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Gr.Adv.Debate #29: Changed Ride Names

Select your favorite name for each ride.  

34 members have voted

  1. 1. Ride #1

    • Enterprise (1979-1992)
      15
    • Spinmesiter (1993-2006)
      19
  2. 2. Ride #2

    • FreeFall (1983-1992)
      18
    • Stuntman's FreeFall (1993-2006)
      16
  3. 3. Ride #3

    • Giant Wheel (1974-1978)
      14
    • Big Wheel (1979-Present)
      20
  4. 4. Ride #4

    • Splash Water Falls (1987-1992)
      21
    • Movietown Water Effect (1993-2007)
      13
  5. 5. Ride #5

    • Great Train Ride (1974-1975)
      9
    • Woodland Express (1976-1978)
      16
    • Six Flags Great Adventure Railroad (1979-1980)
      9
  6. 6. Ride #6

    • Hydra Flume (1975)
      5
    • Moon Flume (1976-1978)
      8
    • Ride the Rapids (1979-1980)
      1
    • Splash Down (1981-1990)
      2
    • Irrawady Riptide (1991-1998)
      4
    • Riptide (1999-2000, 2006)
      12
    • Poland Spring Plunge (2001-2005)
      2
  7. 7. Ride #7

    • Joust A Bout (1982-1996)
      28
    • Sky Pilot (1997-1998)
      6
  8. 8. Ride #8

    • The Flume (1974-1975)
      1
    • Log Flume (1976-1997)
      9
    • Saw Mill Log Flume (1998-Present)
      24
  9. 9. Ride #9

    • Looping Starship (1985-1992)
      20
    • Space Shuttle (1993-2007)
      14
  10. 10. Ride #10

    • Medusa (1999-2008)
      22
    • Bizarro (2009-Present)
      12
  11. 11. Ride #11

    • Panorama Wheel (1975-1978)
      11
    • Lil' Wheel (1979-1992)
      15
    • Phileas Fogg's Balloon Ride (1993-1996)
      8
  12. 12. Ride #12

    • Parachuter's Perch (1983-1997)
      26
    • Parachute Training Center - Edwards AFB Jump Tower (1998-Present)
      8
  13. 13. Ride #13

    • Pretty Monster (1974-1975)
      13
    • Dream Street Dazzler (1976-1977)
      21
  14. 14. Ride #14

    • Roaring Rapids (1981-1990)
      18
    • Congo Rapids (1991-Present)
      16
  15. 15. Ride #15

    • Rotor (1975-1990)
      12
    • Typhoon (1991-1995)
      12
    • Taz Twister (1996-2005)
      10
  16. 16. Ride #16

    • Schwabinchen (1975-1987)
      10
    • El Sombrero (1988-2001)
      24
  17. 17. Ride #17

    • Close Encounters (1978)
      3
    • Hodge Podge (1979-1983)
      1
    • Scrambler (1984-1992)
      15
    • Centrifuge G-Force (1993-2001)
      15
  18. 18. Ride #18

    • Round-Up (1974-1992)
      12
    • Fantasy Fling (1993-2010)
      11
    • Tornado (2011)
      5
    • Swashbuckler (2012-Present)
      6


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I found myself answering with the name I continue to call the rides to this day.

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^ Our ferris wheel is too tall to be simply a 'Big Wheel'! ;)

 

I found myself generally choosing themed names (but not intellectual properties) over generic ones and shorter names over longer ones.

Edited by RC98

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1. Spinmesiter because it fits in with the Old Country theme

2. Stuntman's FreeFall because it fits with the Movie Town name/theme

3. Giant Wheel

4. Movietown Water Effect, same reason as for Stuntman's FreeFall.

5. Six Flags Great Adventure Railroad

6. Moon Flume, the boats remind me a little of a spaceship.

7. Joust A Bout

8. Saw Mill Log Flume

9. Looping Starship

10. Medusa because I liked how it had an original theme (at least before other parks started to use it as well) and I didn't like the change to Bizarro.

11. Phileas Fogg's Balloon Ride

12. Parachuter's Perch

13. Dream Street Dazzler

14. Roaring Rapids

15. Taz's Twister because I liked how it was named after a Looney Tunes character and in it's final spot in the park was right near Bugs Bunny Land

16. El Sombrero, I liked the new theming with the giant sombrero in the middle of the ride.

17. Centrifuge G-Force

18. Fantasy Fling, it seemed like a good name at the time for being part of Fantasy Forest.

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I think the park missed a great opportunity when they renamed the Enterprise as Spinmeister. The ride needed a paint job and it would have been so much nicer if they had repainted the ride green to match the theme.

 

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