Ok we are now officially in the "off season" in Missouri as today (12/28) is the last operating day for SDC and that means that if we want to go ride a coaster we will have to settle for some rollerskates that take residence in a few malls.
Out of curiosity, how did you fair in the 2003 season?
I ended up riding 138 different coasters and visited 27 different parks (of which 17 were "new" to me parks).
Old Town, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney-MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom, Sea World Orlando, Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Orlando, Six Flags over Georgia, Worlds of Fun, Silver Dollar City, Celebration City, Six Flags St. Louis, Adventureland (Iowa), Joyland (Wichita), Holiday World, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, Paramount's Kings Island, Cedar Point, Wyandot Lake, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, Waldameer Park, Martin's Fantasy Island, Six Flags Darien Lake, Michigan's Adventure, Valleyfair!, Camp Snoopy (MOA).
[edited to correct type-o] *** Edited 12/29/2003 3:45:16 AM UTC by Swoosh***
I didn't do too much in terms of variety. I only visited three parks (Cedar Point, MB Pavilion, and Family Kingdom in MB), but I hit CP around 30 times so I got my share of riding in. Next season I'm planning on faring better though, planning 10-15 parks.
Yeah I spent a grand total of about $3500, visiting all of these parks in 2003, at various times Anf I had been to some before: Knott's Berry Farm, SFMM, Vegas, Cliff's*, Cedar Point*, SFWOA*, SDC *, Celebration City*, SFSL, HW, IB, Kennywood, MIA*, SFGAm*, SFKK. My official coaster count is now 106, 57 of them were gained after May 31. It Best coaster year so far, hopefully next summer will be better.
I had a decent cheap year, only around 28 coasters, 31 if you count kiddy coasters and Devils Den @ CLP, 4 parks, CP (over 22 trips), CLP (around 20 plus trips), KW (only 2), SFWOA (once and that was enough). So I didn't hit huge numbers but with in that 28 are some really good if not some of the best coasters out there. but I'm not a needy person I could have a great year just riding BS @ CLP.
This year was a normal year for me, I rode a total of 67 coasters at 8 different parks. I visited Paramount's Kings Dominion, Six Flags America, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Lakemont Park, Kennywood, Cedar Point, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, and Paramount's Kings Island. I had multiple trips to CP, SFWoA, and Kennywood and the rest of the parks only one trip. Well, BGW, PKD, and SFA were for CoasterCon so I was there for a full week but that was the only trip I made to those parks.
24 parks this year, ninteen of which were new to me.
Bells Busch Gardens WIlliamsburg Cedar Point Frontier City Holiday World Indiana Beach Michigan's Adventure Paramount Carowinds Paramount Kings Island Paramount Kings Dominion Parque de Attraciones Port Aventura Six Flags Astroworld Six Flags Fiesta Texas Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Six Flags Over Texas Six Flags St Louis Six Flags Worlds of Adventure Terra Mitica Thorpe Park Tibidabo Warner Brothers Movie World Madrid Worlds of Fun Wyandot Lake
Brings coaster tally to 220, up from 114 last year. Also throw in two travelling fairs (Feria de Albacete, and Funderland Dublin).
We did not get to ride 4 of CP's coasters. 2 of SFGAM's coasters V2 was shut down, 7 of SFWOA's coasters, and 7 of PKI's coasters. I know that is a lot missed, but we did not want to ride kiddie coasters, actually my Dad didn't, and we only had an hour and a half at SFWOA. *** Edited 12/28/2003 10:05:32 PM UTC by TTDragster14***
SFoG MK MGM DAK Epcot BGT Old Town SWF IOA USF Boomers! MBP Family Kingdom PC PKD SFA SFGAd SFNE Rye Playland Coney Island CP DP VF WoF Enchanted Forest Enchated Village Holiday World Kennywood Knoebels Lagoon Lakeside Lake Winnie Myrtle Beach Grand Prix PKI Playland Park (Vancouver) Silverwood SFEG SFGAm SFKK SFNO SFStL SFWoA Thrill-Ville USA Visionland
Total Parks for Year: 44
New to me parks: 13
Total coasters ridden this year: 185 (damn that's not many for all those parks! Guess I just did what I really wanted to do this year...)
New to me coasters in 2003: 45 to bring me to a total of 500.
Meeting all the great friends I've made this year (and the past few years)...priceless. Thanks to all you great people for making this hobby so much fun. :)
Wow. the only new park I managed to get to was Holiday World for SRM, and I've got ten people wanting to go this year. Other than that, I added TTD to my list of rides, and all the coasters at Holiday World.
Well, I attended my first SRM, visited Mia, Coney Island Cinci, Great America, and IB for the first times ever, and enjoyed many shameless, blissfull thrills on my two fave newbies: Delirium & Dragster. ;-)
I also took the DDR thing seriously this year. :-D