Your favorite park experience

Sunday, June 17, 2001 2:12 PM
This has nothing to do with a park with the best rollercoasters, but the one that has treated you the best. Like on the GRP show, that one park was really good to them, probly just for publicity but they were none the less. Anyway, i would have to say IOA treated me the best. WE had a VIP tour and all this other awesome stuff. What was your best experience at a park?

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Neil, "Boy Genius, Hope of Mankind"
http://kmlaser81.tripod.com/RockinCoasterSite/
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Sunday, June 17, 2001 2:56 PM
Well earlier this year, I went to Kennywood and stopped in to see someone very high up who works there, and he treated me to a behind the scenes tour of the Phantom's Revenge construction site (a few days after all the track had been put into place). It was very cool.


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Kennywood Insider's Guide
http://kennywood.coaster-mania.com
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Sunday, June 17, 2001 5:40 PM
I have been working at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota for 8 years, I'm back as a Night shift security officer this year. The best park experince was Cedar Point #1. But I will be going to Kennywood, Great America, Six Flags Ohio & Kentucky Kingdom. If someone has been to these 4 parks I listed above, which one would you think is worth the drive for 18 hours from Savage, MN. I will be planning to go to these parks in July and August, which oone would you recomend?
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Sunday, June 17, 2001 6:41 PM
All of them are worth it. I haven't been to SFKK though. they have chang, that looks awesome. A lot like Mantis at CP though.

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Neil, "Boy Genius, Hope of Mankind"
http://kmlaser81.tripod.com/RockinCoasterSite/
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 3:10 PM
CEDAR POINT IS THE BEST PARK EVER!

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Cedar Point #1!!
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 3:23 PM
I went to Sfgadv by myself once and i was standing in line for a coaster when this ten year old boy happened to notice i was alone and tapped me on my shoulder to ask me and confirm it.He told me his mom and dad were waiting at the exit for him because they didn't like roller coasters but,he just had to try them so he got his parents to allow him to go on while they waited for him.It wasn't a busy day so lines were pretty short but,i was honored this cute little kid asked me if i would ride with him.I had a blast seeing this kids excitement over getting to ride a coaster.When we exited the line he made sure his parents saw him thank me.Then ,i got to talking with his parents and i offered to tag along with them and accompany their son on the coasters.These people were so nice and they were thrilled i had offered and so i spent the rest of the day enjoying the smiles and laughter on this little boys face :).It makes me look forward to this time with my boys in ten fold!!!

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~*Rickyswmn*~
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Thursday, June 21, 2001 4:25 PM
I was set to go to Cedar Point with a friend but something came up and he couldn't make it. I decide to go alone. It turned out to be great. I really enjoyed the freedom of riding whatever I wanted. I just enjoyed the park at my own pace. When I went on the Blue Streak a young girl asked me if I would ride in the front seat with her because, she was scared to ride alone. As soon as we started down the first hill she buried her head in my shoulder and about ripped my new jacket off. I couldn't stop laughing at her freaking out so badly. Her constant screaming about blew my eardrums out. She did not see any of the ride. When it was over she said it was the best ride she had ever been on. It sure is one ride I won't forget. I have always had the best time at Cedar Point.
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Thursday, June 21, 2001 4:59 PM
It was raining all day at BGT, and all the rides where closed, we went out to eat at KFC, but on the way back to the park, we asked a manager if we could get a refund, he declined, but gave us 5 tickets for free, that really surprised me.

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Ozzfest 2001: The greatest show on earth!
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Thursday, June 21, 2001 7:26 PM

Rickyswm
"I went to Sfgadv by myself once and i was standing in line for a coaster when this ten year old boy happened to notice i was alone and tapped me on my shoulder to ask me and confirm it. ... and i offered to tag along with them and accompany their son on the coasters.These people were so nice and they were thrilled i had offered and so i spent the rest of the day enjoying the smiles and laughter on this little boys face :).It makes me look forward to this time with my boys in ten fold!!!

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~*Rickyswmn*~
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Thank you for that story. That was really one of the sweetest stories I have ever heard here on this site. It must have been a vicarious thrill to watch a boy's excitement from a roller coaster (knowing inside you are a little boy experiencing the same thing -- ha ha).



*** This post was edited by Dirk on 6/21/2001. ***


*** This post was edited by Dirk on 6/21/2001. *** *** This post was edited by Dirk on 6/21/2001. ***
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Thursday, June 21, 2001 8:10 PM
Dirk: Thank you for that story. It must have been a vicarious thrill to watch a boy's excitement from a roller coaster (knowing inside you are a little boy experiencing the same thing -- ha ha).

Your welcome,i love sharing it and yes,I was experiencing it all over again but,like a little girl :)I am one of the few female posters here.

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~*Rickyswmn*~
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Thursday, June 21, 2001 8:45 PM
I liked Waldameer when the ride op for the Comet was totally pumped to be working the coaster he gave high fives to everyone.

Also, whizzer.

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www.geocities.com/coasting_ohio for Real/Defunct/mini coasters and parks for RCT
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Thursday, June 21, 2001 10:24 PM
I think the best time I've ever had at a park (save every visit I've ever had to Cedar Point) was Paramount's Great America last year on Father's Day. Not only did I spend the day with my dad, the park was empty and the waits were down to a minimum. We've had pretty good success with that weekend, and I guess I'm pretty lucky that my Dad's as much a coaster enthusiast as I...
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Life's too short to mind,
Just keep on with the sweet up and down
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Friday, June 22, 2001 9:15 AM
The best moment so far was last year, when I took my son on his first real coaster, The Beastie at PKI. He was only 3 1/2 at the time and actually insisted on riding in the front seat. I was trying get him in the spirit, asking him to hold his hands up, but instead he was clutching my side for dear life, wide eyed, a little scared as we trudged up the first hill. I was thinking oh no he's not ready for this. But as we crested the first drop, he held his hands as high as he could reach and kept them up all the way through the tunnel and back up the second hill. Throughout the ride he held his hands high and smiled and laughed almost uncrontrollaby. At the end of the ride, he looked up at me and said, "High five, daddy. That was way fun!" We ended up riding it 10 more times that day. I couldn't have been any happier!
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