A coaster named "American mountain" is Russia? Sweet.... :)
"Montanas Americanas"? Sounds weird, though, no? LOL!
The other ride that came IMMEDIATELY to mind was Arkansas Twister...strictly an O-n-B layout...
WG's Cyclone was an O-n-B layout as well, whereas the name Cyclone *typically* means a twister-style coaster...
What other coasters have ironic and/or misleading names?
I also somehow made it out from X No Way Out. Whew, dodged another bullet there.
The SLC Mind Erasers...No pun intended???????The title of these rides does indeed coincide with the actual ride experience.
As a rather general and lame example... Racer at PKI and then you don't RACE the other side.... trains dispatched at 2 totally different times..
Just curious, has this been going on for a while consistently? I haven't been in a few years but I don't remember seeing that on a regular basis from like, 1986 to 2001 or so.
Tornado at Adventureland is an out and back.
The Voyage starts and ends at the same place.
Batman and Robin: The Chiller should be Batman or Robin: The Chiller.
Vertical Velocity at SFMW is not so vertical anymore.
Timberland Twister is made of steel.
Keep your head high and the coasters higher.
Perilous Plunge...wait that's not right.
LOL! Definitely in bad taste for sure...
I can't believe nobody mentioned this other Knott's ride (third mentioned in this thread)...Windjammer.
One of its most notorious design flaws was that the vehicles would constantly...jam in the wind and not complete the circuit --- even in windspeeds as low as 3 or 5 mph.
Superman:Ultimate Flight, how can anything be "Ultimate" if it's exactly the same as half a dozen others?
Whizzer, does not reach high speeds nor does it pee.
On the other hand, most Busch Gardens coasters have great names and any "Shockwave" I've ridden certainly had similar physical trauma to both explosions and earthquakes.
Richie Reflux said:
Doesn't Magic Mountain call their flume ride "Log Jammer"...or am I just full of...
Yeah they do. But...where's the irony in its name?
No it does not. SF Mexico has a woodie named Medusa. La Feria de Chapultapec has a woodie named Montana Rusa, which is Spanish for "Russian Mountain." But as anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of coaster history knows there is absolutely nothing ironic about a coaster with that name in any country.
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Grizzly at PGA is none of these....rather the exact opposite...
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