Two New Coasters @ PKD 2005?

Saturday, January 22, 2005 11:48 PM
Don't get your hopes up, but Scooby's Ghoster Coaster and Taxi Jam are getting re-named (maybe re-themed?) to Fairly Odd Coaster and Hey Arnold's Taxi Chase.

I have a feeling that PCar will get the same thing with the new kid's revamp and all, though I could be wrong on this one.

I just wish they'd theme Scooby/Farily Odd.

Edit: Edited name of Hey Arnold and added link:). *** Edited 1/23/2005 4:51:03 AM UTC by TeknoScorpion***

Saturday, January 22, 2005 11:50 PM
Quite possibly the most misleading title ever!


Saturday, January 22, 2005 11:52 PM
Maybe, the the real question here is "Can I count them as 2 on my track record since the name changed?";)
Sunday, January 23, 2005 12:03 AM
Why the renaming/retheming? Contracts/licenses lost?
Sunday, January 23, 2005 12:16 AM
I think Paramount is just trying to push their own licenses instead of so much Hannah-Barbera stuff anymore. NickToons are quite popular. Look at what they've kept from Hannah-Barbera: Scooby Doo (the dark rides), one of the more popular ones.

I think its just trying to push their own licenses.

Sunday, January 23, 2005 12:17 AM
My guess is that it's from the results from that survey that was posted not too long ago.
Sunday, January 23, 2005 12:56 AM
That thread we had after the survey discussing cartoons made me think. I realized then that my kids don't really give much of a crap about Scooby. Other than the movie(s) they have limited Scooby Doo exposure. (nothing antibiotics won't fix, at least)

I was wondering why they bothered keeping the theme at the parks. I guess the answer with the mansion rides is that too much is invested at this point - but they sure look like they're dumping Scooby on the coasters.

Fairly Oddparents is hot right now - that makes perfect sense. But Arnold actually quit production a few years back when the creator and Nickelodeon couldn't come an agreement (or something like that). The limited episodes on Nick have been in a constant state of rerun for a while now. Hell, I remember watching "Hey Arnold!" before I had kids (like 1996) - the choice there is a little weird. I guess kids still dig Arnold?

Sunday, January 23, 2005 1:05 AM
But the point is... they're still in reruns, right? That means that either kids are still watching, or at the very least there's nothing better :)

You're right on the Fairly Odd Parents thing, though. Actually, just today my kid sister was watching a FOP movie. Something to do, ironically, with changing channels and satiring a lot of old and new kids shows I especially likd the Blue's Clues knockoff that was called "Clint's Hints".. and yes, I thought of you right away Tekno ;)

Yeah, I was doing the "older brother watching it with the little sister" thing.

...Fine, I admit it, I can't say I dislike the show. Especially since the main character is named 'Timmy' and seems like he's crapped on by everybody. Ok, so I don't get crapped on as much (figuratively, people! ;)) but my name is still Tim, and some relatives still call me 'Timmy' :)

Sunday, January 23, 2005 1:09 AM
Fairly Oddparents? Give me *The Oblongs* ANY DAY! :)

"Pickles, you're quite a dilly"...;)

Sunday, January 23, 2005 1:28 AM
Gonch, you'd be suprised at how popular Scooby is, though, with alot of other kids (may just be some area related things, though). My niece and nephews all are/were crazy bout Scooby (they're growing up now, darn them), and all I see in Southern WV and VA is Scooby stuff. Heck, they just re-released the Scooby toy line not too long ago.

When I worked @ Wallyworld, Scooby was a hot item, and that dosen't even factor the movies in, which were successful with kids (just happened to be working @ a movie theater when the first came out:)).

I can see them re-doing the other scooby themeing, but as for the Haunted Mansions/Castles, I'd say those will remain popular (esp. since they're talking about another Scooby Movie).

Sunday, January 23, 2005 1:51 AM
If anything, they're rethemeing part of their kids area. Consider that PKD essentially has two kids areas right next to each other: Nick Central and Kidzville. By rethemeing the two coasters that were in the Kidzville area to Nicktoons, they can make the entire area Nick Central...
Sunday, January 23, 2005 1:56 AM
Ya dont say... ;)
Sunday, January 23, 2005 11:59 AM
Worst choice of names for rides in the history of PKD at least so far.

Why not take the PKI approach & rename SGC son of grizzly or grizzly jr. instead? that certainly has a much more appealing ring to it if you ask me.

Ohh wait the worst name for a coaster at PKD is Hurler,they should've named that Firewood:the ride......then again it was a bad decision to even install that pathetic excuse for a coaster in the first place.

Sunday, January 23, 2005 1:40 PM
FOP is a funny show, I would love to see the theming on this
Sunday, January 23, 2005 2:11 PM
But will Paramount dump the Spongebob themed rides because he's apparently promoting homosexuality?
Sunday, January 23, 2005 2:48 PM
I think the main reason the Scooby coaster is getting renamed is because of general guest confusion. Seriously, you have two scooby themed rides basically right next to one another. If you can eliminate that confusion, and work on merging the two kids areas, then that makes life simpler all around.
Sunday, January 23, 2005 3:52 PM
Two Scooby Doo rides? That's almost as bad as having two Batman rides in the same park! Great Adventure anyone? ;)
Sunday, January 23, 2005 5:30 PM
Lets hope this is more than just a name change, and more of a themeing change too.
Sunday, January 23, 2005 6:26 PM
Why name it Son of Grizzly or Grizzly Jr? Beastie was re-named because Beast is such a massivly popular and/or well known ride. How many people around the world know Grizzly?

The smartest thing to do is to name a kids ride after something kids recognize.

Sunday, January 23, 2005 11:23 PM

Mamoosh said:But will Paramount dump the Spongebob themed rides because he's apparently promoting homosexuality?

I understand that's why the Teletubbies ride never made it into that Jim and Tammy Faye theme park...;)

What WAS the name of that place again, Freedomland or something ironic like that, right?


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