Tuesday, August 16, 2005 11:19 AM
Starting at noon on August 16 you can vote for the ride name you like best. This will narrow it down to 3 and Kennywood officials will then pick their favorite.
Voting ends on the 17th so hurry up and place your vote. *** Edited 8/16/2005 3:20:08 PM UTC by Prpat***
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 11:24 AM
Some of my submissions were on there, it was apparently up earlier. I just hope I was the first to submit them, I did it as soon as the contest went live.
Gosh, I hope I win.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:08 PM
OK it is now back online. You have unitl Tomorrow Night (8/17/05) until 11:59 PM EDT to vote.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:29 PM
I hope a name with "Pittsburgh" or "Steel City" doesn't win - we already have rides with references to the city. "Pitt"fall - "Pittsburg" Plunge
My favs are Crossfire and Equalizer.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:35 PM
That was kinda the point behind the names. It is in Old Kennywood, themed to old area amusement parks, and they already have 2 rides in the area with that theme. One more makes sense to me.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:38 PM
Crossfire is my personal favorite of the names listed. The others just seem bland and even stupid.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:39 PM
As long as one of the "X" names doesn't win, I am fine with the result...
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:40 PM
It kind of makes me wonder they can't even spell 'lightning' correctly...
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:42 PM
Actually, G, some of the 'X' names were me being stupid. I didn't think they'd actually be on the list...
Four of the submissions were mine (as long as I submitted them first). I just hope one of mine wins.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 12:43 PM
*boot to Tek's head*
That's for attempting to perpetuate the lame-azz "X" names for rides... :)
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 2:47 PM
LOL, you have the ability to choose The Equalizer! Although it doesn't have an "X" in the name, it does have an X-rated connotation. :)
I'll shut up now.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 4:34 PM
"Guy being stupid wins ride naming contest." That should go over well. I'd hate to see the other 10,992 proposed names.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 5:12 PM
I voted for "Crossfire" just because it's original.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 5:49 PM
were the best names submitted? I hated them all!
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 5:57 PM
Does this mean you won't be riding Moosh? ;)
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 6:37 PM
Of course I'd ride! A bad name does not make a bad ride ;)
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 7:55 PM
You're telling me... see there's this girl named Olga...
Anywho, I was sort-of nonplussed, too. I wonder if the names with "swing" involved are Gonchar's. I think he submitted every combination of words including "Swing" if I remember correctly.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 8:56 PM
I remember putting in Screamin Demon, I think. lol mine wasn't picked but oh well. Can't wait to ride it in '06.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 10:15 PM
Swing shot wasnt that something out of american gladiators. Maybe theyll have gladiators try to pull you off, like on the show.
In all seriousness though the best was Crossfire. Just call it like i see it.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 10:22 PM
CrossFire doesnt seem to thrill me as its the name of a car --- Chrystler CrossFire.. i think they coulda picked better names.. but i voted for...Scream Xtreme.. i like that name its catchy.