Most Used Coaster Name

Wednesday, July 9, 2003 1:09 PM
Just got back from Branson, where I rode the Ozark Wildcat at Celebration City (mighty nice little woodie, I must say!) and it got me reminiscing about the old Wildcat at the original Elitch Gardens (sigh, I miss that park...). Then I was watching a show on PBS about older theme parks, and there's another Wildcat at Hersheypark!

So out of curiosity I did a search for "Wildcat" here, and there were 17 Wildcats listed. Can anyone think of any other names that get used more? I tried several - the closest I came was "Cyclone" with 15.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 1:23 PM
Try "Boomerang" Something tells me that will be the current winner.

Going back to the "golden era" of coastering, my guess would be that "Roller Coaster" was the most popular name then.

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*** This post was edited by Soggy 7/9/2003 5:24:33 PM ***

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 1:43 PM
The Marvel Comic Names are use to a maximum. So is Mind Eraser.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 1:45 PM
DC comics, you mean. That's Superman and Batman.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 1:52 PM
Here are the most popular coaster names, using all 2,465 coasters listed at rcdb.com. I'm only listing those with more than 20 coasters possessing each moniker:

60 - Wild Mouse [total also includes Wilde Maus & Wild Maus]

46 - Roller Coaster

36 - Cyclone [includes other spellings and paring with other words such as Texas Cyclone, etc]

33 - Mad Mouse [total also includes Mad Maus]

32 - Wildcat [also includes Wild Cat and Wilde Cat]

27 - Boomerang [29 if you include Boomerang Coaster to Coaster]

26 - Corkscrew [includes pairings with other words, like Canobie Corkscrew]

26 - Galaxy [also includes Galaxie and similar spelling in other languages]

25 - Tornado [and similar spelling in other languages]

21 - Little Dipper

and the name Dragon is an odd one:

31 - coasters with the name Dragon

49 - if you also include Dragon Coaster

70 - if you also include Dragon Wagon

83 - total for any coaster with the word "Dragon" in it's name.

mOOSH

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 7/9/2003 6:10:07 PM ***

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 1:53 PM
Somebody has a lot of free time at work today, eh Moosh?
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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 1:54 PM
Actually that only took me about 5 minutes, on a late lunch break.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 1:58 PM
Oooh....

He's an rcdb god! ;)

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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 2:07 PM
Work, who works?
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Wednesday, July 9, 2003 3:41 PM
OMG.. 83 Coasters with "Dragon" in the name? Maybe you should try the translation of Dragon in other languages... there could be over 100 Dragons out there...

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 5:26 AM
I would think that, during the 20's, there were dozens upon dozens of Big Dippers, Cyclones, Thunderbolts, Tornados, Roller Coasters and Jack Rabbits.

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 5:32 AM
I would've thought Viper would be up there along with Batman. I'm really surprised that there are 80 coasters with "dragon" in the name.

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 6:06 AM
coaster? Little Dipper, Big Dipper.

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 7:12 AM
Well, I tried moosh's search for a common word, "coaster." It came up with [drumroll please]. . . . .327.

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 7:30 AM
ApolloAndy,

Viper is a very common name for coasters at a Six Flags Park. You wouldn't you normally find a "Viper" at another park..

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 7:39 AM
Efnynet - I tried to include other spellings and languages in my searches.

Rob - while rcdb isn't complete it does have a lot of those defunct coasters in it's database. I searched for all coasters, not just those operating.

Andy - there are only 13 coasters with "Batman" in the name; only 11 with "Viper." Those names seem more popular than that because most of them are here in the states.

Chuck - Even if you only search for the word Dipper rcdb gives you 47, and that includes Big, Giant, Little Dippers and others.

Yes, Soggy, but that's like searching for the word "the." For example, your search results includes "Dragon Coaster" and "High Speed Thrill Coaster" in additon to rides simply named "Coaster." That's not how I conducted my search.

mOOSH

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 10:36 AM
Interesting, Moosh... I would have thought that there were more coasters with those "classic" names, but I don't doubt you (or rcdb.com)!

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 10:43 AM
Rob - That's what I'd assumed, too.

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 10:47 AM
For least-used coaster name, I'd guess "M:TR."

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 10:53 AM
Yep...only one. But, it *could* be cloned ;)

mOOSH [saw how on HBO's Real Sex]

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