Cedar Fair’s Re-Branding of Former Paramount Parks Continues
The signs of Cedar Fair’s takeover of Paramount Parks have been gradual, but apparent. Aside from all of the parks being named “Paramount’s”, many of the rides and coasters were themed after Paramount movies like Top Gun, Wayne’s World, and Italian Job. I noticed this season at Kings Island and Carowinds that the Paramount branded merchandise was deeply discounted as there were obviously trying to get rid of it. I also noticed when I drove by Kings Dominion on I-95 that the 60-foot sign was being renovated. Kings Dominion and Carowinds have started changing the names of their rides:
The Italian Job Stunt Coaster will be renamed the Backlot Stunt Coaster, Tomb Raider: The Ride has become The Crypt. And at Carowinds, Top Gun will be renamed Flight Deck (not the most original) and BORG Assimilator will be Night Hawk. No name changes yet by Great America, Kings Island, or Canada’s Wonderland.
Thanks to NewsPlusNotes for the image. What do you think of the name changes?