A friend did some searching on USPTO and he found that Knotts (Cedar Fair) has the Trademark for SILVER BULLET . It's all registered and ready to go. It was filed on 5/28/03 and its serial number is 76517716.
Like MagnumForce said, its in Ghost Town, not Fiesta Village. In truth, it is technically located in the Indian Trails area. However, I think that Indian Trails is on its way out as Silver Bullet comes in. So that would make it a part of Ghost Town, hence the Western sort of name Silver Bullet.
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The "Silver Bullet" was a fairly long lived ad campaign for Coors. While I personally don't see them relinquishing the trademark, it is possible that they let it expire.The other explanation is that CF bought the rights.
I was going to ask, what exactly is the point of registering a word like that? Like on CP's site, Chaos has a trademark on it - you mean to tell me that there isn't another ride in the United States called (legally) Chaos? And if there is, CP can sue them to have it changed? That seems like it goes a little far. I can understand flagship coasters, but usually those names are original enough that they don't need to be copyrighted it seems ...
Just because a trademark exists for one product doesn't mean it can't be used for another product. If that were the case, we'd have no Magnum (guns), Millennium Force (drink), among others. A claim for trademark infringement usually requires that the product be similar or related, and could cause "confusion in the marketplace," as they say. The fact that it was used as a beer slogan matters not, provided they don't try to sell beer in Silver Bullet souvenier mugs.
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