Tuesday, March 20, 2007 1:22 PM
Let's just hope that if they have to rename the rides, they are a little bit more creative than they were at geauga lake.
what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:01 PM
Geauga Lake was one park, and that whole deal seemed really rushed. The former Paramount parks have ride clones (Drop Zone, Top Gun, Italian Job, Tomb Raider, Hurler... okay, technically there's nothing wrong with that, but I never cared for that name in the first place), so rather than paying to trademark one ride, you could trademark five (or four, in Top Gun's case); and also for merchandising.
At Geauga, it's easy to give the generic names they already owned the trademark for. With these parks, it would make sense to keep it separate... I would hope so, anyway. I could see the chain changing the names of one-off rides (Survior: The Ride, Face-Off, Borg, Silver Streak) to the generic-y rides. Survivor renamed as Dominator sounds like it would fit.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:40 PM
Playing RCT, I've come up with some good names...and I was under the gun of guest satisfaction not dropping below 700 in the next couple of minutes. ;)
"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Thursday, March 22, 2007 4:02 AM
...but names like "Drop Tower 1", "Suspended Coaster 1", "Launched Coaster 1", "Giant Topspin 1", and "Wooden Coaster 1" would get confused because people would call them all '1' ;)
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