Re: flamingo land Nope, I genuinely think they're terrible names, it's just we've become used to them. I know that Rita's an acronym but that doesn't make it any better as a name for a ride and although the number thirteen has connotations, it's still a number and as a ride name, it just jars for me. Alton used to be so good at names too. You got the likes of Black Hole, Nemesis, Oblivion, Hex, Ripsaw and then it all went downhill at Spinball Whizzer. If another park opened a couple of coasters called Samantha: Princess of Rapidity and FiVe, they wouldn't get away with it, so I don't see why Alton should be let off the hook. Also, I think a lot of the ride names at Flamingoland are pretty good. Cliff Hanger, velocity and Kumali are all good names.