UK theme parks from another point of view!

 
Anonymous

Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:44 pm

I've still got a feeling it might be 'Scream', although I would prefer 'Stealth' (even though it doesn't fit in with the amity theme) - I guess we'll find out soon enough...

Now the exciting part of the construction is beginning, I'm looking forward to watching it and hopefully Tussauds will continue with these quirky little jokes...

Maybe they'll call it 'Mildred: Queen of Height and, er.. Speed'...

;-)
 
Anonymous

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:34 pm

Can I just say, Firestone are company involved in cars, and I severely doubt the name will be that!
 
timmy1372
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 399
Joined: April 2005
Location: Somerset

Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:31 pm

"Bantamboy" wrote:
Can I just say, Firestone are company involved in cars, and I severely doubt the name will be that!


They could use the name Firestone, it would be an advertising money making scheme for Thorpe too and we know how tussauds like sponsored rides.

I think they should call it Vertex
Image
 
jpecool
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 266
Joined: August 2004
Location: Lincolnshire
Contact:

Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:44 pm

I think they should call it something decent. :roll:
Image

Fright nights on the 28th. Im ready to scream!!!! \":D\"
 
User avatar
Mikey
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 151
Joined: April 2004
Location: my imagination

Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:02 am

The ride needs to be called Burnout - it suits the theme and type of coaster perfectly i think :)
If you\'re reading this post it means I have emerged from my TTF cave during my annual forage for food.
 
timmy1372
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 399
Joined: April 2005
Location: Somerset

Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:21 am

5 entries found for VERTEX.

ver·tex ( P ) Pronunciation Key (vûrtks)
n. pl. ver·ti·ces (-t-sz) also ver·tex·es
The highest point; the apex or summit: the vertex of a mountain.
Anatomy.
The highest point of the skull.
The top of the head.
Astronomy. The highest point reached in the apparent motion of a celestial body.
Mathematics.
The point at which the sides of an angle intersect.
The point on a triangle or pyramid opposite to and farthest away from its base.
A point on a polyhedron common to three or more sides.
Image
 
User avatar
Adz
Team Admin
Team Admin
Posts: 7106
Joined: November 2003
Location: Yorkshire
Contact:

Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:40 am

But considering theres a ride called Vortex sitting about 300ft away...

Would cause some confusion.
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Tom M
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1682
Joined: April 2005
Location: Beeston, Nottingham
Contact:

Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:14 am

Good point there Adz, but it is a good name looking at what it means.
Image
 
timmy1372
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 399
Joined: April 2005
Location: Somerset

Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:51 am

Its a fair point they are fairly similar names, could get some cross promotion going though, Vortex is a cracking ride, could have a slogan

You have experienced the twisting forces of Vortex, can you now survive the speed and height of a our new Icon rollercoaster Vertex.

Then put the Dictionary definition underneath, its got some good meanings too with some weird head ones thrown in.

I figure whatever they call it give it a few weeks and it will seem right and wont affect the the rides performance itself :wink:
Image
 
User avatar
haydn!
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 2258
Joined: March 2004

Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:01 pm

anyone know why the name the ride comeptition as been removed from the thorpe park site? i so wanted it to be called Humdinger :(
Image
 
User avatar
Adz
Team Admin
Team Admin
Posts: 7106
Joined: November 2003
Location: Yorkshire
Contact:

Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:02 pm

Yes, it was a joke.
Image
Image
 
User avatar
haydn!
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 2258
Joined: March 2004

Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:03 pm

yea, that was pretty obvious. it will still probably have a pants name though - in true tussuards tradition of late.
Image
 
timmy1372
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 399
Joined: April 2005
Location: Somerset

Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:37 pm

I dont mind Rush or Slammer as names, Slammer is especially good, it fits the ride perfectly, The name Rush whilst not great is not awfull either :lol:

I'm more interested in the ride than the name, imagine the Tidal Wave ride splashing in extreme fashion like it does with a 200ft Coaster towering behind it, I reckon from Amity cove that will be an amazing veiw and make Thorpe look like its in the big league, I think Amity Cove as an area is Thorpes finest if not Tussauds as theming goes (with the huge wave created interacting with that area so well), Stealth can only improve this area and inparticular the view from where the wave hits, plus the view from outside the entrance :D
Image
 
Anonymous

Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:57 pm

I dont want a name which makes it go out to be mighty, remember Air? Suited the ride perfectly and managed to keep this soft feel to it, and one big acceleration and a one biggish drop doesnt scream out whiteknuckle, they didnt go out for it with rita and that themes come off great, however from what I've seen we're probably goign to get some cheesy american 'mighty' name,

hotrod or similiar is my prediction,
my hope is something simple, unfortunately rush is now taken :lol:, something similiar to that would be fine, though going on names like colossus, slammer and samurai I think lookign at the plans 'hot-rod' or maybe even something as cheesy as 'lightning' will be on the cards.
 
Anonymous

Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:06 pm

"Bantamboy" wrote:
one big acceleration and a one biggish drop doesnt scream out whiteknuckle,


0-80 in 2.5 seconds with a 200 foot vertical climb, followed by a 200 foot vertical drop, a large airtime (allegedly) hill and some pretty sharp brakes? I'd say that's white knuckle!

OK, maybe not as white knuckle as Kingda Ka - but still definitely in the pale pink to very pale pink knuckle category...

:wink:

You're right about the name though - I think something unique and not too descriptive/grand would be good. Like Stealth...

:D
 
timmy1372
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 399
Joined: April 2005
Location: Somerset

Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:21 pm

Could just call it Stealth of course, suits me :D

Its not like project stealth has been very stealthy.
Image
 
Anonymous

Sun Sep 04, 2005 11:36 pm

Very true there Timmy1372!!

Maybe 'Project Completelyoutintheopen' would have been a better codename...

:)
 
themeparkdude
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 239
Joined: April 2005
Location: What does location mean?

Mon Sep 05, 2005 2:03 pm

Project Stealth Update on Thorpe Park Insider.

www.thorpeparkinsider.co.uk
Visit www.thorpeparkinsider.co.uk
We have a froum, great ride veveiws, and special features which you can not find anywhere else!
www.tussaudszone.com
We have STEALTH TESTING COVERAGE!

Image
 
User avatar
haydn!
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 2258
Joined: March 2004

Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:32 pm

Where exactly? As far as i can see it hasnt been updated since the 6th August...
Image
 
Anonymous

Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:02 pm

Project Stealth goes from 0-80 mph in 2.5 seconds and 0-205 ft in 8 seconds of course it will crap all over Rita.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 38 guests