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jslim39 07-25-2011 11:48 AM

Rollercoaster riding
 
Anybody else fill their offseasons with multiple theme park trips, to ride multiple rollercoasters all summer long? Like you obsess about them until your next trip??? Or am I the only snowboarder-coaster enthusiast hybrid? Cause that's what I do hhahahaha

HoboMaster 07-25-2011 11:52 AM

I used to live in Southern California and would go to Magic Mountain as a kid, which is one of the biggest theme parks in the world. They have like 12 coasters or something now, and some really gnarly ones. The problem however, is that since I no longer live there, that place pretty much ruined theme parks for me. The only theme park really in the PNW (Silverwood) is about 30 miles from me but it's so small compared to Magic Mountain I have no motivation to go.

It's like powder, once you get enough of it you don't want to ride anything else.

IdahoFreshies 07-25-2011 01:16 PM

the closest theme park is lagoon in utah...so rollercoaster riding doesent happen often. When i lived in pittsuburgh i went to kennywood, and the coveted cedar point in utah! Dam i miss cedar point. Ive also been to a couple of the six flags. I wanna go ride rollercoasters now!

JayMess686 07-25-2011 06:56 PM

i usually take a six flags trip every summer but cant this season i love coasters

Jibtah 07-25-2011 07:17 PM

If I left to ride roller coasters every summer I'd never be able to afford going to colorado, but I do love some roller coasters.

NWBoarder 07-25-2011 08:37 PM

There is not a good roller coaster that is close to me until the fall when the fair arrives. I love riding them when they're here though. :D

Deviant 07-25-2011 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by jslim39 (Post 408549)
Anybody else fill their offseasons with multiple theme park trips, to ride multiple rollercoasters all summer long? Like you obsess about them until your next trip??? Or am I the only snowboarder-coaster enthusiast hybrid? Cause that's what I do hhahahaha

Aha love this thread already. As an Ohioan who lives an hour from Cedar Point, hells yes. Used to be a member of ACE, think I'm up to around 60 or so different coasters across the country. After Cedar Point, nothing else really compares in terms of theme parks. I try to get up there twice a year, but only go when the kids are back in school.

For anyone that does come to the park, just a bit of advice. Don't come on weekends, and I suggest going Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Reason being if someone takes a 3 day weekend it'll be Monday or Friday. Also if you stay at one of Cedar Points hotels you get into the park an hour before the general public. If you can't afford the hotels and want to come out there's a ton of camp grounds in the area with pretty cheap prices.

http://bestrollercoasters.wikispaces..._Coaster_1.jpg

Pretty damn cool too that a season pass for Cedar Point is only 106 bucks considering it's 40 something to get in now. Gotta admit this is probably the best coaster I've ridden.


LuckyRVA 07-26-2011 03:33 PM

I used to like amusement parks and roller coasters when I was a kid. Then, when I was 16 I worked for the summer as a lifeguard for the water park section of Paramount's King's Dominion near Richmond, VA. That summer ruined me for life for amusement parks. I rode rollercoasters nearly every singly day at closing but seeing the behind the scenes operations kind of takes the luster off. Not to mention, I saw some extremely seedy things during that summer.

SloMo 07-28-2011 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by mpdsnowman (Post 408673)
Check this shit out. Three weeks ago at darien lake, this iraq war vet was at the park and he loved coasters. It was one of those welcome back things so lets take him where he wants to go. Well apparently this guy loved coasters...

Anyway, he goes on Superman ride of steel and toward the end where you get to 3g??? maybe...it literally pulls him out of the chair and sends him flying to his death...

They cited "operator error" for the incident. Reason being they say the operator should NOT have allowed him on

The problem was the war vet had no legs he lost both in the war and because his balance as a human body was off .it pulled him right out..

Technically these rides are made for people with arms and legs, thats how it is designed..

State cites Darien Lake in vet's roller coaster death | syracuse.com

The ride is back up and running.

This wasn't the first time someone got hurt on the superman, in 99 close to when it opened a heavy person fell out and got hurt. If i remember correct they installed the seat belts after and if you cant get it to latch you cant ride.

jslim39 07-28-2011 09:44 PM

That man at Darien Lake had one thigh, cut off at the knee, and the other leg was completely gone all the way to the hip. Therefore the LAP bar couldn't hold him in, because he HAD NO LAP. The ride was completely safe, there were just dumb idiots who let him on. It sucks because I was planning to go there on the 16th of July, and this happened. I still went, but it sucked having the best coaster in NY down.

On that note, it's cool to see that other snowboarders are into coasters a bit too. This summer I visited three parks; Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Kennywood (my home park, I lived in PGH till I was 14), and Darien Lake.

As of today, at age 18, I've ridden 55 different rollercoasters, and I gurantee you that I'll be over 100 in a matter of years.

BTW if you're a member of TPR then hi! If you're a member, you'll know what that stands for ;)


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