Your stats for the 2003 season

Sunday, December 28, 2003 10:38 AM
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***

Sunday, December 28, 2003 12:09 PM
I have visited 19 different parks and ridden 75 coasters in my life time. And I consider myself an enthusiast. You must be some sort of freak.
Sunday, December 28, 2003 12:30 PM
I also consider myself but I could only afford to visit one park and ride seven coasters. I feel like a loser.
Sunday, December 28, 2003 1:17 PM
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.
Sunday, December 28, 2003 1:52 PM
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.
Sunday, December 28, 2003 2:08 PM
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.
Sunday, December 28, 2003 2:18 PM
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.
Sunday, December 28, 2003 2:24 PM
Five visits to three parks with one new coaster ridden. Being an "enthusiast" means less and less to me the older I get...
Sunday, December 28, 2003 3:00 PM

Dueling Dragons Fire
Dueling Dragons Ice
The Flying Unicorn
The Hulk
Coasters: 4

Raging Bull
Deja Vu *
Vertical Velocity
American Eagle Blue
American Eagle Red
Batman The Ride
Superman Ultimate Flight *
Spacely Sprocket's Rockets *
Coasters: 11

Kumba *
Montu *
Python *
Scorpion *
Gwazi Tiger *
Coasters: 5

Kraken *
Coasters: 1

Total Parks This Year: 5
Total Coasters This Year: 21
New To Me Coasters This Year: 8

A good year, very good... and Montu probably wins "Best 'New To Me' Coaster", as well.

Sunday, December 28, 2003 3:05 PM
If you count Vegas as one stop, I hit 16 parks (10 new to me) and rode 103 coasters (59 new to me)

About average for the past few years.

Sunday, December 28, 2003 3:14 PM
In the past year I've hit:
IOA, SWO, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, MGM Studios, Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott's, SFMM, Adventure City (CA), BGT, WA, SFoG, PCarowinds, PKD, BGW, SFA, SFGAdv, Seaside (Casino and Funtown Piers), SFNE, SFWoA, CP, SFGAm, MIA, IB, Indy Zoo, HW, PKI, WoF, SFoT, SFFT, SFAW, CC, SFStl, Seattle Center, Enchanted Village, PNE Playland (Vancouver), Knoebels,

39 parks, 5 new. 240 coasters, 32 new. Brings my track record up to 498.

....And you thought Swoosh was a freak! :)

Sunday, December 28, 2003 3:33 PM
24 parks this year, ninteen of which were new to me.

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
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).


Sunday, December 28, 2003 4:01 PM
I visited Holiday World for the first time (definitely not my last) and therefore added The Raven and Legend to my track record.

Of course I also rode Dragster.

But the best part about the season was getting to meet up with old and new friends at Holiday World, PKI, Cedar Point and Michigan's Adventure.

I would say the two best trips was the day spent with Nasai and Peabody at CP, and attending Beastbuzz with TheRealCP who has not only become my coaster buddy, but a real friend as well.

That's what it's all about. Not the number of parks and coasters, but the wonderful people I've met.

Sunday, December 28, 2003 4:25 PM
I went to 10 parks. 3 New ones which were Six Flags Darien Lake, Kennywood, and Paramount Kings Domion.

Other parks included Dorney,Hershey,SFGADV,SFA,BGW,SFWOA, CP.

I have a trip for Six Flags New England and Great Escape next season and I might even try for Six Flags Atlanta.

Sunday, December 28, 2003 5:02 PM
I rode 45 coasters this year, 35 of them new.

I went to 10 parks this year-


4 of them were new to me-


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***

Sunday, December 28, 2003 5:30 PM
Old Town
Family Kingdom
Rye Playland
Coney Island
Enchanted Forest
Enchated Village
Holiday World
Lake Winnie
Myrtle Beach Grand Prix
Playland Park (Vancouver)
Thrill-Ville USA

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. :)

Sunday, December 28, 2003 6:00 PM
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.
Sunday, December 28, 2003 6:03 PM
Sheesh... well, being that I was unemployed for most of the year... I can only list:

Enchanted Parks - Wild Thing, Klondike Gold Rusher, Timberhawk

Knott's Berry Farm - Montezooma, Jaguar, Xcellerator

SFMM - X, Batman, Riddler's, Deja Vu, Psyclone, Collosus, Scream, Revolution, Ninja, Gold Rusher, Superman

Puyallap Fair - Coaster Thrill Ride

Seattle Center - Windstorm

Buffalo Bill's - Desparado (Outside temp 101 degrees)

ThrillVilleUSA - Ripper

Six Flags over Texas - Titan (On January 1st :-)

hmm... 22 coasters... 2 that were new to me (Xcell and Deja) Not too bad for someone with very little travel resources :-)

OK, all you who missed catching me... SCREAM was of course ALSO a new ride for me this year... duh. :-) *** Edited 12/30/2003 7:03:26 AM UTC by escher26***

Sunday, December 28, 2003 7:50 PM
heh, i only went to PKI and rode everything there except face/off and the four kiddie coasters
Sunday, December 28, 2003 9:26 PM
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



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