Fly at the Speed of Fear (SFMM Flying Coaster)

Thursday, September 22, 2005 2:08 PM
I was searching the USPTO website and i've come across two interesting ones, both registered for Six Flags, both registered on August 23rd, 2005. One is "Fly at the Speed of Fear", which i'm assuming is for Six Flags Magic Mountain's flying coaster for 2006.

And the other one is Tatsu, which is the japanese word for Dragon, perhaps for GADV's woodie. Or, perhaps Tatsu is for the SFMM flyer, since it's a dragon, and in the Samurai Summit.


The "Fly at the Speed of Fear" patent can be seen here:

Thursday, September 22, 2005 2:15 PM
Nice find, thanks for link/info. I wonder what name will go with that caption.
Thursday, September 22, 2005 2:15 PM
I think "Tatsu" is a cool name for a ride, or at least creative for a Six Flags name. It reminds me of Montu and Kumba.

Maybe "Fly at the Speed of Fear" is the registered trademark for the coaster. "Tatsu: Fly at the Speed of Fear."

Thursday, September 22, 2005 2:19 PM
Thanks, I didn't post that like two weeks ago or anything. (rolling eyes)
Thursday, September 22, 2005 2:20 PM
It's not Bahari, Thats for sure.
Thursday, September 22, 2005 2:44 PM
SF/SFMM has to be thinking ...Those Damn Enthusiast lol

Thursday, September 22, 2005 2:46 PM
Tatsu--sounds like the noise you make when you sneeze!
Thursday, September 22, 2005 2:50 PM
Bless you!

~Rob Willi

Thursday, September 22, 2005 3:01 PM
I would put both of those with the MM ride... Dragons do fly so it kinda makes sense to use the japanesse word for dragon to name a flying coaster in a samari themed area. Then again when can you use common sense when talking about SF ;) *** Edited 9/22/2005 7:02:09 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***
Thursday, September 22, 2005 4:07 PM
Tatsu - Isn't that the guy's name from TMNT II - The Secret Of The Ooze?
Thursday, September 22, 2005 5:06 PM
Check out some of the other recently trademarked names from Six Flags:

"C-STOROLOGIST" (ABANDONED): Retail store services featuring convenience store items

"SHOUKA":Entertainment services, namely, marine and aquatic shows; amusement and theme park services

and of course the trio of names we heard a year or so ago

"MAX", "MAXX", and "MAXXX": Entertainment in the nature of amusement park rides; and providing amusement and theme park services *** Edited 9/22/2005 9:07:46 PM UTC by Coaster Lover***

Thursday, September 22, 2005 5:13 PM
Tatsu-Wonderful name.
Fly at the Speed of Fear-GOD FREAKING AWFUL name.
Thursday, September 22, 2005 5:29 PM
^ that's why it's not a name, it's a slogan like...

Scream: Ride out loud

Tatsu: Fly at the speed of fear

Thursday, September 22, 2005 6:10 PM
Is they're going with the Asian theme the coaster's color should have been black & red, with even some white thrown in.
Thursday, September 22, 2005 6:34 PM
I've come up with better names for RCT coasters than that.

You know something....whatever happened to all that stealth crap we first saw on KK's supports when they began showing up?

Thursday, September 22, 2005 7:05 PM
^Yeah like these ones

Why isn't SFA getting a coaster the ride

SFA passed up on coasters again the ride

SFA needs a coaster the ride

I hate SF because they wont send a coaster to SFA the ride

lol lol lol lol *** Edited 9/22/2005 11:05:57 PM UTC by westcoaster man***

Thursday, September 22, 2005 7:12 PM

I like Tatsu (Dragon in Japanese). Another park using a foreign language translation of a word for a ride (ala SheiKra, Montu, Kingda Ka, Gwazi, Kumba). It's nice. It's so fitting too, considering how this Flyer is being built in the SAMURAI SUMMIT themed area. I think they could have done better with the ride's slogan though. It's so tacky.

Thursday, September 22, 2005 7:15 PM
I thought we already knew that was going to be the tagline for the Flyer?

I could swear there was a thread around here that mentioned it.

Thursday, September 22, 2005 7:37 PM
Yep. Third post from the top.
Thursday, September 22, 2005 8:26 PM
The weird thing is is that I think Jophish was just making up his own tagline for it. I didn't think he actually knows it was going to have that tagline. It looks to me like he gave his idea to what it should be.

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