Posted Monday, November 25, 2002 4:27 AM | Contributed by Lone Star Thrills
We've adde 10 new photos of Superman: Tower of Power at Six Flags Over Texas and a new State Fair of Texas 2002 video highlighting the Pibb X-Tra Thrillway.
Link: Lone Star Thrills
WOOD: It does a body good.
You've got to be kidding me. More ammo to add to theSix Flags "lack of creativity" argument.
What has anyone else done with the top of their S&S tower that's sooooo much better? Their park logo and maybe some prissy decorative arches?
I have to say it's the most original decorative idea anyone's had to date. It looks bold and strong instead of a trellis your grandma grows vines from. While the Superman Ultimate Flying Escape Deep Dish Stuffed Crust Pizza Supreme name is a little overused (ya think?), in this case I could live with it.
The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.
Small and meaningless, Jay? I doubt it, since the whole point of CoasterBuzz is the community atmosphere, and the discussions that take place here.
Now, about the logo. Do I think it's dumb? Yeah. Do I think the name is dumb? Absolutely. Why? As I have said from day one here on CoasterBuzz, I am big into originality and creativity. I see ABSOLUTELY NO BENEFIT in calling this ANOTHER Superman ride. What does that bring us up to 40? It shows "corporate laziness" on behalf of the Six Flags Corp, something that is not new.
Still don't believe me about the laziness. Let's go back a week or so. The Mountain announces Scream!. Wow, cool, good for them. Wait a minute. Where is the complete press release packet. "Oh sorry, we're to lazy to figure it out. Here are the stats, you decide what the ride layout looks like." Would it have been SO HARD for the damn park to include a drawing.
The bi@#$ing about Superman Power Tower (Superman #40) is the name and the logo. Very unoriginal and smells, once again, of corporate laziness.
Could I do better? Probably, but that's besides the point!
Another point. For those not playing along at home, the logo is the EXACT SAME as the one they used for Superman: Ultimate Flight (or whatever the cloned B/M Flyers are called). The only differece is the background.
So they're all called Superman: Something or Another. So what? They could call it the Turkey Baster and it would still be the same ride experience.
This nitpicking over a name that isn't used anywhere for hundreds of miles around brings to mind a few words from the urban poet Melissa Elliot: "Maybe ya just miserable and ya breath stank."
The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo. *** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya on 11/25/2002. ***
And still enthusiasts think that the general public gives two Jell-O Pudding Pops that there are several rides across the company with the same name.
When are some of you going to realize the power in marketing and branding that the comic license gives them? Everybody knows who Batman and Superman are. It's a recognizable brand. When you've all taken marketing 101 and understand the regional nature of the Six Flags parks, come back with a more informed opinion.
Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Sillynonsense.com
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No way am I buying that box of Corn Flakes...it has the exact same rooster on it as the box I bought last week! Kellog's should concentrate on putting tons of $$$ and labor into a new box with a completely different logo. How unoriginal and uncreative. Shame on you Kellog's.(/end sarcasm)
That's what I hear when you complain about the logo. They used an identical graphic of Superman and recreated the rest. Is that a crime?
Sean, who was ID'd when buying RCT2.
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astrosgp...I agree. Without "branding" there would not be a Mcdonalds on every corner, a Wal-Mart every couple of miles, an American Airlines at every airport.
Most branding is taken for granted. Using the "laziness" term is simply not true. People become comfortable when dealing with brands. Say you have a Burger King and ten miles away is another resaurant serving the exact same menu, but named Bob's Backyard Burgers. I guarantee you Burger King will sell more than Bob's.
I personally use the branding in regards to hotels. I will always stay at Hampton Inn, unless there is not one close. I do this because they are familiar...I know what to expect and like their hotels. I haven't stayed in a bad one yet.
The people of Texas could care less that the tower's name includes Superman and the logo is the same as some other Superman rides. They are just happy to be getting something new and exciting.
Maybe we should be too.
give me a break, i am so sick and tired of hearing people say that the name and logo bring the ride down, it does not bring down any part of the ride
"My 2 cents: I liked Superman as a kid and i don't care what anybody says, i and everybody who likes superman recognizes this and obviously like the ride for what it is.
"Business": This is an extremely good idea, people go looking for rides they will recognize and what the people like:
Hypothetical situation: If athe tallest and fastest coaster in the world was named "Big smelly pile of Puke", would you whine as much as you are now, would you ride it? If you would "SHUT THE HE;; UP!!!"
Never knew so many people carried what I thought ;)
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