Ironic names...

Friday, December 8, 2006 3:15 PM
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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?

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

Friday, December 8, 2006 3:25 PM
Montezooma's Revenge was NOT what I expected...Thank God.

I also somehow made it out from X No Way Out. Whew, dodged another bullet there.

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Friday, December 8, 2006 3:38 PM
What about Knoebels "High Speed Thrill Coaster"? This ride isn't known for high speed although for its size it is a lot of fun. *** Edited 12/8/2006 8:39:20 PM UTC by Arthur Bahl***

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Friday, December 8, 2006 4:08 PM
matt.'s avatar Disaster Transport. Who knew someone at Cedar Point in 1989 was pyschic?
Friday, December 8, 2006 4:18 PM
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..
Friday, December 8, 2006 4:38 PM
janfrederick's avatar Giant Dipper isn't giant...unless you are five years old or lived in the 20's when it was built. And I always though a dipper was something you scooped liquids with.
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Friday, December 8, 2006 4:49 PM
boblogone's avatar Perilous Plunge...wait that's not right.
Friday, December 8, 2006 4:52 PM

The SLC Mind Erasers...No pun intended???????The title of these rides does indeed coincide with the actual ride experience.

Friday, December 8, 2006 4:55 PM
matt.'s avatar

pyrocoasterkid said:
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.

Friday, December 8, 2006 4:57 PM
From my home park Valleyfair...High Roller is not so high and Wild Thing is pretty tame for a hyper.

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.

Friday, December 8, 2006 5:12 PM
Wolverine Wildcat: Wolverine is a cool name and wildcat is a cool name. together does not sound right, or make sense.

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Friday, December 8, 2006 5:32 PM

boblogone said:
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.

Friday, December 8, 2006 7:38 PM
How about Sidewinder at SFEG? It doesn't wind towards any side. I expect to feel some laterals on a ride called sidewinder.
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Friday, December 8, 2006 7:53 PM
Iron Wolf is made of steel, okay a little iron is used in steel coasters but enough to name them that.

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.

Friday, December 8, 2006 8:49 PM
Doesn't Magic Mountain call their flume ride "Log Jammer"...or am I just full of...

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Friday, December 8, 2006 9:24 PM
Cant believe no one has mentioned this one considering the original post, SF Mexico has a wooden coaster called the "Russian Mountain"

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Friday, December 8, 2006 9:29 PM

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?

Friday, December 8, 2006 9:39 PM
Mamoosh's avatar SF Mexico has a wooden coaster called the "Russian Mountain"

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.

*** Edited 12/9/2006 2:40:12 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

Friday, December 8, 2006 10:44 PM
You know, I've always imagined a grizzly bear being something ferocious (if ridden) and a creature with large claws for ripping, tearing, and other such "bloodthirsty" acts.

Grizzly at PGA is none of these....rather the exact opposite...


Friday, December 8, 2006 10:54 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar I have to second Racer for not racing.

Space Mountain?

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