Whenever I visit a Cedar Fair park, I head straight for Thunderhawk. It's my favoritest ride in the park.
When I went to DP, it kinda looked like this. The ol' timers said it was around for years and years, but nobody knew what to call it. Then somebody said, "Hey! Let's call it THUNDERHAWK!" and that made it all better.
Then I went to the new Geauga Lake. Things sure have changed around here--but look! They gotta Thunderhawk too! I think they left theres out in the sun a little too long and the track got all curled up and stuff. I boarded in the back row and was tryin' to remember the differences between this one and the one at Dorney--but after a few blows to the head, they started to all blur together.
World's of Fun is a little bitty park, so they couldn't put wheels on their Thunderhawk or a track either. They just put it on sticks and let it swing around. I think it's sprung a leak, too...I don't recall the other Thunderhawks a-spittin' on me.
Yup, there's two different types of Cedar Fair parks. Those who have THunderhawks and those who wish they had one. I hear Knott's Berry Farm is about to sell giant fried Turkey Wing Sammiches and I'll give you three guesses what they're gonna call 'em...
*** Edited 4/8/2004 8:53:56 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***
I still remember when the THawk at Dorney was just Coaster. Those were the days when you had to hunt for the enterance in that giant building! *** Edited 4/8/2004 9:52:56 PM UTC by coasterpunk***
Thunderhawk (DorneyPark) formerly known as Rollercoaster
Thunderhawk (Geauga Lake) formerly known as Serial Thriller
Thunderhawk (Worlds of Fun) always known as Thunderhawk.
Hey, all I can say is that if you have the trademark on a name -- use it, and FYI they renewed the trademark in August of 2003.
FWIW, I like the *name* Serial Thiller a LOT, even if the rides never sem to live up to the name....Mind Eraser, meh, whad'dya EXPECT from a ride with that poor of a name...
I do like the "Birds of Prey" series....and they ALL seem to be good rides....ThunderHawks, Talon, Raptor, etc. :)
My orange's better than your banana! Yippee rah for me!
Didn't I warn you it would become a versus thread?
(just bitter cuz HE doesn't have...whatever the hell a Thunderhawk is)
I'm thinking they could rename Mild Thing, as that would make the most sense.
JC, who realizes exactly one person on this board will understand what the hell that said
What's with chariots and coasters?
P.S. Lovin' Joe C's spelling of "that park"...:)
*** Edited 4/10/2004 3:38:25 AM UTC by rollergator***
Perhaps Dorney's coaster could again be renamed simply "Coaster" (or now "Wooden-Coaster" with all of the steel springing up in the past few years) while Hercules can be renamed "The Big Empty Piece of Ground formerly known as the Coaster Hercules" for this season... followed in 2005 with the new steel coaster called "<NEW NAME HERE> formerly known as 'Unknown'"
Let the thunder role!
Speaking of which, TT was a lot of fun.
(Who wishes for a Bangerang in McDonald's colors instead)
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