Is Wildwood the future home for the NRCM?

Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:04 PM
Wildwood, while an excellent place, has two problems as far as locating a museum.
#1 In the winter, it is empty, very empty
#2 Hurricane's. That area of the east coast is way over due for a major hurricane to hit, and with a major hurricane, there would be major damage to the area, possibly destroying the archives that are to be kept.
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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:05 PM

Jeff said:

People in the Midwest aren't exactly thinking, "Let's go on vacation to New Jersey!"


So midwest tourists are the only ones who count?

Cleveland has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and if I did a quick survey of people I know in NJ, I doubt any of them have been to Cleveland (hell, most of them aren't even sure where Ohio is). Are people really hanging out in Cleveland in January? If so, are they insane?

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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:09 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Cleveland has the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and if I did a quick survey of people I know in NJ, I doubt any of them have been to Cleveland (hell, most of them aren't even sure where Ohio is). Are people really hanging out in Cleveland in January? If so, are they insane?

And an equal argument could be made that it's a bad location for the NRCM as well.

Seems like all you did was re-enforce Jeff's point.


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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:12 PM
First, I didn't accuse you of being a hater. Your initial post was completely off the subject (it's a post about a roller coaster museum, not the state's ability to attract tourism), ignorant (you don't care for NJ so no one else does?) and a clear sign that you were making a statement designed to annoy rather than provoke meaningful conversation (you don't care what the locals have to say, right?). If you can't see that, you display a level of social ineptitude that goes beyond anything I've witnessed before. But somehow I think you were indeed just trolling... again, for reasons I don't know and frankly don't care about. I'm here because I enjoy conversation as well as a good debate from time to time. Why are you here? You clearly want to make claims but not listen to the other side.

Where are you getting your information on New Jersey's appeal as a tourist destination? Are you sure that people in the midwest don't want to go to NJ? I'm sure there are people in the midwest that enjoy beaches and skiing, and something tells me NJ looks pretty good to a few of those people. And let's not even get into your scientific poll regarding your co-workers. I don't know anyone in my office that snorts coke but that doesn't mean no one in the world snorts coke. You're going to need to supply an example with a wider scope of you really want to debate this one.

The Rock and Roll HOF is located in... Cleveland? The NFL HOF in... Canton? How about that Baseball HOF in Jamestown, NY? If museums of that kind of importance can get people to those loser places, surely Wildwood- a resort town that attracts millions of people each year- can create a little bit of interest in something like a roller coaster museum. Have you actually been to Wildwood? Do you have any idea what foot traffic on that boardwalk is like? Do you know where it was originally suggested the museum be built? Try the middle of Bumblef*ck, PA. I'd say Wildwood- or anywhere in NJ- is a huge improvement.

And just for the record, this isn't an ACE thing, it's an independent thing that ACE is involved with. And anyone that knows me knows that I've been extremely skeptical of this project getting off the ground and sustaining itself. I'm merely presenting the latest news on it because, if it happens, it's a win-win-win situation.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:13 PM
Only if Cleveland really was a bad location for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Do you have any proof?

And where would be an acceptable location? Should everything be clustered around Las Vegas, Orlando, and Anaheim?

I'm not arguing that Wildwood is the *best* location for the Roller Coaster Museum, only that it isn't the "worst location" as Jeff so eloquently stated.

*** Edited 7/26/2007 6:15:41 PM UTC by millrace***

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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:15 PM
The * SOUTH * Jersey shore is the most popular beach on the each coast.
SOUTH Jersey is not NY or North Jersey.
Wildwood is all Family.
This is not Coney
WIldwood Has the Safest beaches in the USA.

Wildwood had More Piers in one amusement resort then anywhere in the World.
ALso add in Ocean City.Seaisle City,and Atlantic City all within 30 miles

I live in S. Jersey (about 60 miles away) and have been going to Wildwood for the last 43 years (all my life) and Been so every year.
at this moment we have a weekly rental about 100 feet from the boardwalk.
And the remark about Meth is way out of line.
People came from all around the Northest to Vacation in WIldwood, Canadians love wildwood
Here are a few pics I just took a few days ago
FYI the photos below on the beach is about 6pm
if you hit the beach at 1pm it is loaded.
www.techhi.net/images/COASTER/wildwood/Beach-IMG_2466.JPG

www.techhi.net/images/COASTER/wildwood/beach2-IMG_2463.JPG

Look at these 2 pics below and tell me if Wildwood doesn't have enough people to Visit such Museum

www.techhi.net/images/COASTER/wildwood/board-IMG_2452.JPG

www.techhi.net/images/COASTER/wildwood/board2-IMG_2453.JPG

Families from babies to Grandparents

I will be there till Saturday with my Family and again in AUgust with my FAMILY
and with no Meth
- *** Edited 7/26/2007 6:26:49 PM UTC by PcMan***

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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:15 PM

Jeff said:
Perhaps the misguided idiots are the people unsuccessfully marketing the state.

