New Texas Giant media day- Thursday April 21st

Monday, April 25, 2011 2:16 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:
*stepping off soapbox, flipping the bird and walking away*

Exactly - except I'll shake my head (and potentially not flip the bird)... :)

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Monday, April 25, 2011 2:45 PM

Joe Q. Public doesn't care one way or another. To them it's a roller coaster, period, and that's who SF is marketing to.

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Monday, April 25, 2011 2:54 PM
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rollergator said:
Exactly - except I'll shake my head (and potentially not flip the bird)... :)

Bah! If you're gonna go, go big. :)


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Monday, April 25, 2011 3:06 PM
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Holy Keyser Soze, I didn't realize this would spark such a debate (granted, a one sided one).

I guess it's just a little pet peeve of mine tis all.

And I do enjoy wooden coasters, but not even close to the extent of woodies. I'd take Lakemont's Skyliner over MF any day. I'm weird.


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Monday, April 25, 2011 3:10 PM
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Blood's rushing to my head. May I be turned right-side up now?

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Monday, April 25, 2011 3:12 PM
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No.


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Monday, April 25, 2011 3:51 PM
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I'm so flipping giddy.

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Monday, April 25, 2011 6:34 PM
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Tekwardo said:
Exactly. No different than a guest saying the ride goes straight down when it drops at a 60* angle. It's not like they're being dishonest.

This has always been an interesting one to me, because even in the case you described, it can be considered factual. Most drops do go "straight" down in that they don't take any breaks in the middle; they go down, straight away. Semantics.


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Monday, April 25, 2011 6:53 PM
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Well, that's what I was saying ;-). They're not incorrect even if enthusiasts get annoyed at silly things. Like putting a colon in Batman: The Ride.

Saying the ride goes straight down is the same as saying Giant is a wooden roller coaster. I don't care either way, I Just want to ride.

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Monday, April 25, 2011 8:58 PM
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"The back goes faster" is my favorite. :)

Is that why it gets back to the station before the front does? ;)


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Monday, April 25, 2011 9:06 PM
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Dutchman said:
Joe Q. Public doesn't care one way or another. To them it's a roller coaster, period, and that's who SF is marketing to.

I disagree. A lot of non-coaster enthusiasts can turn into temporary coaster enthusiasts during a park visit, and they might have studies a little bit the night before the trip. Fans of Cedar Point who are not interested in any other parks or coasters, might know that Gemini is a steel tracked coaster with a wood structure.

I'd give the ignorant non-coaster enthusiasts a little more credit for knowing about coasters.

As for marketing, they can do whatever they want to do, and even if I wouldn't do it that way if I were them, I'm going to be okay with whatever they do, because I am not a part of that process. :P


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Monday, April 25, 2011 11:04 PM
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I wouldn't give them any credit in something so silly. I know people who LOVE rollercoasters that very likely don't know (or care) about the difference. They're to busy getting back in line to ride...


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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:19 PM
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As my grandpa used to say, "Neither fish nor fowl." ;)

Anyway, from the descriptions I've read so far, I'm surprised someone here is arguing about classification instead of asking for travel advice for Dallas-Fort Worth. (and we'd just point them to the pinned Moosh topic).

All I can say is I'd like to see Colossus get this treatment next.


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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:29 PM
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My trip Is already planned and has been for months ;-)


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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 4:04 PM
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Rumor is, Janfredrick, that Colossus is next. At least that's what they are saying over at Screamscape, I think.


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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 4:19 PM
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^Colossus (at least the last time I rode) *is* something I'd call a hybrid. Wood track and steel I-beam on the same ride...

Mostly, I use the term "hybrid" for rides that clearly mesh two ride TYPES (flume-coaster hybrid like BuzzSaw Falls or KerSplash, or a ride like the interactive flume at Buffalo Bill's). Coaster support structures make a slight difference in the ride experience, but the track/rails are the thing...IMO (as laways, YMMV, etc.)... ;)

Last edited by rollergator, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 4:20 PM
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:20 AM
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If they do Colossus, then they might as well do Rotting Lumber as well. Oy, the wish list grows exponentially. Texas, what have you done!?!?!

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