Informal Poll - Name of Hershey's Rocket

Tuesday, August 5, 2003 8:19 AM
Just interested in what folks around here think about the three names for Hershey's 2004 Intamin Rocket.

I like Renegade, as I feel Steel Stampede is too "hokey" sounding, and Storm Rider is too close to Knott's GhostRider.

Which one do you like, and why?

Later,
EV

*Edit: Actual third name proposed is Storm Runner, not Storm Rider. I still like Renegade the best.*
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*** This post was edited by EchoVictor 8/5/2003 5:04:35 PM ***

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 8:21 AM
I voted for Renegade as well. For some reason, it just sticks out among the others as a cooler name. Steel Stampede is ok, but Storm Rider is too cartoonish almost.

Everyone vote for Renegade :). I already got the ok from my mom to plan a trip to Hershey next year.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 8:21 AM
Misty.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 8:26 AM

chris said:
Misty.

I voted for that too, either that or Steel Stampede.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 8:28 AM
I voted Storm Rider. I think the whole western theme is hokey as it is and Steel Stampede just sounds dumb. Renegade is ok I guess, but I voted Storm Rider... maybe I'll add one for Renegade too. Anyone watch the movie yet? What is a cobra loop? Just a cobra roll? And a flying snake dive? I can't watch it at work and its killing me to know ...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 8:31 AM
I always thought Renegade would be a great name for a Wooden Coaster, but I voted for it anyways. Enough with the "Steel" names! We just got back from Hershey this past Sunday and had a great time! Guess I'm going back again next year!

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 8:33 AM
The flying snake dive begins with a barrel roll a la Collosus at Thorpe park, then goes right into another 1/2 barrel roll and dives out from it, sort of like a 1/2 corkscrew.

I guess it's kinda like the dive loop on Manhattan Express, only preceeded by a full roll, and exits with a corkscrew instead of a veritcal loop. It looks INSANE!

anyway, I voted for Renegade. Steel Stampede and Storm Rider were cheesy.

-Matt
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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 8:34 AM
Of those three, Renegade is the best sounding but it doesn't fit the launched theme. I would have preferred the more simpler Stampede or, better yet, Gold Rusher...it fits the western theme and the launched theme.

mOOSH

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 8:36 AM
Brett,

I'll try and describe the animation as best I can (using some RCT terms)....

Launch - pull up vertical - 90 degree twist left - top hat to vertical down - pull up - large half loop with twist out at top (aka Immelman) - dive down - pull up - one full inline twist - half inline twist with dive down (hard to describe) - sweeping pull up right - bank left (looks like good laterals) - descending brake run.

Hopefully that helps more than it confuses....

Later,
EV
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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 8:40 AM
Cool, thanks for the description! BTW I picked Storm Runner...

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*** This post was edited by Blink3020 8/5/2003 12:40:57 PM ***

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 8:48 AM
I think I get enough of an idea to last me the last 1:15 of work! Thanks Echo! Hershey - my new homepark for 2004 ;)

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 8:56 AM
Renegade. The simpler the better. Plus, the whole "Steel" prefix has been done... a lot.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 9:01 AM
I'm a big fan of one-word names (and 'Steel' is too cliché), so Renegade sounds best to me.

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*** This post was edited by Vater 8/5/2003 1:01:50 PM ***

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 9:08 AM
I like Storm Runner. Renegade sounds so bland.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 9:10 AM

chris said:
Misty.

of Chincoteague?


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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 9:19 AM
i picked Renegade. this sucks, it wont let me watch the ride video, and i updated Quicktime but it still wont work. What Should I do?
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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 9:49 AM
I honestly don't care for any of the names given, but I did select Renegade. None of them really caught my attention and I surely wasn't going to select any names beginning with Steel and Storm.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 10:09 AM
Steel Stampede, none of the others seem to fit the theme there.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 10:20 AM
Talon Josh: Try right clicking on the video link and clicking save target as to save the movie to your computer and just watch it from there.

I voted Renegade.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 10:41 AM
Storm Rider!!

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