It's pretty obvious that the state's marketing effort has been very successful. But wait... you don't want to hear from people from NJ, the people that would be able to actually give you the correct answer.

And how are the people marketing the state "misguided"? A place with beaches, state parks, access to two of the largest cities in the country and one hundred-plus miles of beaches? You know what would be idiotic? Ignoring all that.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:15 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Only if Cleveland really was a bad location for the NRCM. Do you have any proof?

Yeah. It's about as relevant of a tourist spot as NJ. ;)


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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:18 PM
PcMan: The remark about meth is an old joke. I wasn't intending any harm towards Wildwood. :)
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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:20 PM

PcMan said:


Here are a few pics I just took a few days ago

www.techhi.net/images/COASTER/wildwood/Beach-IMG_2466.JPG

www.techhi.net/images/COASTER/wildwood/beach2-IMG_2463.JPG

www.techhi.net/images/COASTER/wildwood/board-IMG_2452.JPG

www.techhi.net/images/COASTER/wildwood/board2-IMG_2453.JPG


Ummm, yeah, Wildwood is a terrible spot as far as tourism goes. You have to be kidding me!

Look at those boardwalk pictures... imagine three miles of crowds like that, every day and night during the summer. Who gives a crap about the winter months? The museum could operate four months out of the year and get more than enough visitors to sustain itself.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:24 PM
FYI the photos below on the beach is about 6pm
if you hit the beach at 1pm it is loaded.
www.techhi.net/images/COASTER/wildwood/Beach-IMG_2466.JPG

www.techhi.net/images/COASTER/wildwood/beach2-IMG_2463.JPG

THis is what it looks like everyday and night of the week.
it being Monday Tuesday whatever
everday is a Saturday lust like the Bobby Daren Song.

I can do anything in Wildwood
and the only drugs here is the Beer in my hand
enjoy
no offense taken on the Meth remark I knew it was a joke
but from all the TV reports it seems the Midwest/west is the problem area ? *** Edited 7/26/2007 6:28:59 PM UTC by PcMan***

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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:33 PM
matt.'s avatar The budget for the gravy exhibit alone is going to sink this place if the lack of enthusiasm for the "How To Wear Amusement Park Shirts 3 Sizes Too Small" demonstrations doesn't.

Still, that mock-up of the exhibit where you sit in front of a green screen and pretend to give on-ride commentary looks pretty cool, the one where the more annoying/obnoxious you are the higher your score goes.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:36 PM
I'm hoping for educational workshops on how to count count coasters for an accurate track list.
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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:37 PM
Considering the healthiness (or lack thereof) of the food people eat in Wildwood, the gravy exhibit alone might keep the project afloat. And not only will there be demonstrations on how to wear tight t-shirts, velcro-strap sneakers and bright neon shorts, but also contests seeing which enthusiast is wearing the oldest, most rare t-shirt.

"Can anyone beat a CoasterCon I" t-shirt, size S?

*** Edited 7/26/2007 6:37:46 PM UTC by Rob Ascough***

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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:42 PM
matt.'s avatar The "Fanny Packs: How to Buy the Right One For You" seminar will not be held today as scheduled at the NRCM. All NRCM staff are hard at work finalizing the design of RollerCoaster! Magazine's Spring 2004 issue.
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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:45 PM
What are they sculpting? A huge pile of dog crap?
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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:48 PM
matt.'s avatar That is clearly a lovely recreation of the lost city of Atlantis (as interpreted the way only a meth and crack addled family from NJ could).
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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:48 PM
I think it's a facade of the old Putz's Burger Shack building.
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Thursday, July 26, 2007 2:55 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Just look at all of those people without shirts on! So unclassy! ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Thursday, July 26, 2007 3:02 PM
matt.'s avatar At least they're not ACErs?
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