Last Week I went to the Pitt County Fair in Greenville, NC. The carnival was by a company called Amusements of America. There was a coaster there that was simmilar to WildCat at Cedar Point call Avalanche. What I am curious about is if anyone else here counts carnival coasters on their count or not, so I know if I should or not.
I think the general consensus is to count large identifiable coasters, but not little Kiddie rides such as Dragon Wagons, because there's so many of the smaller coasters that you might ride one more than once and not notice.
They didn't have the crazy mouse, but they did have the earlier mentioned Dragon Wagon. The only one of these I have ridden is at the Puyallup Fair, and I counted that since all of the rides at the fair seem to be permanant fixtures to the fair (although I assume that some of the rides are temporary models of their ride).
I never would have guessed that was the old Firecracker from Holiday World, and I was trying to figure out who built it.
It was actually a fun coaster, what I could not get over about it was that it had magnetic breaks at the end and before the last drop before the final turnaround.
I count carnival coasters by type once because I'm never sure if I'm riding the same one twice at different fairs. So I have one travelling Hi-Miler in my count, one travelling Crazy Mouse, one standard mouse, etc.
Count however you want. Just don't count relocated rides twice. Das ist forboten!! ;) Personally, I try to stay clear of any "gray areas" such as counting racers/duelers as two. I think of my track record as "what I've ridden" not "how much I've ridden." It's nice to have the big numbers to impress non-enthusiasts, but when talking within the enthusiast community, it's more about having a common frame of reference so we can relate to each other's reviews and share opinions about the same coasters.
I count carnival coasters as 0.6 rides, duelers/racers as 1.71 and Intamins as 0.8 (I usually only make it about 80% through the course before I fly out of the train). I haven't counted S:TE yet because I keep getting rollbacks on it. Once I got evacuated from an MCBR, so I count that as 0.4. So my coaster count is -pi/root(e) + 3i.
ApolloAndy said: I count carnival coasters as 0.6 rides, duelers/racers as 1.71 and Intamins as 0.8 (I usually only make it about 80% through the course before I fly out of the train). I haven't counted S:TE yet because I keep getting rollbacks on it. Once I got evacuated from an MCBR, so I count that as 0.4. So my coaster count is -pi/root(e) + 3i.
Best . Post. in. this. thread . hahahaha Andy, your smart alekry never fails.
Oh goodness, here we go again with this debate... he he. As for counting carnival coasters, the only ones I've been on are in fact at the aformentioned Puyallap Fair where a Schwarz Wildcat lives all year long (though only open for about 21 days a year) and a very nice Woodie lives - again all year long. The other rides that are "permenant" fixtures are a Miller Monster Mouse and a thing called "Kersplash".
Basically, if Duane has them on rcdb.com, then I count them once (and only once if they've been relocated). Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure the only non-kiddie relocated coaster I've been on (in both its locations) was the orignal Corkscrew that was relocated to Silverwood from KBF.