You don't know how lucky you are......

Friday, May 31, 2002 6:15 PM
I just wanted to say to all the "regular park goers" be thankful. I wrote 1 tr, yes one this year and mighty proud of it. I had been waiting all season to ride a coaster and I am so happy that I was finally able to at sfdl. So what you have a bad day at a park. I would much rather be in your shoes than being at home doing yard work. I am just trying to make a point that you don't know how good you have it to the people that go to amusement parks every week to 2 weeks. I'll be lucky if I hit 3 parks the whole summer! (once to sfdl and 2 days at Cedar Point Thank you god!)

-----------------
Check out CoastNY at www.angelfire.com/ny5/coastny

+0
Friday, May 31, 2002 6:37 PM
ouch! i have to get on my mom about getting to pkd once every 3-4 wks because she doesnt like driving down. i guess i do have it good, but nearly as good as most of the people here.
+0
Friday, May 31, 2002 6:59 PM

...the benefits of being old...vacation days and paychecks.

-----------------
If you're skating on thin ice, you may as well tap dance.

+0
Friday, May 31, 2002 8:53 PM
I can actually get my mom to go pretty much every weekend, but the problem is she doesn't like to wait. I would much rather go with kids.

-----------------
http://tycoonkingdom.rct-central.com
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
RCT Downloads, Forums, and More!

+0
Friday, May 31, 2002 9:11 PM
Don't sweat it! Consider that you were born the year that I graduated from high school. To be a serious enthusiast takes money--a lot of money. You're in the exact same position I was back then. In other words, wanting to go a lot of parks, but not having the resources to do so. As my mom would say, "The park's still going to be there next year."
-------------
Try the themepark diet now! Just walk vigorously around large parks for a week. "It really works!", says I-Fan who lost 1 inch off his waist in a week while in Texas.
+0
Friday, May 31, 2002 10:43 PM
I should be making more trips to parks myself, I have the power, I buy my season passes, I have a job that pays well, and I have my driver's liscense. Technically I could make more park trips, but I don't. Anyway, those of you that do get the time to hit your favorite parks every other week or so, you guys are lucky, just wait until you get older and don't have any time to do anything on top of everything else.

-----------------
"You can't kill what's stronger than death" - Zakk Wylde

+0
Saturday, June 1, 2002 10:11 AM

Superdude, I know what you mean. I live an two hours away from Six Flags Great America, and I usualy only make it there twice a summer. Although I wish I could go more often I can't. So I know what it's like, lol.

+0
Saturday, June 1, 2002 10:20 AM
Believe me, I know how lucky I am. I get to Dorney every weekend that I'm not grounded, and since becoming a full fledged coaster geek last year, I am making my rounds to parks near me this year. I never have a bad day at a park, just because I know i'm at a park, and very lucky to be. Of course when I get older, I will definetly get to more parks, but I'm hapopy with what I have as of now.

-----------------
Formerly known as Glenn on Coasterbuzz.
Check out http://www.ckportal.zzn.com

+0
Saturday, June 1, 2002 10:25 AM
i know how you feel tooooo.... i live half an hour from sfdl and i usually only go there once a year. so between that and a free trip to martin's fantasy island on july 4, thats the only amusement park i get. i used to go to PCW until my parents got "old" aka hit 40. and stopped liking amusement parks. oh well. now i'm a poooor college student. but at school i'm only an hour away from SFWoA.... so we'll see!
+0
Saturday, June 1, 2002 10:48 AM

Intamin Fan said:
"The park's still going to be there next year."


That's why I didn't go to VisionLand last year...

-----------------
My two favorite coasters are named Superman.

+0
Saturday, June 1, 2002 10:51 AM

BuffaloGal said:

...the benefits of being old...vacation days and paychecks.



