Where have some of you succeeded in "earning" a bonus ride on a coaster with the help of other enthusiastic riders and operators at the end of the day? This would be strictly as a GP rider on a regular operating day, not part of ERT or any other park/coaster club sponsored event.
For me, our train succeeded in "One More Ride" on two occasions: GhostRider at Knott's in September 1999, and Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce last month.
I wish....nah, it was the beginning of August, mid-week, when work took us to DC....bummer...;). Got PKD, Dutch Wonderland for Sky Princess (cool surprise meeting joey isch there), and finished up with Hershey...three great parks, all fantastic employees, and Comet proved to be the Schmeck worthy of #200...:)
A couple of months ago, I tried that on Millenium Force. Me and a bunch of other people come into the unloading station shouting "one more time". The ride operator goes, "You want one more ride?" At that point the whole train explodes in shouting. Then the operator goes "Well, maybe some other time." Man, I really thought I was going to get another lap. Oh well.
I've had success at getting rerides on S:ROS at SFA at least twice so far this season.
In both instances we were supposed to be the final train of the night but after some persistent cheering for "one more ride" by the entire train the ride ops were gracious enough to send us around for yet another airtime filled lap into the night,last time it was around 10:30pm before we actually got off the coaster & out of the park.
Or else the RideOp pushes a wrong button and has no choice. (Thunder Run at SFKK) He was really mad and cursing, then told us he had to send us around again. The people on the ride yelled YES!, but the people in the station yelled NO! It was really funny.
----------------- 87 different coasters for this year and counting... 149 total!