Dealing With Unbearable Excitement

Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:52 PM
Don't I make it sound like a bad thing? lol. I'm going to Cedar Point in 10 days and I can't stand it. I am so excited that I wanna scream and cry. lol. What do all of you do to deal with excitement? I know these 10 days are gonna feel like 10 months to me but I wanna know how to pass the time. lol. I know it sounds crazy but if anyone has any, post em' here!
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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:56 PM
I never can sleep the night before a new park. Keep busy and don't concentrate on the park if you can.

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Steel: 1)MF, 2)Goliath, 3)Magnum
Wood: 1)Villain, 2)Beast, 3)Roar(SFMW)

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:56 PM
No, but I'd like to know too because I can relate. Since I only get to go once a year, I get really excited. The night before is what's terrible. Next year I'll grow out of it though! My parents are going to let me drive it myself, so I'm getting a season pass!
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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:56 PM

Build a reaaaalllly long coaster on RCT. Then, retrack it with a different coaster type!

Seriously, get out and do something. Hang out with friends... ride around town... go hang out at a church... read a book... play video games... go to work with your parents... (someone help me, I'm dyin'!)

Funny thing is, the same thing happens to me before I visit any park. :)

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 9:00 PM
Drugs and alcohol...that's how I pass the time. Wait! What do were we talking about? (J/K)

Seriously though, try to do stuff to pass the time in the next few days. Go to the mall, hang out with friends, etc. Try to get some sleep by thinking about other things than The Point (If all else fails, take a sleep aid...or the almight and drowsy-inducing Dramamine...be careful, they dissolve very quickly). If you have it, play RCT...if you don't...what's wrong with you?!

Something that would be right for your situation would be to try to get your hands on "Cedar Point: The Queen of American Watering Places"...it gives you a great glimpse into the past, and toublesome times in the park's history , as well as the Golden Age. It's somewhat hard to get your hands on though because it is farely rare.

*** This post was edited by CPgenius on 7/24/2002. ***

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 9:30 PM

I had the same kind of anticepation when I was a kid. I could never get to sleep the night before a park trip and in the daytime I was more then preoccupied with my excitment. I don't recall how i ever got through it. It's like Christmas but more intense. I would just daydream about going to whatever park for weeks and weeks before the actuial trip. The day after the trip was always a relief because I could get on with my life.

I don't know about others, but i outgrew the "unbearable excitement" as I grew older. I don't know if it dimmed because I have emotionally matured or because I just got used to going to parks.

Anywho, I know how it feels. Maybe get involved with another hobbie or something while waiting for your trip, like designing a haunted house for your friends and family for a halloween party.

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-KoRn is the Millennium Force of ROCK-

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 10:19 PM
I tend to sit on coasterbuzz, although, I do that when I'm bored to.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 10:46 PM
I can never sleep before a big trip to a park or a vacation. Before boarding Xcelerator I felt high and gitty.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:57 AM

I used to get so excited, every time I would take a breath, I'd get a shot of adrenaline. And then I would get so nervous that it would rain, or that the best ride would be closed. I would check the Weather Channel every 10 minutes...

I still get pretty excited before a new park, but only the night before, not weeks in advance. Sometimes I just go to bed early to make the time pass faster! And I use relaxation techniques to calm myself down. If that doesn't work.... there's always NyQuil. ;)

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He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 8:23 AM
Yeah, I would be getting excited, but I'm done with coasters this year. :(
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 8:48 AM
Don't fight it. Anticipation is the best part of any new activity. Work yourself into a slathering frenzy and scare the hell out of all your friends. That's what I usually do. Amazingly, several of them have joined me on trips.

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Jeff-Jeff
Wood - Raven
Steel - Millennium Force
Generic, isn't it?

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 9:05 AM
Im having the same problem...Were going to so-cal for the first time ever and Im really excitied. Even though I go to Cedar point every year I still
get really excited.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 9:19 AM
Heroine works for me.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 12:53 PM
I can NEVER sleep before any park, lol. The night before Kennywood, I slept but one hour the whole night, lol.

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Good Times!! Good Times!!
CCI Lives On!!!!
-Patrick

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 3:17 PM
i feel the same way. im going to kennywood and cedar point on the 24th of aug. and im counting down the days. i can barley get to sleep now and its a month away.
i havent been to the point in like 3 years. havent been to kennywood. cant wait to hit PR and MF. and raptor again, mantis again, magnum again, jack rabbit(predicting new #1 woodie), iron drag...er...not looking forward to dragging iron
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 3:26 PM
I suggest going to as many websites as possible to get stats and reviews and info on all of the coasters you will be riding. Surfing coaster sites and reading stats about the coasters helps me usually. Also, take some kind of sleeping pill, I always do the night before.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 3:59 PM
I'm going to SFGAm tomorrow and I'm hoping I can sleep and I've gone some 4 times this year (not a huge amount for any of you but HUGE HUGE HUGE for me!) I've always suffered from it. Unfortunately my mom is drug nutcase meaning she is afraid of all medication etc. so unisom is out of the question I just watch Jay Leno re runs and all the infomercials on the tv the night before. After that first coaster ride, all your energy is back.

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Tuesday's Gone With The Wind.
Elijah Rock.
Is it written in the stars?
La Vie Boheme!!!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 4:05 PM
Yes, NyQuil can work wonders...as well as Benadryl.

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LocoBazooka--Sevendust, Nonpoint, Stereo Vent, Mushroomhead
Korn Tour (With no name)--Korn, Puddle of Mudd, Deadsy

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 6:01 PM

I'm going to Cedar Point in 3 days and 2 nights. I've lucked out, however, in that I've been able to keep busy in the last few days leading up to Cedar Point.

(Heh, actually what's been keeping me up the past few nights was thinking about this girl I met Anastasia...)

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Tommy Penner - Variable X
Millennium Force, Magnum, Raptor, Blue Streak, Shivering Timbers, MiA Corkscrew, GhostRider, Jaguar - 1 each

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 6:03 PM
Take echinacea! Overexcitement taxes the immune system and will make you sick. I always get sick before a trip.

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"If the beats were made of meat then they would have to be me ..." - L.L. Cool J

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