Escape used to be Shockwave at SFMM and SFGAdv.

Ninja at SFoG used to be Kamikaze at Hunt's Pier in Wildwood, New Jersey.

Ninja at SFStL used to be (I believe) the Scream Machine at Expo 86 in Canada.

One half of SFStL's River King Mine Train became Thunder Express at Dollywood.

Screamin' Demon at PKI is now Thunderbolt Express at Camden Park.

Steel Phantom is now Phantom's Revenge.

I also believe that the one half of Lightning Loops is now Diamondback at Frontier City.

Jet Scream from SFStL is now Viper at SFAW.

Texas Tornado at SFAW used to be known as Thriller while on the German fair ciruit.

The San Antonio Playland Rocket is now Knoebel's Phoenix.

Americana's Screechin' Eagle was once known as the Space Rocket and I've heard that SFWoA's Big Dipper was once known as the Clipper.

When SFGAm first opened, the Whizzer was known as Willard's Whizzer (same as the one that used to be at PGA).

SFoT's La Vibora first opened as Avalanche and even before that was known as Sarajevo Bobsled (don't remember which SF park it came from originally).

Of course, Disaster Transport was first known as Avalanche Run.

That's just a few to keep the list going.

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Sunday, December 9, 2001 3:41 PM
I know for sure that some of the coasters at Riverview Park(Chicago) had a ton of name changes.
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Sunday, December 9, 2001 4:01 PM
SFWoA's Big Dipper was Clipper (maybe Big Dipper to start with?) .

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Sunday, December 9, 2001 4:07 PM
http://coasternet.coasterbuzz.com/ - Check out CoasterNet.. they have a whole list of them if I'm not mistaken.
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Sunday, December 9, 2001 4:16 PM
Wasn't it Scooby Doo/Scooby Doo Ghoster Coaster...

I think it was that...

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Sunday, December 9, 2001 7:57 PM
River King Mine Ride used to be Trail Blazer (SFStL)
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Sunday, December 9, 2001 8:02 PM
Hmm...the Rocket at San Antonio's Playland was renamed...if only I could remember what...oh yes...now it is known as the Phoenix! 

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Sunday, December 9, 2001 8:40 PM
Windjammer Surf Racers was changed to Jammer then changed back to Windjammer Surf Racers.
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Sunday, December 9, 2001 9:50 PM
Georgia Scorcher was originally supposed to be Jezebel.
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Monday, December 10, 2001 6:28 AM

rollergator said:
Just found out my uncle rode Phoenix in its original location, under its original name.  That's right, the Rocket.  He thought it was a FANTASTIC ride - still is, IMO!   Onto another beloved Schmeck, ThunderHawk was originally called "Coaster"...I believe the Wild One at SFA was the "Giant Coaster" from Paragon park....we LOVE those old woodies...and the Pippin turned into the T-Bolt!!!

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Monday, December 10, 2001 11:59 AM
Dorney Park's Thunderhawk for most of its long history was known simply as Coaster (named back in around 1989 when Hercules was built)

Wild One at SFA was known as Giant Coater when it stood at Paragon Park in Hull, MA.

Williamsgrove's Cyclone was known at one time simply as Coater I think and then as Zipper.

X-Factor mentioned Steel Phantom being "renamed" Phantom's Revenge. Not sure if I want to consider that a name change since the coaster is basically a new coaster after its rebuild. If you wish to include this, you could also include Kennywood's other rebuild... Thunderbolt, formerly Pippin.

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Monday, December 10, 2001 6:50 PM
Ice Mountain Splash used to be called The Yankee Clipper at Sfgam
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Monday, December 10, 2001 6:55 PM
Greased Lightnin' at PGA originally The Tidal Wave. Renamed and rethemed(well, sort of) at the beginning of the 1999 season.
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Monday, December 10, 2001 6:59 PM
Hercules was at first going to be named ThunderHawk.
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