It was Dale Earnhardt's nickname. Race World was a roadside tourist trap in Pigeon Forge, TN. (Near Dollywood)
How that place got the money to build a wooden coaster is beyond me...
Jonathan wrote:Still like the idea of a coaster named the Intimadator. Maybe that could be the long rumored Hyper that goes behind the Hurler?
I'm not sure what the chances of that are. When Race World (now defunct) built Thunder Eagle, the original name for the ride was The Intimidator. Earnhardt racing was not pleased with the name being used for the coaster so they forced Race World to change the name.
LocoDriver wrote:I would love to see a nascar themed area to the park. I think this would fit in well with the carolina re-theming that's going on.
I can see it now. A dueling Intamin launch coaster. One coaster could be black and silver and called the "Intimadator". The second coaster could be Petty blue and red and called the "King".
Throw in a topspin, call it "Talladega" to simulate the way a driver would feel flipping down the back stretch at 200mph!
How about a mini "Nascar Cafe" for food and beverages?
Top it off with a go-cart track.
All this of course with Nascar's permission
What do you think? Any other suggestions that would fit into this area?
billcollins531 wrote:It's incredible to read through the posts and see how close they came to our new ride. From the hyper, to the name Intimidator, to the Nascar themed area. How about the top-spin called Talladega? That wouldn't be so far off as to our predictions that we'll get that flat ride in Intimidator's field. Wouldn't be such a bad name either!