IF ERT, ride or see park?

Monday, August 25, 2003 1:30 AM
Hello All,

I am waiting for at least ONE other person from CAC03 to post a comment or trip report before I post my own trip report.

While at Silverwood, everyone I asked, had decided to wait in line with the GP for the very coasters we had ERT for after park closure, instead of seeing the rest of the park.

The GP made the lines for the coasters fairly long, and we opted to spend time on the flats and shows. I was just wondering how "coaster" buzz the people visiting this site are, as compared to "park" buzzers.

I think I am a "park" buzzer... ... maybe... ... I really enjoyed the ERT...



Monday, August 25, 2003 4:30 AM
While the park was open I'd ride the coasters but I don't think I'd keep going around to to ride unless the lines were 15 minutes or less. I guess alot would depend on how many people were at the event as well. I'd probably ride them several times during the day but check out the park as well. If there was nothing I liked in the park I probably just ride the coasters then.

Signature will be closed today. Sorry for the inconveinance.

Monday, August 25, 2003 7:46 AM
Well, primarily for me, riding coasters *is* seeing the park. Now, if a line for an ERT coaster was very long, I might defer it to later, but if the line is reasonable (~30min) I'd likely give it at least one spin.

But more than anything, it has to do with the parks lineup. For example, @ Holiday World's SRM (2002), I could most likely be found riding the log flume, the scrambler, The Legend or Raven (most likely The Legend). Sure, I'd take a lap around the park. But those were the big four that thrilled me. Now, I *did* take a break to watch the hig dive show, because I knew I'd get more rides on my favs during ERT. But just because I attend an ERT does *not* mean that I wont hit those same attractions during the regular hours.

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Monday, August 25, 2003 8:02 AM
I am much more of a park enthusaist then a coaster enthusiast. I've never gone to an enthusiast event and never experienced "ERT." I like riding coasters, I like them a lot actually, but I want to experience the park. Walking around and getting a sense of the layout, taking careful not of the atmosphere (or lack of), riding the flat rides - usually the rare or unusual ones although I never miss a carousel or miniature train.

I don't remember the last time I waited for longer than 30 minutes for a coaster. I don't think I could do it. I visit smaller parks in the prime season and larger parks (with the larger lines) out of prime season when the big crowds are gone. I've been able to get on nearly every coaster with a 15 minute wait or less. The longest line I've been in lately was for a ferris wheel (and I came really close to bailing).

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Monday, August 25, 2003 8:36 AM
Before the ERT, my group only got one ride on Timber Terror and Tremors(last public train of the night). We left for a bit in the afternoon to take a cruise on the lake and there were other things in the park that we wanted to see/do. Since we had ERT, I didn't see the need to stand in the hour + lines. All I can say about ERT is WOW! They're both excellent coasters!

Sue Barry

Monday, August 25, 2003 11:27 AM
I'm a park enthusiast, so I don't really feel like I've "seen" the park until I've walked all the way around and done some of the other non-coaster rides in addition to the bigger thrill rides.

I love dark rides (even KW style cheesy ones), and will usually try to do those, as well as good flats or just rides that can't be found at my home parks.

I've never done ERT at a "new to me" park, but if I did, I would probably spend the day doing the non-ERT rides, while taking a lap or two on some of the ERT highlights.

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Monday, August 25, 2003 11:35 AM
I am really a coaster enthusiast, although a few parks have gotten me to stop and look around. However, having been spoiled by multiple early season and weekday visits, my tolerance for lines has diminished greatly. I usually head to the big name rides first, regardless of ERT or other factors just to make sure I get to experience them (with many of the newer rides (and older ones too), you never know when they'll go down), but re-rides definitely take low priority until I hit and see everything once.

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Monday, August 25, 2003 11:52 AM
I try to see the whole park, but I also like to try at least the better coasters during times of the day other than ERT. I may ride the morning ERT coasters at night as well, and I may ride the night ERT coasters in the morning with the GP.
Monday, August 25, 2003 1:25 PM
Im also a park enthusiast so i really enjoy walking around a park and seeing att that their is to get a feel for the park and people watch while doing so.
I would ride my favorite coasters during the day, escpecially if lines are short and then enjoy the ert time to ride all the coasters offered then.
While i love riding coaster's there is more to a park than just the coasters. Their is the ambiance/enviroment to enjoy, of course their is less to enjoy of this at certain parks than others.
Monday, August 25, 2003 1:34 PM
When I went to coaster solace last march I spent most of my day riding the coasters that I was getting ERT on at night anway. Xcellerator and ghostrider are such great rides that I could never get enough of them. Although I did do other things I wouldn't normally do such as see mystery lodge ride lots of flats etc etc.

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