^The same reason Banshee changed to Mantis,and why Demon's logo was "censored".. This coaster's logo, tag line, and site scream for an over conservatives field day. *** Edited 11/10/2007 4:37:49 AM UTC by P18***
I was looking at some of the pictures posted on the web site and found something interesting about the trains.
One of the key differences between Wicked Twister (2002) and Steel Venom at Valleyfair (2003) were the way the trains were built.
Here you can see that Wicked Twister's trains are built in two pieces, the top part where the magnetic fins and wheels connect to and the seats themselves. The two pieces are connect via three large locking pins. http://pointbuzz.com/photos/Photo.aspx?id=1305
Now we look at Valleyfair's Steel Venom that was the last to be built and you see in the pictures below that the trains were no longer two parts, but just one with the seats welded to the top part, instead of the three pins. http://rcdb.com/ig1920.htm?picture=8
The two different kinds of trains are probably just a testament to what cars were damaged during the incident at Geauga. When we see the full train for the first time, however many cars are the new single weld design are the number of cars that needed to be replaced.
I like the colors. Dorney already has a big red coaster called Steel Force (that, IIRC, needs to be repainted) so it'd be nice to see more colors in that area. The park doesn't have a yellow coaster (Thunderhawk is creme and Talon is orange) so I don't see the problem. I dunno... is voodoo supposed to be represented by a certain color?
^ I don't know if voodoo is supposed to be represented by a certain color. But with a logo of a skull with flaming eyes and a slogan about being possessed, teal is not one of the first colors I'd pick to convey that idea.
In that case, the only thing you'd be possessed by would be a bad 1980's decorating scheme.
The colors and theming were supposed to let me forget that I am highly critical and dislike this genre of coaster. That's great merchandising and marketing if I was going to get a Voodoo shirt for the "It will possess you" motto but with a ride look that doesn't match the shirt I guess I'll reconsider. I'm definitely going to buy the Medusa shirt now.