So many coasters, so little vacation time....
everything's better with a banjo
Hard to get time off from work. I have to put in for vacation time in the off-season, so by the time I realize there is something I would like to go to.... to bad, so sad for me. A lot of these events are too far away from me to just do a weekend of it. For next year, I hope to do a little more carefull planning though.
Can't complain too much though, what with my 6 coaster trips this year.
Enjoy yourself. These are the good old days you're going to miss in the years ahead.
*** This post was edited by bratinola on 4/11/2002. ***
That shouldn't be a barrier! Take our event at PKI this year. A non-member will pay the same as gate admission, but it includes an all-you-can-eat lunch and exclusive ride time. Beats standing in line!
Other events, like KennyKon at Kennywood or Stark Raven Mad at Holiday World make for outstanding times with more "stuff" than you'd get on a regular visit. Plus, there's always a bigger coaster geek in line with you!
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Millrace: you don't have to worry about being "social" at these things.I've been to many were I haven't talked to anybody. And, believe me, no one cares! It's all about the rides.
And the people who do attend are probably the least "socially correct" people you'll ever see anyway.
Without the chaindog, you'd never get up the lifthill...
Texas Coasters... wow I'm lucky... IM me if you feel like talking about coasters.
My buzz poll answers don't come up after I vote.
Plus, there's always a bigger coaster geek in line with you!
...not ALWAYS...;). Anyhow, we atended a few events before deciding to become a little more *social*. Since then we've hooked up with a few fellow enthusiasts at parks, and made some good friends. Events seem more like "family gatherings" every time we go to one now. Even though it's "about the rides" (and believe me they run at their absolute BEST during events :)...I now look forward to seeing some friends at nearly every event we attend. The weird thing is that most of our new coaster friends are from the Northeast and Midwest...
You don't have to interact at events, but you certainly are welcome to....and it can be fun getting to talk with "the shirts"...;)
"Well, being in Boston, there's not too much in the way of coaster events out here. :P
You could hook up with the Save Whalom Park group and hand out flyers at the mall (pamphlets - not the roller coaster ;) ).
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The nearest events to me have been in Dania Beach and Atlanta, both 5-6 hour drives...
In addition to Oc-Boulder-Fest at LC, there's events at SFGAdv, Knoebels, Dorney, and most likely even SFNE this year...other possible events might be at Astroland, Canobie, or SFGE. Granted, going to events requires some travel, even vacation time, but it's always been time well spent IMO. The hard part in my experience has been the lead time on events (esp. ACE events) is often pretty short...
Because I prefer to go to parks with my wife and with friends I already have.
I've been to parks with enthusiasts, and while it's great fun, all we talked about all day was coasters. It's nice to talk about something else in line once in a while.
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I haven't gone to any in the past (my hubby has been out of work since the company he worked for folded two years ago). I'm planning to hit TimbersFest this year. I may be going to PKI the first weekend in May as we'll be attending a drag racing event in Columbus that weekend. But, if that trip falls through, I'm going to push for the coasterbuzz con
Toughest part is paying for a hotel room for 2 nights (night before so we can be there in the morning and after the nighttime ERT). Most of these are long drives...too long to allow it to be a one day deal.
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My reason for voting *0* is the same as Den's. I just prefer to hang with my own friends.
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I would like to attend a coaster event,but living in the Pacific Northwest,it is rare that one is held at a park that is within reasonable driving distance from my home.Also ,I just completed construction of a new home,so my financial reserves are low at the moment.
I almost went to the ACE event at the Vancouver PNE/Playland last summer,but I was unable to get that weekend off from work.
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