Can you beat GRPs record?

Thursday, May 31, 2001 5:46 PM
With coasters popping up along the east and west coast, do you think it's possible to beat 39 coasters?

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Let the bears pay the Bear Tax, I pay the Homer Tax.
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Thursday, May 31, 2001 6:10 PM
It can easily be acheived and will be very soon,(I heard rumors a group is doing it here on the east coast.) I would love to be in on an attempt. I could think of 8 parks that a group can go to and ride up to 57 coasters with ease. More if you stop at smaller parks along the way. Who wants to organize it? I'll help. *** This post was edited by Coaster Fantom on 5/31/2001. ***
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Thursday, May 31, 2001 6:15 PM
Remember what what we were talking about before about us (Coasterbuzzers) beating that record. We should do it.:)
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Thursday, May 31, 2001 6:23 PM
You didn't hear it from me, but there is allegedly a group that's going to hit several parks, they have sponsorship, and they have a jet. GRP might was well stay home and work on their tans.

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Jeff
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Thursday, May 31, 2001 6:30 PM
Well that makes any road planned trip useless. But I think I know who Jeff is referring to, and they have strang ties to alot of the parks they are going to. A jet would be the way to go. You could really ride alot in that time period especially if the parks are going to accommodate you in their off hours. I would say it would be almost possible to cover the main parks in NJ, PA, MD, VA, and OH with proper planning. Could easily ride 100 coasters. Just imagine how many boomerangs you'd have to ride. :) Take alot of advil along for the trip.
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Thursday, May 31, 2001 11:45 PM
They mentioned briefly at the end of the show that there were already several groups planning to beat the record. No secret that it will be done...more than likely we'll see it next Memorial Day.

I think 40 will look silly compared to what the next record holders pull off. You could just visit SFWOA, CP, and PKI and have just shy of 40 coasters. Get a small jet (as Jeff mentioned) and total park co-operation (whenever you show up, we'll get you on the rides - no matter the time) - catch quick little catnaps on the short flights and do a solid 24 hours.

I'm guessing a number close to 70 could be easily done under those circumstances.
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Friday, June 1, 2001 6:49 AM
I know a group going for the record just driving to parks in VA, MD, PA(Kennywood not included), NJ, and they are going to ride as many as 57. If you had a jet to goto Kennywood, Six Flags WOA, CP, and KI in addition to the parks they have planned it would easily be 100 coasters.
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Friday, June 1, 2001 7:42 AM
Isn't this part of the reason coaster lovers get a bad name? It isn't the quantity of the rides you get on but the quality of the experience :)

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Friday, June 1, 2001 10:02 AM
I can’t believe that the GRP folks were surprised when they got booed by people in the station. If I just waited an hour in line for a ride and these guys just waltzed up in front of me, I’d be upset too. And why did the GRP team have to be the only people in the train? Is that some Guinness rule, or did they want to make sure that EVERYONE in the station got mad. The real feat would be: how many coasters can you ride in 24 hours while having to wait in line.

I think these “record quests” DO give coaster lovers a bad name. Full grown adults riding kiddie coasters just to boost the count??? Give me a break.
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Friday, June 1, 2001 10:15 AM
The entire project had to abide by the rules, whatever they were. I don't know what those rules were, but I bet jet planes were not part of it. At least for that project. Looks like there will be multiple categories to choose from in the future: most coasters in 24 hours by train or by plane or by automobile, pick one and go for it. I think a helicopter would work best (a jet-copter). Could land right at the park!

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Mother, did it need to be so high?
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Friday, June 1, 2001 10:44 AM

kip099 said:
I think these “record quests” DO give coaster lovers a bad name.


Well it's a tad off topic and not meant to offend anyone but think ACE'ers in general give coaster enthusiasts a bad name. More often than not my experience with folks who are members of some sort of coaster group has been bad. There's an air of arrogance about them in general. Kind of like "I'm in a coaster club, you're not worthy to ride. Let me on first, I appreciate them more because I'm a member...blah blah blah"

My encounters with these groups in the past is exactly what stops me from joining now or in the future.

Back on topic:

Should kiddie coasters count. Of course! They're coasters regardless of size. Should they have worked out special accomodations that got them direct on the rides. Again, yes! That's the only way the whole thing could be even remotely controlled. I'm surprised that so many people didn't think they'd have that kind of access to the rides. I honestly expected them to hit a majority of the rides during non-operating hours and was more surprised that they did most of them during times that the parks were open.

Standing in line isn't even an option. I've been to CP and hit all 14 coasters in half a day and there are days that I can't get on them all in a full day. That's just too random to bank setting a world record on...especially with Discovery following it, it just wouldn't make sense.
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Friday, June 1, 2001 10:55 AM
LORD Gonchar? my, my

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Mother, did it need to be so high?
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Friday, June 1, 2001 1:22 PM

MABrider said:
"LORD Gonchar? my, my



Lord = 1. an owner of real land or property 2. A male head of household 3. one that has achieved mastery or that exercises leadership or great power in some area.

Gonchar = 1. a cute little nickname that I like for it's barbaric qualities 2. a hockey player (don't know which team, I don't care for hockey)

I'm assuming you're questioning my use of "lord" by the way you capitalized it.

I stand by my views on ACE, BTW. :)
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Friday, June 1, 2001 4:10 PM

kip099 said:
I think these “record quests” DO give coaster lovers a bad name. Full grown adults riding kiddie coasters just to boost the count??? Give me a break.
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It is ridiculous people like you can't wait an extra 5 minutes for a group of people that are attempting a world record. YOU give me the break. A junior coaster IS a coaster no matter what size it is and no matter how ridiculous it may seem. They still count as a coaster. Do you think the past record holders that rode the 29 coasters rode ALL full blown scream machines with 7 inversions and 100+ drops? NO. The record was for "Most roller coasters ridden in 24 hours" NOT "Most roller coasters over 100 FT and faster than 45 MPH ridden in 24 hours."


*** This post was edited by kRaXLeRidAh on 6/1/2001. ***
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