GP's fear of TTD

Tuesday, April 29, 2003 7:59 AM
You guys might find this surprising, but I cannot find *anyone* (TM Gator) to go with me on opening day. Even my wife, who has been on every coaster I have, is too scared to ride TTD. What effect do you feel this will have on the waits? Will people get over their initial feel and ride? Or will the majority just watch from the grandstands?

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:06 AM
I think the public's fear will reduce the initial wait times in the first month or so, but it will take those that didn't want to ride in the first month and put them on it later in the season. So "opening day" waits will probably extend all year, if not further than that. Just my theory ...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:11 AM
I'm not scared of TTD at all.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:15 AM
Was this what you had in mind when you picked that screen name? :)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:15 AM
I dont see the lines being any less when this coaster opens. People will look at it run a few times, then get in line.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:28 AM
Well, what have been the reactions of your non-enthusiast friends (assuming you have any ;) )? Are they hyped up? Or are they excited to ride it? All of my non-enthusiast friends, even the "tough guys," are begging out.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:36 AM
Our little core group has a variety of friends and family (all easily considered GP) who occasionally visit different parks with us depending on time and location. I can honestly say not one of them has mentioned any apprehension at riding TTD. In fact, many have asked us when we plan on going to CP this year because they want to try it. We have about a dozen people going this year if everyone who's said they want to tag along comes through.

I don't think you'll see any reduction in potential lines because of fear of TTD. Are people really "afraid" of rides? Isn't that anxiety and fear exactly why these rides exist?

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*** This post was edited by Lord Gonchar 4/29/2003 12:36:46 PM ***

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:37 AM
Most of my friends are non-enthusiasts but when they go to amusement parks, they will ride every coaster. TTD will be no different.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:37 AM
In my dorm (yes I know these are college males but they are still GP) no one is afraid of TTD and actually cant wait to get on it.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:39 AM
All of my non-enthusiast friends have no idea what TTD even is. Even after describing it to them, most remain unimpressed, or at least lacking interest. That's what makes them non-enthusiasts, I guess.

I'm pretty sure TTD WILL intimidate a number of people, even at CP. XLR8R does, (my wife also declined riding XLR8R despite riding everything else with me) and its less than half the size of TTD. The lines for XLR8R are always much shorter than Ghostrider's. That being said, I doubt that TTD will be a walk-on, there will still be plenty of takers.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:40 AM
I had to ask another guy to go with me and my wife, because my wife refuses to ride it... and she loves Millennium Force. And the guy I asked says he is getting really nervous about riding. But I'm going to force him.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:53 AM
I really would like to apologize for these smart remarks. They're too fun to resist sometimes.

I don't think they'll have problems finding riders, though.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 8:56 AM
Exactly, folks this is CP and we all know that their will be plenty of us there all year so no matter how tempting it might be to believe TTD will be a walkon, I promise you it wont be.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 9:03 AM
The majority of the people I work said that I would have to try really really hard to get them on that thing. Most of them didn't even know the name. They have just heard about it and call it "that new one". Or "the one that goes straight up and straight down". A few of them are anxious/excited to ride it, but to say they aren't nervous probably wouldn't be a true statement.

It shouldn't have that much affect on the wait times. Like Gonchar said, it is the fear of riding that attracts some people.

I for one, will be on it May 4th and there is no doubt in my mind that will be a great experience.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 9:04 AM
A walkon? At CP? What's that? Never heard of it before ;) GP, keep 'em coming, they're funny, just you've had so many opportunities lately, it seems as if you picked the name just for that purpose!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 10:14 AM
I showed my friend the pic and asked her and she said Hell no, lol. She gets on every coaster so I think some people would hesistate but it won't effect those 2 + hour lines that its going to have. People that go to CP should be used to record breakers anyway like starting from Gemini to Magnum than MF than TTD. People are gonna get on.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 10:28 AM
I think the people who will ride it just to say they did will outnumber those who outright won't ride. Just my guess.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 10:34 AM
I was really surprised by just how many people I saw leaving the queue for Xcelerator, telling their friends that there was no way they were riding it after watching the launch. Of course, CP is more of a thrill park than Knott's is, so it probably has a slightly different clientele. Nonetheless, I am nervous to ride that thing...knowing some of the kicks of airtime I've gotten on Xcelerator, I'm definitely apprehensive about having that same kick at 420 feet...
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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:50 AM
My family is more or less GP. When I told them about TTD, they immediately rolled their eyes, and said no way. Why? Because they didn't want to wait three hours just to go straight up and straight down 400+ feet at 100+ mph. They wanted more than that.

Maybe they're not as much GP as I thought...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:57 AM
Wait a minute, why would General Public be afraid of me? He's never met me!

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