Interesting CF Patent Find....

Monday, March 15, 2004 3:24 PM
http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=391pfd.16.2

Don't know what this is for. This was just registered this past Feb and I did a search and found no rides with this name. It's called Hydra The Revenge. Kida stupid IMHO. Could this be one of the new names for a Geauga Lake ride?

*edit* Trademark search expired, just click the link and do a search for Hydra The Revenge *** Edited 3/15/2004 8:35:44 PM UTC by The Mole***

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Monday, March 15, 2004 3:35 PM
I would guess it's for one of the new attractions at Soak City or Castaway Bay.
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Monday, March 15, 2004 3:39 PM
Well, Castaway Bay is going to have a Hydroblaster so it makes sense.
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Monday, March 15, 2004 3:42 PM
Or, something for 2005. The have a lot of souvenir items listed in the trademark. That makes me think this is for a major ride. Possibly a water coaster at Cedar Point?
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Monday, March 15, 2004 4:02 PM
I saw this TM well before the SFWoA purchase.
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Monday, March 15, 2004 4:22 PM
A water coaster sounds like a possibility, but I think this could maybe be a new name for "Batman: Knight Flight".

Consider this description of the "Hydra" myth from Webster's dictionary...

Hydra \Hy"dra\, n.; pl. E. Hydras, L. Hydr[ae]. [L. hydra, Gr. "y`dra; akin to "y`dwr water.

1. (Class. Myth.) A serpent or monster in the lake or marsh of Lerna, in the Peloponnesus, represented as having many heads, one of which, when cut off, was immediately succeeded by two others, unless the wound was cauterized. It was slain by Hercules. Hence, a terrible monster.

B:KF is currently located on a lakeshore, partially over water. The trademark did list many souvenir items, thus making me think that this name is indeed intended for a major ride. Yes, the trademark was dated a month before the SFWOA purchase, but I imagine that Cedar Fair would have been thinking about these sorts of things at that time, just in case.

Hmmmmm....

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Monday, March 15, 2004 4:28 PM
One of the results says that they want the patent to cover towels, so I would assume that it would be something for Castaway Bay, but you never know what Cedar Fair might have up their sleeves.
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Monday, March 15, 2004 6:09 PM
Top Thrill Dragster wasn't even filed for copyright until March of 2003. I think that they will be filed for after their announcement next week or the week after, since it has already been stated the rides will be named next week.
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Monday, March 15, 2004 8:15 PM
Sounds like the name of a certain floorless coaster coming to Dorney Park to me. If you were at EastCoaster, maybe what Chris Ozimek said at the end of the Hercules video is a little clearer now :)
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:14 AM
Yeah, that makes more sense to replace Hercules with the mythical creature he would fight...but didn't Hercules beat Hydra?
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:57 AM
Well, it wouldn't be "revenge" if Hydra won, now would it? ;)
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Sunday, March 21, 2004 6:00 PM
Back when Talon was about to be announced one of the names for it going around the park (ops. employees) was in fact Hydra.

I can't remember why they didn't use it...but that's interesting that the name may be coming back for the floorless.

Mike

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Sunday, March 21, 2004 6:48 PM
You know, the new floorless at DP is being built by the Hercules lake...
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Saturday, May 8, 2004 12:32 PM
There is a sign in front of where Hercules' station used to be confirming that the new ride for Dorney next year will be called "Hydra: The Revenge".

The logo, with the many heads, actually looks similar to Medusa's logo, which I guess is ironic.

- Jeff

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Saturday, May 8, 2004 6:55 PM
Here's the sign.

Actually looks pretty cool. *** Edited 5/8/2004 10:55:49 PM UTC by geneticfreak***

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Saturday, May 8, 2004 7:03 PM
Nice :)

Thanks, geneticfreak.

Having Dorney Opening Day withdrawls. Hoping Kennywood tomorrow with give me my fix.

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Sunday, May 9, 2004 9:12 AM
CK Coasters- what was it that Chris Ozimek said?

does anyone else think that this is a little elaborate for a cedar fair park? the name will take some explaining because not everyone (including me) knows/knew the meaning behind the name. the name also makes some theming necessary but perhaps this is a new trend with CF- to start lightly theming their coasters like TTD was. i also think the name doesnt have the same power as talon does. hydra has a pretty tame connotation to me

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Monday, May 10, 2004 10:55 AM
I'm sure when the park officially announces the coaster the name will be fully explained. It makes total sense to me! It's quite clever.

mOOSH

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Monday, May 10, 2004 10:58 AM
Sounds like it could be a water coaster.
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Monday, May 10, 2004 2:18 PM
First B&M floorless/flume hybrid... sweet.
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