Con-Quest 2003! (long)

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Monday, June 30, 2003 8:04 PM
This is the only Coaster-Con trip report?! Come on! What else happened there? How were the ERTs? How were the vidoes/photos? Who won the contests?

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 10:03 AM
Sorry, Bubba, I tried! I was also looking forward to reading some other reports, especially Mooshie's and Gator's. Too bad they are LAZY! ;-)

The ERT sessions were mostly pretty good. Sunday night: Let's see, Alengeist with a line or stay-on conditions on BBW? I'll take 10 rides on BBW for $100, Alex! BBW was a lot of fun at night, with good ops and lots of enthusiasts howling through the Virginia night. Too much fun! Monday night: I really wish BGW had opened another coaster besides Apollo's, as it was really running well and I wanted more rides! The op was a lot of fun and really tried to whip the crowd into a frenzy...too bad no one told him "E.R.T.!" was a lame chant. I missed Tuesday's ERT's due to a side trip to SFA (worst decision of my whole trip, LOL!).

Wednesday's 2 ERT sessions at PKD were both REALLY fun, with lots of coasters to choose from and food provided. The ops weren't as fun as BGW's, but Chris Murray and I took matters into our own hands, getting a trainload on Rebel Yell to shout out ACE's slogan: "Gravy! Gravy! Gravy!". I missed the rest of PKD's ERT sessions as we moved on up to Pa. the next day.

Can't comment on the photo/video contests or the banquets, as I was back in NYC by Friday night. I know Coasterbuf won second prize for his Southport video (Go Greg!!!!) and the winner of the video contest was a segment on SFOG. I'm sure all of the winners will be listed in the next issue of Rollercoaster!, which hopefully will be out before NEXT year's Con...


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Mike Miller - Amazingly enough, RCDB.COM can answer many of your questions...although it still won't clear up your acne or help you get a date to the prom.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 11:12 AM
Will Moosh and Gator's TRs have details on the ACE pajama party?
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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 11:48 AM
Damn, we were just down the road Tuesday night and we forgot to go!!! NOW you remind me, Chris...sheesh!

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Mike Miller - Amazingly enough, RCDB.COM can answer many of your questions...although it still won't clear up your acne or help you get a date to the prom.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 9:25 AM
Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know I got my Con-Quest photos uploaded and organized. They can be viewed at:

http://photos.yahoo.com/bassistist

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Mike Miller - Ready to go back to BGW, SFNE, or Morey's

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 11:44 AM
Mamoosh's avatar I'm still working on my trip report but it won't be as detailed as Bass's, it will just be a run down of what coasters/ride/parks were new to me. Bass pretty much covered everything else I would have said.

mOOSH

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A random Mooshter's Dawntionary listing: Oyster [n.] a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddish expressions.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 6:34 PM
First, I'll say I went with Nightride and his dad. We meet up with Dana (Guy) from Canada. It wasn't an intended meet, but I'm glad we met him.

Bass, the ERT on BBW was very nice. I got in about 2 rides on Alpie, 1 on Bumper Cars, and 8 on BBW. I enjoyed the howling alot. I was there with my Hypersonic shirt on, I'm a stupid 16 year old! :)

Apollo was running very well during the ERT, especially with 3 trains. The ride op said he was an ACE member. He was enthusiastic, but stacking trains! ;)

Day 3 at BGW was Loch Ness Monster ERT. I got in 1 ride during ERT, but I wasn't feeling good. I got 3 rides in the rain after ERT, with little to no wait. Also got in some 4 Alpie runs before I wasn't feeling too well again (I'll leave out the details). I think we left alittle after twelve because we were soaking wet and tired. I went home and slept for like, 17 hours, missing PKD's day one ERT (home park, not much of a loss).

The Day 1 PKD Night ERT was alot of fun. I enjoyed all three woodies, especially Rebel Yell and Grizzly. Dana and I tried to get Backwards to go faster up the lift, but we all knew Forwards was just too much. I actually found the RY ride ops very enthusiastic, with chants and such.

The last ERT session I did was Friday Morning. It was actually quite nice. Everyone was at breakfast, so the ERT was empty. Shockwave, Triple Spin, and Rebel Yell was open. Drop Zone was suppose to be, but the replaced it with RY, I guess they had some technical difficulties.

