I really hate SLCs being called Batman The Ride. If you've ever been to any of the big Six Flags, you've ridden Batman the Ride. People might actually step onto BTSLC expecting BTR. They would step off incredibly disappointed and possibly angry. Nobody wants angry Kentuckians running around, I tell ya what.
I believe I read somewhere that T2 was almost renamed Batman, but for legal reasons having to do with Vekoma, the ride's manufacturer, they had to keep the original name. Not sure if that still stands or not.
Personally, I think the ride's a piece of junk and should just be removed from the park.
Vincent Greene said: Surely, there'd be quite alot of people who'd know.
Quite a lot as in....what? 100? 1000? 10,000? And these people would actually ride T2 (now B:TR), expect it to be just like the B&M versions (not that the public knows what a B&M is, per se) and then be so sorely disappointed it would somehow effect the park's bottom line?
I'm sorry but I think you're thinking about this way too hard. There's a large group of people who've ridden T2 who probably didn't even realize it went upside down until it actually happened.
Way back when Six Flags purchased the park they were going to rename Chang (Joker's Jinx) and T2 (BTR). That's why the colors for the rides were changed. At the last minute park management decided to keep the names because they are unique. SFKK seems to like "unique" because that is their reason for keeping T2. Every other SLC has the improvements that weren't available for T2, so SFKK (or atleast the important people) want to keep it in the park. I guess they are going for the history. "Come ride the little inverted coaster that couldn't. Once you do, you'll remember the park for it!" This ride will be around for several more years.
I'm probably the only person that actually likes T2. Besides it makes all the other coasters at the park feel baby bottom smooth! :)
Ride count on the Voyage: 40
Most consecutive rides on the Voyage: 36
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mudinthevayne said: Way back when Six Flags purchased the park they were going to rename Chang (Joker's Jinx) and T2 (BTR). That's why the colors for the rides were changed. At the last minute park management decided to keep the names because they are unique.
More false information. The reasons for the name changes are more technical than that.