Gardaland names new dive coaster

Friday, January 23, 2015 7:47 AM

Gardaland finally named their new B&M dive coaster Oblivion:The Black Hole. It seems Gardaland is trying to rip off Alton Towers.

Friday, January 23, 2015 9:00 AM

Considering both parks are owned by the same company I'd hardly say it's a rip off.

Please try harder.

Friday, January 23, 2015 10:02 AM

I need another Merlin pass one of these days....the old one has long since been relegated to the souvenir bin.

Friday, January 23, 2015 11:27 AM

It's just like when Carowinds ripped off the Intimidator name Kings Dominion, or was that the other way around. lol

One could argue that it is pretty uncreative for Six Flags Fiesta Texas to call their new coaster Batman: The Ride. Even though there are many SF rides of that name, with this ride as an exception, at least they are all clones of each other.

Friday, January 23, 2015 11:57 AM

It's not a rip off, but it is laziness..

Friday, January 23, 2015 12:18 PM

THIS is a Rip-Off:

Friday, January 23, 2015 1:08 PM

Odd that there are so many B:TRs out there but the only Superman:The Ride is no longer S:TR because Six Flags left Walibi Holland... I would think Six Flags could've used the Batman name with a subtitle a bit more, like they did with all the Superman rides. Also kinda funny that S:TR was originally to be called Riddler's Revenge (it was even painted green at the factory!) but it was determined that European folks wouldn't understand the reference.

^as per RCDB

Friday, January 23, 2015 4:27 PM

Has anyone here either ridden...or not ridden...a ride because of its name?

Friday, January 23, 2015 6:06 PM

As much as I enjoy a clever/great/unique coaster name, I get the corporate appeal of recycling names. A lame name has never caused me to not ride a ride.

Friday, January 23, 2015 9:45 PM

Guys, maybe this is another one of Merlin's sequel coasters. Like Nemesis and Nemesis Inferno. Inferno is pretty positively received. Let's just what the general public says.

Like Goliath. God that name is so overused, but most of them are pretty good.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:56 AM

I had a chance to ride Moosh The Ride, but the name was kinda lame, so I skipped it.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 2:16 AM

Well, if we're talking about silly names, I think "Big Apple" takes the biscuit.

What, you say?

Yeah. Really.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:14 AM

It's not the name that steers me away from that ride. It's the fact that it's a Togo that makes me avoid it. ;)

Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:37 AM

sirloindude said:

It's not the name that steers me away from that ride. It's the fact that it's a Togo that makes me avoid it. ;)

Very true. TOGO's really rattle you up. Hurts.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:13 AM

I don't think it's that bad. It's better than its previous name, "Roller Coaster," and fits the theme of the hotel, since NYC's nickname is the Big Apple.

Still not sure why they decided to drop the "Manhattan Express" name.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:42 AM

Yea I have to agree Vater the Manhattan Express name was fine.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 11:51 AM

I possess the Togo Immunity Gene™

Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:31 PM

As do I...

Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:53 PM

I actually like most Togos I've ridden. The standups are more fun than B&M standups.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 1:23 PM

Not always...


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