BuffaloGal - That is an advantage of being "old", but you did mention vacation DAYS. In school we had vacation MONTHS. But there weren't paychecks so there's wasn't much to do during those months anyway :o)

Zimm

+0
Saturday, June 1, 2002 10:53 AM
Ah, Zimm, very true. I long for summer vacation. I do, however, prefer going to parks in the spring and fall. So it works out for me, as far as getting to the parks. :)
+0
Saturday, June 1, 2002 11:03 AM

im pretty lucky. ive got the great escape about 30 mins north of me. granted its not the best park, but the the drive isnt bad, the area is beautiful, and the comet is definately worth riding all day. last season i went to great escape 51 times, sfne 4, sfdl once and a few other parks.

This year ive already been to GE 4 times, SFNE and SFGAdv once, and plan on hitting them both a few more times this year! :) SFNE is by far my favorite park and is pretty close alittle over an hour long to get there from my house.

-----------------
John
Albany Entertainment:
http://home.nycap.rr.com/albanyent

+0
Saturday, June 1, 2002 11:38 AM
I feel your pain, at least you get to go to two parks though! I lucked out and got a season pass this year so I'm making it a point to go 3 times to SFGAm this year which will be more then I have ever gone. I'm lucky that my parents drove me both ways 2 weeks ago because it is an hour and 15 minute drive for us one way.

-----------------
Tuesday's Gone With The Wind.
Elijah Rock.
Is it written in the stars?
La Vie Boheme!!!

+0
Saturday, June 1, 2002 11:46 AM
I feel it too. Especially since I'm willing to drive but can't till about six months. But soon all that will change. My mom just moved to Florida two months ago and she knows that I'm a freak so when I go visit I finally get to see some outside Cali parks. Good thing I live in CA and get many choices of parks. Quite lucky.

-----------------
"Excitement, Adventure. A Jedi Craves Not These Things."

+0
Saturday, June 1, 2002 6:38 PM
To tell you the truth I'd rather work for free, yes for free all summer long than go 3 times a summer if not less. Just being at amusement parks being happy, let alone running the rides! I've always wanted to be a ride op ever since I was little and when I went on viper at sfdl when i was four I used to pretend I was the ride op checking the seats and saying the lines with a bunch of kitchen chairs and a cheap karoake machine! Its got to be a fun job to run those things. Once on S:ROS they were having some trouble loading and they weren't going very fast so they let me help! I got to check the restraints and I ran as fast as I could for a few train loads and I got to to the thumbs up! ;) lol.

-----------------
Check out CoastNY at www.angelfire.com/ny5/coastny

+0
Saturday, June 1, 2002 7:48 PM

Yep, I know exactly how you feel superdude. I had the same problems when I was a kid. I was lucky to get to KI once a summer if that. Take my advice and when you get a little older, either get a well paying job (so you can afford to get to the parks) or work at a park (preferably CP).

I am haveing a simuliar problem as an adult right now because I'm not working at a park and I'm not makeing enough money to get to parks as frequently as I am used to. I hope my situation is temporary.

Working at CP is a very good deal. You work a lot of hours which means lots of $$$. On your one day off each week you can spend last weeks paycheck on going to other parks or you can just "enjoy your day at Cedar Point".

Be patient and enjoy parks when you can get them. It wont be so bad in a few years.

-----------------
Tomorrow's a mystery, yesterday is history, and today is a gift and that's why it is called the present.

+0
Saturday, June 1, 2002 7:57 PM
I just got my permit. Once I get my liscense I am off to SFMW with my season pass. Of course it won't be till next year.

-------------
http://sixflagsthrills.tripod.com/sixflagsthrills visit for some great thrills!
"enough is enough"-?

+0
Monday, June 3, 2002 12:31 PM

Just make sure when you get married you marry someone who loves coasters as much as you do. Otherwise, job, vacations and money won't make a darn bit of difference in frequency of trips. The more responsiblities you have, the less likely you can take the time and money to visit parks as often as you'd like.

-----------------
I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

+0
Monday, June 3, 2002 12:37 PM
superdude, there is no way that anyone let you help check restraints.

-----------------
Proud CB club member

+0

Closed topic.

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...