Geauga Lake coaster names

Thursday, April 8, 2004 3:53 PM
Now that the GL names are released, I'm curious to hear what you think of them. Here's what I think:

Dominator: not as good as Knight Flight, but it'll grow on me

Head Spin: just as bad a name as Mind Eraser

Thunderhawk: better than Serial Thriller

Steel Venom: pretty cool, not better than UE

Beaver Land Mine Ride: ok

Gothem City to Power City: both good

not sure of the other name changes, though. -jd *** Edited 4/8/2004 11:34:29 PM UTC by ShockwaveXL***

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Thursday, April 8, 2004 3:57 PM
Power City??? (pushes finger in throat to induce puking)
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Thursday, April 8, 2004 3:58 PM
Dominator is a horrible name for such a great ride, and not just because it's recycled from Dorney. Steel Venom is horrible only because it's recycled. :)

At least by beloved Villain remains the same. I can't wait!

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Thursday, April 8, 2004 4:07 PM
I actually LIKE "Head Spin". The others, I'm indifferent about. Recycling names is a bit lame, but oh well.
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Thursday, April 8, 2004 4:13 PM
I *loved* the name Serial Thriller and Thunderhawk didn't work for me as WOF's Top Spin and its painfully worse for the SLC (at least its not Hangin' Force or something though). Even Dominator would have fit this particular coaster better if they were forced to use it. I liked Mind Eraser more. Head Spin seems amateurish like something prenamed on RCT, but thumbs up for originality. Power City really does some work on my gag reflexes as well. I haven't been a huge fan of any Impulse names so far, but this probably should have been called "Head Spin". They not only used bad names, but they named the wrong coasters the wrong names from the ones they used. IMO at least.

I'm happy the woodies and X-Flight names stayed the same. The Villain is one of my all-time favorite woodie names.

+Danny *** Edited 4/8/2004 8:21:01 PM UTC by +Danny***

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Thursday, April 8, 2004 4:31 PM
It seems as if Knott's is the only one of the bunch that can only carry on with stylish and catchy names.

GhostRider, Supreme Scream, Xcelerator, Perilous Plunge, Silver Bullet, RipTide.

I mean, with the others, what's with Magnum XL-200, Mean Streak, Steel Force, and Orient Express? Those are either just flat-out horrible, corny, too simplistic and general, or just weird sounding. Even though Wicked Twister has grown on me, that is still also a really lame moniker. That's like calling Xcelerator "Turbo Launcher."

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Thursday, April 8, 2004 4:37 PM
I disagree kRaXle- Mean Streak and Wicked Twister are great names. That coaster does have a mean streak to it... Anyway, too bad they had to reuse Steel Venom. I like the name, but reusing names seems like a Six Flags practice, one that until now CF seems to have shied from. Same holds true for Dominator and Thunderhawk. At least with SF they used the names for (usually) the same rides. Now you have to specify which Dominator you rode, etc. And wouldn't Thunderhawk come across better as a woodie anyway? So lets open this up to another question. What would YOU have named these rides?
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Thursday, April 8, 2004 4:43 PM
Dominator: would rather have Knight Flight, but Dominator is fine.

Head Spin: Origional, but why change Mind Eraser?

Thunderhawk: I like the name, but why change Serial Thriller?

Steel Venom: Fine, but Ultimate Escape would've been better.

Beaver Land Mine Ride: Fine.

Gothem City to Power City: Fine.

I'm just wondering why they even changed the names of Serial Thriller and Mind Eraser. *** Edited 4/8/2004 8:44:08 PM UTC by JTJ1210*** *** Edited 4/8/2004 8:45:48 PM UTC by JTJ1210***

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Thursday, April 8, 2004 4:44 PM
Even though Boomerang is in the bunch, Knott's does have my favorite CF ride names followed by Valleyfair although I do like the names Mamba, Timberwolf, Talon, Raptor, and Wicked Twister quite a bit.

