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More possible ride names unearthed

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Published: July 31, 2006 at 7:54 PM

There have been several rumors over the past couple of weeks that the name of Busch Gardens Europe's new ride is "Griffon", but according to the US Patent & Trademark website, on July 24th, Busch Entertainment Corporation has filed for two names (Iron Eagle and Voltare). Sounds like one of these might be the name for the new ride for BGE to choose from. In the past, BEC has seemed to apply for several different names, probably to through people off of what the real name is. Guess we'll have to wait until August 23rd to get the official decision from BGE.

Readers' Opinions

From Adrienne McDonald on August 1, 2006 at 8:42 AM
Iron Eagle is so plain, it is so not Busch Gardens. I like Griffon & Voltare. Something exotic or mystical. Iron Eagle is something for other places/parks.
From RANDY TAYLOR on August 1, 2006 at 10:07 AM
I vote for Griffon.
From Erik Yates on August 1, 2006 at 12:00 PM
It could be that they are trying to throw people off, but it could also be that maybe they have more than one ride in the works...not next year, but perhaps down the line somewhere.
From Tyler Lominac on August 1, 2006 at 1:34 PM
smart thinkin Erik.. What BGE needz to do is tear down the Wild Reserve & put new country(they got plenty of space)
From Gareth H on August 1, 2006 at 5:31 PM
I like the name "OptimusPrime".

Thats got a certain ring to it, maybe I'll get the email address!

From Chuck Campbell on August 2, 2006 at 5:02 AM
Actually, "Griffon" is just a diversion. The new ride's name will be, in reality, "Merv."
From Chauncey McFee on August 2, 2006 at 5:31 PM
I'm sure you all know this is the same ride that's down in Tampa; Sheikra. From what I've heard, it's called the Griffon. But who knows...things change on a daily basis down there.

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