"Off-season" lull starting early?

coasterqueenTRN's avatar

KI's Haunt was pretty cool. I always laugh at those things. I don't see why people get so scared. I think they are a riot!

Maybe that is why the "monsters" always leave me alone. I am always laughing at them instead of screaming at them. ;)

Happy Halloween! :)

-Tina

<---who is looking forward to the Point this weekend. :)

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Wish I could give info about CP's Halloweekends stuff since I was there two Saturdays ago and last Friday (NOBODY THERE!!!!) but it was just me and the two munchkins and they wanted no part of any of the haunted stuff. On the plus side we rode more rides in four hours last Friday than at any other time all year. Every ride we went on or my daughter rode solo was a walk-on except for a 3 minute Wildcat wait. I have never seen that park so empty in person.

Tom


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Interesting, considering this is a thread about people not talking about how little there is to talk about, that nobody is talking about it.


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Hey man, if it's a post, I'll take it! :)


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delan's avatar

I guess when Magic Mountain makes their announcement we can get excited again. In other news, heading to Universal's Halloween Horror nights tonite for the first time. I heard this year is really amped, but Busch Gardens (Heading there tomorrow night) gives it some stiff competition.

DaveStroem's avatar

When we left the point on Sunday, I found myself starting to fell a bit down. I am sure that this Sunday will be worse as we close out KI.

Since this is our first year of being Coaster Crazy, this end of season blues is new to me. Luckily March is not far away.


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Carrie M.'s avatar

Yeah, Dave, with all you invested this season I can only imagine you will feel the absence of the parks this year more than ever. What will fill your winter months?


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One word....florida.....lol


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eightdotthree's avatar

It is for me because I went to Disneyland two years ago and Universal Orlando last year right around this time.


Winter months are for skiing.

DaveStroem's avatar

Hopefully the frame shop will be busy for the next couple of months and by then the withdraw symptoms should be manageable.

I also want to work on a book of our summer travels. Mostly a coffee table book with tons of photos and brief TRs. Many of my customers have been asking to see photos of what we have been doing this summer. I only have about 10,000 images to go through for this endeavor.


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Lord Gonchar's avatar

I seem to have hit a down cycle this year. The interest was just at a low. We blew a good chunk of the yearly budget doing Disney early in the year and then took it slow. After 9 seasons of hitting +/-20 parks a year, we backed off. Kind of welcomed the change. I think it's a natural cycle that most well traveled enthusiasts go through.


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delan said:
I guess when Magic Mountain makes their announcement we can get excited again. In other news, heading to Universal's Halloween Horror nights tonite for the first time. I heard this year is really amped, but Busch Gardens (Heading there tomorrow night) gives it some stiff competition.

Hope you have better luck at Howl-O-Scream than we did last night. At 8:30 when my office manager arrived with her family, they got parked out at Adventure Island. Lines were pretty excruciating for the coasters, what with all the "protein spills" (jello shots and megaloopers don't mix!), and I haven't seen that much line-jumping in a few years, since the bad days at Great Adventure four or five years ago...

Fun's avatar

I suspect Magic Mountain's new coaster will be of the family variety, which would not get me excited.

Hopefully I'll have the Disney College Program to keep my off-season blues at bay this year. :)

That said, I have visited as many parks this year as the previous 19 years combined (not a huge number for most by a long shot, but for me 4 new parks in one year is quite an accomplishment, plus CP and KI), and I will definitely be feeling the off-season blues for the next two months. A summer that included Thunderhead, Rampage, and Holiday World's trifecta of perfect wooden coasters was quite a trip (not to mention Mystery Mine, Tennessee Tornado [I still can't believe that was an Arrow creation!], and Diamondback). This will certainly be a hard year to top for me.


Original BlueStreak64

Well, I'm looking into a job at local ski area. That should hold me over until April. :)


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What is this "off-season" you speak of? I have plenty of visits planned between now and March. ;-)

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Jeff's avatar

I've actually been to seven parks this year, plus the various Disney parks coming up in December, so 11 total. Best year I've had in a long time, actually.

Next year is gonna be a bitch...


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Be glad that many northern parks are actually open until November 1. In most years, when Halloween falls during the week, parks end operations the weekend before. This year was also a bonus as Memorial Day was the earliest possible date, and Labor Day was the latest possible date.

For me, park off-season is hockey season, so I have plenty to entertain me for the next six months-- hopefully longer if my teams do well.

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