Team[s] CoasterBuzz

Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:24 AM
OK, you wanna try to break the record? I've got a Discovery Channel/Guinness idea for you: Set it up as an East coast vs. West coast [and maybe even vs. South coast - are there enough coasters in Florida to make a run for it?] contest. Which team can do the most coasters (have to be over 40) in 24 hours? If you can get Guinness and Discovery and ACE to commit, I'll bet you can get the parks to go along (salivate, actually).

And remember, it was my idea, so I'm on one of the teams . . .
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:38 AM
count me in :) I think Ohio/PA would do the trick!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:49 AM
I don't think FL can help you out: BGT=6, 1 in Miami, less than 15 in Orlando (all parks combined), 1 in Panama City Beach... The driving would kill you totally. Even counting Wild Adventures and SFoGA wouldn't get you there. Oh well! Stick with East/West, or maybe time zones!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:52 AM
I'm thinking Carowinds, PKD, BGW, SFA, SFDL, HP, KW, etc. all in 24 hours :)

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The Jet Coaster ROARS!
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:55 AM
If your going to count Kiddie coasters,you could probably break it between NJ and Maryland alone.SFgadv,Wildwood,,SFA,i am sure every boardwalk up the coastline has at least one steel mini and a bunch of kiddie coasters.How much of a ride between Pa and Ohio??

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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 11:58 AM
how much would it cost? Im 15 could i be on one of the teams?
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:02 PM
What I was thinking of doing...maybe in college over spring break or something...was to start in Chicago and hit the 16 at SFGAm, Santa's Villiage, Jeepers, Kiddieland, and Hillcrest Park. (I think they're all in the Chicago vicinity) Then spend the night on the road, only to hit Cedar Point (14) Memphis Kiddie Park (1) and SFWoA (10). Thats...41. Just beating the record. Too bad it'll probably be broken by then. oh well.
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"We are no longer the knights who say Ni! We are now the knights who say eckyeckyeckyeckypakungloopoingengzourjin." "Ni"
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:04 PM
Too late... the same group, the west people, are already going to try and do it here in our part of the country. The parks want nothing to do with us, and are currently favoring them instead of the locals. I already enquired earlier this year.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:07 PM
If you wanted to smash it the Midwest is the place to do it!

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Steel- 1.Millennuim Force
Wood- 1.The Beast
"We're not worthy, We're not worthy!"
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:08 PM

Jeff said:
"Too late... the same group, the west people, are already going to try and do it here in our part of the country. The parks want nothing to do with us, and are currently favoring them instead of the locals. I already enquired earlier this year.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com"



I think the way to pitch it is to pitch Discovery/ Guinness/ ACE first and get their clout with the parks -- and a competition, all on the same day, would be different from what's in the works now, right? What if "that group" does east and we do south/midwest/eastern shore/whatever?

Remember, in the immortal words of GalaxyQuest: Never give up; never surrender!
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:09 PM
Me too. I would do 50 though CP, SFWoA, PKI, and PCW is already like past 40 coasters
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:12 PM
could i be in it even though i'm not an ACE member but wanna be?


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Steel- 1.Millennuim Force
Wood- 1.The Beast
"We're not worthy, We're not worthy!"
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:35 PM
Same here how could we get involved?
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:46 PM
Maybe we should get someone with clout in ACE to pitch our competition idea to the Powers That Be. Hmmm -- let's see -- itinerary would have to have 41 coasters (to beat current record); suspense would be if all teams made their itinerary and then who did the most.

Maybe we could field a Buzz team against the ACE team? ACE in east, Buzz in west (more coasters there this year) or south or eastshore?

C'mon, Jeff, challenge them for us!
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:50 PM
I want to help !!! how can I ?
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:55 PM
Me too!!
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 12:59 PM
For what it's worth, there was a comment at the end of the Discovery Channel show that there are already 3 groups planning attempts on the record.

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"Seek not outside yourself." - ZeroOne
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 1:00 PM
How do we contact them to go along if they would let us ?
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 1:08 PM
I figured out a plan that could hit 50 coasters in less than 20 hours.

1) Kentucky Kingdom
Time in Park - 1 hour
Coasters - 7
Drive 2 hours to
2) Coney Island
Time in Park - Less than 20 minutes
Coasters - 1
Drive 45 minutes to
3) Stricker's Grove (make them open up)
Time in Park - 30 minutes
Coaster - 2
Drive 45 minutes to
4) Kings Island
Time in Park - 1 hour 30 minutes
Coasters - 14
Drive 2 hours to
5) Wyandot Lake
Time in Park - 20 minutes
Coasters - 1
Drive 2 hours to
6) Cedar Point
Time in Park - 2:30
Coasters - 15
Drive 2 hours to
7) Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
Time in Park - 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Total Time - 17 Hours 10 Minutes
Coasters - 50

You still have 6 hours and 50 minutes to spair and possibly hit some other parks. I would love to try and do this, buy I doubt I could get the parks to let me have front of the line access, and be allowed to ride through the night.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2001 1:10 PM

DEK said:
"For what it's worth, there was a comment at the end of the Discovery Channel show that there are already 3 groups planning attempts on the record.


So now there are four . . . *** This post was edited by Belmont Babe on 5/29/2001. ***
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