Suck it up! It's all in good fun. :)
Well, people might be tired, but with the sheer number of enthusiasts that come in for CoasterMania, having an event just down the road during the same weekend makes a lot of sense to me.
All I have to say about this is, I hope you're right Greg. Last year there was barely 80 people who showed. GL felt it was because of the short notice but I honestly felt/feel to have the event the day after CM may not be such a great idea.
If you're the typical CM freak (me!) your day starts at 4am, and ends some time after midnight. Granted, the drive from CP to GL is cake but put yet another long fun filled day on top of CM and it can get rough. Not everyone gets a hotel room in or close to Sandusky for CM. I thought to have the event a different Friday in June would be better since then we could have CM, CoasterMadness and then CExt. But what do I know?
Last year my hubby and I were dragging at GL by PM ERT. This year we got smarter. We have someone to watch the horses for me and we reserved a hotel room so we can sneak in an afternoon nap and not have to worry about the long drive home that night. After CM then CExt, our drive home last year really sucked big time :(
But the flip side is that GL definitely learned from it's sister park how to throw an event. Last years event was non stop fun, the lunch was yummy and the Q&A with management was awesome. ERT was total ERT, we got to reride Dominator 10x, and they even added X-Flight ERT because someone (not me!) asked for it.
The best thing this season is that WWK will be open so we can hang out there some time between ERT times :)
I hope for GL more people will take advantage of this fun event, after all it is all about friends, food and the ERT, isn't it? :)
Lifetime Raptor flights: 1077 :)
I'm seriously thinking of going to CoasterMania, and if we do, we'll probably go to Geauga too. But we wouldn't travel to Ohio just for Geauga.
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