Posted Thursday, May 17, 2001 4:47 AM | Contributed by MPD47
Scheduled to open in May 2002 at Alton Towers, the coaster code-named SW5, or Secret Weapon 5, will be called AIR, according to the designer, John Wardley. The coaster will be B&M's first attempt at a "flying" coaster where riders will ride horizontally below the track.
I don't like the name quite as well as Nemesis or Oblivion. ------------- There are currently 11 coasters with the name Batman, 8 with the name Superman and 22 with the name Boomerang. Batman and Superman: The Ultimate Chiller Knight Flight Krypton Escape Ride.
I agree with just about everyone above. "AIR" could stand for something like HyperSonicXLC....Xtreme Launch Coaster. Don't know what "AIR" could stand for though. ------------- SFGAm: SCREAM. THRILL. REPEAT. Two New Coasters in 2001!
Well, firstly I just want to say whoever sent in this news is wrong about the ride opening in May 2002, as it is definatly opening March 2002, wherever did he get May from???
Next, I believe this is just a codename and not the real name, Come on, can you really imagine people turning to each other and saying, Hey lets go and ride AIR, It just dosnt work, It clearly must stand for something, but what I dont know, Prehaps AeroBatic Inverted RollerCoaster or something.
PaulD said "Come on, can you really imagine people turning to each other and saying, Hey lets go and ride AIR, It just dosnt work"
About six months ago I would have said the same thing about "X", "Nitro" and "Cornball Express" all sort of silly sounding names, but true names nevertheless. lata, jeremy --see what happens when you abandon superhero themes?
I think that X is a cool name and origional. However, I think that AIR is stupid! I like SW5 better than AIR and that's just what the park calls it not even anything official. I think of Michael Jordan for some reason when I hear AIR! ------------- magic mountain and CP rule
I honestly don't like that name. But I am certain that the ride will easily overcome that. :) Who cares about the name, its the ride that counts. I think X is a good name. Perhaps not creative, but fits the ride well.
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