How to spot a coaster enthusiast:

Sunday, August 20, 2006 8:55 AM
15 """"""": You are making a Connection in Charlotte, and upon hearing your next flight is Delayed 5 1/2 Hours, the next two words out of your mouth are: "Taxi!,CAROWINDS!!!" :) (A True Story BTW) :)

Dinner: $10

Taxi Fare $30

Admission to Carowinds $42

Riding Five Roller Coasters in between Flights: PRICELESS!!!

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Sunday, August 20, 2006 9:54 AM
One of the easiest ways is to look for t-shirts/memorabilia that is NOT from the park you're currently in. On two separate trips to SFOG this year, I saw a guy with a Raptor t-shirt - on Memorial Day in the Deja Vu line - and a guy in a Voyage hat in the Goliath line last month. They're both enthusiasts, they gotta be. Had my girl not been there I was totally gonna strike up a convo with the Voyage hat guy.

I'm no better. Going to Carowinds next week and I'm definitely rockin' my Goliath South tee.

Sunday, August 20, 2006 10:55 AM
If your on this website or any other coaster site Guess what you are!!!!!
Sunday, August 20, 2006 11:14 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar ^Nice grammar and punctuation, but you're (your) certainly wrong.
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Sunday, August 20, 2006 10:02 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar

RatherGoodBear said:
There are people here who are much older than 7 complaining about capacity, who still can't spell.

LOL! Isn't that the truth? ;)

You know you are at a coaster enthusiast event when you get to the buffet a few minutes early and the food is almost gone!

This is followed by one of the park employees announcing "Ladies and gentleman, we are sorry but I don't think there will be enough food for seconds, so get what you can!"


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Monday, August 21, 2006 2:44 PM
16. The guy with the out of state license plate driving behind the trailer that looks like it could be carrying coaster track.
Monday, August 21, 2006 2:50 PM
17. You get excited and tell your friends all about the new Six Flags toys at Walmart, and you're over the age of 30.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006 8:12 PM
Sounds like me when i was younger.
Thursday, August 24, 2006 12:01 PM
This is turning into a Jeff Foxworthy thread.

You might be a coaster enthusiast if...
You named your kid Magnum.

Friday, August 25, 2006 5:43 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar When you saw the Michael Vick: The Ride commercial, all you could think was "Terrible capacity."

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."

Friday, August 25, 2006 8:47 PM
You might be an ethusiast if...

You park in the Soak City lot at Cedar Point, in October.

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Friday, August 25, 2006 11:38 PM
^Wait if I park in the OOF parking lot in October does that count?
Saturday, August 26, 2006 6:46 AM
^No thats just bizzare ;).

In the two times Ive visited WOF/OOF (but yet for some strange reason I had a SP there for four years) Ive never thought about parking on that side, it definatly makes it a shorter walk to Mamba and the American Section, Ill have to try that the next time Im out there.

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Saturday, August 26, 2006 7:13 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar

2Hostyl said:
11. you know that Vekoma is actually pronounced VAY-coe-ma

12. you'd rather be *in* a 'coe-ma' than ride a VAY-coe-ma


You know that "Huss" is actually pronounced "hoose."

That's what I heard anyway. ;)

Hey now, the Soak City parking lot is the ONLY parking lot for me. :)


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Saturday, August 26, 2006 8:31 AM
^maybe it's pronounced So-ak ci-tay! ;)

You know you're an enthusiast when you have a dictionary handy just so you can spell 'enthusiast'.

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Saturday, August 26, 2006 10:11 AM
...when you insult other enthusiasts with the term "enthusi-ass"
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Saturday, August 26, 2006 2:39 PM
If you are at Stricker's Grove on the 4th of July and you are not a resident of Ohio. And while you are there you can separate the visitors from the locals just by looking at what t-shirts people are wearing. Truly an expereince.
"Little Bat"
Saturday, August 26, 2006 7:09 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^When you try to get into Stricker's when they are having private events *just for the credits*. ;)


Saturday, August 26, 2006 7:56 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ Shut up already! ;) :)

P.S. For what it's worth, whoever had the park rented wasn't interested in having some geeky enthusiast "horning in" on their good time. I'll get to that park YET, though...LOL. July 4th or Family Day, I'll just end up in Cincinnati or Columbus or Bowling Green, and then Stricker's will fall prey to my utter whorishness (and love of traditional family-owned/operated parks).

Turns out Ralph Stricker built Teddy Bear directly from the plans of the Teddy Bear that ran at Coney Cincy...meh, just read the TR... :)

Saturday, August 26, 2006 8:41 PM
18. Everyone who posted in this thread:

Start taking names. :)


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