Yes, I searched (using the search function for BeastBuzz) and got no hits. I know Jeff had somewhat posted a list and time of events for the day. So Jeff, could you please again post this here about the times of each event? I also like that the meal is at dinner time not in the middle of the day. I will be scavenging and could use the time.
Well the evening ERT is obviously after the park closes. The morning I'm pretty sure is a half-hour prior to opening. I don't actually know for sure. We'll post info here when we know for sure. (And it sucks because I can't go myself because of tickets!)
He has to be up front and make sure things are running smoothly while the rest of us have fun. That is what I hate about being a leader, but a lot of people depend on you when you are a leader, and they all (well most) really appreciate the hard work.
I will add though that for me it's about the people more than riding coasters. I'm sure Jeff can attest to this. Of all the events I've ever organized at different parks for GOCC or now the WCFC, I was always elated by watching everyone else having fun and enjoying themselves. I am more concerned about their fun rather than my own. I would usually end up spending more of the time speaking with park officials and attendees rather than doing anything else during the event. Sure I wanted to ride during ERT's, but it never seemed to work out that I could. But in the end, I was happy that we (the club) were able to help provide a time and place for members and their friends to gather and have a good time. For me, that is what it's really about.
^ Good point. Always make sure to THANK the event organizers, as well as park PR folks, maintenance workers, AND the ride ops. Lots of people help out to make sure our coaster events go well, and they deserve our appreciation.... :)
Quick OT question. I'm just curious as to what CoasterMania and BeastBuzz have been like during they day, crowd wise. Is the park pretty packed due to the event + general public? Not that this would sway my decision, but I'm just curious.