What names do you find that are shall we say corny,silly or just plain goofy. My personal favorites are: Hurler SOOper Dooper Looper Cornball express Superman The Escape Deja vu Boomerang
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Volcano is just corny. I am sorry, but couldn't they have had a better name for it!? I mean Fire Moutain is cool and so is the Exploring Explosion Mountain. I think they could have done better with the naming.
I think the worst name has to be Batman. The Batman themeing is great, but the name sucks. I like Deja Vu better. It just sounds cool. I also think that X is a great name. Hey! New coasters don't even have to have more than one letter now!
As silly as that is, it is better than what could have been. Word has it that J.B.McKinney (then in charge of the park) narrowed the choice down between sooperdooperlooper and Merry Derry Dipper (after Derry township where Hershey is located). He liked Merry Derry Dipper but was overrulled by his family.
Personally, most people I know just call it "the looper."
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millrace said: "Anything named after a superhero. *gag*
I agree with that...mostly. I love superhero-themed rides that actually have theming. But when you give a ride a name like, oh, 'Superman: Ultimate Escape' and do very little theming (or no theming at all), it seems pointless. If a park is going to name their ride 'Batman & Superman Escaping from the Riddler's Revenge', I'd want to see something that actually tied the name to the ride.
P.S.: I am in no way bashing S:UE, which I think is a very cool coaster. --- Life's too short to mind, Just keep on with the sweet up and down
See, I used to get pissed when people wouldn't like the name (Cornball Express)...then I realised that everyone has their opinion and doesn't understand that the name's Indiana Beach chooses tries to go along with their Indiana theme (i.e. Hoosier Hurricane, Cornball Express, etc). I do agree, the name is silly, but do names for coasters have to be dead serious? Theme parks are suppose to be fun and perky :)
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There are too many Supermans out there!! S:RoS, S:RoS, S:RoS, S:UE, S:UE, S:tE( any others I have forgotten?)Let's not forget the Batmans out there too! I like Son of Beast name because the last word can be switched out with another one and when said can describe how smooth the ride is! Millennium Force is kinda cool Magnum XL-200 is neat Raptor is cool Busch names are all cool Flying Unicorn is just plain funny The Beast is cool X is corny, so is Deja Vu Roller Coaster for a name just says, yeah its so crapy we couldn't describe it with words I think there are a lot of corny names but how about the cool ones! ------------- Steel- 1.Millennuim Force Wood- 1.The Beast "We're not worthy, We're not worthy!"