Question for multiple re-riders

Friday, May 4, 2001 7:49 AM
After reading through these posts, I notice a trend of people riding a certain coaster 20 or 30+ times in a row.

Am one of the very few here who do not do this?

The highest number of rides I have had on any one coaster in a single visit are 7 on Skyliner (Lakemont), 6 on Kraken, and 5 on Montu.

When I go to a park I do not usually stay from opening to closing... usually 7 or 8 hours is about all I can handle.

When my wife and I went to Kennywood last year we were there for 7 hours and had a total of 6 coaster rides. Hersheypark... 7 hours 10 coaster rides. IOA... 9 hours 8 coaster rides. BGT... 6 hours 10 coaster rides. Sea World... 6 hours 10 coaster rides (countint JTA).

I suppose if I would get to a park for multiple visits over the course of a given season, I might concentrate more on coasters. But as it is, when I go to a park I like to explore every little corner of it.

I was just wondering how those who do those marathon sessions on coasters see the rest of the park... if you do in fact see the rest of the park.

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Oh the good old days... when superheros were superheros and coasters were coasters...
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Friday, May 4, 2001 7:54 AM
I've wondered the same thing. Even on light days, I never have the time to get in that many rides. But I like to do all the flat rides I can, and am pretty leisurely about the pace I go through the park.
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Friday, May 4, 2001 8:08 AM
SLFAKE, I am like you. My wife doesn't like coasters a lot, so I don't like to subject her to multiple rides, long days, etc. We get there by opening always, but usually leave around 5-6 p.m. In fact, the last time I rode a coaster at night was Magnum in 1998, when I went with friends, not my wife, and before that was before we met. :)

Even when I'm not with her, it's hard to reride when you want to ride everything.
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Friday, May 4, 2001 10:18 AM
I'm perfectly happy to concentrate on the coasters that I like, and I don't care what else is in the park. As an extreme example of this, I go to Busch Gardens Williamsburg primarily to ride Alpengeist and Apollo's Chariot, and I would be perfectly happy if that's all that I rode or did there (in spite of everything else BGW offers).
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Friday, May 4, 2001 10:23 AM
I'm the same way. My record for number of rides in one day is seven rides on Kumba. I usually don't get to visit parks more than once during the season as many of my visits are one-day excursions during vacations that are not dedicated to visiting amusement parks. My homepark is SFNE which is four hours from my house, so when I go, I like to ride everything meaning that I only do an average of three to four rides on a single roller coaster in a given day. If I lived closer to some parks and made regular visits, I would definitely marathon on coasters, but until then, I'm afraid I'm stuck without that kind of experience. ;(

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"If we built a ride that everyone wanted to ride, it would be called an elevator, and that's not an amusement ride."
-Stan Checketts, S&S Power
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Friday, May 4, 2001 10:55 AM
The wife and I only ride coasters at a park so we can usually get in multiple rides on one or more coasters. A typical day for us at SFGAm is to hit all the coasters we like at least once. Then spend the rest of the day riding our 2 favorites: B:TR and Viper. We'll do a couple of rides on one then go to the other. Occasionally we'll throw in a ride on something else but not too often. This way we don't burn out on any one coaster. With waiting in lines we manage about 8-9 rides on each. I don't think I would want to ride only one coaster all day. I really believe I would burn out on that ride no matter how much I like it.

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"I'm going off the rails on a crazy train." - Ozzie Osbourne
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Friday, May 4, 2001 11:11 AM
Personally, I've been to CP so many times and go multiple times a year, I love to take a day and just ride the coasters.

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Friday, May 4, 2001 11:14 AM
I also tend to stick with coasters that I like, and don't do too many rerides. 3 to 4 is about all I can handle. The most I've ever ridden a coaster in one day was at a media preview for Psycho Mouse at PGA, I got about 20 rides in about two hours. My wife and I tend to stay at our home parks about 4 to 5 hours, because we have season passes. Normally when we go together, we take one to two rides on each coaster that we like, and then do some flat rides, eat a little something, then head home. Since we visit our parks so much, that's a good enough time limit. At least for us it is. Peace. :)
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Friday, May 4, 2001 1:21 PM
I think that the majority of people who do a marathon on a certain coaster are season pass holders. The people who purchase a one day ticket to a park usually want to gather the whole experience. With a season pass, you can do that the first time you go, then concentrate on what you really enjoyed in some/all of your forthcoming visits.

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"Enjoy your ride on ROAR and thank you for riding out loud"
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Friday, May 4, 2001 1:30 PM
I usually go to the park, and try to focus in the coasters that the parks has, but always ride the water rides, and trying to get the all experience.

i rememeber last year i was in CP and my girlfriend and i saw all the peanuts show, just to take a rest, and i forget to say my girlfriend loves snoppy!! :)

The same in SF and Paramunt, we always take the childrens shows.

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Keeping Coaster!!
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Friday, May 4, 2001 1:42 PM
When I am at a park that I have never visited or rarely visit (non home-park), I will ride all of the roller coasters and try to squeeze in good flat rides and water rides with time. Then, at night, I will re-ride my favorite coaster over and over for an hour or 2 before closing. At my home park, Paramount's Carowinds, I usually ride as many different rides as I can on opening day. During the year I ride my favorites over and over.



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