Wednesday, May 21, 2003 6:18 AM
I was just looking at the map of Six Flags, and it looks like it is listed as 1 coaster, I was thinking, since it has 2 seperate tracks would that make it 2 coasters or just 1 .
Help me I am confused.
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 6:22 AM
Everyone has their own coaster count system. Heck, I even count Gemini as two different credits since I've been on both sides! It's really up to you. So yes, I think that B&RtC shoud count as two different coasters. I mean, they're two really different rides. I'm sure that SFGAd counts it as two also.
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 6:39 AM
Here's my personal theory...
If a coaster has two tracks with two different names and 2 significantly different layouts, it definitely counts as two. This would include any coaster that's considered 'Dueling' like Lightning Racers, Twisted Twins, Dueling Dragons, Gwazi, as well as a ride like Batman & Robin.
If it's a 'racing coaster' with no SIGNIFICANT difference between the two sides, it counts as one (even if it's like Rebel Yell or American Eagle, with a 'Red' side and a 'Blue' side). I would put Gemini in this last category, as even though the tracks aren't mirror images of each other like Rebel Yell, they still primarily follow the same path and don't have true independant identifiers.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 6:45 AM
BUT on Rebel Yell, the blue train goes backwards. the layout maybe the same, but it is a VERY different ride backwards!
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 6:55 AM
Well it depends - are they both actually open when you are visiting? ;)
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 9:42 AM
I too count forward and backward racers as two seperate rides. In fact the only type of racer I count as one, would be a mobius racer, like Kennywoods. However, I've really stopped worrying about the two or one argument, because it only matters in our little group. As I once wrote in one of my final articles as VP of GOCC, the head of IBM, or any other big corporation, doesn't give a crap about what your coaster count is. As the world goes, it means nothing. A high coaster count doesn't mean much...other than you had the time and money to get to all those coasters. I rarely go anywhere but CP & SFWoA, because they are easy to get to, and very economical with season passes. In other words...who cares if they're one or two? Count 'em the way you want. It's all subjective, and nobody is right or wrong. Heck even parks can't agree on coasters...ask SFMM & CP if Superman: The Escape is a coaster and listen to the answers. And you want thousands of coaster buffs to agree on a one or two count for racers. It ain't gonna happen (or for those who prefer correct grammer...It isn't going to happen).
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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 11:26 AM
I don't believe I've ever seen anyone on this site count the Chiller as one coaster. Take that for what it's worth.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 11:27 AM
Heres a question. If you had 2 boomerrangs side by side would you count them as 2 coasters? Now if you had a boomerrang and an impulse side by side would you count them as 2 coasters?
Its all a matter of opinion to me. If I am keeping a track record, I count a boomerrang as 1, no matter if I ride it at Moreys piers or Hershey Park. Its still the same coaster, location doesnt change that. However two seperate coasters with different elements are two coasters.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 11:37 AM
On the boomerang comment:
I've ridden boomerangs Morey's Piers, Hersheypark and SF Darien Lake. Believe me... they are 3 different coasters:
Sea Serpent (Morey's): SLOW!
Sidewinder (Hersheypark): fast and ROUGH!
Boomerang (Darien Lake): fast and smooth! the most fun of the three.
Location... and maintenance... and trains... can make a world of difference.
Now a "relocated" boomerang (or any coaster)... that is a different question.
Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"