What's in a name?Are there any rides or attractions that you feel would benefit from a name change ?
From Rob PRobert Niles' latest editorial ( nice vid by the way ) posed the question of whether or not "Cheetah Hunt" was a suitable name for Busch Gardens' newest coaster.
Posted January 4, 2011 at 12:05 PM
It got me thinking about some of the existing rides and attractions and whether any of us think we can come up with better names for them.
Most of them probably describe the experience pretty well and would be difficult to improve upon ( Splash Mountain is a prime example )
But if you were given that authority what would ones might you re-name and why ?
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From TH CreativeI sooooooooooooooooooooo want to post something here ... but I am going to keep my mouth shut.
Posted January 4, 2011 at 5:22 PM
From Anthony MurphyJungle Cruise should be renamed "Watch Out for Flying Hippos!"
Posted January 4, 2011 at 6:11 PM
From Victoria JurkowskiI don't know what I'd name it, but I think California Screamin' should get a new name to fit in with the elegant victorian boardwalk theme. The sound of the name, and especially that pesky lack of g, doesn't fit the time period or feel that the refurb is bringing to the area in my opinion.
Posted January 4, 2011 at 8:11 PM
From Tim WWell of course there is DINOSAUR that could use a new name....Oh wait, it had a good name before that name became extinct.
Posted January 4, 2011 at 9:08 PM
From Meow MixGreat topic! I'm still cognitively incapable of understanding "Space Mountain," but the name endures and is perfect in its weirdness.
Posted January 4, 2011 at 9:49 PM
Because I like brevity, I would replace "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" with Hogsmeade and "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" with Hogwarts. Hermione plays a bigger role than Harry in the ride, anyway.
"Twister - Ride it Out" is horrendous. How about just Twister? And please remove the exclamation mark from "Disaster!" Along those lines, please remove "The Ride" or "4D" from all attractions. The former is redundant and the latter makes no sense.
From Terri PierceThe Simpson's Ride--->>> Back to the Future.
Posted January 5, 2011 at 9:37 PM
From Jesse KeyMeow Mix (great screen name btw)..... You would have done well in my Business Communications course..... It seemed to focus on keeping things short and simple a lot, and trimming any extra wording. I do think long names get shortened by the consumer anyway; Even when things get named a long name a lot of people will start calling it something shorter anyway and know what each other are talking about still.
Posted January 7, 2011 at 1:34 PM
I am not a fan of when they pick a name that is not easy for the masses where the park is located to figure out how to pronounce as it was intended to be right away. Busch Gardens for example seems to have some rides that seem like some people (possibly including myself) would need someone to tell them how it's suppose to be pronounced before they start saying it a lot....(names like Sheikra) lol.
From Walee dThe Great movie ride = The Old Movie Ride
Posted January 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM
From Hermione PotterIt's a Small World = Hell on Earth
Posted January 7, 2011 at 7:20 PM
Seriously though, Pteranedon Flyers is the worst named attraction in history. Watching newcomers to the park try to pronounce it off the map always cracks me up. "puhtuhraneedone...peter aneedon... pandon...that p ride looks fun"
From Rob PIs Hermione taking the "P" out of Pteradon Flyers ?
Posted January 8, 2011 at 4:11 AM
From Mike GallagherHermione said: "It's a Small World = Hell on Earth"
Posted January 8, 2011 at 5:19 AM
I'm mad at you now, Hermione...you made my sides hurt.
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