The one thing at your home park that you always do

Monday, November 11, 2002 10:20 AM

My question is fairly self explanatory.

What is it that you always do at your home-park? Whether it be getting a funnel cake, boardwalk fries, watching a show, or even a specific coaster.

Ofcourse, everyone likes to ride their fav coasters at their homepark, but is there a specific ride that is like a tradition...something you ride just about every time you go?

Since FoF was re-fitted with lap bars, i normally try to get a ride on it everytime i visit(unless the line is redicuously long[1 1/2hr +].) I also like to get my share of boardwalk fries around lunch time. Or, if its really hot, ill get dippin dots.

#1-MF #2-Apollo's Chariot #3-S:RoS

-Why a car if i could have a coaster train on wheels??

Monday, November 11, 2002 10:22 AM
Ride of Steel's avatar I always ride Twister at SFDL along with all the coasters but I sometimes skip Mind Eraser. On the way out at night I always get fried dough and an icee.

As the coasters get bigger so do the queue lines

Monday, November 11, 2002 10:25 AM
I always have a Pronto Pup at Indiana Beach. I also try to watch the ski show and take the Shafer Queen short trip at least once each summer. At SFGAm, my friends and I always get "Demon Nachos," and only Demon Nachos. Wierd, but it's tradition.

Santa Claus rocks my world

Monday, November 11, 2002 10:28 AM

At PKI, I always walk through the garden that's at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. It has a path made up of stones that have movie titles printed on them, in chronological order, and me and whomever is with me walk the path, keeping track of the movies we've seen. The person who's seen the most "wins."

My wife always wins because she's seen all the old movies.

Other things I always do:

-first ride is always the Beast.

-always walk through the small arcade after riding the Beast.

-always eat LaRosa's for lunch.

-always ride in the same place: front seat on all rides, except first seat, back car on Vortex.

And before they removed the "tree tunnel," (or blocked it) I used to make sure to walk through it, especially on the way to the morning Beast ride.

A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

Monday, November 11, 2002 10:35 AM
Things I always do at my homepark.

*Pay for things, rather then steal them.
*Park. For some reason security does not like me to leave my truck standing at the drop-off point all day.
*walk around a lot
*stand in lines
*watch people

Do the Moo Shoo!

Monday, November 11, 2002 11:07 AM

Always has to be someone that makes a joke out of the topic...eventually leading it to be far off from the subject.

James K, if you wanna be that way, i always:

-Get my season pass scanned to enter the park

-Walk through metal detectors

-Stand in line

-And a few of the others i mentioned.

The question was directed towards traditional things. Something you do all the time because its just something you dont like to miss out on.

#1-MF #2-Apollo's Chariot #3-S:RoS

-Why a car if i could have a coaster train on wheels??

Monday, November 11, 2002 11:15 AM
When Valleyfair was my homepark, there were two things I almost always did. I would eat a cheese on a stick (aka heart attack on a stick), and I would mini-marathon on Excalibur. You can frequently get rerides since everyone is over at Wild Thing.

Now that I call Kennywood home, I gotta eat Potato Patch fries, and then do Noah's Ark and Old Mill at least once. The rides are so cheesy they're wonderful.

Monday, November 11, 2002 11:27 AM
Not too many traditions besides riding the three soon to be 4 B&M's at gadv but I always have a churro.
Monday, November 11, 2002 11:35 AM
Triple Play at SFGAm.... I MAKE my friends ride it. :)
Monday, November 11, 2002 11:39 AM
If I'm on the last train of Timbers for the night I always help buckle all of the belts...its just tradition. *Tear* I miss it :(.

Kara (car-uh)
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Monday, November 11, 2002 11:50 AM
When I go to IOA, I make sure I am in the park at about 15 min after opening and watch everyone run for Hulk as I head for the back of the park and Dueling dragons, its good for at least 3 straight rides in the front w/ no wait... once I got 6 rides 3 on each Fire & Ice of course it was a tuesday... And I always eat at MYTHOS the best resturant in the park.
Monday, November 11, 2002 12:04 PM
When I go to Cedar Point I always have to ride Demon Drop first.

"The opposite of war isn't peace, its creation," Rent.

Monday, November 11, 2002 12:12 PM
When I go to SFWOA I always have to ride Raging Wolfbobs and see how many rides I can get on it in one day. So far my record is 61, it could be more but it was closed for Fright Fest which is when no one is in that area of the park.

What would we all do if roller coasters became non-existent???

*** This post was edited by SWIMDEJ on 11/11/2002. ***

Monday, November 11, 2002 12:14 PM

Whenever I go to Sfgam, I always have to ride b:tr and I have to sit in the 2nd row and last seat on the left. Don't ask why i sit there all the time, but I always do.:-D


Monday, November 11, 2002 12:16 PM
When I went to SFGAm every year with my immediate famly and Aunt and Uncle, we always did Batman first. Nowadays, I try to get on the bumper cars whenever I go. Oh, and I try to get on all the roller coasters, of course!
Monday, November 11, 2002 12:20 PM
rollergator's avatar

Well, for *each* of my homeparks:

Wild Adventures...Cheetah, of course, but the dry sack slide (Insect-O-Slide) is the MUST do at least once before leaving, provided it is in fact a "dry" slide...ah, nostalgia...if it's warm, I do Tasmanian River Rapids just to dream of what I would LOVE to do if given a shot at theming that sucker...

BGT...Gwazi (whichever side is running that day)...and we gotta check in on the lions (REAL "cat people" aren't overly concerned with the size of the cat, it's the contentedness of the purr)...oh, and the Hospitality House..;)

IoA...Fire Dragon, and ever since the Travel Channel Secrets show, the Caro-Seuss-El...(what's the *trick* on THIS one)...hoping they always make sure all the critters are working, it's the "signature attraction" at Seuss Landing...Woody and MiB if we get a chance to head over to USF...

Monday, November 11, 2002 12:27 PM

I always ride Viper at least once. And a closing season tradition is going on Roaring Rapids as the last ride. It's usually about novermber or December and just close the year by having my friends freezing their butts of on the walk back to the car.

For Disneyland:
With one or more people, we just stare at the Matterhorn until we start getting a crowd, then leave (always fun). Sing along to at least one song.

For KBF:
Ride Supreme Scream until one of us decides that we can't handle anymore. Stare at the rides that are down too, that's fun sometimes.

Is it a dream or a memory? It's both, it's X

Monday, November 11, 2002 12:34 PM
I always broke my Shockwave mini-marathon record. *sigh* It stopped at 8...

I need to use the Pipi station.

Monday, November 11, 2002 12:42 PM

longest mini-marathon i ever had was 9 straight rides on anaconda before closing. this was before i realized that the side affect was a serious headache....

ahh the invincible days! i remember when everyone complained about FoF, and i thought it was great. (before the lap bars).

#1-MF #2-Apollo's Chariot #3-S:RoS

-Why a car if i could have a coaster train on wheels??

Monday, November 11, 2002 12:50 PM
Knoebels for me. I always ride the flume (one of the best there are), touch the "North Pole" (Knoebels people will understand what I mean.), ride the High Speed Thrill Coaster (not a kiddie coaster), and I also ride the carousel to grab the brass ring.

87 different coasters for this year and counting... 149 total!


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