+Danny

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Thursday, April 8, 2004 4:48 PM
Dominator is a horrid name for that coaster. I was hoping Hydra was going to be used for TCFKABKF.
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Thursday, April 8, 2004 4:56 PM
Joe I still say Hydra will be used as Hydra's Revenge for the floorless that replaces Hercules at Dorney. Hercules defeated the Hydra in Greek mythology, thus the revenge...
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Thursday, April 8, 2004 4:58 PM

JTJ1210 said:
Head Spin: Origional, but why change Mind Eraser?
Thunderhawk: I like the name, but why change Serial Thriller?

Because those names belong to Six Flags and are in use all over the chain. See Six Flags America for an example.

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Thursday, April 8, 2004 4:59 PM
I don't think Dominator is that bad. General indifference on my end.

The one that kills me is "Head Spin" - sounds like a 9 year old playing RCT and naming rides. I'd have rather seen the generic "boomerang" moniker recycled on this.

Thunderhawk fits in the general "bird of prey" names for CF inverts. Personally, I associate the name with Dorney too much. Just me.

Overall the new names feel kind of "eh"

*** Edited 4/8/2004 9:02:59 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

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Thursday, April 8, 2004 5:02 PM
And no one's going to giggle about "Beaver Land?"

Dominator: meh
Head Spin: why did they bother?
Thunderhawk: repaint it, and I like it
Steel Venom: predictable
Power City: weeeeeeaaaaak

Whenever parks unveil generally lame ride names, I think of the "Poochie the Rockin' Dog" episode of the Simpsons where the Itchy & Scratchy writers are asked to come up with a name like "Poochie," but better. And then they go with "Poochie."

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Thursday, April 8, 2004 5:14 PM
Beaver Land is rough... Are they purposely trying to make the park a comic insult?

+Danny

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Thursday, April 8, 2004 5:20 PM
Change Head Spin to Head Ache and I'll live with the names!
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Thursday, April 8, 2004 5:26 PM

ShaneDenmark said:
I disagree kRaXle- Mean Streak and Wicked Twister are great names. That coaster does have a mean streak to it... Anyway, too bad they had to reuse Steel Venom. I like the name, but reusing names seems like a Six Flags practice, one that until now CF seems to have shied from. Same holds true for Dominator and Thunderhawk. At least with SF they used the names for (usually) the same rides. Now you have to specify which Dominator you rode, etc. And wouldn't Thunderhawk come across better as a woodie anyway? So lets open this up to another question. What would YOU have named these rides?

Mean Streak does not have a "mean streak." Said from experience. More like Tame Streak - and add insult to injury THE NAME IS LAME. Period. And Wicked Twister a great name? Come on. The only reason you happen to like it now is because it grew on you over time. Honestly, now.

And Cedar Fair reusing names has been around since the days of Power Tower and White Water Landing - not just now. It was never just a "Six Flags" practice. Take Disney and Paramount for examples as well. I mean, how many Grizzly, Drop Zone, Top Gun, Delirium, Vortexes are there?

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Thursday, April 8, 2004 5:34 PM
I'm sorry, but I should care about the names why, exactly?
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Thursday, April 8, 2004 5:37 PM
Old Name > New Name

Batman Knight Flight > Dominator

Well I've never really liked the superhero ride names, so this is an improvement. And, naturally, since the name is better Dominator automatically moves from being my least favorite floorless to #1.

Mind Eraser > Head Spin

Good name...I now love this Boomerang!

Serial Thriller > Thunderhawk

Fitting, given the whole "sensation of flight" theme. But the name belongs on a woody, so I hate it on an SLC. I hate this ride even more now!

Roadrunner Express > Beaver Land Mine Ride

Given how I feel about beavers must I explain how I now feel about this ride?

mOOSH

note - the above post was SARCASM

*** Edited 4/8/2004 9:37:48 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Thursday, April 8, 2004 5:44 PM
Surprising Tecknoscorpion hasn't commented yet? He must be wetting his shorts with Cedar Fair dedicating a whole section of the park to him!
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