Off-Season 2002: In Review; how was it?

Saturday, March 16, 2002 4:18 AM
With forum posts being made on park openings, trip ideas, advice on going to parks, etc, etc, the signs of winter off-season seem to be over. With any enthusiast that lives near seasonal parks, this is definitely a brutal time. However, watching construction and doing other activities can make it more enjoyable. So in review, how do you feel you handled the off-season? Tolerable or unbearable?
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Saturday, March 16, 2002 4:32 AM
Well, I visited IOA in December so I thought it was tolerable, but living in Virginia with PKD and BGW it's kinda hard when they're closed. Right now I really need an adrenaline fix.
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Saturday, March 16, 2002 4:52 AM
I think it was a little bit of tolerable and intolerable. It was very tolerable when a new batch of B:DK construction photos came out. But it was intolerable when there were weeks in between "fixes." I am still interested in Xcelerator (for some odd reason) because I wanna see how the hydraulic lauch works and I think it'll look very odd since it will be up around Supreme Screams height and right near it.

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SFNE drops the "floor" on SFNE for 2002! Visit www.geocities.com/sfneguy for info. and pics of SFNE, including NEW constr. pics of B:DK!!!

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 4:57 AM
I was going through coaster withdrawal since closing day of my home park, SFWOA. It became a little better watching on-ride vids and being updated on X and Xcelerator knowing I will get to ride them in 3 short months!!! But I can feel coaster season right around the corner.

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I can't think of a good signature.

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 5:15 AM
It's definitley been short...or at least it felt short. I went to closing day at SFGAm, and very soon I'll be going to IOA. I expect it to feel like it's still the same season when I return to SFGAm.

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R.I.P Fear Factory 1990-2002. You will be missed.

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 5:24 AM
It went pretty quick for me I got to check out the construction of the Lost Coaster at IB twice and maybe a third. But I still have a while to go till I can ride again...I can't go to IB till may.

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 5:38 AM
I definitely need an adrenaline fix-soon! I was at SFNE on closing day and ever since late November, it has been one boring winter. Especcially up here in New England, with no snow. Watching The Dark Knight, Xcelerator, and other coasters grow up from the ground definitely makes it easier, and so do on-ride vids, however, they don't out you in the front seat! I am definitely anxious to get back to a theme park-which will be April 20 for me, SFNE.
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Saturday, March 16, 2002 7:08 AM
WOF, my hometown park, opens on April 6th. I can't wait, do get some more rides on Mamba, the most underrated coaster on the planet, and Timberwolf, a solid Dinn/Summers woodie. Then I'll hit SDC in early June and my big coaster trip in July, but I'm not sure where to go. As for the offseason, it has gone by very fast.
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Saturday, March 16, 2002 7:19 AM
hell........actually it wasn't so bad. I just love coasters too much and can't stand 6 months away from them. But luckily i had some stuff to do to keep me busy while waiting for the season to come around.

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Millennium Force......It has its ups and downs.

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I have 32 coasters in my track record.....I'm so proud of myself.

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 8:09 AM
I went through my usual motions this off-season: for the first part of fall and early winter, I was still running on the adrenaline that I got from my fall trips. From January to February, I sort of forgot about coasters, or at least took only a passive interest in what was going on in the coaster world. These past few weeks, though, have gotten pretty tough, especially with these bouts of nice weather to tease me. Since the beginning of March, I've been reading these forums more, playing RCT more (heck, over January and February I didn't even touch the game), and just thinking more and more about coasters. I really need to get an adrenaline fix right now!!!! To think I have to wait another month! The more construction pictures I see, the more I want to get to the parks and ride.

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"I'm just trying to find a decent melody...A song that I can sing in my own company."
- U2 - "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 8:11 AM
It's been completely tolerable, because in my opinion, there's not much exciting being built in my general vincinity. It also makes me happy when I think of all the money I'm not spending right now.
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The word "definitely" is definitely the most misspelled word on the buzz.
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Saturday, March 16, 2002 8:26 AM
It was ok, whenever I wanted an adreniline (sp?) fix...I would get someone to drive my truck really fast...with me either, sitting, standing, or laying down in the back. It was rather fun. Except when I was laying down, and all 4 of my 70 pound sandbags squished me against the tailgate.

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Rob

I HATE SNOW!!! I am boycotting snow, I refuse to have fun in it.

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 8:40 AM
I cant beleave its nearly over! This was prop the shortest feeling off season i ever went trou.
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Saturday, March 16, 2002 2:47 PM
what off-season?
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Saturday, March 16, 2002 3:00 PM
Here's my little editorial I wrote the other day about the offseason heh: http://www.starcoasters.com/features/offseason

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|| Jonathan Hawkins ||
http://www.starcoasters.com
http://www.thrillspot.com

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Sunday, March 17, 2002 2:06 AM
November and December aren't too bad because of Thanksgiving, Christmas, semi-warm weather, etc. It was easy to be away from my home park for the first few months. However, living in the northeast, with barely any snow fall, really makes it hard to bear January and February. Indoor Track and other activites kept me a little busy, but when you can see the peak of SROS and Scream! at SFNE through the trees from your house, you go C R A Z Y!! hehe. Watching coaster construction doesn't help either, just makes you more anxious to ride it, IMO!
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Sunday, March 17, 2002 9:21 AM
It's even more difficult watching the coaster construction when the ride is being built no where near your home park.
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Sunday, March 17, 2002 1:23 PM
I find that it was a disappointing off season. My home park, Great Escape got nothing new. I was hoping for a new coaster so much and I may have lost one. But maybe next year.

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Cedar Point gets "twisted for 2002"
Great Escape gets "screwed for 2002"

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