How to spot a coaster enthusiast:

Saturday, September 16, 2006 6:54 AM
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RatherGoodBear said:
Migrant enthusiast!

I just wonder if I'm going to turn left (toward Knoebels) or turn right (toward Hershey) at the end of my block.


^I am SURE that really sucks, Bear. ;)

I am pretty much a home park ho'. Camden is the closest at about 35 minutes, but I have about 10 or 12 that are within 3 1/2 to 5 hours. ;)

-Tina

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:17 AM

Sorry to resurrect this, but I thought I would use it instead of creating a new topic. This one happens to me a lot.

When the park closes in 30 mins. and you are one of the only people walking farther into the park to keep riding, while massive groups of people are walking the other way toward the exit.


My mother (1946-2009) once asked me why I go to Magic Mountain so much. I said I feel the most alive when I'm on a roller coaster.
2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 5:00 AM
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Not anymore. I'm old and cranky, so I'm probably on my way out, if not already headed for a nap by then.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Thursday, March 12, 2009 10:16 PM
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I stay until they kick me out.


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Thursday, March 12, 2009 10:32 PM
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SFMMAddict with a pretty good one, yes.

Reminds me a bit of when we nuts find ourselves alone in a remote part of a park first thing in the morning. I remember my last magical trip to Disneyland our best time was right at opening and having Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, and those areas all to ourselves. So awesome.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 10:35 PM
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Ah, well - Disney's a different ballgame. I stay until Extra Magic Hours are over, but I don't have to be riding anything. I just LOVE hanging out there, even sitting on the ground taking pictures is cool with me.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Thursday, March 12, 2009 10:38 PM

Matt, I've done things like that at SFMM too. On my last trip I went to the right side of the park first, since most people go to the left and go to X2 and Tatsu first. I rode Goliath, Colossus, Batman and Riddler's Revenge first. Each ride had less than 10 people in line.


My mother (1946-2009) once asked me why I go to Magic Mountain so much. I said I feel the most alive when I'm on a roller coaster.
2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

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Friday, March 13, 2009 12:33 PM
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How to spot a coaster enthusiast? The rope drops and they head to the back of the park.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Friday, March 13, 2009 4:02 PM

Another way to spot a coaster enthusiast: Its the guy who is reriding the same ride over and over again right before closing.

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Friday, March 13, 2009 5:52 PM
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I know that there is one that I think lives on the millennium Force! I swear he must sleep in his car and gets in at the crack of dawn! Even when we run to get the first ride of the day he is already there!


Life is like a rollercoaster! It is full of ups and downs!

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Friday, March 13, 2009 8:01 PM
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He could be an employee.


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Saturday, March 14, 2009 12:46 AM

ApolloAndy said:
How to spot a coaster enthusiast? The rope drops and they head to the back of the park.

Certain parks have remedied that situation by not opening the back of the park until one hour after park opening.


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 1:27 AM

Are all of your internet passwords names of coasters, designers or parks? Yep, you're an enthusiast! :)

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Saturday, March 14, 2009 1:46 AM

Touchdown, I'm guilty of that one too. On my last trip I rode Batman: TR 3 times in the last 15 mins the park was open. I always do that if I don't think I have enough time to walk somewhere else.

In my opinion, opening the back of the park one hour late just cheats the people who would have wanted to ride the rides in that area first.


My mother (1946-2009) once asked me why I go to Magic Mountain so much. I said I feel the most alive when I'm on a roller coaster.
2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 12:53 AM

During our October weekend excursions, or the pre/post IAAPA convention visits, if several managers are in line together, we have a certain manager who will say "This is a great Vekoma !" very loud, while in line for say...the Grizzly, or the Hulk. It never fails, but someone will eventually attempt to re-educate us.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 7:06 AM
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Touchdown said:
Another way to spot a coaster enthusiast: Its the guy who is reriding the same ride over and over again right before closing.

Um, guilty. :-})


My name is Mike, and I'm a coasterholic.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 7:11 AM

Okay, I habe one: You have a tattoo of your favorite ride.


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:55 AM
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Im going to say this article (first set) is probably the definitive way to spot an enthusiast:

http://www2.hernandotoday.com/content/2009/apr/01/scissor-attack-in...s-husband/


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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 3:52 PM

Somebody created a "Coaster Enthusiast" meme

If you've ever said/done any of these, you might need to re-evaluate your status.

P.S. Yes it's an old thread, but I didn't want to start a new one if there's a perfectly good old one right there.

Last edited by Willijs3, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 3:53 PM

They call me Sheehan.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 5:01 PM
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Some of those are pretty funny. lol


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