Don't all these coasters have the same layouts? Also, Space Mountain should count as 2 at WDW because they are 2 different coasters with 2 different layouts.
Just my .02
As for racers/duelers, I personally count them as 2, at least for the racer I've been on (American Eagle). I do because each side gives a durastically different ride (blue sucks, red rocks except for the helixes)
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For the record, I count each coaster I physically ride once. If it has more than one track I still count it as one, so for example Dueling Dragons, Gwazi, or Kennywood's Racer are each counted as one in my track record, not two. If that coaster is moved to another park, I won't recount it, so while I've ridden SFAW's Batman The Escape I don't count it because I rode that coaster previously when it was Shockwave at SFMM. Since I count each individual coaster I do count clones. My reason is because if you ride SFMM's Batman you have not physically ridden any of the others.
Other people count differently that I do and that's fine. Chose your method and stick with it.
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And as far as this topic goes. Me and my twin brother Jasper are just one person, so your answer is no.
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A FREEFALL ride is just that. A simulated FREEFALL where the enclosure is dropped down a shaft. S:TE runs on wheels and maintains constant contact with the track below.
If a park has 10 coasters and I ride them all, even if one is a boomerang and I rode a boomerang at another park, then I rode 10 coasters in addition to the others I have already ridden. One parks boomerang may ride incredibly different than another.
If you rode SFA's SROS, should you bother with SFNE's SROS????
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It's interesting that most people can seperate the two Superman mirrors at SFA and SFDL as it makes you realize that location plays a huge part in how we see a coaster. You could clone Ninja at SFMM six times over, but take away the SFMM terrain and you've got a completely different ride. Just a thought...
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Kennywood's racer is one continuous track. So in theory you'd have to ride both sides just to have one full circuit of the track. If you only rode one side wouldn't you technically only have ridden on half the circuit?
This bring us back to regular side by side racers. I tend to think they'd be counted as one, but if I only ride one side then do I count it? If so, then what about someone who's ridden both sides?
Lots of silly little questions.
Mamoosh pretty much nailed it. As long as you're ok with the way you keep track, then it's "correct". The isn't a contest and someone who has ridden more coasters is not better than someone who hasn't ridden so many.
Unfortunately, there are many out there who look at it as a contest, call someone who has ridden more coasters more of an "expert" than someone who hasn't, and go to every length to pad their counts (including stories I have heard of someone who "borrowed" a stranger's kid just to ride a kiddie coaster that was "adults accompaning a child only" and also scoping out any and all kiddie coasters they can find just for the numbers).
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Space mountains roller coaster tracks are both different. If you go to your right, there are more helixes on that track, while if you go to your left, there are more drops.
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