Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:42 PM
Has anyone heard about the crew that's trying to set the record at 50 coasters in 24 hours on August 3? They are doing it on the East coast at Paramount KD, Busch Gardens, SFGAdv, Dorney, Kennywood, and Hershey. I was just wondering if anyone knew if Discovery Channel was following them like they did with the GRP group last year?
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:48 PM
How is that possible. Going in Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania? That drive would be a long time. I don't think it's possible.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 9:04 PM
I'm sure that if they are doing that much traveling, they'll have a private jet or something like that.
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 9:41 PM
Yeah, I kept commenting to my dad during the GRP show that anybody could smash that record three times over if they chartered a helicopter.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 9:53 PM
Discovery wouldn't cover that. They already had a "coasters in 24 hours show". They wouldn't have another
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 10:47 PM
Why wouldn't they? If the first one got decent ratings, there's no reason they wouldn't do an updated version.
Also, I wonder if the helicopter idea would float. The only thing I can remember that could possibly be a hold-up was the "You cannot drive above the speed limit," rule. Although, that was just a subdivision of the "No laws can be broken" rule.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 10:49 PM
I think think are using a helicopter.
Wednesday, August 1, 2001 11:17 PM
i didn't like team GRP so i hope this one beats them, or maybe they're worse who knows
Thursday, August 2, 2001 12:16 AM
I thought they had to drive.
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Thursday, August 2, 2001 12:32 AM
I hope they loose so team Grp will get still have the most coasters.
Thursday, August 2, 2001 3:59 AM
I think that if they can use a helicopter/jet that they could indeed do it.
Thursday, August 2, 2001 5:28 AM
I wouldn't agree with the idea of a helicopter or whatever -- might as well schedule exclusive ride time in the middle of the night so you don't have to wait in lines (pay admission, fight crowds), either. I'd prefer if shows/challenges like that were the type that "anyone" could do, given the time and inclination. Sorry, I won't be able to charter a jet/helicopter soon... or ever.
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Thursday, August 2, 2001 5:34 AM
If it's the same team that I am thinking of, I got some news, There are A LOT of piers on the East Coast...
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Thursday, August 2, 2001 6:52 AM
they can break it only if they go right on the rides without waiting. dorney only has like 2 coasters so what's the point of going to that park.
Thursday, August 2, 2001 8:48 AM
Dorney Park has 9 coasters.
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Thursday, August 2, 2001 6:08 PM
They could easily break the record. With Dorney having 9 coasters and NJ having 35 operating coasters they could definitally get 44. And if they still had time, they could maybe hit SFA to get even more.
Thursday, August 2, 2001 8:07 PM
They are allowed to use a hellicopter, and in fact, they are for one of the legs. For some reason they are only hitting Paramount KD, Busch Gardens, Six Flags Great Adventure, Dorney, Kennywood, and Hershey, skipping over an easy to do Six Flags America and jersey shore attractions. I personally am excited for this to shed some press light on the east coast parks. All you hear about these days are the parks in California and the west coast.