Saturday, April 20, 2002 8:47 AM

What would you do in a very sparcely crowded park? Run from ride to ride, relax, marathon? What's the closest you've come to "living every coaster fanatic's dream?"

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 9:00 AM
Last year I went to Knoebels when they were open for school picnics. It was a rainy day in the mid 50's in May and there were only a few busses and handful of cars in the parking lot. I thought it would be awsome but me the goof I am was wearing shorts and T shirt and got cold pretty quick.I remember my fingers being so cold I could barely grab the rings on the Carousel. Before I left I got plenty of rerides on the Phoenix and Twister most of the time I had the train all to myself.
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Saturday, April 20, 2002 10:13 AM
I was at Sixflags Great Adventure one really cold april day in 2000 ,and the park was so dead! There where about 30 -50 cars pakred and about 5 - 7 busses ,and thats it. It was so cold thou and about to rain any sec, and if it did it was a slight mist just to make you feel colder, and every ride was empty with no wait and 90% of all the rides where open. I rode every coaster with a reride and was out the park by 1pm, the bad part of it is that i wasent dressed up too warm and couldent feel my hands.
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Saturday, April 20, 2002 11:25 AM
I went to Knoebels once and the ticket people said there were 12 people in the park. I think we saw about 3 others.
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Saturday, April 20, 2002 11:31 AM
Went to Cp on a weekday in june last year ... The park was dead... 10/15 minute wait for most major coasters there .. it was Heven !

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You really need to get some more BRAN in your diet

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 11:45 AM
I went to SFMM last Halloween--the park was practically empty from the time it opened until around 5 pm. I rode everything over and over again, in cluding Superman where i was th only one on the ride twice in a row. Same with many others. The down side was there was a few coasters down that day, DejaVu, Ninja, and Flashback, but there was plenty enough open for a fun filled day. My longest wait was for Colossus where i waited 3 minutes to ride it backwards.
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Saturday, April 20, 2002 11:49 AM
The closest I have came is last year at SFMW on a HOT day in Augest. It was Tueday, and in the morning, it was quite crowded, but once it grew hot, everyone left! Had about 2- 4 train wait for any row other than the front,and all the coasters.

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X-Flight World's Only flying coaster!
Batwing World's only flying coaster!
S:UF World's only flying coaster! Don' you love SF ?

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 12:17 PM
SFA - Hurricane Dennis. I rode both woodies for over an hour without leaving my seat. Walked on everything and got off when I felt like it!

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- Peabody

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 12:21 PM
Two day pass to Dorney last summer. No wait for Steel Force, Laser, Thunderhawk, Wild Mouse. 5 minute wait for front of Talon and Hercules.

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"Take me with you. I want to climb the 208' of Superman, hurl through five inversions on Batman, and freefall 20 stories on Scream. I don't throw up....I can entertain in long lines!!"

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 1:27 PM
Cedar Point. August 19th 2001. 0 people in the park for an hour. Rode Millennium Force for an hour without getting off. That one day I went on it 55 times. Same with Mantis Raptor and Magnum.

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-Sean Newman
74 coasters and growing
Life is a roller coaster ride it!!!

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 1:35 PM
I'd probably ride as many coasters as I could in the least amount of time. I'd probably eat a lot of food too.

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*Halo Talk*
-"That's enough indulgence Craig"
-"Sorry, I couldn't get off"

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 1:39 PM

Millennium Force for yourself in one hour?

If only i could have a lucky day like that on any parks... lol

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 1:40 PM

SFgadvMAN said:
Cedar Point. August 19th 2001. 0 people in the park for an hour. Rode Millennium Force for an hour without getting off. That one day I went on it 55 times. Same with Mantis Raptor and Magnum.

That's impossible. Especially on a weekend in August! At least make up something that's believeable :)

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- Peabody

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 1:45 PM
SFWoA last year early July. 5 minute wait max for all coasters, excluding X-Flight. You had to wait for more people to show up. It was awesome, but eventually, riding the coasters 4 or 5 times gets a little boring.
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Saturday, April 20, 2002 1:53 PM

Sweet, I'm going in August this year, maybe that'll happen to me! That's so cool.

Well, at BDK media day you could just keep ridign and riding. We would get off every ride to rotate seats, but they were consec rides. Also, at SFNE last year early june I only had to wait for 5 minutes to ride SRoS. That'll happen this year too.

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Why ride rough coasters when you can ride smooth ones?
1.Medusa-SFGAdv 1.Batman:The Chiller 1.Mo

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 2:16 PM
DisneyLand Paris - November 14th 2000

This is the closest I have had to visiting a very empty park. Of course I knew it was going to be quiet, especially as it was a weekday, and in November, but never this quiet, It was amazing. Every Ride was pretty much a walk on, or 15 mins max, No Ride reached over this total, Not even Indy Backwards(Space Mountain and Big Thunder were the only rides to reach both 15 mins max at its peak time, but were walk ons at times) Infact it was so quiet, the ride ops were letting you stay on if no one was queueing up.

Basiclly in 6 hrs 30 mins at the park, I managed 7 Rides on Space Mountain, 7 Rides on Indy Backwards, 4 Rides on Big Thunder, 2 Rides on Pirates, and Once on every other major ride, A Truely Awesome Day :)

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 2:16 PM
2 weeks ago I went to SFOG during the spring break week. It was a tuesday and it was very overcast, but no rain. There was NOBODY there. Rode everything twice, even lots of non-coaster rides I rarely go on at all. I usually take the leisurely pace if there's nobody at the park - no sense in running when there'll be no wait to speak of .
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Saturday, April 20, 2002 2:23 PM
I've had plenty of these. One that comes into mind, is School Daze Coaster Craze, which took place at SFWoA last year. Re-rides galore...

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Saturday, April 20, 2002 4:38 PM
Last October I went to SFAW while there was an Astros game and the Races downtown. I got to the park and saw NO ONE there. Walk on for everything. Once it got around 8 pm the haunted house lines became pretty long, but every coaster was walk on. I rode everything atleast 5 times. Best time ever at a theme park.
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Saturday, April 20, 2002 5:42 PM
Lake Compuonce-Population:14 That's right, it was the day after the Zoomerang got stuck for 17 hours. Barely anyone was brave enough to come to the park after the live coverage of Zoomerang's brake down and the other guy getting killed on Boulder Dash. I was the first to ride Zoomerang since its big accidet. I rode it three time consecutively, without the trains stoping, the park was that empty that the operator was asking me alone one the lift hill, "this the last one or you wanna' take another one?" The best part was riding Boulder Dash 14 times in one day!!! Then my indepentent exclusive ascess to the coaster shop. To top it off, I got a nice nap on Wildcat especially when the the chain lift stopped for 20 minutes then the brakes didn't work right on time and we got a free ride. Then I rode raced on Twisted Sisters 4 times with my friend and plunged innto the lake. Oh, and riding Boulder Dash at night is a must(as is any CCI at night)

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Top 5 Steels-------------Top 5 Woodies
1.Steel Dragon 2000------1.Boulder Dash
2.S:RoS(SFNE)-----------2.Roar@SFMW
3.Medusa WEST----------3.White Cyclone
4.Fujiyama---------------4.Regina
5.Pyrenees---------------5.Excalibur@Funtown

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