Oh the humanity

Friday, January 30, 2004 5:54 PM
I was in line to ride The Bat at Kings Island in 1981 when I got to next in line when The Bat broke and keep going the people that where on get 5 free rides out of it till the coaster stopped. My dad took me back in 1983 at the end of the summer and all was left was mudd and a Coaster Station. I wish I could have rode that coaster.
Friday, January 30, 2004 5:56 PM
Something tells me that Scott would enjoy the Devastator as well. Hell..........I would (in an alternate reality of course). Only 10 minutes? Hmph.

What happened to the Pulverizor?


*** Edited 1/30/2004 11:00:03 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Friday, January 30, 2004 5:56 PM
My biggest “Oh the humanity” came at Fuji-Q Highlands in Japan. I made a quick, unscheduled visit during a tour in hopes of riding Fujiyama and Dodonpa. After getting off the marvelous Fujiyama, I couldn’t wait for that 0-107 mph in 2 seconds (this was at a point when Dragster was not announced yet). Well, I bet you can guess that it was closed and I was denied. That one was particularly tough because I know I won’t be back anytime soon, and it’s so damn far away. I don’t really like complaining about how I didn’t get to ride it, but it sure was disappointing at the time.

Oh, and one time we drove right by Dorney Park, but thankfully we were on our way to Hersheypark! ;)

ps-If you can use the word “I” more times then me, you win a prize! *** Edited 1/30/2004 10:58:11 PM UTC by PT300***

Friday, January 30, 2004 6:33 PM
Thrillerman, I would love to go to Conneaut Lake. I will go someday. Perhaps this summer, when I finally get to Hershey? We'll see.

Lewis, yes, that would have been painful regarding Dodonpa. I still don't have it either, but yes, I have a better chance, especially given my intended trip this summer. I have to get Thunder Dolphin as well! :)

Friday, January 30, 2004 7:43 PM
Mine would have to be Drachen Fire. I first went to BGW in late 99 so I missed it by a few months.
Friday, January 30, 2004 7:48 PM
Drachen Fire? Having had the chance to ride it in 92, opening season before it got rough, and dismantled was a blessing indeed. It was special in the beginning.

I guess I am pretty lucky in some regards. Still, how I long to ride X or even for a chance at Hercules, mostly since it stood in my eyesight in October. Oh well.... :(

Friday, January 30, 2004 8:04 PM
I can beat all those stories ( ;) )....I missed the Idora Park Jack Rabbit by ONE DAY! I was there on a Monday in 84.....we didn't know they were closed on Mondays (no web in thnose days!). We said..."Oh well, we'll come back next year!" There was no next year :(
Friday, January 30, 2004 8:10 PM
^Yes, Peabody, you FOR SURE have us beat. That is simply heartbreaking. :( I think that is an enthusiast nightmare! I feel your pain...
(not that it helps)
Friday, January 30, 2004 8:33 PM
Thanks...can you reccomend a support group? ;) Seeing Drachen Fire was pretty hard too sinc eI hadn't ridden it. Maybe I should start a coaster preservation club... ;) (That one sure died, didn't it!)

Oh, I missed Dodonpa by a few days too!

Friday, January 30, 2004 8:46 PM

Peabody said:
Maybe I should start a coaster preservation club... ;)

Oh. The. Humanity.

Friday, January 30, 2004 9:41 PM
L.O.L. ;)
Friday, January 30, 2004 9:44 PM
Ice of the Dueling Dragons. Couldn't ride it due to the fact we had to meet up with the rest of my group in a couple minutes, so I wasn't allowed to go back into the queue.

Hopefully we'll be going back this Novemeber.

Friday, January 30, 2004 9:52 PM
Splash Mountain. I have wanted to ride this thing every time I have been at a Disney park but after three visits to the Magic Kingdom and one visit to Disneyland it's been a no go. It's either been closed or had a huge line with FastPass gone already for the day.

Some day...

Friday, January 30, 2004 10:50 PM
When I left Shockwave @ SFGAm, after riding it 7 times, I had a feeling something was going to happen to it. Sniff...
Friday, January 30, 2004 10:55 PM
Friday, January 30, 2004 11:15 PM
My vote goes for all the coasters in the Gothem City section at SFOT during their Holiday in the Park event. We knew before hand that Batman, Mr. Freeze, Flashback, Judge Roy Scream, and Texas Giant were going to be closed, but when you look at them just sitting there, it's pretty depressing.
Friday, January 30, 2004 11:42 PM

Mine is X. I swear I will never get a shot at that, and I don't even live that far away. I spent 3 days the summer of 2002, at SFMM (don't ask why), and didn't ride it, only to see it open a day after I left.

It's only a 2 day drive from Seattle to LA, I've done it.

Friday, January 30, 2004 11:58 PM
PKD on the way to CP for the FIRST time. I swear I almost wet myself when I glimpsed SOB!
Saturday, January 31, 2004 12:05 AM

CoastersBolts said:It's only a 2 day drive from Seattle to LA, I've done it.

Oh, I know... but you answered your own quote. It is a 2 day drive, and to SFMM (just being mean with that one!). ;) I will get to it eventually. My point is I was there, and it wasn't open.

Saturday, January 31, 2004 12:37 AM

My trip out to SoCal in March of '03 yielded DejaVu (which we were told by the park when we called the week before would NOT be opening) and X, but no Xcelerator. We called KBF a week before we went (when we heard about parts appering in the storage lot that were the same color as Xlr8r) and they said "we have NO plans to close Xcelerator for any rehabs anytime in the near future."

They blatantly lied to us because, obviously, there were parts in the lot. This was reinforced after we got to the park and a very nice person in a gift shop gave us a peak at the master rides closing schedule that she had (which had been published for almost a month, I believe) and it had Xcelerator listed as "closed."

Boo on KBF.

But, hey, Sandusky is 40 minutes from my house. I'm pacified by that big, red, Intamin pile of w00t and that big red-orange hunk-o-Arrow next to it. *** Edited 1/31/2004 5:38:42 AM UTC by Michael Darling***


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