TTD: how much would you pay

Wednesday, March 19, 2003 8:42 PM
I was just surfing sixflagsnews.com, and I came across an article saying a local radio station and the American redcross are bidding for the first 96 riders on TTD. the bids start at 75 dollars. So...how much would you pay??

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Wednesday, March 19, 2003 11:32 PM
Zip. Being the first rider on a coaster would do nothing for me to be honest -- I'm just as happy to ride it later on. Besides, the auction isn't for the first rides anyway apparently - there's a private event the day before.

Of course, the fact that I live on the other side of the world probably doesn't hurt there.

I *am* looking forward to being at Cedar Point in the last week of August this year.

Regards,
Richard

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 1:24 AM
There is a topic about this in the news section HERE... http://www.coasterbuzz.com/2003-77-933846.htm

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 1:48 AM
Not to mention all the people who work in the park who get to "test" ride and the ride night that will probably happen to help the crew get used to dispatching and such.

And then there's media day also..

Front seat on MF's first train went for over $1000.. Of course.. it's all for a good cause.. The Firelands Chapter of the Red Cross

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*** This post was edited by Red Garter Rob 3/20/2003 6:49:20 AM ***

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 2:16 AM
Hey Rich, what day you planning on being there? I am going to be there on the 22 and the 23 of August, maybe I will see you there!

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 3:29 AM
The only advantage (besides the contribution to the Firelands Red Cross), is not having to wait in line for a first ride.

But, with JCC, and Freeway available, I don't believe I'll be waiting in long lines anyway.

I don't have a need to be one of the first riders.

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 3:35 AM

Turbo said:
I came across an article saying a local radio station and the American redcross are bidding for the first 96 riders on TTD. the bids start at 75 dollars. So...how much would you pay??

2nd train on MF was $150 for me and it's tax deductible! too! A nice way to make a gift to charity, and get a coaster souvenir at the same time!
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*** This post was edited by Sam A. Marks 3/20/2003 8:36:38 AM ***
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Thursday, March 20, 2003 4:03 AM
The point of this thing is a fund raiser, and unfortunately I think too many people miss that point. It's something nice to do for a good organization. It's not really about getting a first ride.

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 4:22 AM
Thanks for that dose of reality Jeff. This group needs that once in a while.
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Thursday, March 20, 2003 5:49 AM

Rctycoon2k said:
Hey Rich, what day you planning on being there? I am going to be there on the 22 and the 23 of August, maybe I will see you there!

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CoasterLine
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Hi Shaun,

Not entirely sure just yet, but my flights to the US are booked covering the period Aug 12th through Sep 4th, and I will be doing about a dozen parks in that period. I anticipate staying on site in one of the hotels on the weekend I visit. That'll most likely be the last weekend of Aug, which I think is the 29th/30th.

R

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 7:08 AM

Jeff said:
The point of this thing is a fund raiser

If it's really about *paying* for a "first ride"....then you need to re-read Jeff's (and SAM's) post again....it's really about donating to charity...;)

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 8:15 AM

Richard Bannister said:

Use the meeting calendar.

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 9:00 AM
I would pay $75, like Jeff said is more for charity than getting the first ride. I donate to charity already, and this way I would also get front of the line on a brand new coaster!


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Thursday, March 20, 2003 9:06 AM
You'll notice that it says "VIP Ride Auction" and not "First Ride Auction."

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