Man making a 3 month trip to ride every coaster in the U.S.

Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:26 PM

Here is the link to his site: http://www.rollercoastertour.com/about/

Now he claims he will ride 'every' coaster in the U.S. but I see and know of several parks with coasters he is not riding. Well nice try but at least just say it is 'most' coasters. He will be in Mason yet no mention of going to Strickers Grove. I am sure there are many other parks he is missing. Still sounds like an ambitious project.

+0
Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:17 PM

He seems to be selectively skipping parks with only one coaster (i.e. Gilroy Gardens in TX or Kemah Boardwalk in TX), but there are some things don't make much sense. I am curious of why he is driving four hours each way from SFNE up to Maine for Funtown USA (CCI + wild mouse) but forgoing Canobie Lake right there in Southern New Hampshire (arrow corkscrew, classic 1936 PTC woodie, and U.S.'s first Eurofighter). Also, I hope he realizes that there will be no coasters at Stratosphere or NASCAR Cafe on June 18; Vegas should be fun though.

+0
Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:51 PM

He should have checked with rcdb.com! :)

+0
Saturday, May 21, 2011 9:05 PM

No Knoebels? Lame.

+0
Saturday, May 21, 2011 9:15 PM

Ick. Back in my younger years I did Carowinds, SFoG, Kennywood and then CP back to back to back to back. It was kind of fun, but totally not worth it by the end. I can't imagine doing anything longer.

+0
Saturday, May 21, 2011 9:20 PM

Also, I hope he built Flashpasses into his budget and schedule. A couple of those parks are ambitious, if even possible to do in one day and I can't imagine trying to do open to close over and over and over.

Good luck getting all the credits in a single day at KI, KD, and CP without using VIP.

+0
Saturday, May 21, 2011 9:26 PM

billb7581 said:
No Knoebels? Lame.

This guy posted on another forum I frequent, and never posted again after he realized he should never have used the word "every." I noticed the Knoebels deficiency immediately.

+0
Saturday, May 21, 2011 9:52 PM

I wonder where he will stay overnight when he is near SFGAdv? ;)

+0
Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:31 PM

LostKause said:
I wonder where he will stay overnight when he is near SFGAdv? ;)

Believe it or not, I have found a place that is seasonal, successful, and close to Great Adventure. It's called Laurel Pond - check out those cabins!

http://www.laurelpond.com/company/about/

+0
Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:52 PM

ApolloAndy said:

It was kind of fun, but totally not worth it by the end.

Especially after I threw up on you, right? ;-)

+0
Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:16 AM

The biggest park trip I did was about ten year ago, just before I turned 28, I believe. In four days, I did Busch Williamsburg, Kings Dominion, Six Flags America, Dorney Park and Six Flags Great Adventure. I didn't get all of the SFGAdv rides, and didn't really try, because I was anxious to get to Dorney the same day. Flew in and out of BWI. Actually it was six parks in five days, because the day I got home, I went to CP for a few hours.

Brutally stupid. I was exhausted out of my mind. Riding the torture device known as Hypersonic (second day) hurt my legs and changed the tone of the rest of the trip. While it was fun to talk about the marathon of travel and riding once it was over with, it wasn't much fun during.

But I could tell you about how the chain broke when I was on Superman at SFA... :)

+0
Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:29 AM

A few years ago I did nine park in seven days: Canada's Wonderland, Martin's Fantasy Island, Darien Lake, Seabreeze, Dorney, Hersheypark, Lakemont, Del Grossos, and Idlewild. Granted that a number of those are pretty small, but man that was a marathon of a trip. Think I lost five pounds that week.

But I'd still do it again, if circumstances allowed. :)

+0
Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:31 AM

It would be kind of fun to share stories about our largest trips in this thread, wouldn't it?

Most parks in the shortest amount of time for me was all four Orlando Disney parks in one day, if that counts.

Longest amusement parks trip? Hmmmm... Oh, I know. I once did a three day Cedar Point, Kings Island, Kennywood trip.

