Ohio - most coasters per square mile?

Monday, October 28, 2002 10:58 AM

I was just thinking about this the other day. Sure California has the most overall, but the state is huge. So what state has the most coasters per square mile? My guess is Ohio. Does anyone else have a guess or know for sure? I think this would be an interesting stat for the rcdb to have.

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Monday, October 28, 2002 11:39 AM
Probably New Jersey.... that is a small state with two major parks. Does Rhode Island have any coasters??

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Monday, October 28, 2002 11:44 AM

I would say pennsylvania or ohio

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Monday, October 28, 2002 11:50 AM

Of the ones I figured out real quick

Average distance between coasters in square miles

Jersey- 194
Ohio-818
Connecticut -833
California-2294

So Jersy, 40 is a lot in in that size state.

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Monday, October 28, 2002 11:54 AM
I figured out that New Jersey has 40 operating coasters, and Ohio has 50. From looking at the info Joe posted, I would say NJ has a lot of coasters for the area.
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Monday, October 28, 2002 12:49 PM

Yea, I knew NJ had those 2 parks, but I forgot about all the little coaseters on piers.

I think New Jersey has it.

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Monday, October 28, 2002 1:35 PM

Joe E. said:

Average distance between coasters in square miles



Just a minor point: distance is not measured in square miles. This stat. (which I'm assuming is square milage of state/# of coasters) is just square mileage per coaster.

Is that what you mean?

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Monday, October 28, 2002 2:22 PM
New Jersey is also the size of my big toe.
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Monday, October 28, 2002 2:33 PM
Dante, if that's the case, where do you buy your shoes? ;)

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Monday, October 28, 2002 4:13 PM

Ahem! New Jersey happens to to look gargantuan next to one of its neigboors. And Delaware isn't even the smallest state.

Great American, whose mother grew up in NJ (Say, I bet you didn't know that the Statue of Liberty is actually in New Jersey, did you? Well, now you do.)

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Monday, October 28, 2002 4:27 PM
True, but it's New Jersey. Honestly, I feel sorry for anyone who lives there, regardless of how close the nearest roller coaster is.
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Monday, October 28, 2002 4:45 PM
Why would you feel sorry? South Jersey is a really nice area, farm land new developments. Sure taxes are high, but you gotta live with it.
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Monday, October 28, 2002 5:18 PM

quailroberts said:
True, but it's New Jersey. Honestly, I feel sorry for anyone who lives there, regardless of how close the nearest roller coaster is.


Anyway, I can back you up. As a resident of the great garden state, I can attest to the fact that the enitre state is smog filled. I am a member of the mafia. My neighbors are too. In fact, all my friends are in the mob. In school, we are required by the state to watch The Sopranos and write essays about how they are great role models.

(end sarcasm) in all seriousness, NJ isnt a bad place to live. You got lots of great coasters, the Joisey shore, farmland, cities, and location. How can you beat being right in the middle of New York City and Philly? Quail, just wondering where you live... :-)

Going back on topic..could Massachusettes be 2nd? I also know Ohio must be in the top 5.

-Brian, who wants the stereotypes of Jerseyians to change

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Monday, October 28, 2002 5:27 PM
New Jersey is an awesome place to live, especially Monmouth county. You have a little more than a 20 minute drive to SFGAdv and 25 to seaside. Where else can you live where you are so close to two major cities and airports? I'm curious..where do you live?
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Monday, October 28, 2002 5:34 PM
Monmouth county, NJ here. NJ is great. Gotta love Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant, Great Adventure, Wildwood, and of course you're an hour and a half from Dorney, and 3 hours to both Six Flags America (Goin' south) and Six Flags New England (Goin' north). Not too shabby...

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Monday, October 28, 2002 8:16 PM

Philly's suburbs across the Deleware are pretty nice, there's some cool places in the middle of the state, and the Jersey Shore rocks!

Can you believe I've been going to my grandparents house in Jersey every year of my life, but we've never gotten to a single roller coaster in the great Garden State? Man, when I get my student loans paid off, certain situations will be rectified...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2002 6:39 AM

I'd say "let's avoid Jersey bashing", but a bunch of other members have done a nice job of steering the discussion away from that.

It does look like New Jersey take the title for "Most coasters per square mile", although a state like Rhode Island could probably take it with one major park installation. ;)

--Greg, who grew up in Warren and Monmouth counties

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Saturday, November 2, 2002 12:39 PM

I'm in the wrong end of Jersey...takes me about an hour 20 to get to SFGAdv :-/

I could turn this into another unpleasant topic with the mention of only one word, but lets not go there.

I say the worst part of living here is the insane car insurance rates.

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Saturday, November 2, 2002 12:54 PM
Los Angeles has the worst Auto Insurance rates. We got rid of one car when we moved here from san diego, yet the insurance went up $800. LA has the worst drivers and a billion shopping carts in parking lots.
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