The one I can remmeber off the top of my head was a kid at Coaster Con in Florida last year who was bragging about the fact that he took out his phone on Hulk and made a phone call during the ride. I confronted him about it, and he couldn't understand why I was upset. Idiots.
That being said, 99% of enthusiasts I've met are respectful of the parks rules and courtious to others. *** Edited 6/12/2007 3:44:35 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***
I find almost zero benefit to being a member of that club
Yea their website and magazines have no advertisements or pop ups, probably seems bizarre to you.... :)
Or is it because the teenagers are the ones who really don't care that the 35 year olds have been to 95% of the parks in North America and have ridden 400 coasters, they aren't going to move out of the line just because someone's riding statistics "award" them that privilege?
Or is it just because the bulk of the "GP-ish" teenagers who show up tagging along with their friends, or just trying out this coaster club thing show up the enthusiasts on not only in-park behavior, but general decent human behavior and generally have a better time?
Just curious ...
*** Edited 6/13/2007 2:35:30 AM UTC by Impulse-ive***
I would agree that there is that annoying percentage of enthusiasts as well, but of the major infractions I've been a witness too, they have all been caused by teenagers.
I was nearly trampled in the queues of Kinda Ka, blatent attempts at line jumping on Mamba, my previously mentioned kid making a phone call on Hulk. Inall the only thing that I can think of adults doing that really annoys me is smoking in line. And some of them were teenagers too. *** Edited 6/13/2007 3:53:30 AM UTC by Jason Hammond***
However this being my third CM event, I do find it amusing reading the posts above that some are not only "line snobs" with respect to public -and with public I sometimes can be too- but even within our own group.. If you read between the lines, what some are really saying is "I wish less coaster enthusiasts were going to this event.." Sort of defeats the purpose of the organizations than huh? LOL
But I digress.. I like being in a group of people who share the same interest and still know in my mind that im in a park that has several thousand less people it could once the gates open at 10am.
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There are many coaster clubs. Basicly all of them can get into Coaster Mania. And while most people here are talking about enthusiasts in general, I have to take exception to the people who are putting down ACE'rs. The club is definatly not for everyone. I can understand that. But ACE has strict guidlines about conduct. And I've seen people removed from events for not adhearing to said guidlines.
On the off chance that someone does see something happen at an event, please say something to an event coordiantor. That person will be delt with. But, don't just shake your head, wag your finger and assume all enthusiasts are idiots.
*** Edited 6/13/2007 3:57:18 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***
I can only imagine how annoyed my son will be when we wake him up at 5:30am to go riding coasters. Heh!
I'd rather be riding Roller Coasters....or baking.
Honestly though, that's not all that far from the truth. As much as I dig the rides, I find that the number of people in the community that I have something in common with is tiny. Maybe it's ironic, but the last thing I want to do when I'm at a park is talk about coasters with people I don't know. Sure, I'll bang out a dozen rides on something, but I'm less interested in waiting for hours for a ride, or marathoning 30 laps, or boycotting Kings Island because they took out one stupid ride.
...what some are really saying is "I wish less coaster enthusiasts were going to this event.." Sort of defeats the purpose of the organizations than huh?
I used to go to a ton of events, but now, not so much. It's not that I think I'm better than anyone or something stupid like that, I just don't get a lot out of it. I probably wouldn't even organize CBC events if it weren't for the likelihood that my closest friends would be there.
The first couple of years I was in amazement what some people will complain about. Now it's just pure entertainment to watch and they don't disappoint.
Unfortunately every group will have their share of what my dad calls 'Get a Lifes.' Him being a former Trekkie he had more than his share of stories over people who fretted over the dumbest things. It was simply mind boggling over what people would lose sleep over. He just liked the show and I'm sure when nobody was looking, wear the uniforms. He wasn't worried about what Mr. Spock's dialect was or if the Enterprise could achieve 'Ludicrous Speed'.
Dear God please make it so.
Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers
Get over it. So people disagree with you. Happens to me every day. A lot of people don't see any value in ACE, others do. If you dig it, join it, if not, don't.
Your funny. I need to get over it. The consistent bashing of the club (ACE) that, pretty much started it all for the rest of these clubs, especially this one.
I'm starting to think that the rejects from ACE got together one day, and said, We'll show them, let's start our own club. We'll call it Coasterbuzz.
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