I'm curious as to what most enthusiasts do when they go to a park.
How many of you go to an park for a full theme park experience? That includes coasters, flatrides, arcades, shows and general park atmosphere.
How many of you go mainly for coasters only? That means generally you go from coaster to coaster to coaster, with little regard for other things happening at the park(except lunch and bathroom breaks).
------------- Life's too short! Let's go ride some coasters!
*** This post was edited by Simcoaster on 1/12/2001. ***
I go mainly for coasters. After the coasters are ridden, I ride the ones I liked best over again. After that, I ride one or two flats. Then, I ride the coasters again. --------- "God gave me a wake up call," RelientK-"Wake Up Call"
I really matters if you have a season pass or not. If you are going to a park on a one time a year basis my main goal is to hit all of the coasters once then make another lap around the park hitting the rest of the attractions, flat rides and shows. Oops I said shows the only downfall to going to park with my wife.
First things first, I always gotta ride the new coaster of the year first. Then hit the other coasters before anything else. After the big coasters are ridden I hop to the kiddie coasters where we somtimes have to borrow other peoples kids to ride. Some people probably think were nuts walking up to parents and asking them if we could borrow their kids to ride a tiny kiddie coasters. Most parerents actually let us. It helped us get on Jr. Gemini at CP and Woodstock Express at Dorney. I rarely go in the arcades or see the show unless it's super hot or it's a nasty thunderstorm.
------------- 2000 stats: 135 coasters in 26 parks Not Too Shabby For A Summer
Of course I go for the newest coasters first then the big ones..then of course the hubby says we have to ride the flat ones..even boring ones..luckily we have kids so we get to ride the cool kiddie rides! ------------- Coaster Chic http://pub45.ezboard.com/bcoasteraddicts
I usually try to hit all the coasters first, then I reride the ones I liked the most. Then if there are any drop towers or flat rides that look interesting, I go for those. I usually try to time my day so that I can watch the live shows and such while I eat. ------------- C:/ C:/DOS C:/DOS/RUN RUN/DOS/RUN
Well, when I am with my buds it is strictly coasters and arcades, but if I take my daughter then it is some coasters, kiddie area, flat rides, arcades, and shows. It all depends on the people I am with. Personally I like all of it.
When I am making a trip to a park that Im probably never going to visit again, I stick to the big rides. But, when I go to Cedar Point where I have a season pass it all depends. I might just go for an hour or two and ride Millenium Force a few times, sometimes I don't ride any coasters I just stick to the flat rides and watch the live entertainment.