Seeking New York City Coaster Fans

Friday, July 18, 2003 10:55 AM
Hello! I am a coaster fanatic who just moved here from Chicago. I used to make yearly trips to SFGA and Cedar Point, but now that I am in NYC with no car I am going through serious withdrawal.

I am just wondering if there are any people out there who make pilgrimages to any of the Six Flags in NJ or MA..or to Hershey Park or any of the PA/OH parks.

Please forgive me if this post is not appropriate for this forum.

To make this even MORE coaster related, does anybody know why older coasters, particulaly the Magnun XL and Mind Eraser are so painful now? Is it the track? The cars? Would replacing the cars make it better? They are great rides but the pain is starting to make it not worth going on them...

Thanks!

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Friday, July 18, 2003 10:57 AM
Sorry..forgot to say I am female and live in Astoria. :)
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Friday, July 18, 2003 10:58 AM
What part of NYC are you in? Im on Staten Island?
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Friday, July 18, 2003 10:59 AM
In Astoria, Queens.

I am going to SJ Great Adventure on Tuesday..but I am going with friends who only "sort of like" roller coasters. I love them, but they go on a ride once and are done. Not good.

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Friday, July 18, 2003 11:02 AM
There is an ACE Day at Rye Playland, just north of NYC, on Saturday August 16. Detail will be available on ACE's website soon. That would be a good place to meet local enthusiasts.

Unfortunately your timing is bad, you just missed ACE Day at Astorland @ Coney Island, it was last weekend.

mOOSH [lives in LA, but NYer at heart]

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Friday, July 18, 2003 11:10 AM
Thanks! I just signed up to get an application sent to me....

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Friday, July 18, 2003 11:16 AM
My pleasure ;)

It might take a while to get your membership info so I'd suggest checking out the "contact" section of ACE's website for the email address of your rep, Colleen Whyte, and sending her an email introducing yourself. Most ACE events can be attended by non-members at a slightly higher registration fee.

I hope you go...while Rye may be lacking in major coaster thrills it's a beautiful park with excellent dark rides and well-run classic flats. Check out this recent trip report. You won't be sorry you made it to Rye.

mOOSH

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Friday, July 18, 2003 11:37 AM
Thanks...I emailed her.

Why did I sell my car when I moved here??? I just wasn't thinking.

Of well..thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it.

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Friday, July 18, 2003 11:55 AM
You don't need a car to get to Rye Playland! Go to Penn Station, they have a special: round trip train ride to the Rye train station, round trip shuttle to the park, and a book of tickets for $28. Saves you quite a bit of money.

mOOSH

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Friday, July 18, 2003 11:58 AM
Oh...that is so wonderful! Thanks!
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Friday, July 18, 2003 12:08 PM
Yer welcome ;)

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Friday, July 18, 2003 12:23 PM
As a recent nycity dweller and car-less person, I feel your pain. Before I moving out to long island, I had the same issue. But besides Moosh's excellent suggestion, you can use public transport to get to some of the parks (Rye, SFGADV and of course Coney Island) are available via public transportation. Plus this year there is a mini mouse coaster in central park at the new victorian gardens. It may not be easy, but there are ways to get your coaster fix sans car in new york.
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Friday, July 18, 2003 3:19 PM
Welcome Spiral!!!

I am also a NYC native...(now live in frisco but I make frequent trips back home) I'm from the boogie down (bronx). You know what, you will get used to using public transportation to get you from point A to B. NYC has the best transportation system out there. There are so many people who live in the city for years without a car and still manage to get around. Plus think of all the money you will save...and also your contribution mother earth by keeping pollution down :)

To answer your question about older coasters being rough.... The coasters you mentioned are from Arrow and Vekoma, two companies notorious for coasters that do not age well. As many have said before, it has to do with deterioration of the wheel assemblies and bad transitioning. Hope that helps.

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Song for day - "Get Busy - Sean Paul"

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Friday, July 18, 2003 3:27 PM
"I'm from the boogie down (bronx)."

On Scritti Politti's newest CD there's a song called "Tinseltown to the Boogie Down" and it drove me nuts not knowing what that meant. Now, thanks to you, I do! [translation: Hollywood to NYC]

Thanks, Antuan ;)

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 7/18/2003 7:29:31 PM ***

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Friday, July 18, 2003 4:37 PM
de nada ;)

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Friday, July 18, 2003 6:32 PM
I from the Brooklyn area of New York, Bed stuy boy to the fullest, and I mostly go to great adventure instead of the Coney Island and Rye playland. Only seaside park I go to is Cedar point. It's sad that I live so close to one of the greatest wooden coasters, Cylclone and I've never been on it.

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I'm the youngest of the group of Summore, Holla at ya boy!

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