Coasting for Kids 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011 10:38 AM
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I have been on a few fansites lately trying to pump up the attendance since our cheerleader Jason is in Germany.


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Friday, July 8, 2011 2:38 PM
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I don't know how to get a hold of you, so I'll say it here. Thanks for the donation, RGB. I miss reading you around here. :)

You need to get a freekin' Facebook account already, buddy.


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Friday, July 8, 2011 9:50 PM
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ApolloAndy said:
Zing!

The one person at MiA is going to be pretty lonely.

For sure! What a VIP experience though, to ride around on a private train? If they get that, that is.


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Friday, July 8, 2011 10:27 PM

I gotta tell ya...I've mentioned before that this is the first time I've done something like this..at least voluntarily. And I'm looking forward to the 24th an awful lot. But I'm also enjoying this process. My fundraising has dried up, but I raised about 4X as much as I hoped for, although I did not set a goal on my page. I'm enjoying seeing how well others are doing, what the response is at each park, what each park is planning. This is a lot of fun for a wonderful cause.

But I have a question..or an observation, really. There's a person...who I'll leave nameless here..who is registered for CFK at SIX different parks. Does that mean he's doing the virtual rider thing? And does that mean he paid the registration fee six times? I'm just a little confused. Well, I'm a LOT confused, but on this, just a little.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Friday, July 8, 2011 10:40 PM
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I don't know who you are talking about, but a virtual rider does not pay a registration fee, so That is probably the case here. I really don't see any benefit in registering for six parks though. That is peculiar.

...Ohhhh. I can't stand not knowing. Who ARE you talking about?

Last edited by LostKause, Friday, July 8, 2011 10:40 PM
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Friday, July 8, 2011 11:26 PM

LostKause said:
I don't know who you are talking about, but a virtual rider does not pay a registration fee, so That is probably the case here. I really don't see any benefit in registering for six parks though. That is peculiar.

...Ohhhh. I can't stand not knowing. Who ARE you talking about?

There's a person who is registered at CP, Dorney, WOF, CW, Carowinds and KD. I'm just electing not to use his name..could be a pseudonym, or something. But if you look at the fundraisers for each of those parks on the map/event page, you'll find his name. I believe he only shows $25 raised TOTAL..but don't hold me to that. It's just odd to me.

Well, Phil Collins played at Live Aid in London and Philly on the same day. Maybe....


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 12:09 AM
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I investigated this, Mike, and found the answer here. I should work for a newspaper of something. lol


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Saturday, July 9, 2011 2:03 PM

Hmmm...as freaky as this, I might be able to participate at Cedar Point, thanks to a change of event schedule that occurred yesterday. I was suppossed to be in the Sandusky area the following weekend, but not any more.

I know I can raise at least $100 within that time, if not substantially more. I also think I might be able to get someone to join me in raising funds.


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Saturday, July 9, 2011 8:45 PM
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I just got a small part-time job at the local music store. I got a phone call this morning asking me if I could come in and begin work. What this means is that I might be able to attend the Kings Island event after all. I wont know for sure until much closer to the 24th. I really hope I can make it. :)


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Sunday, July 10, 2011 10:23 AM

I am up to $104 in donations in 12 hours...my goal is $250. I am looking forward to seeing those that are participating and feel pretty good about being able to help these kids in need.


Fever I really enjoy the Simpsons. It's just a shame that I am starting to LOOK like Homer.
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Sunday, July 10, 2011 11:00 AM

2 weeks to go! :)


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Sunday, July 10, 2011 11:55 AM

Mathyou said:
2 weeks to go! :)

Yep..and it'll be just about lunchtime at Dorney. I wonder how many rides I'll have on Steel Force by that time. I'd guess about 60 or so...


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:31 PM
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Good luck with that, Mike. I couldn't last 10 or so (in a row) on Racer at Kings Island last year. Maybe it has something to do with age? Or maybe it has something to do with the ride. I do know that about ten years ago, I totally enjoyed riding Magnum a dozen or so times in a row. I wonder if I could do that nowadays?

Part of my fundraising tactics last year was telling people that I was going to get as sick as I could on Racers, even mentioning that I might throw up. That got a lot of people laughing, and donating.

Last edited by LostKause, Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:32 PM
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Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:39 PM
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Mike Gallagher said:
I wonder how many rides I'll have on Steel Force by that time. I'd guess about 60 or so...

Might want to double-check that math. :)


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Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:41 PM

LostKause said:
Good luck with that, Mike. I couldn't last 10 or so (in a row) on Racer at Kings Island last year. Maybe it has something to do with age? Or maybe it has something to do with the ride. I do know that about ten years ago, I totally enjoyed riding Magnum a dozen or so times in a row. I wonder if I could do that nowadays?

Part of my fundraising tactics last year was telling people that I was going to get as sick as I could on Racers, even mentioning that I might throw up. That got a lot of people laughing, and donating.

I'm revising my estimate to 40. I forgot the event starts at 10, not 9. If they set aside a train for participants only..as Carrie said they did last year..then I figure about 18-20 rph. Maybe it does have something to do with age, but in the reverse direction from what you're thinking, Travis. I'm 46, and I can handle multiple rides waaay better than I could when I first got into this "hobby" in the mid-late 80's. One of my contributors, my friend Ellen, left this comment on my page: "You really think you can ride a coaster more than once???" The answer is yes, and she, of course, knows that. While Steel Force may not be my favorite coaster at Dorney, it's probably the one I can marathon most easily.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:52 PM
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Mike Gallagher said:

I'm revising my estimate to 40. I forgot the event starts at 10, not 9. If they set aside a train for participants only..as Carrie said they did last year..then I figure about 18-20 rph.

Still might want to double-check that math.

One lap on SF is right around 3 minutes from station to station. Running two 'public' trains and the GKTW train - well, seems like you're shooting high.

Plus, Carrie mentioned last year that they were able to do about 12 laps per hour. ;)

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 2:09 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

Mike Gallagher said:

I'm revising my estimate to 40. I forgot the event starts at 10, not 9. If they set aside a train for participants only..as Carrie said they did last year..then I figure about 18-20 rph.

Still might want to double-check that math.

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Math and geography have never been strong suits of mine. I don't care how many laps I get, because it's all gravy on the biscuits of a great cause!


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 2:36 PM
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I'm just giving you a hard time. :)

Be pretty nuts if they could cycle trains like that though.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Sunday, July 10, 2011 2:36 PM
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Sunday, July 10, 2011 7:00 PM

Well, I know last year we were approaching 60 laps on Gemini around the time lunch was served. Keep in mind we started at 7am. Looks like you'll be at Dorney, so...eh, I figured you'll have between 25-35 laps under your belt by lunch time, depending on how well the crew is that day.

Speaking of crew, any idea on how to request the same crew from the past two years? I know at least 2 of them are still working at CP as I occasionally run into them from time to time at the park. Those guys were so much fun!


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Monday, July 11, 2011 9:59 AM

Lord Gonchar said:
I'm just giving you a hard time. :)

I know, but it's a factual statement, nonetheless. my NIGHTMARE Jeopardy game board includes:

Mathematics, Geography, Politics, Royalty, Those Darned Etruscans, and Roller Coasters. (Kidding on that last one..I think)


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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