Thursday, May 24, 2001 1:00 AM
Right now, my favorite is Titan at SFoT. Luckily, I live only 10 minutes away from this outstanding park. I have ridden Titan every single day since the park began daily operation. This week the park closed at 6 pm on weekdays and 10 pm on weekends. I get off work at 5 every day and I always pass by SFoT on my way to and from work. So every day I head straight from work to the park to ride Titan. I can usally drive from work to the park in about 5 minutes. Generally when I get there the park is starting to empty out since it's so close to closing time. The Texas Giant is usally a walk on around this time of day, and Titan takes no more than 15 mins. Generally, I am able to ride 5 times on Titan in the space of an hour (5pm-6pm). Next week the park begins staying open until 8pm everyday (10pm on weekends) and the week after the park will began staying open until 10pm everyday of the week.
Think about it, I will be able to ride Titan an average of about 10 times a day during the summer. And that's to say nothing of the Texas Giant and other great rides at SFoT.
My question is this. How many of you live close enough to theme parks to be able to ride your favorite coasters anytime you choose?
I can ride on a whim if I choose to. I might be at a movie or walking around a shopping mall when I glance down at my watch and see that it is about 8:30 or so. Then I might think to myself "Well it's 8:30, what should I do. I know, I'll run down and take a few rides on Titan while the crowds are thinning out". I hop in my car and 10 minutes later I'm walking into the park where Titan awaits.
How many others have this luxary? How close do you live to your home park? Do get to ride as often as you want like I do?
BTW, I had 5 rides on Titan today, I had 8 yesterday and 4 the day before. I be taking more rides tomorrow and the day after that and....well you get the idea.
Thursday, May 24, 2001 3:52 AM
Its Lucky for some.......
I am around 5000 miles from mine...SROS-SFNE....and i have found out i cant get back this year...i have to wait.......in Scotland ...ah well never mind...sob*
Thursday, May 24, 2001 4:28 AM
I'm about 600 miles away. I've only been once, but got about 15 rides in.
Superman:Ride of Steel-Six Flags New England
Thursday, May 24, 2001 5:08 AM
15 rides straight yesterday...The Villain
Thursday, May 24, 2001 7:11 AM
My favorite continues to be Raptor. My parents live about 20 minutes from Sandusky, so once per year I make as many laps as I can.
Thursday, May 24, 2001 9:00 AM
Unfortunatly my home park(Oaks Park,Portland,OR)doesnt' have my favorite coaster,but it is a traditional park and is worthy of our support so that someday they might consider building a CCI woodie.(dream)For my favorite coaster,I have to travel 300 miles north to Vancouver,BC to the PNE/Playland to ride the Carl Phare masterpiece known as the Coaster.I am able to do this about once a year.
Thursday, May 24, 2001 9:26 AM
It all depends what the line looks like. I refuse to ride any coaster with a long Q line. Although I usually get 3 or 4 on it.
Thursday, May 24, 2001 11:53 AM
My favorite coaster is Millennium Force. I live about 4 hours away from Cedar Point so I got to ride it 3 times last year. I am planning on at least 3 trips this year so I should get 10 more rides. Otherwise my favorite coaster is SOB and I am 40 minutes away from that so I can ride that every day (this summer) if I chose.
Craig the Coaster Freak
Thursday, May 24, 2001 3:34 PM
Being is that I am not old enough, and the two parks closest to me are Michigan's Adventure (3 hrs.) and Cedar Point (3 hrs.) I seldom get to ride on my fav rides. Hopefully, this summer I will get to go twice to the Timbers and three of four times to the Point. Spoiled brats you all are!
Coasters- a little slice of heaven
Thursday, May 24, 2001 3:41 PM
I live 15 minutes from my #1 and #4 coasters Talon and Steel Force!