Coaster Alley Convergence

Monday, March 3, 2003 7:58 PM
Does anyone know much about this event at Silverwood? Is this an ACE event or is it open to enthusiast clubs in general? Also, do you know when it is? Thanks for the help.

Aaron

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Monday, March 3, 2003 8:06 PM
CAC is on Saturday, August 23rd. It is *not* an ACE event, nor is it a C-buzz Club event, rather it is open to enthusiasts in general. It is an event organized by enthusiast Kevin Coley and he will post information on times and costs as soon as all the details are worked out.

Moosh - will enjoy his first CAC this year.

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Monday, March 3, 2003 9:15 PM
Sorry I didn't drop you a line quicker, Aaron! As Moosh said, it's not an ACE event, but between here and RRC, you should get enough info to plan accordingly. Are you planning on a possible Wild Ones trip? I can't imagine a better time of the year to ride those CCIs after dark!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2003 5:33 AM
This'll be my first (and probably only, CAC). But it will be *special*....I get to ride great coasters with some of the greatest delinquents known to coasterdom...;)
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Tuesday, March 4, 2003 8:08 AM
Are you guys saying you love the CAC?

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Mike Miller - had his first CAC last year and can't wait for another one!

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Tuesday, March 4, 2003 7:18 PM
Now if I can just convince the wife that we need to hit this event. She's sold on Vancouver and Seattle for this year (finally!) so I think I'm halfway there!
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Tuesday, March 4, 2003 7:44 PM
I'm not sure if we will have this be a Wild Ones event or not. If everything goes according to plan, we (me, my wife, my son, my sister, and my niece) will be at Big Chiefs on 8/23. If that trip doesn't work out, we might go. We actually have a trip planned for September 20th for the Wild Ones, but if we can't afford our big Cedar Point trip we might move up the Wild Ones trip to coincide with CAC. Thanks for the info.

Aaron

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 4:41 AM
How much has CAC run in the past and what goes on during the day? Trying to talk my hubby into it and need more info. Thanks.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 5:17 AM
I think CAC was around $50 last year for a four hour ERT marathon on two *killer* wood coasters. I think that just covered the coaster rental, and park admission was seperate (although discounted). It seems like a lot, but from the testimonials I've heard I'm positive that it's worth it.

There are also other things to check out on the trip: The PNE Fair will be going on with all the extra midway stuff, the new wood coaster at Enchated Village, etc.

I can't wait for this one!

I didn't actually participate in the event, so I can't tell you for sure.

Let me invoke the Bass, he'll be able to tell you for sure.

Bassistist...Bassistist....Bassistist!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 5:27 AM
chris, you're not asking for help...that's just one Bassistist...sayng it three times gets the thread closed...;)
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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 5:44 AM
Or summons the zany Ghost of Coasters Past.

Like Lori, I'm curious about the cost of the event itself. I'm already 100% committed to going (buying the plane tickets will do that), but am curious as to how much it'll set me back.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 6:00 AM
I looked up the info from last year. Based on 29 people, it was $38.20 per person. I'm not positive, but I think that your admission for the day is a separate cost.

Looking forward to my first CAC,
Sue Barry
CoasterSue@aol.com

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 6:02 AM
The cost of the event depends on how many people are going to go. The more who attend, the less per person to cover the cost of renting the coasters for ERT.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 8:03 AM
Sue is correct on the price for the event last year. That amount covered the ERT on the coasters, and also got us some free swag from Silverwood and all the pepsi we could drink. You do have to pay admission to the park, but it's cheap already and last year there was a 25% off coupon in the registration packet.

The day of the event was free time in the park last year. There was an informal luncheon at Lindy's but it kind of sucked as the place was packed and it took almost two hours to eat. The food was good though.

To anyone questioning whether to go or not, do it! It is an outstanding event, and Silverwood is a great park. It's location is beautiful, and the other stops in the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver, Enchanted Village, Fun Forest) are all pretty neat too.

Make sure you fly between Seattle and Spokane though, that drive sounds brutal! Southwest and Alaska Airlines can provide good deals for multi-stop flights including the two cities.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 8:19 AM
29 people? Good lord, we're going to double that with just the CoasterBuzz contingent at the rate we're going...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 8:25 AM

BaSSiStiSt said:

Make sure you fly between Seattle and Spokane though, that drive sounds brutal!


Nonsense!

Actually, I've been thinking that flying would be best, too. It's only about $100 roundtrip. I'm thinking of flying to Spokane Saturday morning so that we could chill in Seattle Friday night, maybe go out for dinner and some drinks or something.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 8:28 AM
29? I'll be half that by myself after I *winterize* with smoked salmon....do the Silverwoodies sport *big boy seats*, LOL....;)

bill, feeling only half gator, the other half is Kodiak...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 11:59 AM

BaSSiStiSt said:


Make sure you fly between Seattle and Spokane though, that drive sounds brutal!


Come on now, bASS, now that I live up here, it's only 325 miles from my place to Silverwood - which isn't that much different than my old drive down to SoCal.

Mike (who's going to Silverwood for the first time Opening Weekend, since he's coaster-deprived in the Northwest)
*** This post was edited by SteelForce 4/2/2003 5:00:44 PM ***

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 12:19 PM
OK, it's not that long of a drive, but consider that CAC is on a Saturday, and most people will want to be back in the Seattle/Vancouver area on Sunday for more park fun. CAC runs <late>, and there's no possible way I could have endured the eight hour drive to Vancouver the next morning--I was SO beat-up and SO tired! As it was driving 20 minutes to the Spokane airport at 5 in the morning was hard enough!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 2:44 PM
Steelforce, where do you live, and who are you? Are you a perpetual lurker, and just signed up? It would be nice to have another hardcore rider here in the Seattle area, especially when they open Timberhawk. :)
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