I was wondering if any one else was having a lean coaster season this year? I have only been to two parks this year. The parks are SFA in Largo,MD and my home park,Oaks Park in Portland,OR. It doesnt' look like I will even be able to make it up to the PNE/Playland in Vancouver,BC to ride Coaster this year.
In terms of visits, I've had a lean year. Each park I've been to (with the shocking exception of the 500-miles-away Cedar Point) I've only been to once, my home park (SFGAdv) included.
On the other hand, I've been to a lot of parks this year that I'd never been to before, and gotten a lot more coasters than I did last year. Since the start of the season, I've tacked on 31 new coasters, which is the most I can ever remember riding in one season. All in all, I'd call it a productive year.
I've only been to one park this year. It was Hershey. I was busy trying to get ready to go off to college. It was the leanest year I've had since I've become an enthusiast. Hopefully next year will be better.
To me, getting to a new park every year besides frequent visits to SFGadv and Kennywood is not 'lean'. But this year, I went to 9 new parks and probably gonna hit up two more before old man winter sets in. Ive racked up 40 new coasters this season (and counting). This by far is my 'MVP' year. *** Edited 9/4/2004 11:27:37 PM UTC by coy***
Because I am only 16 I don't have much control over where I go. I have only been on 39 coasters in my life. So a good year for me would be a lean year for the average person here. Only went to my home park this year SFNE two times this year.
This is the first time in about 4 years that I haven't had a 'lean' year.
So far I've been to PCar in May, PKI, SFKK, CP and GL in August, and I'm going to the beach(unless things change) in 2 weeks, so I'll be hitting 3 small parks there. Plus I'm planning on PPP, and hopefully a side trip to SFGAdv then.
I've already almost doubled my coaster count, and by the end of the year, I will have. But this is the exception and not the rule for me. But hopefully next year will be good as well.
But I feel for ya'll that haven't been to many parks this year, I've done that, and hopefully am out of the rut for a while:).
Due to my wedding and honeymoon this past May, I initially thought it would be a lean year. However, I can't really say that after two trips to Kings Dominion, a weekend trip to Dorney and Hershey, and tomorrow I'll be heading out for a two-day trip to Williams Grove, Lakemont, DelGrosso's, and Knoebels. Add to that a third trip to KD next weekend, and I certainly can't complain about this year. Five new parks for me, to boot! :)
I'm only 15, and I have limited funds, so I can't just say 'Cedar Point HO!'(Thundercats. . . :D). . . but I've had an good year for me so far. . . I've been to CP, SFGAdv, GE, and Trimpers' down in OC, Maryland. I've ridden 19 new coasters(12 at CP, 5 at GAdv, 1 at GE and 1 at Trimpers')so I'm doing pretty good I suppose. I've only ridden 32 in my life. . . that's bad.
At 15 you've ridden more coasters than I did @ that age, so, no, not that bad. I know how it is to want to go ride, and not live close to a bunch of parks. Oh to have lived in fla, or SoCal at that age, but, hey, we can't all be mOOSh or gator.