Silly names for rollercoasters

Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:17 AM
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
*** This post was edited by Coaster Bob on 6/27/2001. ***
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:20 AM
Some of them maybe silly, but the ride is amazing :)

Personally, I thought Deja Vu was an excellent name for the ride that it is...

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I'm going to be at CP July 10th & 11th. I'll be at SFWOA the 12th of July. See you there!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:22 AM
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.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:24 AM
Anything named after a superhero. *gag*

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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:31 AM
Names involving a streak.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:34 AM
Cornball Express. The name is so corny:), but the ride looks great.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:36 AM
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!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:40 AM
I think Deja Vu is a good name. It relates to the actual coaster layout rather then some (stupid) theme that is forced upon it.

Cornball Express really bugs. But I don't want to get into that again - last time I got slammed..

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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 11:42 AM
You made a good decision ;)

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I'm going to be at CP July 10th & 11th. I'll be at SFWOA the 12th of July. See you there!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:00 PM
I think Batman is a cool name for a coaster but six flags has really worn the name out, any SF park that gets a B&M inverted immediately names it Batman, wheres the originality?
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:09 PM
I think hurler is funny, so is Rollercoaster

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HurricaneGeauga- Just in case
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:25 PM

Coaster Bob said:
SOOper Dooper Looper



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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"I wasn't always this cynical, but then I started kindergarden..." *** This post was edited by SLFAKE on 6/27/2001. ***
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:26 PM

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.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:30 PM
How can you not like the name Cornball Express? That is my favorite name for a coaster :)

The word 'cornball' is strangely funny to me :)

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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:40 PM
I always thought "Adventure Express" was a generic name...no creativity.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:47 PM

kcies13-SFGAm said:
"How can you not like the name Cornball Express? That is my favorite name for a coaster :)

The word 'cornball' is strangely funny to me :)"


It is your favorite name, yet half of the name you find strangely funny. That's the half I am talking about. I don't have a problem with the Express part, just the Cornball part.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:51 PM
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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I'm going to be at CP July 10th & 11th. I'll be at SFWOA the 12th of July. See you there! *** This post was edited by Glitch01 on 6/27/2001. ***
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:55 PM
i think Millennium Force is corny, CP really didn't want to theme this one apparently.

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HurricaneGeauga- Just in case
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 1:08 PM
Mill Force, All Supermans after S:TE
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 1:22 PM
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!
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Wood- 1.The Beast
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