Kings Island Park Representatives have stated that the Beastie will be renamed and re-themed as a Fairly Odd Parents Coaster. The Beastie and its bigger brother have been unique to Kings Island and A staple in the park for over 25 years and I feel it would be a great loss to re-theme this classic. Please sign you Name and E-mail address to this petition (Link Below), as I will be sending it to Kings Island Management on a weekly bases. www.kingsislandworld.com Thank you Marc
I would have to agree with Mamoosh on this one. For the marketing angle that they are going for with the new Nickelodeon Universe, it makes sense to rename Beastie. Really it is only a name change! At least the coaster will still be there!!! ;)
Personally I really don't care what it is called, I still like the ride.
I honestly would like to know the rationalization behind this petition. While I'm one of those people who believes that almost every petition is futile, at least most of them deal with something that physically change the ride experience. PKI is simply changing the name of the ride and possibly adding characters to the train or station--how does that change the ride? So what if the ride has been a staple at the park for 25 years--it's the same ride! Does a coat of paint and a few cardboard character cutouts change the legacy of a ride?
Plus, neither the name or layout is unique to PKI. We let it go when PKD renamed and repainted Scooby Doo (Though thankfully it kept part of its name then). I'm with the 'lets be glad this great ride will stay' camp
BINGO! The orignal name of the coaster was Scooby Doo and it was yellow. It was changed to the Beastie when the park was naming all of their coasters 1 word monster names after the Beast was built...........the Bat, Screamin' Demon was change do the Demon, and then the Beastie.
The name Beastie never did go with Hanna-Barbera Land. The yellow paint job was always more attractive than the purple paint job.
Change is a part life Marz! We've known that this change was coming for a long time. At least one other Paramount park, (I believe Carowinds), made the name change last season. Marketing the coaster after the FOP will give it a whole new lease on life...introduce the coaster to a whole new generation. It'll still run the same, just with a new theme and color(s) Petition away...but unfortunately it won't change a thing.
Now officially a Halloween Haunt Cornstalker for Fall '08!
A couple thoughts...First, the Beast had a lot of mystique that allowed it to carry the names of two other coasters. It seems some of that is now lost for whatever reason. Second, I was not happy when PKD changed Scooby Doo's name and color. It is their coaster and they can do what they want with it...and I can still call it Scooby Doo. ;)