Hey Folks, I've never attended an enthusiast event before, I'm dying to get to HolidayWorld, and think SRM sounds like barrels of fun. Here's my dilemma... I'd take my wife to HolidayWorld, but she is not a coaster fan by any stretch (She would ride the Howler if they'd let her) and I don't have any friends crazy enough to make the trip with me Do I drag my wife all the way from Chicago to Santa Claus with me some other weekend or do I go to SRM alone? I wouldn't bring her for SRM because while I was doing ERT she'd be sitting in the hotel room reading (which would induce feelings of guilt), but If we go some other time she'd really just be there for my sake and not her own.
I agree that you should come to SRM and have a fabulous time, but...
if you decide not to, I would bet that your wife could still have a fun day at Holiday World. The water park is excellent, the shows are delightful, and the gift shops have all kinds of super cute stuff. Even the Lincoln mini-museum is fun.
I've attended a couple events sans husband and had a great time. Coaster people are very friendly, even to older ladies like me. As Moosh says, you may arrive alone, but you won't lack for people to "hang" with.
BTW, my husband attended Coasterbuzz Con at PKI with me last year. Although he sat out while I rode most of the coasters in the morning, once he met some "Buzzers" at lunch, he got into the swing of things and had a great time. A good enough time to offer to attend SRM with me this year.
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Dawn: Are you coming to SRM? Be careful and condiser disguising yourself! There aren't many females at coaster events, and you don't want to be stalked by some of the people! (Heck, even Jeff has stalkers!)
I'm going to try to make it this year....after all, my parents live not far from Champaign and it would be a nice excuse to visit them! Not teribly far from Santa Claus...
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So Mark, what does your wife do during ERT? Does she hang out at the park? Normally mine is a good sport and waits in line with me, then crosses the train to the exit. No way she'd do that all night, though.
My wife isn't much of a coaster fan(atic) but she went along last year when she couldn't ride ANYTHING (she was pregnant).
She enjoyed herself so much, she said she wanted to go this year - go figure!
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