Why not? Hell, I once rode Cedar Point's Blue Streak via one of those mall kiosk things... well, rode it while watching someone else ride. Since I rode the Blue Streak in two different environments (amusement park and high-density commercial), I can count it twice! Three times if you include the time I rode it on a VERY cold and rainy morning...
OK, so now I'm finally convinced that a relocated coaster offers a different experience and should be recounted.
So if a wooden coaster runs a 7-car PTC that's at least 28 credits right there: surely the experience is slightly different depending on where you sit, right? Nitro? 36 credits! Heck, I can even squeeze 3 credits out of IB's T'ggr even though it runs single cars.
This is awesome! Just by counting seat positions my coaster count just went from 408 [using my old strict method] to over 8,000! ;)
You're failing to realize that each TRAIN offers a different experience as well. Take a spin on Nitro in each seat of every train and you can count Nitro 108 times. Something I'm sure Gonch does on a regular basis ;)
So does that mean CP's Gemini in its heyday had 180 different experiences based on the six trains they ran? Can we count the times when the trims were on and off, because there's a big difference in the helix without the trims. Should we start considering counting rides in the wind or rain separately from sunny days? Ugh.
My take - count it however you want. Do counts really matter anyway?
Scott -hovering at 296 for the last three years or so ;)
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Well I think that anything you have not ridden in the last 3 seasons should be dropped from your list because rides change so much over time. Also, there is no such thing as a defunct coaster. If a coaster no longer exists, then it is no longer a coaster, and you cannot count that either.
So what happens with a coaster like Joyland's? If you rode it in 1995 and then it closed, you have to remove it from your track record? After riding it upon its reopening, does it get added back into your track record, or do you get to count it twice because more than three years passed in between rides?
Okay, I just watched the video Chuck posted about and now I have The Bat credit. By the way, it is a super ride and I have never been on anything like it in my life. The video is good too, and I recommend everyone watch it right now.