New Year's resolutions...

Wednesday, January 3, 2001 11:10 AM
I'd love to hear what some of you will do differently this year coaster wise. I myself have a few:

1) I will no longer have top 10 favorites. I have done this in the past, but I think it has become a silly enthusiasts stunt in order to impress people. Not knocking those who do, and I love to read them, but fo me there are just too many coasters out there and my list changes sometimes day to day depending on how I feel, so what's the point? I'll have several favorites, and that's about it.

2)I will no longer get involved in ANY SFMM/CP/Superman/my park is better than yours type debates. They lead NOWHERE, and if parks themselves read these boards, I wouldn't blame them one bit if they closed the doors on enthusiasts events. We are just too damn picky. Say what you want about CP and SFMM, I will just get the best of both worlds and leave it at that.

3)Mid-summer park visits-I can't stand overly large crowds, and this year I simply won't do it. I'll do my park going in early May-late September, and leave the rest of the summer to the teenagers.

Does anyone else have any?

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Life consists of two kinds of people, those who accept, and those who sit back and cry... *** This post was edited by Simcoaster on 1/3/2001. ***
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 11:19 AM
Wouldn't it be nice if everyone opted for #2?

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Neil
Pittsburgh, PA
formerly known as: Seven-of-9
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 11:25 AM
Simcoaster:

I don't know how you could cut off the entire summer like that. Which parks do you frequent in those months that are so bad? I ALWAYS travel June/July/August (even to CP which supposedly is horrible in July/Aug? I guess people can't tolerate 30min lines?) I rarely EVER have a problem with crowds! After doing my annual East Coast trip in May, I also did a souther coaster tour hitting big parks like PKI, PC, IOA, BGT, SFoG, etc in June with EMPTY parks! Honestly, almost EVERYTHING was a walk on in those parks! SOB was probably the longest we waited at 45mins with one train (It DID get up to 3hrs though).

I could never cut off my summer like that. Have you had really bad experiences or what?

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In the future, packages will be sent to distant worlds by BEAMS OF LIGHT! - Space Mountain WDW exit
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 11:50 AM
No, but I just don't really feel the need to go to parks all summer long. I like to do it early in the season and late in the season. For one thing, I'm an ACE member, so I can usually get several rides on the new coasters on Media day. It's tough for me to then wait 2 hours for those same coasters, I don't know, call me spoiled. Plus, most parks lose it mid summer. The ride ops slow down, there is no security to speak of, and like I said, I just don't like big crowds. Of course I'll have to make an exception for X when it opens in June, bit other than that, I'll stay home and fix up my house. I am leaving exceptions to that rule obviously.

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Life consists of two kinds of people, those who accept, and those who sit back and cry...
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 3:36 PM
This is the first year I've got a true New Year's resolution, and I plan on sticking to it. I'm not going to divulge it here, though, since this is a family site. ;)

Coaster-wise, there's nothing I really wish to change about my habits, other than try to be a little nicer to fellow coaster enthusiasts (and amusement park fans).

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 4:10 PM
To not let waiting in line agitate me
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 5:00 PM

Simcoaster said:
"1) I will no longer have top 10 favorites. I have done this in the past, but I think it has become a silly enthusiasts stunt in order to impress people."
Amen, brother.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 5:18 PM
My resolution is to say something nice to the ride ops because without them, we couldn't ride at all.

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Thank you for riding America's Roller Coast
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 6:13 PM
Ride Ops and people who are responsible for presenting you with food are people that everybody needs to be ultra-nice to.

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 6:38 PM
*homer simpson voice:
mmm....
must get to great america...
raging bull........*

hey legendary... friends and myself traveled to CP last summer mid-august and made the mistake of not getting there at the crack of dawn. how would u like to wait in a cramped van for 3 extra hours just between the 80/90 toll road and CP. (which would normally be a 20 minute drive) That was after driving 4 hours. You must be extremely lucky. :)
I was trying to make a rollercoaster ride out of jumping out of the van and rolling through the other lanes and back.... we were that bored lol!

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www.angelfire.com/in3/rct *** This post was edited by SFGAManiac on 1/3/2001. ***
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 7:43 PM
Wow, sounds pretty crappy! Nothing like that has ever happened to me in the past five years of going to CP from just north of Chicago (Fifteen mins away from SFGAm). I went to CP every month this year, too. You just have to get up earlier ;).

I must also get to SFGAm...and I will be there for the rehire party in eight days :).

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SFGAm: Twice the fun in 2001 (hint, hint)!
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 4:47 AM

SFGAManiac said:
"*homer simpson voice:
mmm....
must get to great america...
raging bull........*



My thoughts exactly! I will try desperately to make it there this year. It's closer than PKI, yet I went there last year and not SFGAm. *** This post was edited by CPgenius on 1/4/2001. ***
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 5:12 AM

Legendary said:
(Fifteen mins away from SFGAm)


you dirty rat! :)
you wouldn't by any chance want to switch lives and living quardanants?
I don't get up till noon, I have a 3 hour job, and a likely future career as a radio DJ. You live fifteen min. from SFGA, sounds like a fair trade.

Jeff this reply thing is the bomb (yes we in indiana still use that phrase)

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www.angelfire.com/in3/rct
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