Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Photo: You'd Better Call the Sledgehammer

You would think that the name of an amusement park ride would have something to do with what it resembles if the resemblance is close enough. For example, you'd expect a spinning pendulum ride that's connected by a thin, yellow handle to a black hammerhead would be called something like Sledgehammer, right? This is an easy mistake to make at Canada's Wonderland. The ride is actually called Psyclone. Sledgehammer is, in contrast, a sort of "giant jumping machine" for which the name "Psyclone" would actually be a lot more appropriate.

I still think the names on these two rides were mixed up and nobody realized it until it was too late.

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