Any one else got them?
This is the first Sunday in months that I have not been on a coaster. Instead I am catching up on home projects YUCK. We will be heading down to Dollywood sometime in the next few months, but it is still hard to get used to not being on the go every weekend.
I got the shakes, the DT's and all kinds of withdrawal symptoms. I'm wearing my NITRO t-shirt, but that ain't helpin'.
I rented a movie last night for the first time in ages...cried my damn eyes out for the last 20 minutes of it, I did. My obsession with coasters, parks, and the Mets doesn't allow me to think much about flicks from April-October.
Is it April 9th yet?
Wow. You guys need to chill. I'm enjoying the off season just fine thanks. I just hate the weather.
I know it gets old to hear, but us peeps living in Florida, Texas, and California always say,,,,,,,,,
Considering I hit KD on opening day and nothing else, nope, not really missing coasters all that much. The cold sucks though, and so will my commute home in pitch darkness every afternoon beginning this week with the time change.
I always appreciate the fact that there is an off season around here; makes me look forward to the spring that much more when it comes. I've mentioned before that I've actually found more enjoyment from riding coasters now that I'm riding a lot less than I used to.
I agree. I didn't go anywhere this year except PPP and the surrounding parks I went to, and man, everything was so much better.
I actually spent my time working on home projects this summer, and enjoyed it.
Just came back from Islands of Adventure.....and heading there again this Friday. Man, I'm a turd!
It's only 1 week into the offseason and it's horrible especially with the weather getting cold. I still don't understand why the concept of indoor amusement parks haven't taken off like indoor water parks since that would help when you need a coaster fix. April 9th is still over 5 months away :(
I try to only go to parks in early spring and early fall. Does that mean that I have two off seasons?
Goodness, Dave. You went to how many parks this year? An amusement park visit is a lot of hard work, not to even mention a big expense. You should be relieved.
Appreciate that you got to do so much. I don't know of anyone here who visits the parks as much as you do.
I'm not missing park visits at all. I went to Dollywood the first time ever last spring for two days, and Kings Island twice (free both times, Coasting for Kids) at the end of summer, and I had a blast. Oh, and Camden park once, for a few hours, but that doesn't count. :p
I am anxious to figure out where I will go next spring though. :)
Travis, Great Adventure opens April 9th. :)
Which unfortunately is 2 weeks later than opening day was this year. I guess I don't blame them though since Saturday of opening weekend was in the 30's and windy and Sunday was in the 40's and rainy.
People who live in places surrounded by parks and ride every weekend then complain in winter are whiney bitches. :) Try living where I do!
The off season never really bothered me, I just spend more time focussed on my other hobbies.
However... it is weird not having an off season now I'm in Aus.
Since I live in Florida the word "Off Season" has no meaning for me. :) I'll be making good use of the Season Pass I purchased last Weekend at Sea World San Antonio since it's good for ALL the Florida Parks (As well as the Texas, Virginia and California Parks)! ;)
For those of you who aren't as fortunate as me may I suggest taking up Skiing. It uses the same basics as Roller Coasters, and each Ski Area has its own variety of "Rides" ranging from the "Credit" Hills (Green Circle Beginner) to the "Intense" Hills (Double Black Diamond Expert). Just like at the Parks, you have to stand in line to get on them, and the way up has that same slow, uphill sense of "Anticipation" that the Lift Hill of a Roller Coaster does! :)Last edited by Regulus, Monday, November 8, 2010 7:12 AM
I'm not sure the off season has started for me yet, don't know if I'm going to hit Dollywood up in December or not yet. Otherwise, I welcome it. It's nice to have a break from so much travel. Don't get me wrong, I like to travel, but it can get expensive and tiring.
So long as the parks around me aren't open, I have a feeling of closure... which is why I couldn't resist going back to CP for about three hours on closing day even though I'd already posted my end-of-season TR a week prior. :) I won't be antsy until around February when I get really tired of the snow.
I am surprised that people are bored at this time of year. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's coming up there are a ton of things to do. Football season in full swing, blockbuster movie season, Christmas light displays, plays and shows, etc.
Now once January rolls around, when all that goes away, I'll be pretty sick of winter and driving home in the dark at 5 ugh. January is definitely my least favorite month. Not a whole lot going on, one of the reasons I took up skiing.
I actually enjoy having an offseason. I like change...hence, I actually love living in Ohio. Call it weather-related ADD. In August I start looking forward to snow...In March I start looking forward to 80 degrees...
I would not be able to stand living in a place that did not have seasons.
Having time off from the parks helps me enjoy the "on" season much more.
and each Ski Area has its own variety of "Rides" ranging from the "Credit" Hills (Green Circle Beginner) to the "Intense" Hills (Double Black Diamond Expert
I've never skied, but I do know of a Black Diamond I'm looking forward to trying :)
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