I almost always do one park per trip, because I either have to work, or I don't have enough money for a longer trip. I did stay three days in Pigeon Forge last spring.

Moral of the story? Kid's, get a good job.

I would love to do what this guy is doing. If I ever win the lottery or something, I'm buying a tour bus, hiring a driver (so I can sleep between parks), and hitting the road!

+0
Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:54 AM

Tekwardo said:


ApolloAndy said:

It was kind of fun, but totally not worth it by the end.

Especially after I threw up on you, right? ;-)

That was still the first park. I was going strong and completely unfazed at that point. It was the "SFoG early, fly late, KW early" 36 hour stretch that killed me.

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:54 AM
+0
Sunday, May 22, 2011 1:28 AM

We've done at least one weeklong trip every year for the past decade. Many years we do two. They usually involve somewhere between 5 and 10 parks in as many days.

Our largest was in 2005 when we did a 16-day trip. Unfortunately, it fell apart at the end when the kids got sick and we spent two days in a hotel room with my kids puking in my shoes before having to cut it short.

Generally, I feel like I'm over it. This year we are doing no trips to anywhere.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Sunday, May 22, 2011 1:29 AM
+0
Sunday, May 22, 2011 11:30 AM

LostKause said:
He should have checked with rcdb.com! :)


I credit that site for helping me plan two week-long trips back in 2005 with Gator while meeting up with other friends along the way. The first revolved around Knott's Coaster Solace. We went to Legoland, Disneyland, Universal, Adventure City, Scandia, Buffalo Bills, a night in Vegas, Knott's, and SFMM. The only bummer on that whole trip was not being able to ride Insanity on top of the Strat. Otherwise that week ROCKED!

The second was the longest trip I ever took. We went to Cedar Point, Geauga Lake, Kennywood, Conneaut Lake, Waldameer, Canada's Wonderland, Marineland, and Darien Lake. After dropping Gator off at the airport in Buffalo I went onto Seabreeze, Dorney, Great Adventure, and Six Flags America.

BOTH trips went without a hitch and I planned them out to where they weren't too rushed and we could enjoy each park as much as possible. The only exception was Buffalo Bills. That was definitely a quick credit but only because we were trying to make it back to the Knott's event on time.

I wouldn't have been able to plan either trip without that site. 2005 was an awesome year for travelling. I may look up those TR's later to reminisce. :)

That guy's list is pretty ambitious. If I had the funds to do something THAT huge I would, even though I like to take it easy at parks and enjoy everything. I wish him the best of luck!

-Tina

Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:06 PM
+0
Sunday, May 22, 2011 1:26 PM

When I saw the title of this topic, I really expected to open it and see "Dave W. and his family...." :)

+0
Sunday, May 22, 2011 3:15 PM

The biggest (and really only) "coaster trip" I made was in the spring of '09. Started out with a few friends just outside Toledo, drove to Dollywood, stayed in the area overnight, then went to Alabama Adventure (Rampage is a great wooden coaster). then headed towards Atlanta, stayed there overnight, then on our way back to Toledo hit up Lake Winnie the next day. Not many parks, but some great coasters and a lot of fun with friends.

I think one trip I would love to do would be starting out at SFNE, then down to Lake Compounce, break for a day in NYC, then hit GAdv, Dorney, Hershey, maybe Knoebels', Kennywood, Cedar Point, Great America, SF St. Louis, Holiday World, and then finish off with KI. I know I would missing a few smaller parks, but I could pick those up on another trip.

+0
Sunday, May 22, 2011 3:40 PM

I hope he built into his schedule and oil change or two during his 13,000 mile trip. Hopefully he has a car great on gas!

Last edited by kingdakacor, Sunday, May 22, 2011 3:44 PM
+0
Sunday, May 22, 2011 6:54 PM

I've done several 3 day trips with over 5 parks but the craziest trip for me was a 4 day trip from Dorney to Dollywood, Holiday World, Six Flags St Louis, Beech Bend, Kentucky Kingdom, and Kings Island on the way back home. Basically half the trip was spent driving switching back and forth haha

+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...