Waldameer's new coaster was named today, kind of used / un-creative. "Steel Dragon". None of the ops liked it and relatively no one clapped when announced. Oh well. 30 minute max. wait. The coaster is fun, and a good decision by the park, unlike the name.
Was anyone from CoasterBuzz there? I was there from 2:30 - 4pm. I was wearing a bright yellow shirt and khaki shorts...
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The ride's new name is so lame. I hate it. Reminds me of that Japanese joke Steel Dragon 2000 that crushed Millennium Force's 2 records (fastest & tallest).
The ride itself is uber-smooth & climbs the lift really fast. Not as dizzying as I thought/hoped it'd be, but still nice.
Name is dumb, though... I bet a 6yr old came up with the name & that's the only reason they chose it. Come on... a naming contest for all these weeks and that's the final? Hmmm... something's not right. Maybe they only got one response?
[EDIT]BTW: These were taken last Friday when the ride officially opened for the first time to the public: 07-02-04
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The fact that everything was themed to dragons already also makes me wonder about how "legit" the naming contest is also. For instance, the name submission page had a dragon on it, before the contest even ended!
We rode it last week and it was very cool, smooth and family friendly. My daughter loved it "my favorite part was going down the big hill really fast." LOL, I guess it would be big and fast to a 5 yr old. While it's disorienting, it doesn't make you dizzy like Exterminator can. Great addition to the park.