Among the first

Monday, March 31, 2003 8:02 PM
Has anyone here been among the first to ride a new ride?

This year I'll be riding TTD on the 3rd of may a day before the park opens. It makes is so much more exciting.

Has anyone been a VIP or at a company day for a new ride before the public?

-Kevin

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Monday, March 31, 2003 11:45 PM
I did Jurassic Park @ USH a week before anyone else, same goes for Deja Vu @ SFMM. And I'll be riding Scream this Thursday :)
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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 1:38 AM
I rode La Via Volta (Boomerang) and Superman The Ride (LSM) at Six Flags Holland before the very first opening of the park.

I also rode Werewolf (Wood) and Cobra (Boomerang) before the opening of Six Flags Belgium.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 2:28 AM
I was the first official guest to experience PandaDroom. There are some more rides I've been on before or just after they opened, but I don't really keep track.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 7:07 AM
I was at the first initial rider testing of Superman Krypton Coaster at SFFT. I was on the 3rd train ever than went around with riders on it.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 7:31 AM
While I've been there for opening day of Cheetah, and the ACE/FLCC opening of DBH, the coaster I'm most proud to be among the first to ride was the re-opened Screechin' Eagle....we dared to FLY!
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Hey look, gator finally posted a TR...;)
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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 7:37 AM
I guess it all depends on how you define "among." Anyone who attends a media day is "among the first" to ride, despite the fact others have ridden before. Heck, if you consider a coaster like Coney's Cyclone, which has been around for 76 years, anyone who rode it in the first year of operation was "among the first" to ride.

Cast a wide enough net, you'll be able to make the claim.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 11:39 AM
My wife and I were the first two people to "experience" Alien Encounter when it opened at MK. We waited at the entrance for over 4 hours with a group of people. I had read that it was to open that day but several employees said that it was only testing and that we were wasting our time. Then a friendly employee told us that they just didn't want a huge group of people outside, so we waited and finally they let us in as the first two members of the GP to ride.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 11:44 AM
What does MK stand for I never heard if it?

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Chris Knight
Who is hoping to make it to his first SRM.
Bird Watching is Awesome I spoted this awesome bird of prey

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 11:49 AM
Magic Kingdom. :)

-Danny

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 12:31 PM
How do some of you people get to ride the coasters before they even open!!

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Millenium Force- 1
Wicked Twister- 7
Magnum- 7
TTD- 0

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 12:33 PM
I'll be one of the first to ride superman: ultimate flight at great adventure on the 17th.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 2:04 PM
Batwing. I was personally asked by Sam A. Marks of Coaster Zombies to attend.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 2:34 PM

mil. force freak!! said:
How do some of you people get to ride the coasters before they even open!!

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Millenium Force- 1
Wicked Twister- 7
Magnum- 7
TTD- 0


Well I'm one of the 25 people who are going to ride superman because of the contest six flags great adventure has going on. Serch for heroes

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 2:44 PM
I'll also be riding Scream! this Thursday, which should be cool.

-Jeff

http://americacoasters.com

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:00 PM
So you just enter contests??

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Millenium Force- 1
Wicked Twister- 7
Magnum- 7
TTD- 0

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:09 PM
I will be there for TTD, but I am not sure which day other than it will be before the park opens.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 3:48 PM
The Park opens on the 4th, the 3rd is a privite event closed to the public, thats were I'll be It is the Longenburger Family Fun Day, for employiees and their families.

They have it every year. A few years ago there was a Ohio AAA day on the day before that, but they arn't doing it this year.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 4:19 PM

mil. force freak!! said:
So you just enter contests??

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Millenium Force- 1
Wicked Twister- 7
Magnum- 7
TTD- 0


I enter the contest and six flags wrote me back saying I was one of the 25 first riders for superman.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2003 8:56 PM

ThePhantomLives said:

And I'll be riding Scream this Thursday :)

Me too. ;)

I went on a preview day for Disney's California Adventure in 2001, a few days before it opened. It was by far the most crowded I have ever seen it.

Did X on media day. 5 rides with minimal waits. Considering what has happened since then, that was a great day!

I was among the first to ride Knott's VertiGo. Free rides on the best attraction S&S has ever created. Doesn't get any better than that!

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The Trip: CP, SFWoA, PKI, KW, HW, IB, SFGAm, MiA and LeSourdsville too.
8 Days- 10 parks. May 2003

*** This post was edited by CoasterFanMatt 4/2/2003 1:57:45 AM ***

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