In a bit of weird news...Las Vegas' New York New York Hotel & Casino has renamed their Togo coaster (formerly known as Manhattan Express) The Roller Coaster. The name change went along with the introduction of the new rolling stock, which is only a slight improvement over the old trains in terms of rider comfort and ergonmics...
But here's my take on the new name...I think it's a good move. Sure, everyone else will bombard with replies like - "THAT NAME IS SO LAME!" or "WOW, THAT'S NOT ORIGINAL [/SARCASM], I think the new name is more marketable and catches on easier.
First you got a link proving this. I dot feel like googling it right now. Also I think it sucks lol. Sry, I totally see your point, but I think thats like changing the name of Corvette to A Car. its just lame and uninteresting.
MAGXL200 said: First you got a link proving this. I dot feel like googling it right now. Also I think it sucks lol. Sry, I totally see your point, but I think thats like changing the name of Corvette to A Car. its just lame and uninteresting.
If you had read the entire first post, you would have noticed I HAD posted a link.
Actually I rode it with the new trains a little over a week ago and it didn't seem bad at all. I looked at the train design and though hey these may be the new trains. The lap bar was a give away. The shoulder restraints are kind of odd though.
Well, some of us older enthusiasts will tell you there were plenty of coasters back in the day with rather bland names. It isn't unprecedented.
I'm wondering if they had any issues with people not putting the rollercoaster and the name "Manhattan Express" together when trying to locate the ride. Now, if they see signs for The Rollercoaster it should be painfully obvious.
I just rode it last week with the new trains and the ride still tracks bad, my shins were smasked against the lap bar and the awkward shoulder restraints are....well, awkward. A far cry from that lil LIM launcher at the other end of the strip still. *** Edited 8/30/2006 3:54:58 PM UTC by DorneyDante***
hehe my thoughts exactly FScott. Its a TOGO though, so what would you expect? Its a great looking coaster if anything. Me and my friend couldn't figure out why everyone was clapping on our return to the station. Apparently the GP likes it. But in all honesty, they don't really have many coasters in that area of the U.S. so there isn't much competition. People in southern Nevada wouldn't know a good coaster if it bit them in the arse.