The Coaster Junkie's dictionary.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 5:16 PM

Well, I had a crazy thought while driving home from work today. We have many phrases, abbrevations and other words we use around here all the time. Maybe we should put together a "Coaster Junkie's Dictionary for Newbies"

For starters:

Geauga'd: verb; applies to amusment & water park combos: to close and sell off the amusment rides but keep the water park operating.

X2'd: A ride that's been repaited and had SFX added

Woodie: A wood coaster

MF: Mellenium Force at Cedar Point

CP: shorthand for Cedar Point

SF: Six Flags. See also evil

Am I giving anybody any ideas?


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:22 PM

You mean Millennium Force?


-Thrillseeker
Seeking thrills since 1997.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:54 PM
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Great idea. It wouldn't be just for newbies either. I love it when someone mentions an obscure park that not a lot of people have been to and then adds in as many abbreviations as they can get away with.


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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 7:57 PM
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^Like DDRRF, or WWPNHC? And those aren't exactly "at an obscure park". ;)

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 4:22 AM

Huh?


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 4:31 AM

I think that's a great idea. Like some newbies may not know what ERT is (I didn't...it's early ride time, right?). And I didn't know what snapping on flyers was when I first got here as well. And slang, too. Like we call Magnum XL Maggie and it took me a second or two. And Millie is Millennium Force. Stuff like that. Plus, we sometimes get technical about the devices on a ride and the newbies have no idea what we're talking about. That should definitely be something we all work on.


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Thursday, November 6, 2008 6:39 AM

CF- Cedar Fair

Snappage-What you can do to Knoebel's Flyers during PPP.

PPP-Phoenix Phall Phunfest at Knoebel's.

FF-Fright Fest at Six Flags

KI- Kings Island

KD- Kings Dominion

Millie- Millennium Force

Maggie- Magnum XL-200

IB- Indiana Beach

LoCoSuMo- Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain (IB)

HW- Holiday World

WDW- Walt Disney World

MK- Magic Kingdom

AK- Animal Kingdom

SM- Space Mountain

EE- Expedition Everest

BGA- Busch Gardens Africa (AkA Tampa, FL)

BGE- Busch Gardens Europe (Aka Williamsburg, VA)

LNM- Loch Ness Monster

BBW- Big Bad Wolf

Alpie- Alpengeist

HP- Hersheypark

GB- Great Bear

SDL- SooperDooperLooper

LR- Lightning Racer

SFNE:SRoS- Six Flags New England's Superman Ride of Steel

SFA:SRoS- Six Flags America's Superman Ride of Steel

DL- Darien Lake

RoS- Ride of Steel at Darien Lake

Ugh, I am done for the morning, I thought too much before 7am.


-Thrillseeker
Seeking thrills since 1997.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 10:18 AM
Jeff's avatar

I have a big old spreadsheet compiled circa 2003 by members. I've never quite figured out how to put it on the site in a useful way.


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Thursday, November 6, 2008 11:57 AM

It's a little out of date, but most of this information has been on the RRC FAQ for years. Part two contains most of the abbreviations.

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/roller-coaster-faq/part1
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/roller-coaster-faq/part2
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/roller-coaster-faq/part3

Bunky: ERT is Exclusive Ride Time--it can be early or late, or even in the middle of the day.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 12:53 PM

Jeff - What about something similar to Wikipedia where certian names/words/phrases are automatically linked? Instead of clicking and going to a whole new page, a small box would pop up with the description.

I'm definitely no expert in web design or development, but I think that feature would be great to have around. Might even be able to put a small ad in the popup box too, so it could pay off.

Just throwing ideas out there.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 1:07 PM
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Thrillseeker0216 said:


Millie- Millennium Force

Personally, I prefer the term "MilF". :)

"Geaugalaking" something can apply in other areas of life, too. For example, back when I used to chew my fingernails, I'd start out nibbling on just one, but before you knew it, all my fingernails were geaugalaked.


Or, I can sixflags a glass of beer by filling it to overflowing, making a huge mess, then geaugalake it by nursing it all evening, before throwing the whole thing, glass and all, into the trash. Then I'd wipe up the spilled beer and hire Norton to auction off the dishrag.


-birdman

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 1:09 PM

You would need a special section just trying to explain Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Over Georgia. I've seen the first two both described as SFGrA and all three of them sometimes described as SFGA. I once when I described Great Adventure as SFGrAdv, I was told "That's too long and confusing...". Better long (which it isn't) than to use the same abbreviation for two, possibly 3, different parks.

Same with Canada's Wonderland and Carowinds. I've seen both referred to as CW.

My favorite has to be the way some abbreviate Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain... LOCOSUMO. A roller coaster at Indiana Beach -OR- a large, crazy Japanese wrestler?

Last edited by SLFAKE, Thursday, November 6, 2008 1:13 PM
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Thursday, November 6, 2008 1:58 PM
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< ahem! >

MTR? ;)

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 2:21 PM
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Jeffrey Seifert said:ERT is Exclusive Ride Time--it can be early or late, or even in the middle of the day.

But the bestest ERT sessions are the ones after the GP leaves... ;)

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 2:26 PM

Maybe it would be simpler and easier to try to make posts more newbie-friendly.

Here's an easy rule of thumb: if you're mentioning a park or ride for the first time in a thread, write it out correctly the first time. Then, when it's mentioned again, feel free to abbreviate. This is especially handy when the first and subsequent usages occur in the same post. It's more or less journalism school standard.

It would be even more useful to employ the abbreviation directly after writing it out, like such: Kings Island (KI) is currently hiring people who like to dress up like Yogi Bear. But maybe that's asking too much.


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Thursday, November 6, 2008 2:41 PM
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Ensign Smith said:
But maybe that's asking too much.

Yeah...I wouldn't hold my breath on that one.

Is it really that hard? I don't remember being particularly perplexed by it.


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Thursday, November 6, 2008 2:49 PM
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rollergator said:
^Like DDRRF, or WWPNHC? And those aren't exactly "at an obscure park". ;)

Dudley Do Right's Ripsaw Falls
Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster

You used the DDRRF in a previous topic and I wracked my brain for hours trying to figure it out.


Certain victory.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 3:04 PM

A CoasterWiki page would be great...

Also add in:
CCI - Custom Coasters International
GCI - Great Coaster Interntational
GG - Gravity Group, LLC
PTC - Philadelphia Toboggan Company
B&M - Bollinger & Mabillard
LIM - Linear Induction Motor
LSM - Linear Synchronous Motor
Hydraulic Launch - Technology used in roller coasters to propel an object or train forward, often at a rapid acceleration. (See: Top Thrill Dragster, Storm Runner, Kingda Ka and Stealth)


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Thursday, November 6, 2008 3:38 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:
Is it really that hard? I don't remember being particularly perplexed by it.

Seriously. There have been a few that threw me a curve ball, but it didn't take long to figure it out myself or look it up.

www.acronymfinder.com is a site I use a lot (granted, not for this site...mostly for work).

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 4:19 PM
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Kick The Sky said:You used the DDRRF in a previous topic and I wracked my brain for hours trying to figure it out.

The first time I saw Woody's, I went nuts and had to look at ever 'W' ride in rcdb. With Dudley's, that wouldn't even help, since it's only a little bit coaster (not enough, apparently, LOL).

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