If you've ridden this coaster...

Sunday, September 7, 2003 9:49 PM
If you have ridden this coaster, I give you 10 points. I long to ride the "Worst named coaster in history." It's like asking your 5 year old son, "Hey, what should we name this coaster?"


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Sunday, September 7, 2003 10:09 PM
Haven't you heard of the "Cornball Express" before. I think thats a far worse name then Teddy Bear. Cornball's my favorite wooden coaster though and not because of the name lol.

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Sunday, September 7, 2003 10:39 PM
Nothing is worse than naming a rollercoaster "coaster". You will find 17 of them on rcdb

Heck, even the name "rollercoaster" is just as bad. You will find 25 of them here------------------
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Monday, September 8, 2003 5:10 AM
What's wrong with "Teddy Bear" for a kiddie woodie? And come on....isn't "Thunder Dolphin" a much worse name anyway? Thunder Dolphin....wtf?


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Monday, September 8, 2003 5:10 AM
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Monday, September 8, 2003 5:55 AM
Sky Princess, anyone?

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Monday, September 8, 2003 5:57 AM

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Monday, September 8, 2003 6:05 AM
10 Points? How many do I get if I took that picture?

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Monday, September 8, 2003 6:06 AM
I happen to like the name "Cornball Express". It's unique, and it fits the location.

And it's attached to a darn good ride, too.

I think "Teddy Bear" is a great name for a kid's coaster.

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Monday, September 8, 2003 6:20 AM
Sky Princess > Teddy Bear. Of course, in this case, > isn't better.

I always liked the English translation of "Dodonpa" (which eludes me at the moment). More rides ought to have names that describe the essence of the experience.

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Monday, September 8, 2003 7:15 AM
Orphan Rocker anyone?


Monday, September 8, 2003 8:16 AM
10 points for me too... I have ridden the Teddy Bear at Stricker's Grove.

Are you at all familiar at all with Cincinnati's rich park/coaster history?

If so, then you know, the coaster is named as a tribute to a long defunct Herbert Schmeck wooden kiddie coaster that operated at Cincinnati's Coney Island for around 35 years. It was closed and demolished when Coney gave way to Kings Island.

Here is a link to the info on RCDB.com:


I personally do not think that there is anything wrong with it, I like the tribute. Trust me... there are names much worse... *cough*Flying Coaster*cough*


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Monday, September 8, 2003 8:39 AM
LOL, Jeff! :)

I've ridden Teddy Bear (hey, 10 pts. is even better than a cookie!) and I love the name for it. You did realize this was a kiddie wooden coaster, right? Cornball Express is just a perfect name for that coaster. I can't even imagine it under any other name. I think having three "Beast"s at Kings Island is sillier...

"Did this ride used to be The Beast?" -Guest pointing at SOB... "What they heck is a Beastie?"... "Is Beastie a food stand at the park?"... "If The Beast is the father and Son of Beast is the son, what is the Beastie?"... "Do you guys still have The Beast?"... "I tell ya, that ride really is an SOB!"... "Where is The Beast?"... "There's another Beast?! What did I just ride?"... "Do all The Beasts hurt as bad as that one?"... "I rode this back in 1984 and I *don't* remember it having that crazy loop!"... Of course, who wouldn't want to capitalize on the original by renaming one into a prequel and building a monster sequel? Yea, I would have done the same. ;)

My vote for weirdest names goes to Oki Doki, Thunder Dolphin, and Boomerang Coast-to-Coaster.

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Monday, September 8, 2003 8:49 AM
I think the worst named coasters are SF marvel comic named coasters, one wouldn't be bad but S:UE, S:ROS, and so on and the same with batman,

edit, my bad, never read comics, so I guess they are DC
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Monday, September 8, 2003 9:02 AM
None of those names are as odd as Monkey Coaster. http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail1297.htm
The name of the park is very odd, too.
Monday, September 8, 2003 9:03 AM
You mean DC Comics. Marvel character-named rides are at Islands of Adventure.

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Monday, September 8, 2003 9:46 AM
The oddest name for a coaster by far has to be "Dog Fart" at BonBon Land in Denmark


It is even themed!

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Monday, September 8, 2003 9:56 AM
Lord I love Europe. Sometimes I wish we Americans could just lighten up and laugh at more of lifes foibles such as this.

Imagine the possibilities.... "Scooby Doo and the mystery of the Poo Poo train."

Monday, September 8, 2003 9:57 AM
If so, then you know, the coaster is named as a tribute to a long defunct Herbert Schmeck wooden kiddie coaster that operated at Cincinnati's Coney Island for around 35 years.

Based on the original TB's design as well as I recall. Stricker's Teddy might be the last wooden coaster built to receive a white paint job, another homage to its predecessor.

How can anyone find that name unbearable? ;)

Monday, September 8, 2003 11:01 AM
IndyRick: You got to it before I could.

I think that Dog Fart is one of the funniest names for a roller coaster. It should be a classic based solely on its name and theming.

Teddy Bear isn't that bad.

"Hey mom let's ride dog fart!"

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