I really enjoyed the banquet. I don't remember anyone's names who won anything. Except, Black7 won 5th place in the photo contest. A picture of William's Grove Cyclone in the snow won first place. A movie of "Perfect Day at Six Flags Over Georgia" won. It was my favorite as well. I didn't really like the second place video, it was quite boring.

Overall, I loved CoasterCon 26, and I'm already set for next year's at CP and SFWoA!

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Free Falls on Drop Zone: 11!
Batwing Flights: 7!
Superman: Ride of Steel Airtime-age: 10!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 11:15 PM

RCTfan said:
I'm a stupid 16 year old! :)

This explains a few things.



RCTfan said:
Apollo was running very well during the ERT, especially with 3 trains. The ride op said he was an ACE member. He was enthusiastic, but stacking trains! ;)

The Op was doing a great job with keeping the energy high and keeping the lines moving fairly quickly, especially with the single rider queue open. I'm sure it's not easy to NOT stack trains on a three train operation. It all has to do with safety.


RCTfan said:
Dana and I tried to get Backwards to go faster up the lift, but we all knew Forwards was just too much.

How were you doing this...did you put all your weight towards the front (well, technically the back) of the train?


RCTfan said:
I didn't really like the second place video, it was quite boring.

I may be biased on this one, but do you have no sense of art? Oh wait, you're 16....that explains it!

Tony!
-apparently in a really feisty mood at the moment


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Sea Monkeys have my money






*** This post was edited by Schnapps! 7/3/2003 3:16:28 AM ***
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Thursday, July 3, 2003 6:54 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Tony - Nice to see you posting here...remind me to give you a quoting lesson!

mOOSH

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A random Mooshter's Dawntionary listing: Oyster [n.] a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddish expressions.

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Thursday, July 3, 2003 7:20 AM
Schaaps...I love it! Great user name. Good to see you here, Tony!

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Mike Miller - I shall call him Squishy, and he shall be mine, and he shall be my Squishy.

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Thursday, July 3, 2003 7:55 AM
Looks like someone had too much Shnapps before he posted! ;)

Hi Tony!

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Thursday, July 3, 2003 8:03 AM
Tony! You do know I'm forever indebted to you for checking on me in that bathroom don't you? ;)
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Thursday, July 3, 2003 8:13 AM
rollergator's avatar Tony!!! E-mail me please....I have some stuff I need to send you, and mOOSH won't give me your home address cause he knows I'm a stalker....;)

bill, hoping this thread outgrows "Whatever happened to C'buzz"

P.S. The quoting lesson never worked on me, but I'm a slow learner....now would you PLEASE watch the tram car!
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It seems today, that all you see, are violins in movies, and sax on TV....

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Thursday, July 3, 2003 8:56 AM
Hey Con-Quest-A-Dorks!

I'm making the effort to try to post often,,,just don't hold your breath! ;) I'll be in touch with you all soon.

BTW, chris, I don't touch the stuff. Anymore, that is! ;)

And bASS, nice signature.

Tony!
-watching the tram car.

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Sea Monkeys have my money.

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Thursday, July 3, 2003 1:05 PM
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The Op was doing a great job with keeping the energy high and keeping the lines moving fairly quickly, especially with the single rider queue open. I'm sure it's not easy to NOT stack trains on a three train operation. It all has to do with safety.

How were you doing this...did you put all your weight towards the front (well, technically the back) of the train?

I may be biased on this one, but do you have no sense of art? Oh wait, you're 16....that explains it!

Tony! -apparently in a really feisty mood at the moment
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Op thing: Please notice the ;) meaning a wink, as in, kidding. The op did just fine.

We tried to blow, but that didn't work, all in good fun. Of course, none of the attempts actually worked, we wanted a course race, not a lift race.

I thought the video was okay in the fact that is showed stuff from other parks, other than that, I was boring. I prefered something alittle more upbeat.

[Edits]Quoting option isn't working in my favor [/edit]

Jeremy
-a fiesty, stupid 16 Year Old, and Proud

*** This post was edited by RCTfan 7/3/2003 5:07:39 PM ***

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