Wednesday, June 7, 2006 9:47 AM
I was taking coaster-net's monthly quiz and the first question was in which month is national roller coaster day celebrated or something along those lines. How many other people have heard of national roller coaster day?
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 9:55 AM
If memory serves, it's in August. I participated in it back in '94 I believe at Adventureland. At the time, ACE Was trying to get a member on every operating coaster in the US at the same time. I think I had the "honor" of riding the Dragon.
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 10:02 AM
Maybe Markey will help by sponsoring the effort to make it a national holiday? ;)
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 12:34 PM
^ Yes, it should be done. Expecting government employees to endure the time between Independence Day and Labor Day with no holidays and only one or two weeks vacation is inhumane.
^^ So how many innocent people got shoved onto the tracks that day so all the ACErs could be synchronized?
Thursday, June 8, 2006 7:57 AM
^LMAO Bear and Moosh. :-)
Thursday, June 8, 2006 1:45 PM
Actually in 1984 Ace had decided to hold a series of events where each park in the nation would hold an Impromptu Gathering of ACE Members between their National Convention in June and their Summer Conference on August 18 (Which was held at Lakemont Park in Pennsylvania.) Each day was at a differant Park and I attended Three of them, Bob-Lo Island on July 1, Michigan's Adventure on July 2 (Then called Deer Park Funland) and Idlewild Park on August 17. I was the ONLY ACE Member to be at Deer Park Funland on the Designated Day, so I'd like to say I was at THE SMALLEST ACE Event ever held! :)
Thursday, June 8, 2006 3:23 PM
Seems like a stretch to be on rides at the same time, because first of all there is no possible way, because of the different time zones, and then you couldnt have them all going at the same time.
Acers are strange creatures indeed.
Thursday, June 8, 2006 3:47 PM
No possible way because of the different time zones? If memory serves, the agreed upon time was something like 4:00 pm Central, so in terms of different time zones, all you had to do was adjust that time accordingly. The parks were cooperating to dispatch a train at the scheduled time. Now, I don't think everyone syncronized their watches or anything, but it was close enough.