Your introduction to coaster porn

Friday, August 1, 2008 3:25 PM
To be honest and truthful, I found Coasterbuzz by accident after surfing over from PointBuzz.com. i've dirpped in and never really left.

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Friday, August 1, 2008 5:32 PM
Vater's avatar Mine technically began when I was pretty young, I guess. I had a large 1978 souvenir map of Kings Dominion and several of those felt pennants from KD, Hershey, and Disney World hanging on the wall in my basement.

Over the next 20 years or so I collected the small pamphlet-style maps from the select few parks I visited (again, mostly KD). Then, for my birthday in 1997, a friend of mine gave me 'White Knuckle Ride' by Mark Wyatt, and I was suddenly made aware of a ton of other parks across the globe. In the back of the book, along with an extensive list of contact info for parks all over the world, there was subscription information for a cool looking publication called Inside Track. Thinking that I would now have limitless access to all inside information of the amusement industry, I subscribed. 3 years, maybe 4 issues, and countless attempts to contact Mr. Wyatt to unsubscribe later, I was pretty irritated. But no matter, I had found the internet way before I received even issue one.

In 2005, I was inspired by Gonch and coasterimage.com, and wanted to start a website to host some of the pics I'd taken. I didn't have much of a collection, but it would be enough to at least get a decent site off the ground. I registered a domain, made a logo, and built a quick title page in Frontpage. I had no experience or knowledge of html, and planned on learning it. Well, 3 years later I still have no experience or knowledge of html, and TheLiftHill.com looks exactly the same. So there's an example of a silly whim that did NOT pan out. :)

I do hope to do something with the site eventually, just not sure when...or how.
*** Edited 8/1/2008 9:44:06 PM UTC by Vater***

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Saturday, August 2, 2008 7:42 AM
Vater, unlike you, one of my coaster whims did. In 2005, I was thinking about leaving my job at a local video store anf put in an app for CP. "Thinking that this may not pan out, why would they want a kid from NH?"

Well, I get a call, get a job, and next thing I know, I'm doing a 12-hour banzai run heading for Sandusky. I swear I got "wood" seeing the skyline of CP for the first time. Then again, I just may have been tired from the drive. One hit of 'Maggie," one "double shot of Gemini", and a "dose od Dragster," I was hooked!


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008 3:33 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^I still get that feeling driving on the causeway, only I see Dragster and Raptor and hope that I don't accidently drive into Lake Erie. ;)

After 18 years and 30-something visits, the "eye candy" on the causeway STILL gets to me. ;) It's even more exciting when you have a newbie with you. Their expressions are PRICELESS! :)

-Tina

*** Edited 8/5/2008 7:37:41 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008 7:22 AM
^Queen, after seeing that sight all summer, I still got a little chill down my spine seeing TTD & WT rise up over the horizon. Of couse, late at night (when everybody else went home), it was fun trying to catch air over the causeway bridge. Had to be doing about 60 or so to do it.


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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