Tuesday, August 26, 2003 1:41 PM
For three years now I have been attending SRM at HW and it just seemed to get better and better until the tragic accident this spring caused by rider missconduct.
I fully intend to visit HW next year on the last weekend in May even if a event is held or not.
My questions are, Do you think they will have a event? Will it be named SRM? Would you go anyway? I know HW loves us and we love them as well but do you think all trust has been lost?
Chuck, just wondering and is sad he can't make HW till next year.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2003 1:59 PM
I would definitely go! I really don't think all trust has been lost. Even after the accident alot of people said they would go back next year or just visit the park on a regular day. I don't think they would change the name from Stark Raven Mad though.
Tuesday, August 26, 2003 2:06 PM
If there's an SRM 2004, I'll be there for sure.
Tuesday, August 26, 2003 3:35 PM
It just wouldn't be the start of coaster season without it. I'm hoping they continue what has become tradition for many of us, but I would understand if they chose not to.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2003 4:16 PM
It would be a bummer if they didn't have it, and no matter what there'd be some weirdness, but at the end of the day it's the park's decision and we'll have to respect it. Hopefully the cancellation of the fall CoasterBuzz event is not an indication of things to come.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2003 5:25 PM
I think it would be fun if everyone just went the last weekend of May/first weekend of June anyways. Hopefully they would still have the event, but that would be a great way to support the park and a tradition. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I was planning on going since I had to miss this year's event due to Graduation. What a silly reason to miss, huh? ;)
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Tuesday, August 26, 2003 5:39 PM
I can completely understand if they decide not to have it, but I really hope they keep it going, and if they do I will be there.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2003 6:15 PM
Honestly, outside of some political reasoning, there isn't a point in cancelling the event. Yes, it was indeed tragic what happened, but bolstering the position of "thrill-killers" like Senator Markey (I always said I'd never mention his name as an obvious:() isn't the wisest point of view to have either. I do hope they have the event, or something like it, in the near future, if not this coming year. It was great to meet so many wonderful, and fun people. It made me a believer in enthusiast events too. Granted, I stay away from the hard core boneheads, but you get the point. :)
Holiday World.... take note. Your park is the mecca so many other parks strive towards. Please don't let one persons fateful decision affect yours, nor ours enjoyment of your fine establishment. It isn't wrong to honor the deceased, nor should anyone EVER complain that you are doing so. It is high praise of your park to do this. I just hope you are able to move forward and continue to celebrate what brings us together as humans in the first place. Smiles, laughter, and companionship. Your park does this for so many. I hope you are listening. :)
Rob-who hopes he didn't come off like a selfish bastard.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2003 6:18 PM
Even if there is no event next year, I think that we should all go to the park on that week-end and show our support for truely one of the best families in the business.
Wood - anything else is an imitation
Tuesday, August 26, 2003 6:23 PM
I hope it goes on and would like to attend one of these events. From all ive read.heard it is an excellant time.
Tuesday, August 26, 2003 7:18 PM
I attended this year. It was my first SRM and first coaster event and I hope to attend next year.
Infact, after only an hour of ERT this year my girlfriend and I were already talking about our plans for SRM 2004. We both instantly felt a bond with the park and hope it will occur next season.
The park is a special place, and SRM or not, I will be back very soon.
Tuesday, August 26, 2003 8:55 PM
tradition could be born by moving the event, or one like it, to the end of the season. It would be a great capper to look forward to year after year. And a lot of emotions come into play. Having the event close to the same dates could be very hard on the staff, as any anniversary of a tragic event would be; hence my guess about a calander move.
But I also believe as many of us who can should show up during the last weekend of May. Both to show the park the love it richly deserves, and to honor the memory of an enthusiast who, in the search for a bigger thrill, made a grievious error in judgement.
Tuesday, August 26, 2003 8:58 PM
Paula i hope your listening because it just shows you how much holiday world means to each and every one of us. Like rushfootball.com SRM 2003 was my first coaster event, and felt like i was part of a family. I plan on going to Holiday World next year, and the year after that, and from 10 years from now i will be going every year. So SRM or not i will be there, but SRM just offers so much to us, i will hate to see it gone forever.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2003 10:45 PM
I disagree with those that say not having the event would be understandable. I don't understand that reasoning at all. I come from the school of thought that in the face of tragedy, life has to go on. It simply has to. We'd all be nutcases if our lives never returned to normal after a tragic event. Remember and never forget, yes. But stop having an event that brought so much joy into so many people's lives, no. That would be an additonal tragedy in my opinion.
It's certainly up to the park, but as I see it, canceling the event changes nothing really. Anybody could stand up and get thrown out on any operating day of the year. And if the park is just leery of enthusiast, well, I'm not sure how to counter that. Other then to say that next year would probably be the safest event ever since this is so fresh in everyone's minds. And if a bunch of enthusiast plan on showing up en mass on a particular day anyway, I don't see how not having the event helps at all. I think it only hurts everyone (park and employees included)
Wednesday, August 27, 2003 2:56 AM
I have a feeling there will be many more SRM's, but I will respect whatever decision is made.
It's very unfortunate what happened last May and I will never forget that moment when Ms. Koch told us the horrible news, but I don't think the park should let this incident stop the events forever. It would be a shame.
SRM or not I look forward to my next HW visit. :-)
Gimme speed, height, airtime and plenty of LAUNCH!!!
*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN 8/27/2003 6:58:40 AM ***
Wednesday, August 27, 2003 3:30 AM
I agree with pretty much everyone esle's thoughts. I would love to see SRM continue but I would understand if it did not.
IF SRM were to continue I would like to see and would expect to see some sort of "memorial" prayer to be held in respect of the park and Tamar. I would also expect that any and all auction proceeds would go to one of her benefactors.
No matter what they decide the employees, family, and coaster enthusiasts will be mourning her loss on the anniversary of the tragedy. That should be reason enough for us to mourn together. It should also be reason enough for us to celebrate together for the life that she did have. Personally I think she would want us to continue on but would understand if we did not.
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Thursday, August 28, 2003 6:14 AM
I'm making my plans for SRM 2004.
Projected count for 2003: 29 parks & 102 coasters. Actual as of 8/18/03: 25 parks & 91 coasters.
Thursday, August 28, 2003 6:33 AM
I will respect whatever decision is made.....SRM or not I look forward to my next HW visit. :-)
If there IS an SRM event in '04, I'll be there....if not, I'll certainly get back to HW at some time...the park is just a total class act, and there is NO place I'd rather be....
Sunday, September 14, 2003 7:38 AM
Yup... event or not, you can bet I'll get there somehow.... God willing of course
Sunday, September 14, 2003 1:43 PM
I have a feeling that the park is still trying to decide SRM's fate, but I am sure Paula will let us know ASAP either way.
<----making plans to attend HW many, many times next year....SRM or not!
Gimme speed, height, airtime and plenty of LAUNCH!!!