Stark Raven Mad - Lets talk people!

Monday, February 18, 2002 7:19 PM
So i'm going this year on a coaster-thon, and my parks include H.W., SFKK, PKI, SFWOA, and CP for Coastermania.  H.W. will be my first coaster event and my first trip to a park other than my homepark.  Needless to say, i'm counting down the days, anyhow, this topic is two-fold.  First, does this event get boring?  Its an awful lot of time to spend at one park.  Second, well there is no second, I just want to have a little discussion about this event.  Who's going to be there?!
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Monday, February 18, 2002 7:48 PM
Patrick,

 As for the event getting boring. That all depends on what type of person you are. I know of a few people that usually end up napping on a bench somewhere during ERT because they are not into talking coasters with other folks.

 However, every SRM event I have done (since year 1) has been a truly amazing time. I never have gotten bored, but I have gotten tired a few times, but as soon as I get on one of those monsters at night, it wakes me right up. The nights seem to last forever at one of these events. True, the park is small and doesn't have as many rides as some of the 'big boys', but the quality of that park can't be touched.  Just you wait and see what the darkness can do to those that dare ride at night.  BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!!

 The next morning after SRM can be brutal. I usually end up having a coaster hangover and can be grumpy at times, but not always. This year is going to be really different because there is going to be two days of it. Talk about positive abuse! I think I may skip on the waterslide ERT depending on how I feel in that morning.

 To answer your second question, I will be there. This is THE event of the year that I don't miss.

-Sean (ready to be abused once more)

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 2:10 AM
These two coasters are coasters you never want to get off but you may have too do to intensity.   You say that that is such a long time for a small park?  Well trust me.  There is a lot to do.   Don't miss that raft ride and spend about 3+ hours in Splashin Safari on Saturday.

Chuck, who can't wait to get a night ride on the Flume also :)

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Charles Nungester
167 coasters asn hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 3:07 AM
I had a great time last year. It never got boring, you get to meet alot of people and make alot of new friends. But liuke Sean F. said, the rides seem to last forever. I had a hard time deciding what coaster was better ... not to mention the great ERT on Scarecrow Scrambler and Banshee.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 4:16 AM
I missed this event last year and could only imagine the fun everyone else was having.  After attending 2 years ago for the first time I was amazed how much fun an event can be.  This is the event of all events!!

Besides nothing can beat riding 2 great coasters into the darkness of night with free sunscreen on!!!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 5:24 AM

 I think I may skip on the waterslide ERT depending on how I feel in that morning.  -Sean (ready to be abused once more)

Hey Sean--
  
I will track you down early Saturday morning and drag you there! If *I* have to be there...*you* do, too! :)
Seriously, I am wondering how many people will want to do the morning ERT on ZOOMbabwe. We're planning to poll everyone as they pick up their registration packets, but I guess a more true number would be realized if we asked SRMers as they left the park late Friday night.
Three months to go!
Paula

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Paula Werne
Director of Public Relations
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Ind.
JPWerne@holidayworld.com

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 5:33 AM
Sean, with the brand spankin' new PTCs, I'm assuming the "abuse" will be much more rider-friendly.  I loved Legend, but for me to say the laterals were INTENSE is certaily unusual for a coaster.  Raven is far above any other coaster for its track length, IMO. 

Jeff Hammersly is THE guy I'd want maintaining wooden coasters at any park...really hoping he decides to start giving classes on coaster maintenance to those poor folks who "try" to maintain RT, RWB, MS, etc...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 5:43 AM
Charles Nungester, you are so right about having to stop, even if you don't want to. the intensity of The Legend gave me a head ache after ERT last year at a different event. I haven't gotten to take part in a SRM yet, but I plan to...hopefully my first summer after my freshman year in college  at Purdue...I hope that the PTC will make The Legend more re-rideable.
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Sept. 11th 2001, Slayer released God Hates Us All. The song "Disciple" uncannily describes the events of that day, as well as the anthrax letters that followed.
--Slayer: Thrash band, or the next Nostradamus?

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 5:53 AM
SRM, boring?  Ha!

Ha ha!

 

Ha ha ha!

 

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 6:35 AM
The *LAST* word I'd pick to describe SRM would be "boring".  Insane, perhaps, but not boring ;)

I'm already looking forward to it, and it's only February.  I'm bringing at least 3 Holiday World Newbies with me, too.  Can't wait...

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--Greg
"The collective women in your life have more baggage than a Samsonite factory..."
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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 6:43 AM
Patrick K - don't think, just go! Power riding anything good never gets boring! Remember, the amount of rides you'll get in your lifetime is finite - you have to get as many as you can!

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Without the chaindog, you'd never get up the lifthill...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 7:58 AM
Paula,

 Do I really *have* to be there? I thought my 'apperance contract' with you folks ran out last year? LOL!

  I like the idea of asking people as they leave the first night about ERT on Zoom........um........excuse me, ZOOMbabwe, however, if it's like any other SRM, most people walk out of that park in total shock, and usually can't say a thing. =:^)

 I do know of some waterpark die hards that are looking forward to riding Zoomy. It does look fun!

