Kings Dominion changes ride namesKings Dominion: No effect, really
From Eli Katzman2007: Italian Job stunt coaster
Posted December 29, 2007 at 11:06 AM
2008: Back lot stunt coaster
You don't need to give comments if you don't want to, I was just telling you this
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From Robert NilesThanks for that update. I've got quite a few name changes for rides (and parks!) to do on the site's listings this weekend.
Posted December 29, 2007 at 11:06 AM
Post others that you see needing changing here; that'll help me make sure I get 'em all.
I know about Disney-MGM changing to Disney's Hollywood Studios, Great America becoming California's Great America and Magic Mountain's X becoming X2.
From Eli KatzmanI already knew about x to x2, but thanks for telling me those. I don't know any more of right now, but I'll post them when or if I get any more
Posted December 29, 2007 at 10:46 PM
From Christy ShumanI think the name changes are cool. I especially like the crypt-it fits that ride perfect.
Posted December 30, 2007 at 3:47 PM
From Eli KatzmanI totally agree. I hope they don't change the effects, though
Posted December 30, 2007 at 5:13 PM
From Christy ShumanI dont think they will change the effects, it says on the site that it has fire and water during the ride. So I think it will be the same effects.
Posted January 1, 2008 at 7:09 PM
From steve leeI'm not sure I buy into The Crypt for KD's Tomb Raider. It makes perfect sense for the one at KI, but with KD's being outdoors I'm not sure I get it.
Posted January 1, 2008 at 11:18 PM
(do note that I haven't actually ridden the one at KD, so I'm making assumptions here)
From Eli Katzmanit's okay steve.
Posted January 3, 2008 at 1:47 PM
Thanks Christy. I'm so releaved!
From Danny MelilloCarowinds
Posted January 3, 2008 at 7:29 PM
2007: Top Gun
From Lawrence SmithI agree with Steve. Since KD's is outdoors I think they should have came up with another name. When I think of a crypt, I think indoors.
Posted January 4, 2008 at 8:37 PM
From Lawrence Smith
Posted January 4, 2008 at 8:38 PM
From Ryan BMy favorite was when Knight Flight became Dominator at Geauga Lake after CF took over. Every single seat had the batman logo scraped off the headrest. Maybe you can look forward to that at KD this year.
Posted January 17, 2008 at 3:59 PM
From Christy ShumanWell looks like Hypersonic is a no go now, Its not on the website anymore. Anyone have any info?
Posted January 17, 2008 at 4:20 PM
From Eli Katzmannooo....(sob, sob).. that was one of the best coasters there. I feel bad too, christy, it was dismantled. They say it's trying to find a new home on another site, but it will probably just be left in storage or destroyed or something humiliating like that.
Posted January 22, 2008 at 1:14 PM
I got so close to wimping out, though, so im thankful for that. Now all hope is lost for me....
From Justin SpistoFlight Deck is the worst name for a coaster in a while. Not since the Cornball express at Indiana Beach. Comon they couldnt think of a better name than Flight deck??
Posted January 23, 2008 at 6:16 PM
From Dustin KernHypersonic has been for sale for well over a year now so it was only inevitable. I'm sure what was going on is that someone didn't want to pay what Cedar Fair was asking but it's not like they were in any hurry to sell it. Ride Capacity wise, smart move to remove it from the park.
Posted February 2, 2008 at 8:07 PM
From Eli Katzmanbut still, you have to admit how awesome it was.
Posted February 5, 2008 at 1:32 PM
From Christy ShumanEli- me and you seem to be the only ones who actually liked XLC. I freaking loved and will miss it greatly. It will always have a special place in my heart.
Posted February 7, 2008 at 6:30 AM
From Eli KatzmanSadly, I only got to have it in my heart for about 18 seconds because i only got to ride it once- I was so angry!
Posted February 7, 2008 at 8:46 PM
From Dustin KernI'm not saying that I didn't like it, from the management sense it wasn't economical. The down time, maitenance, upkeep costs against rider capacity. It's most definitely a one of a kind ride, not to mention the very first of it's kind.
Posted February 10, 2008 at 12:42 AM
From Jake CountissDo they consider Volcano a Paramount name?
Posted February 17, 2008 at 3:48 PM
From steve leeDoubtful. There hasn't been a Paramount film by that name (the one back in the 90s was a Fox film).
Posted February 17, 2008 at 5:19 PM
From Eli KatzmanSteve's right, and volcano was just a really good idea for a ride theme instead of idoling it off of a movie.
Posted February 19, 2008 at 4:00 PM
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