Parks Quality vs Quantity

Thursday, January 4, 2001 11:03 AM
Would you rather hae a park with many mediocre coasters and a few standouts, or a handful of top tens? this is in no way a Cedar Point vs SFMM post.

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I'm 2 for 2 so far!!!
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 11:15 AM
How many would you consider a handful?
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 11:25 AM
I'll take a park with *ONE* great coaster, even if the others aren't as good. That's why I don't understand the whole "quality vs quantity" number. If a park has 54 coasters, and 14 of them are great, that's more than enough for me. Even the other coasters would be of interest to me, because I LOVE ROLLERCOASTERS, period. I love the great ones, like the good ones and tolerate the bad ones. How many times do you skip the rollercoasters you don't like, but still notice other people enjoying them? Who are we to decide what's quality for them?
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Life consists of two kinds of people, those who accept, and those who sit back and cry... *** This post was edited by Simcoaster on 1/4/2001. ***
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 11:29 AM
I can't even imagine how large of a footprint 54 coasters would take up. It would take forever to walk through that park. Hah

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BMCOASTER

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Thursday, January 4, 2001 11:37 AM
I definitely agree, Simcoaster. Now, when you say *mediocre*,I think this term is used too loosely in the coaster world. Just because one may find a coaster mediocre, doesnt mean that everyone will find it mediocre. It depends on the person and their tastes. But to reiterate what Simcoaster said..If I knew a park had such and such coasters but only a certain amount was good, I would still go, plain and simple. A park would have to have all horrible rides for me to NOT go.
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Dayuum, Your HOT!
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 11:43 AM
One thing people miss in this whole discussion is that part of the charm in parks like IOA and Holiday world is that they DON'T have tons of coasters. It makes the ones they do have more special. If they were to all of a sudden add 9 coasters, you had better believe some of them would be duds. And some probably wouldn't get the TLC that they need. It goes with the territory.

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Life consists of two kinds of people, those who accept, and those who sit back and cry... *** This post was edited by Simcoaster on 1/4/2001. ***
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 11:50 AM
the point is being missed.

what do you prefer:
a park that has 25 rides, 4-5 great coasters and a mixture of other rides and shows, all good.

or a park that has 10+ coasters. a few good, most are below average as well as tons of other rides, some good, some not so good.

I don't think it is possible to make this comparison, because the first park mentioned ends up having 4-5 great coasters and 20+ other great rides.

the second park ends up having 4-5 good coasters and 20+ other great rides, with lots of junk rides you can just skip.

no reason to compare. go to both and ride twice as many.
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 11:53 AM
No, I think we hit the same point. ;) We're lucky to have both. In other countries, they don't even get to have this discussion.

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Life consists of two kinds of people, those who accept, and those who sit back and cry... *** This post was edited by Simcoaster on 1/4/2001. ***
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 1:27 PM
The problem is that coaster opinions vary from person to person. I don't know how many times people have told me that Cedar Creek Mine Ride or Iron Dragon are lame. For some people, I'm sure it is. However, when you see those little kids get off the ride smiling, you start to realize that nearly every coaster has its purpose and audience.

I've yet to visit a park with ten coasters that didn't have several gems, by the way.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 4:12 PM
I think that quanity is better for the park, while qualtity is better for the consumer.

Personally I like a half-half (or a good mix).

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Thursday, January 4, 2001 5:34 PM
Hmm.... BGW or PKD? That's probably the best analogy I can think of...


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Thursday, January 4, 2001 5:40 PM
I would have to agree with Jeff. Enthusiast are not the only people who visit these parks. Cedar Point is a great place to visit because the the AMOUNT of coasters they have. Now myself, I will only ride the FEARSOME FIVE (magnum, mantis, mean streak, raptor) and some others. But because Cedar Point has so many coasters you choose from with different ranges of size and type, you can start off on Woodstock Express or on Gemini. Smaller rides to me may not have any quality but to others it does.

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Thursday, January 4, 2001 8:44 PM
As my Dad used to say "To each his own."
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Saturday, January 6, 2001 5:49 AM
What Simcoaster said in the first post.

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Saturday, January 6, 2001 12:57 PM
Jephry,

No Millenium Force for you?

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Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it...eventually
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