Friday, May 28, 2004 11:29 PM
I know that a lot of people have huge track records, but how many coasters do you hit in one year (both new & old)? Your home park year in and year out, the same road trips every year, or different road trips every year.
Friday, May 28, 2004 11:34 PM
I'd say it's split down the middle of new trips and repeating trips.
(Most repeats are stuff like Phoenix Phun Phest (sp?), Stark Raven Mad, etc)
(New trips would be parks far away from home towns, ie parks on the west coast if you live on east coast and vice versa, and sometimes parks on other continents)
Friday, May 28, 2004 11:45 PM
I usually average about 10-20 different coasters a year. However 2 years ago (I believe it was 2, maybe 1 or 3) I rode over 100 different roller coasters. This was largely due to a Midwest coaster excursion and an end of the year Florida trip.
Friday, May 28, 2004 11:51 PM
I go to Cedar Point and/or Geauga Lake 2-3 times a week, and do each coaster there at least once (double Loop) durring the course of the year. I try to hit 10 or so other parks along the summer. So far, I did The above mentioned two, as well as the IX Indoor Amusement Park (added 1 to the coaster count with the Wild Mouse) Kennywood, and Waldammer. Keep trying to make it to Chicago, but either the weather or Physics Day stopped us. Now that we are at Memorial Day, and the crowds will be getting bigger, it looks like SFGA will be just like being a sports fan in Cleveland.... Wait till next year.....
Who is going to truck driving school, and might be delivering coaster track to a park near you!
Saturday, May 29, 2004 1:03 AM
Last year was a good year. About 150 coasters total with 60 some being new to me :)
Saturday, May 29, 2004 5:34 AM
I really have no idea what I do per year, but this year I am hitting more parks that I have never been to before, which is awesome.
Now events that I always do are KennyKon and Coastermania, and will do Stark Raven Mad again once that returns. ;-) I did a few southern regional events earlier this year which were SO fun, so I can see doing more of those.
I always do my "usual" PKI and CP opening weekends/closing weekends, and a couple of times in between.
Saturday, May 29, 2004 6:27 AM
On an 'average' year (if there is such a thing in the coaster world) I'll go to Thorpe Park a few times, and plan a vacation to take in a few parks here in england. This year, We're off in the direction of Blackpool, visiting Alton Towers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Southport Pleasureland and Camelot Theme Park.
Later in the year for our wedding anniversary we're going to go to Universal Meditteranea for a couple of days to get sun & soaked!
Last year didn't visit any parks until our honeymoon, when we went to florida, and we're heading back out again in 2006, to coincide nicely with expedition everest's opening.
Saturday, May 29, 2004 2:45 PM
I actually go to the same local park(s), and then add in new parks in each year. Last year, we began hitting as many parks as we could within a 4 or 5 hour driving trip from our house (Chicago). So we were able to hit SFStL, MiA, PKI, SFKK, IB. Also got in my first CP trip. This is all in addition to going to SFGAm whenever the coaster buzz is needed (pun intended).
This year, I already went to CP and made my first trip to GL. I am heading off for a longer road trip in a few weeks (the big trip for the summer since we hit mostly everything close to home already last year). I will be going to Kennywood, Lakemont, PKD, SFA, and BGW. Oh yeah, Las Vegas in December will add some new coasters in as well. I still have another CP trip planned for October and will hit SFGAm at least 4 more times this summer/fall.
And if planning is not in my blood, next summer is a big East Coast trip (along the coast), and also a trip to the Wisc Dells. Most likely a trip to California next April. 2006 will bring WDW in the late winter/early spring.
Other than those trips, hmmm, not sure where I will be going or what I will be riding (tee-hee). My best advice for all of this, is to get a map of the US (a big one), and buy the pins for it, and mark every park in the US on it. I used two different colors on my map, the parks I have been to, and the ones I need to go to. You can then figure out patterns, etc, on where to go, and what is nearby. You will be surprised how many parks you will end up going to then. I think heading to the local parks, driveable parks, and then doing a big trip once a year, will get on enough coasters to get your coaster fix (at least temporarily).