Remembering the parks

Thursday, January 23, 2003 2:11 PM

Knowing how much the off season can kill an enthusiast, I propose these two questions.

1) What do you do to keep your sanity during the off season?

2) What shows/channels/activities remind you of riding a coaster or of a certain park?

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SOB crew in twenty 02
111 SOB laps, and wishing the park was still open

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 2:18 PM

1) Browsing forums like these and going to web-site that provide photo-updates on off-season construction :)

2) Passing really tall buildings or structure that look like coaster supports triggers my brain off into you know.

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 2:28 PM

I drive down to Knott's and ride Ghostrider and Xcelerator ;-) Off-season? What off-season?

Moosh

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Welcome to the New & Improved Coasterbuzz...tomfoolery allowed!

*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 1/23/2003. ***

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 2:45 PM

Mamoosh, wrong answer.

Me, I surf and look at pics and videos of coasters.

I was actually watching Spongebob today and got a bad case of wanting to go to PKI.

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SOB crew in twenty 02
111 SOB laps, and wishing the park was still open

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 7:12 PM
I fly to LA or Orlando and ride. Damn you Floridians and Californians.

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Be polite and ignore the idiots. - rollergator
You must be this dumb to ride Viper. -SFGAdv.

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 7:17 PM
Skiing. If there is anything that can give me the rush that riding coasters does, and maybe more, it is skiing. The only time I have experienced an adrenaline rush as large as the first time riding The Beast, or almost coming out of my seat on my first ride on the Elitch Gardens Wildcat, is last weekend when I was dropping 20 feet into a 25-foot wide chute. It is great to have a winter alternative.

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"Look out kid. It's something you did. God knows when but you're doin' it again." -Bob Dylan

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 7:51 PM
I surf sites like this and many others. I also play Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 a little, and I work on my HO scale model amusement park. In the next few 2 or 3 months I'll be adding a Top Spin and a Freefall Tower.
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Thursday, January 23, 2003 7:55 PM
HO scale model amusement park?

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Zero-Gravity

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 8:02 PM
I was going to say the same thing as Mamoosh. The greatest tragedy for my "offseason" is that Ghostrider is in rehab right now.

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Xcelerator- Put the Pedal to the Metal!

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 8:03 PM
well knotts is closed on the week or no?

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Zero-Gravity

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 8:56 PM
no - they're open daily.

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www.coasterimage.com

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 8:58 PM
ah ok.

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Zero-Gravity

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Friday, January 24, 2003 3:16 AM

1) Go on Forums like this one.

2) Go on my zip line in my back yard:)

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-Sean Newman

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Friday, January 24, 2003 5:23 AM

1.) Read these forums or look through coaster books. Sometimes it's necessary to do a winter CP drive by.

2.) Being around where I live reminds of the parks actually because a lot of the roads are hilly and windy. I've been told skiing is great for this time of year. However, I am not the most coordinated gal on the planet and it's a good bet to say I may break every bone in my body!

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...Agghh, gimme a break will ya?

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Friday, January 24, 2003 5:40 AM

Skiing is a good alternative, unless you are told by your doctor that you arent allowed to do anything that will get you sweaty for the next month, and you have a ski trip planned in the next 2 weeks! Darn mono!

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SOB crew in 2002
TRTR crew in 2003
111 SOB laps, and wishing the park was still open

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Friday, January 24, 2003 6:27 AM

Off-season!?! Here in the PNW, we don't get an "on" season, at least until that S&S is open.;)

To pass the time, I meticulously plan out my summer park trips, even though I know that it will all change. Still, it gives me hope, like a light at the end of a long, dark, twisted tunnel. I feel so much better now that I have purchased a RT ticket for a week built around SRM. Now I spend time hunting for the best deals on hotels (continental breakfasts are an absolute must, just to save time. And if they don't have pancakes, I curse them and take a crepe!), who is going to give me the best car rental, etc. I still have 4 months left, but knowing that this dream is now a reality, this time of year is better than last year at this time.

Obsessive? Perhaps.............................

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Rob Bob-"But officer, that IS my real I.D."

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