The big state-side steel coaster of 2006 no one talked about, or did I miss it?

Saturday, December 30, 2006 10:13 AM
What? No references to M:TR? ;)
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Saturday, December 30, 2006 11:00 AM
All in good time ;)
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Saturday, December 30, 2006 6:41 PM

matt. said:
Why do I get the feeling that Six Flags's idea of "fantastic sex" would be vastly different from my own.

What, you're not into cigarette burns?

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Saturday, December 30, 2006 7:20 PM

matt. said:
Of course Mitch's poll isn't affected by *volume* of riders, but I'm thinking the ride's rank could have been impacted either positively or negatively by people who are so turned off by the place they didn't even bother. Voyage had 171 riders and El Toro had 158, in a location with a much higher density of population in a park that has 3 times the attendance of HW.

I think you're looking at that the wrong way. Face it, everyone who votes in Mitch's poll is an enthusiast (or could be qualified as one). There are X number of enthusiasts at any given time. Enthusiasts tend to travel to ride prolific coasters.

It doesn't stand to reason that a ride at a park with higher attendance would get more riders because it's not a percentage of average park goers voting, it's percentage of enthusiasts.

The fact that there's only a 13 rider difference shows that people still went to Jersey to check out the ride, regardless of their impression of the park. I'd further justify that by pointing to Rolling Thunder - a ride that has been operating in the same park for 27 years has just 226 riders.

And 171 and 158 riders is quite high - showing me just how much interest there was in these two coasters. (the 'other' new-for-2006-woodie, Kentucky Rumbler, had 94 riders). Ironically, the average for the 179 coasters on the list is 94.8 riders.

There are only 30 coasters on that list who were ridden by more than 171 voters. And 158 riders or more was enough to get you into the top 1/5th of the list in terms of number of riders. 80% of the list had less voters who had ridden.

I guess what I'm saying I think is that there were plenty of riders to make a fair comparison, that the numbers seem to say no one in great numbers among the voters avoided El Toro because of the park it is in and that a surprisingly high number of people made it to both New Jersey and Indiana this past season to check out some new wood.

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Saturday, December 30, 2006 10:01 PM
That's so like you, Gonch, to bring logic into the argument and ruin it for the rest of us! ;)
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Saturday, December 30, 2006 10:04 PM
I'm such a buzzkill.

But am I still sexy? ;)

(and more importantly, do I qualify for the Six Flags Fantastic Sex promotion?)

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Sunday, December 31, 2006 2:29 AM
^Does that include ERT and a buffet? ;)
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Sunday, December 31, 2006 1:00 PM

Lord Gonchar said:(and more importantly, do I qualify for the Six Flags Fantastic Sex promotion?)

As a guest or host?

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