Rollercoaster Record!

Thursday, August 21, 2003 11:19 AM
I remember a few years ago, some guys set a record for most coasters ridden in 24 hours. Does anyone remember his or her record? Anyone interested in trying to beat it?

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*** This post was edited by Crashmando 8/21/2003 3:20:08 PM ***

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 11:35 AM
There were discussions at the time about beating the record and the general consensus was that nobody had the resources or motivation to do it and nobody else would care if you did.

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 11:36 AM
I got the plan and the time so anyone who down let me know!

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 11:40 AM
I also just read that someone set the record for most clapping in one minute, with 700-some claps. That's more amazing, if you ask me.

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 11:42 AM
the record is 40 coasters in 24 hours. Why are you guys being mean to me!?!?

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 12:01 PM
Actually, shortly after the 40 coasters in 24 hours record was set, I believe there were some guys who got a helicopter and did 75 in 24 hours. I think it may have been for charity or something. Not real positive on the details.

Anyone else remember more?

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 12:03 PM

Thats insane 75, I can't beat that. But for charity that is really cool and nice!
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Thursday, August 21, 2003 12:05 PM
Gotta go for an even number...like 100. :)

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 12:06 PM
Fredrick you down with setting a record!?!!?!

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 2:49 PM
id like to but how much would it cost?

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 3:08 PM
$2.59 at K-mart, there on special:P

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 3:22 PM
Depends on what path we take. U figure we get the night off since parks aren’t open 24 hours. So we need 1 night hotel stay. Depending on the admission to the parks and if you have a season pass as well. Then there is fuel. Then we got to contact Gunnies and see if they will come out and do it. Maybe Ripley’s believe it or not would do it. I have season passes for LP Cedar Parks and Six Flags parks.

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 3:42 PM
The first group that did it in CA. The second group did it on the east coast starting in I believe BGW anf flying up the NE and ending in the PA or NJ, NY area.

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 4:02 PM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you're not going to set a record by riding during normal park hours. You'd have to cough up some serious cash.

--Ryan

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 5:40 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
Actually, shortly after the 40 coasters in 24 hours record was set, I believe there were some guys who got a helicopter and did 75 in 24 hours. I think it may have been for charity or something. Not real positive on the details.

Anyone else remember more?

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75? Holy... Wow...

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 5:48 PM
Yeah, those people paid off the park and were sponsored by many people and got their own TV special. They didn't have to wait in any lines. Maybe if someone has a private jet we could get the job done.;)

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Thursday, August 21, 2003 8:17 PM
I'm going to pitch in here because I do know a lot about this record, as I would love to break it.

In October 2000, a group of ACE enthusiasts rode 40 coasters in 24 hours. The group was sort of lead by David Escalante and they only set out to beat the previous record of 30. They got all the perks you can imagine. They rode a bunch of coasers in the middle of the night and didn't have to wait in any lines. I remember watching the tv show and the gp in the station booing them as they got on. Anyways, they drove from place to place and had to obey all traffic laws. They finished with SFMM and got 40 coasters. This is all information from remembering the show on tv.

According to Guinness 2003 the current record goes like this.

" The greatest number of different roller coasters ridden in a 24-hour period is 74, set by Philip A. Guarno, Adam Spivak, John R. Kirkwood, and Aaron Monroe Rye (all USA) on August 9, 2001. The four rode coasters in 10 parks in four U.S. states, using helicopters to travel between them."

After watching the ACE people do it on tv I thought over 40 could be done. But I don't know how 74 could be beat. My cousin and I have been dreaming up ways to beat this record. Since we have no money we would need a sponsor or something and help from the parks with no lines and ert in the middle of the night, etc. I was thinking you could use a jet fighter to travel in between parks. It would have to be one that could hover down though since runways are not usually close to parks. Maybe the army could sponsor us or something:) Anyways, now I'm talking about what will never happen but I hope the Guinness info helped out.

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Friday, August 22, 2003 4:57 AM
Well, Peanut Butter, think of it this way...if by some outside chance someone was able to line up everything like the current record holding team did they could beat the record.

How, you ask? It's simple...I am positive that at least one of the parks they visited added one coaster since 8/9/2001.

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Friday, August 22, 2003 5:22 AM
But what parks did they visit?

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Friday, August 22, 2003 5:41 AM
The Guinness Book of World Records is a crock anyway. Did you know that for ALL of its endurance records, you are allowed to take a 15-minute break every 4 hours? So when you read about the guy that remained motionless for 72 hours, that means he actually got to take breaks and walk around every 4 hours.

Same for the coaster-riding endurance records, etc. I say, if you're going for endurance, taking breaks is cheating.

Guinness also became really lame about 6-7 years ago when they ditched about half of its records in favor of giant color photos and lame factoids.

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