Does anybody else here dislike winter for one reason, you can't ride roller coasters???? I mean if you live in the windy city like me, were already gettin freekin snow. I think winter sucks for most part, in my opinion. Just had to get that out.
It's so stupid that they close parks so early. They should keep parks running (not past the Mason-Dixon line though) at least unitil December. Real coaster enthusiests will withstand 40-50 degrees temperatures.
And when there's no snow bunnies, a hobby will keep you out of trouble! One day I did and it dawned on me that I would never have to leave my rides! I could try to build 'em! Well, the link below says the rest......... :)
Winter is much more enjoyable when there are mountains around. Skiing is still the best winter natural high available. Few things can beat crusing down a black diamond at 40+ mph, sun shining, and fresh powder beneath your feet. Ahhh, I can feel it now. Will feel it for real nextweek at Shugarbush, Vermont. ------------- Everybody calm down, the coasters do not open for another fifteen minutes.
Actually one of the reasons that parks close down is that kids are in school. Kids are a big part of their attendance most ride-ops are kids. Even if a park is open in California, Texas, or Florida it only operates on week-ends.
Also, a little time off gives parks a time to build rides, make improvements to the park, and do managerially stuff.