"This will surpass any roller coaster out now," said retiree Tyrone Scott, 67. "I haven't been on a roller coaster in five years, but I'd try it if it goes slow."
Mike Alvarado, 50, said no to slow: He wants to see a coaster that hangs upside down, swirls and soars high above the Boardwalk.
"They should build it," said Alvarado, 50, a counselor who lives in Marine Park, Brooklyn. "It would bring more business and people. It should be like the kind at Great Adventure."
It should have 3 hour lines and dispatch once every 10 minutes?
Rob Ascough said:
Laugh at enthusiasts all you want but at least enthusiasts give some pretty decent quotes, unlike regular clueless joes off the street.
Hmmm, I see that totally opposite. To me it shows how far from what the average person thinks enthusiasts really are. We enthusiasts are the joke here.
I love 'regular joe' quotes like this. It's much more true to the nature of things than some enthusiast spouting off some buzzwords like a good little shill.
If you're looking for a quote about a new coaster, why not go to enthusiast? After all, the article is hyping the new coaster so the quotes used should support the author's intent. That's like me writing an article about baseball and interviewing a bunch of people that like hockey.
I don't see the problem... ;)
I used "Here" meaning "in this situation" :)
One or two quotes from enthusiasts (preferably local) might give some insight as to the amusement history of the area, maybe even the industry ramifications (say, how existing local parks might be affected). I'd also REALLY want to have some input from the local people who are NOT enthusiasts but might be affected by this *expansion*...
And the fact that every person at CI is not a coaster enthusiast is exactly the point. This is what the average CI visitor thinks, not what the average coaster fan thinks.
If you want a fluff piece about a roller coaster, you call up some enthusiast who runs a prominent website for a 'money quote.'
If you want to pass along a news item about local development and include some thoughts from locals, you ask the people who frequent the place in question.
*** Edited 11/16/2006 7:28:12 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***
Are you kidding me? We make fun of enthusiasts all of the time.
Rob Ascough said:
Enthusiasts are a joke on an enthusiast site?
Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!
Coney is a nice little park, although I think they should let us bumper boat fans explore the WHOLE lake instead of a portion of it.
If they have so much money to expand, WHY are they not taking the Screechin' Eagle off of Mr. Couch's hands? If the price is right I am sure he would say yes. Some things in this life will NEVER make sense to me.
I found the park to be charming, in a non "honkey tonk" sort of way. :)
*** Edited 11/17/2006 3:40:29 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
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