Off Season Blues.

Monday, November 8, 2010 11:48 AM

Good luck. I tried skiing one time. Never again.

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Monday, November 8, 2010 11:49 AM

Offseason never really "bothered" me per say, it just represented a bit of disappointment

No more roller coasters coinciding with the year's best day (Halloween) being over at the same time... boo-urns indeed

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Monday, November 8, 2010 12:48 PM

Snowboarding for me was a lot more fun. Sigh...I miss Lake Tahoe.

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Monday, November 8, 2010 7:26 PM

HAHA Dave... No. :)

I always look forward to the November / December movie season. This weekend is Skyline and next weekend is Harry Potter! Tron is coming up soon too!

I like sled riding sometimes, when there is snow on the ground but it isn't too cold outside.

My family has a huge Halloween party every year, complete with an incredible Haunted House. This year, we had a little over 300 people in attendance. Helping to plan the haunt and party really helps me to not miss the parks as much, I think. The rest of the Holidays help somewhat too, even though I try not to enjoy them too much. lol

I agree about January though. That's just about when I start getting excited to go to a park or two.

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Monday, November 8, 2010 10:55 PM

My off-season trip to Texas was a resounding success, and I got to experience a little "Fringe Benefit" when I did it this year, mainly, not having to put up with Media Coverage of a little Event that happens about this time every other year. :( Therefore I plan to do it again in 2012! From now on, during the last week of October and the first week of November of every year ending in an even number, I plan to be on Vacation doing Theme Parks that are still open during this time of the year, along with other sites that tickle my fancy. The Media can cover that little event as much as they want, I'll just "Shut the World Off" as I do on every Vacation. No TV, No Radio, New Newspapers. Nuts to the World, I'm on Vacation! :)

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Monday, November 8, 2010 11:22 PM

Planning my summer trips during tax season keeps me sane. Those trips are like the light at the end of the tunnel. A very long dark IRS tunnel.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:20 AM

I don't mind the offseason for the most part, until about February when there is a light at the end of the tunnel. However, with that being said there are other things to keep me busy here.

I like to watch hockey, albeit our minor league team here in Cleveland. Also i still get a joy out of watching the cavs, even without our certain someone. Maybe its because i had other things to do before i became an enthusiast that makes it much easier to enjoy the winter.

Heck even the Indians are doing a winter activity this winter at the park that i can check out, so at least as bad as most people say it is in Cleveland there is always still something to do.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 2:10 AM

MagnunBarrel said:

Also i still get a joy out of watching the cavs, even without our certain someone.

I know what you mean. I miss "Z" too. ;)

But hey, as long as the Browns keep blowing out teams like the Saints and the Pats, winter can't be too bad... :)

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 10:19 AM

Is it the off-season? I hadn't noticed.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 10:50 AM

I think I'll chase the Winter blues away by attending the passholder event at IoA on the 20th - after-hours ERT on all the old Lost Continent favs plus the new Potter ride (which I've gotten a total of ONE lap on thus far)...we got into the 30s Sunday night, that's Winter enough for me. Hopefully no repeat of last year's Deep Freeze... :(

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:25 AM

Sweet! I may be at the passholders event as well. I'll look out for you :-)

Last edited by delan, Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:25 AM
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 2:24 PM

Jeff said:
Try living where I do!

What do you mean!?!? You get Timberhawk and Wild Thing to enjoy in the On-Season, plus Coaster Thrill Ride is open three weeks every year.

;)

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 2:27 PM

^Vegas is THAT much better? ;)

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 3:27 PM

Well, technically the coasters never close in Vegas, and he does have Speed and Desperado...

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 4:50 PM

I always take a trip somewhere in the winter---mostly to thaw out---but I may as well thaw out in Orange County (CA or FL, either is fine.)

I usually throw a ski weekend in over MLK as well.

Last edited by Brian Noble, Tuesday, November 9, 2010 4:51 PM
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 5:34 PM

rollergator said:
Hopefully no repeat of last year's Deep Freeze... :(

At least it kept the crowds away, I haven't seen the Disney parks that empty in any trips to Orlando in the last 15 years but I know January is a slow time anyway.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 6:09 PM

^Last year (Feburary) a couple friends and I actually got a re-ride on BTMRR....that was pretty special - but 50* and raining isn't typically my preferred Disney visit weather. Longest wait of the day was for food (Columbia House).

Last edited by rollergator, Tuesday, November 9, 2010 6:10 PM
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 9:22 PM

Last year I went to EPCOT on Inauguration Day and the park was PACKED, despite it being a School and Work Day. I think a lot of people had the same idea I had, and decided to spend the day at the park so they wouldn't have to put up with the Media that day! :)

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:05 PM

SFoT Holiday in the Park is still coming up and we've made it a family tradition. I'm also headed to Cali for Turkey Day and will definitely stop in at SFDK. I'm actually going to be riding more in the next month and a half than I did through most of the summer.

I can deal with Jan and Feb. since I'll get to do some skiing up in the North East and I can look forward to the new Texas Giant.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:30 PM

Ensign, yeah missing Z is a completely different thing when you talk about all those bad teams he carried until his foot broke years ago. Its got that kinda feel.

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