Your longest and most grueling coaster tour?

Thursday, July 10, 2003 6:35 PM
Some friends and I are doing nine consecutive days in August hitting all of the major southern and central California parks including Magic Mountain, Knotts, Disneyland, Canifornia Adventure, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Paramounts Great America and Marine World. Plus anything else we can squeeze in. Trouble is I have no idea how I'm going to survive it. :)

So in anticipation of my future demise I gotta ask what is the longest and most torturous tour you have ever been on? How many consecutive days was your trip? How many parks did you hit? What were the hightlights/lowlights of the trip? And most importantly.. how did you feel afterwards?


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Kevin Stone
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Thursday, July 10, 2003 6:57 PM
8 Days/8 Parks with Nasai. Brutal, psychotic, draining, but wonderful :)

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 7:59 PM
Who me? I have no clue.

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 8:26 PM
Well last year I took a 7+ day trip (not exactly sure how many days) and went to the following parks: IB, SFGam, WOF, SFStl, HW, SFKK, PKI, SFWoA. Pretty decent trip, it upped my TR a little and really got me exposed to coasters... :)

EDIT: That makes this year especially hard, I have not been to a single park since January and will most likely only go to Dorney Park, Kennywood, and Knoebels this year.

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 8:33 PM
Con-Quest 2003 was an 11-day trek. While I did get tired a few times, I could have gladly continued on another week at least...as long as it stopped raining!

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 8:38 PM
CoastaPlaya, yes of course your sig is legend. :)

Marimba that's great. Did you lose count or did you just lose your memory?

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Kevin Stone
NoLimits Roller Coaster Simulator
http://www.nolimitscoaster.de
*** This post was edited by Phyter 7/11/2003 12:40:23 AM ***

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 8:46 PM
Coney Opening Day, March 2002.

Red-eye from LA to Newark, arriving Saturday morning; Coney opening day, Oscar Awards Party, loooong subway/train/bus/cab ride back to Newark at 4am Monday morn, 6am flight back home and right to the office.

Second place - ACE Con-Quest 2003.

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Thursday, July 10, 2003 9:15 PM
SFMW, SFOT, SFAW, SFStl., SFGam, Mich. Adv, Cedar Point, PKI, SFWOA, SFDL, Coney Island, SFGAdv, SFA, PKD, Busch Williamsburg. 16 days. The coaster tour where I learned how to coaster tour.
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Friday, July 11, 2003 4:54 AM
Something similar to you Phyter - got up at the buttcrack of dawn on a Thursday to pack, went to work. Straight from work to the airport, getting into LA at 1130. Car to SFMM. SFMM 2 days in a row, followed by a flight to San Jose for PGA and SFMW, then a flight back to LA for another SFMM and a day at KBF. 6am flight out of LA that didn't get back to Pittsburgh until 7pm, pick up the girlfriend and take a quick nap, only to leave for Cedar Point and CoasterMania at 130am, CoasterMania from 5am til 11pm and then SFWoA the next day for a few hours.

As far as highlights and lowlights go - temperatures and crowds in Cali were atrocious on Saturdays (expected, but still annoying) but mid-week, the parks were empty and I did everything in SFMM twice (well everything worth the re-ride) in one day ... yes that includes X.

Honestly it was a great time (I was by myself for most of the California stint) but it was really draining and it really set me back in classes. I though that since it was the beginning of the summer term, I wouldn't miss much, but since summer's shorter than fall or winter, I missed a lot of the core concepts in all my classes and that's made everything real hectic ever since. But as far as the trip draining me, not one bit - I would have done it all again the next week. The rush from doing that many coasters in that many days (especially that many world-class coasters) put aside any weariness! Hope you have a good time!

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Friday, July 11, 2003 5:20 AM
Longest (in terms of miles):

June 2002: 4 Parks (SFDL, Waldameer, Conneault Lake, Kennywood) (+ my wife's cousin's wedding in Johnstown PA) in 5 days (1,005 miles)

Most "intense" (in terms of numbers of parks in a short period of time):

Later in June 2002: 3 parks (Idlewild, Lakemont, DelGrosso's) in 12 hours (400 estimated miles)

Planned insanity for August 2003: 11 parks (PKD, Holiday World, Indiana Beach, SFGrAm, MiAdv, SFWoA, Martin's Fantasy Island, Seabreeze, Great Escape, SFNE, Lake Compounce) in 11 days (2,600 estimated miles). (May cut out SFGrAm and 100 miles from our route... not sure yet)

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Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"

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Friday, July 11, 2003 6:06 AM
Um, let's see.

Once I went to Holiday World on Saturday and SFKK the next day.

That's the only time in my 27 years on earth that I've ever gone to two parks within a week's time. Unless you count stopping at Belmont Park for 20 minutes two days before going to SFMM.

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Friday, July 11, 2003 7:15 AM
MiGQuest2003: MiA, CP, PKI, SFKK, HW, SFStL, SDC/CC, WOF 9days, and lots of coasters. :)
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Friday, July 11, 2003 7:55 AM
Con-Quest certainly matched my most intense trip, but The Trip that included SRM, CM, and CBuzzCon last year was right up there as well....those two stand out as the *draining* trips for me...but WELL worth it...:)
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Friday, July 11, 2003 8:10 AM
Labor Day Weekend 2001 - 4 days - Knoebels, Lakemont, Conneaut Lake Park, Williams Grove, Dutch Wonderland, Six Flags America, Clementon Lake

Absolutely insane but amazing time - plan on doing it again this year if I can (without SFA though)

Runner up Ace-con quest 2003

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Friday, July 11, 2003 8:17 AM
That Labor Day trip sounds great, Jim!

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Friday, July 11, 2003 8:20 AM
Jim, remember that Clementon's JR is down now though...;)

P.S. Thanks for responding to my B-day thread...I saw your post but didn't want to send the thread back to the top.....since it's not ALL about me...well, it WAS for that one day...;)
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Friday, July 11, 2003 8:23 AM
13 days, 13 parks, 100 coasters, 4,000 miles. We visited parks like PKD, SFOG, SFFT, and SFGAm just to name a few. It was quite the haul. The worst part was when we were in San Antonio and realized we were abouut 3,000 miles away from home(Pittsburgh).

Of course i'm sure our trip to Cali. will knock that one out of its top spot when we do all of the Cali. parks in one trip :) and along with Silverwood.

Coasterman Mike

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Friday, July 11, 2003 8:30 AM
I've done 13 parks in 14 days, as well as 12 parks in 10 days...

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Friday, July 11, 2003 8:48 AM

Just got back from a 9park in 6 day trip through PA. Them small parks you can do it all several times and still have time for another! Dutch Wonderland/Williams Grove Delgrossos/Lakemont ect.

Also took a 10 day 12 park tour through PA, CT and MA in 2001 and a 8 park in 6 days in 2002

Chuck, who likes full days at parks but when ya can get your fill in a couple hours, that helps the park count.
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Charles Nungester.
It's official Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 11:50 PM
By far, the most grueling was 3 weeks of europe traveling on the ECO tour. I think I hit over 20 parks in that time with stuff both before and after the offical tour. Quite a few of those nights I only had 3 or 4 hours sleep!

And yes...I have to agree with Bass...Conquest '03 was up there too...particular the part afterwards where Tony and I left Mytle Beach at 10pm THEN drove 6 hours to SFOG checking in to our hotel at the lovely hour of 4am. Insanity. But worth it! :)

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