Talk:Puff the Little Fire Dragon

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Legal Name Versus Simple Name

I see the change to Zierer's legal name. I understand the reason for the change, but I think it would make the article more readable to put ZIERER and then list the full legal name on a page featuring information about the company. --Willenator (talk) 14:45, 8 April 2015 (MDT)


Agreed, I created a redirect from ZIERER to Zierer so that either version of the name can be easily linked to the manufacturer page (this stuff is case sensitive). Jetstar2 (talk) 16:48, 8 April 2015 (MDT)

Accident and New Restraints

I wonder if it would be better to have an "accidents and incidents at Lagoon" page which could also note what changes have been made to prevent additional accidents. Instead of explaining the accidents on the ride page, the ride page could have a "see also" link to the accidents page. Jetstar2 (talk) 06:01, 15 December 2014 (MST)

That's an interesting suggestion, and I think it would work. I'll add that to my to-do list for the wiki. That would pull the accident information from Puff the Little Fire Dragon and Roller Coaster. I don't think there have been any other major public accidents that I'm aware of. --Willenator (talk) 22:49, 15 December 2014 (MST)

Dragon Head

Most if not all other coasters of this model look like a "ladybug". The dragon head on puff has been added over the top of the ladybug face. Are you sure that the park named it based on the dragon head, and not the other way around? That is, the park could have special ordered the dragon head because they wanted to name it after fire dragon but it looked like a ladybug. Jetstar2 (talk) 06:01, 15 December 2014 (MST)

I was not aware of this. Initial information for Puff the Little Fire Dragon probably dates back to my first set of information pages ten years ago where I tried to find as much information as I could and go off of what I was told while working at Lagoon. In some cases, I speculated on stuff and hoped for someone to correct me as needed. Information like this probably have gone unnoticed for a long time, so I'm happy that you are finding things like this so I can finally improve the information. So, did Lagoon actually place the head over the ladybug head or did they replace it with the dragon head. Also, would the tail on the train also cover up something or just be a custom addition for Lagoon's coaster? --Willenator (talk) 22:55, 15 December 2014 (MST)

So actually, there are lots of different themed tivoli's, but I still haven't found another one like puff. There's one with a gator's head that's kind of similar. The primary model is a ladybug with a leaf in front of it on an otherwise bare frame. The theme pieces like puff's head are put on the frame instead of the leaf. Look at some coasters here: http://rcdb.com/r.htm?ot=2&ml=8103 to see what I'm talking about. If you've played RCT it's probably familiar. Looking closely at some pics of puff it seems that the shape of the ladybug faces appear on every car other than the front one, but they're painted to be less obvious. Jetstar2 (talk) 01:48, 16 December 2014 (MST)

rewrite

So I would like to mostly re-write this page, giving some additional info and addressing the things I mentioned above. Jetstar2 (talk) 06:01, 15 December 2014 (MST)

I'm currently re-writing the page. Jetstar2 (talk) 01:50, 16 December 2014 (MST)

I look forward to seeing the changes. --Willenator (talk) 02:24, 16 December 2014 (MST)

My rewrite is done Jetstar2 (talk) 20:30, 16 December 2014 (MST)

Looks great! --Willenator (talk) 22:20, 16 December 2014 (MST)