-Sean (who looks at SRM as more of something he HAS to do, as opposed to something he wants to do. It's that good folks!)

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 8:35 AM
Well Ms. Maven, I can pretty much say you can count me OUT for ZBW ERT. While most sane people would *leap* at a chance to see Chuck, Sean and Greg in speedoes, I'm just not a waterpark fan. Hmmmm, maybe I just bring a camera and take "blackmail Shots".

Anyway, I did not find SRM to be boring in the least. Draining, possibly, but not boring. If you have the urge to go, go and satisfy your curiosity. But if you really do not want to go, then dont go.
lata,
jeremy
--Life is full of choices...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 8:55 AM
I thought we had agreed that yankees and speedoes are mutually exclusive...

...all that WHITE skin, I think jeremy and I may need to bring sunglasses for the mo(u)rning session...I may be pretty pale, but I'm still a Floridian...(the "rule" as they say, is half your life here, and you're considered a "transplant", any less and you're still a "snowbird")...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 9:01 AM
This will be my 2nd visit to Holiday World and I'm also looking foward to Zoombabwe. How are the wait times for The Legend & The Raven during ERT since this will be my first club event?
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Wild Thing: 75Laps! Power Tower: 73 Rides. Valleyair Security 2002! 8Years Working at Valleyfair! 30Days till BGW & Kings Dominion Opening Weekends 1st trip of 2002!!
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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 9:45 AM

CPgenius said:
Charles Nungester, you are so right about having to stop, even if you don't want to. the intensity of The Legend gave me a head ache after ERT last year at a different event. I haven't gotten to take part in a SRM yet, but I plan to...hopefully my first summer after my freshman year in college  at Purdue...I hope that the PTC will make The Legend more re-rideable.
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Sept. 11th 2001, Slayer released God Hates Us All. The song "Disciple" uncannily describes the events of that day, as well as the anthrax letters that followed.
--Slayer: Thrash band, or the next Nostradamus?

I at one point rode Legend 7 times straight on SRM saturday.  I had a couple guest with me that rode about 15.
 I never disliked the G trains at all.  I do feel that more padding in the bottom and sides would make it better but I really will miss the dividerless rides. 
Quote from two of my guest on one front seat ride on Legend last SRM.   
Brother airbourne in final turn:    "I was airbourne that whole corner!"
Co rider:  Thats good because I was in your seat!
Chuck who will wait and see but really dispises Dividers.
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Charles Nungester
167 coasters asn hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 9:49 AM

2Hostyl said:
Well Ms. Maven, I can pretty much say you can count me OUT for ZBW ERT. While most sane people would *leap* at a chance to see Chuck, Sean and Greg in speedoes, I'm just not a waterpark fan. Hmmmm, maybe I just bring a camera and take "blackmail Shots".
Anyway, I did not find SRM to be boring in the least. Draining, possibly, but not boring. If you have the urge to go, go and satisfy your curiosity. But if you really do not want to go, then dont go.
lata,
jeremy
--Life is full of choices...

I will only make my apperance in Speedos  for money!
Chuck, who will totally enjoy HW's waterpark when people he don't know are there.  Otherwise its trunks and a T shirt for me.
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Charles Nungester
167 coasters asn hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 9:54 AM

The Beast said:
This will be my 2nd visit to Holiday World and I'm also looking foward to Zoombabwe. How are the wait times for The Legend & The Raven during ERT since this will be my first club event?
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Wild Thing: 75Laps! Power Tower: 73 Rides. Valleyair Security 2002! 8Years Working at Valleyfair! 30Days till BGW & Kings Dominion Opening Weekends 1st trip of 2002!!

Last year wait times early were about 1/2hr to 45 minutes but legends two trains should cut that way down.  By about 11:30 Raven had about a 2 cycle wait and Legend was down to about 15 minutes.
You want mass rides?   Saturday afternoon baby or specifically when they take the walking tour of Ravenswood.  I must have ridden both coasters 20+ times on saturday after SRM friday.  Of course we got another night of ERT :)  And whats fun about that is being around other coaster enthuisat as well as the two most insane nightime coasters in the world!
Chuck, Who wouldn't miss another SRM unless it was a family emergency.   (Weddings Don't count people)  Tell them to change the date :)!
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Charles Nungester
167 coasters asn hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 10:29 AM

2Hostyl said:
While most sane people would *leap* at a chance to see Chuck, Sean and Greg in speedoes, I'm just not a waterpark fan. Hmmmm, maybe I just bring a camera and take "blackmail Shots".

Well, I'm not a waterpark person. At ALL.

On the other hand, what other time am I going to be able to show off my barcode in public? ;)


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--Greg
"The collective women in your life have more baggage than a Samsonite factory..."
My page

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 10:41 AM
I can't wait, believe it or not, i'm looking forward to this more than coastermania at CP.  Holiday World just seems like my type of park.  Okay now for my next question folks - I'm going to have an extra day to rest after S.R.M. and I can either stay in that area, or drive to the Kentucky Kingdom area.  My question is, is there anything to do around the Holiday World area?  Something relaxing thats not too expensive?  Thanks
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