Dorney renames Voodoo to Possessed to avoid trademark dispute

Posted Friday, March 20, 2009 1:34 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Dorney Park's Voodoo is now called Possessed, changed because it may have violated a trademark owned by the Six Flags amusement park company. The tagline has been changed from "Voodoo will possess you" to "Possessed: The spirits will move you."

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Friday, March 20, 2009 2:56 PM

At least they kept the totally cool skull logo.

The Dorney on-line marketplace appears to still be carrying "old" local items, for the collector in you.

Edited to add: looks like some (if not all) of it is on sale, too.

Last edited by Brian Noble, Friday, March 20, 2009 2:57 PM
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Friday, March 20, 2009 3:46 PM

I heard about this a while ago shortly after Voodoo opened, and was waiting for this announcement. It came a little later then I thought, but the name change doesn't bother me. Wish I woulda grabbed a Voodoo shot glass while I was at the park.. or while I lived in PA, now I have to order it online unless I could convince someone to pick one up for me this season, lol.

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Friday, March 20, 2009 4:16 PM

Isn't using an adjective for a name a little weird?

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Friday, March 20, 2009 4:20 PM

Jeff said:
Isn't using an adjective for a name a little weird?

Typical enthusiast. ;)

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Friday, March 20, 2009 5:33 PM

You're such a dick.

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Friday, March 20, 2009 5:35 PM

And here I was hoping they were going to rename it Flight Deck or some stupid bird name.

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Friday, March 20, 2009 6:10 PM

LMAO Gonch.

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Friday, March 20, 2009 6:21 PM

I like the name. I think it fits, especially given the holding break on the back tower. If you aren't ready for that it might feel like the thing is possessed.

But I also get a kick out the local grocery chain called Giant. Along with it you have a "Giant" parking lot, "Giant" employees, "Giant" shopping carts, etc.

In this case we'll have a "Possessed" queue, "Possessed" ride operators, and "Possessed" merchandise. I like it. :)

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Friday, March 20, 2009 6:59 PM

I was surprised that Six Flags didn't file a suit for a large sum of money. It might have been the only way they can dig out of their debt. But yeah, I don't care what its called... by the way, might this ride soon hold the record for the most name changes in the least amount of time? lol

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Friday, March 20, 2009 11:43 PM

So Cedar Fair won't go with the name Banshee, but is ok with Possessed?

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Friday, March 20, 2009 11:51 PM

You mean to tell me no one did what seems to be simple homework before the ride was named Voodoo?

Using an adjective for the name of a ride seems weird to me, like using an adverb for the name of a professional sports team. Just doesn't sound right. But what do I know?

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 2:13 AM

I still think that Banshee would make an awesome coaster name.

I really like the artwork. I'm happy they kept it. The artist(s) are really doing a great job between this twisted-horned skull and Dimondback's snake and skull. I can relate to it...lol.

Voodoo is a great name for a coaster. Possessed...not so much.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 2:26 AM

Raven-Phile said:
LMAO Gonch.

I'm a prophet. :)

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 2:01 PM

Carrie M. said:

But I also get a kick out the local grocery chain called Giant. Along with it you have a "Giant" parking lot, "Giant" employees, "Giant" shopping carts, etc.

Theres an industrial company I always pass on my ride to office that often makes me chuckle.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 2:08 PM

Not to mention that there is a Giant grocery store and a Giant Eagle grocery store and no they are not owned by the same company.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 2:19 PM

This ride sure has been given plenty of names:

Superman: Ultimate Escape
Steel Venom
Voodoo
Possessed

-Sam

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 2:48 PM

^ That's funny, at first it looked like you were including "Sam" in your list of names!

Kause, I agree... Banshee would have been a sweet coaster name. And the color scheme was great too. Mantis has a great color scheme as well, but I really dislike the name.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009 8:55 PM

Well... I like the name Mantis a lot too.

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Monday, March 23, 2009 1:36 PM

I used to be a Giant associate back in PA, no Giants out here though, but theres Indiana Beach so it's not so bad...

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