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 . . .
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!
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??
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. ------------- "We are no longer the knights who say Ni! We are now the knights who say eckyeckyeckyeckypakungloopoingengzourjin." "Ni"
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 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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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!
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?
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.