NAPHA/ACE News?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:03 PM

Any new stories or information come out during their conferences last weekend? Curious.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 8:23 PM

Are you referring to No Coaster Con? If so, try here:

http://groups.google.com/group/rec.roller-coaster/browse_thread/thread/ac5c38a042b1804d#

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:08 PM

Well despite that trip report that Moosh linked to, I actually thought that even though there was an obvious lack of coasters, this was one of the better No Coaster Con's as far as fun and humor. In my opinion Holister and his kid stole the show. I am not going to retype what they wrote in that trip report because it tells the basics. But it was generally plain fun. Wish you could have been there.

As for NAPHA, all that was, was the annual Whirlball get together. Nothing was really announced but I found out Whirlyball is a hellalotta fun.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:56 PM

Wow! Now I know why nothing was really added here. VERY depressing! Sorry to hear the negatives. :( Hopefully being around friends and co-enthusiasts was some sort of an upper.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 2:22 PM

I'm scared of rec.roller-coaster but

> The buffet lunch, consisted of salad, rice, green beans, chicken and
> roasted beef. There were assorted cakes for desert. The buffet was >very good.

any gravy??

was pretty good.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009 5:18 PM

Like I said the humor aspect of the event was up as compared to years past and being around friends you happen to enjoy being around helps.

I thoroughly enjoyed this years event. Much more than the 12+ hour event from a few years ago when it was in Lincolnshire at the Marriott. That one went long because there was so much new stuff to show off. But it went too long. As a footnote, had Holiday World and Kennywood actually been there, we would have went over the time allotted anyway. It was refreshing to get out on time for a change.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009 5:17 PM

But the humor highlight of the con was the collective 'gasp' and look of horror from the ACE EC when Waldameer played their video. ;) :)

But again (and almost as always) Jeff Siebert was the highlight of the day. I had the honor to sit next to him during the event and his commentary was both Enlightening and humorous. The party afterwards was incredible and when I asked him how does Schlitterbahn get any 'payback/ROI' from the huge expense of the party, freebies and having him come up here, his simple response was, "We probably don't get that much, but it is the right thing to do."

Also as a side note, Eastcoaster attendees, don't blame Jeff and Schlitterbahn for not coming up for your event. He says he has esked every year that he has been there and he has been shot down every time because the event organizers stating that he is not allowed since Schlitterbahn doesn't have any coasters.

Last edited by redman822, Thursday, January 22, 2009 5:23 PM
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Thursday, January 22, 2009 5:27 PM

That last bit is hilarious if true.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009 10:37 PM

Trust me, it is...Jeff told me this directly...

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Monday, January 26, 2009 1:33 PM

I heard this directly from him as well, but I'm not sure what you find humorous about this. Eastcoaster always gets more requests for presentations than they have time slots for. Although Siebert is a fun presenter and usually very generous, the nearest Schlitterbahn is 1700 miles away. If you need to cut presentations, does it not make sense to pick a place that doesn't have any coasters and is nowhere near the East Coast? I may not agree with the decision, but there is certainly no need to criticize, or laugh at, the organizers.

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Monday, January 26, 2009 1:51 PM

I dunno, I find it funny too.

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Monday, January 26, 2009 2:31 PM

matt. said:
I'm scared of rec.roller-coaster but

> The buffet lunch, consisted of salad, rice, green beans, chicken and
> roasted beef. There were assorted cakes for desert. The buffet was >very good.


any gravy??

was pretty good.

Must have been pretty dry cakes. :)

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Monday, January 26, 2009 3:59 PM

I thought the chicken was the best food on the buffet. It was very tender and succulent. The roast beef at the bottom of the pan that was soaking in it's own juices was much better than the meat on top. The cake was good. I think it was the only thing they ran out of. This likely had a lot to do with the fact that people in line for the buffet were right next to the dessert table and were eating the cake while standing in line for the buffet.

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