1000, baby!

1000, baby!

Post by David H.--REMOVE » Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:22:41


Just realized that I miscounted the coasters on the Shanghai leg of my Asia
trip.

That puts me at 1001 coasters!  Woo hoo!

The magic #1000? Bullfight Roller Coaster Matador at Parque Espana in
Japan.  

Not exactly the most notable coaster for #1000!

 "With the first link, a chain is forged.  The first speech censured,
 the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us
 all irrevocably."  -Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
                     "The Drumhead", _Star Trek: The Next Generation_

 
 
 

1000, baby!

Post by Surf Dance Chri » Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:15:48

On Dec 11, 12:22?am, "David H.--REMOVE \"STOPSPAM\" to reply"

Quote:

> Just realized that I miscounted the coasters on the Shanghai leg of my Asia
> trip.

> That puts me at 1001 coasters! ?Woo hoo!

> The magic #1000? Bullfight Roller Coaster Matador at Parque Espana in
> Japan.

> Not exactly the most notable coaster for #1000!

> ?"With the first link, a chain is forged. ?The first speech censured,
> ?the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us
> ?all irrevocably." ?-Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?"The Drumhead", _Star Trek: The Next Generation_

Congratulations!!!

 
 
 

1000, baby!

Post by richard.bannis.. » Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:20:47

Congrats!
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1000, baby!

Post by rendellb.. » Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:07:26

[David wrote]:

Quote:
> Just realized that I miscounted the coasters on the Shanghai leg of my Asia
> trip.
> The magic #1000? Bullfight Roller Coaster Matador at Parque Espana in
> Japan.
> Not exactly the most notable coaster for #1000!

Which is EXACTLY why I quit counting coasters many years ago. My 400th coaster was SUPPOSED to be Magnum XL200 - but the line was too long (and I forgot that I was trying to ride the coasters in a specific order) so my 400th turned out to be "Daggin' Iron" (oops, "Iron Dragon"). Once I realized what I had done - I decided to simply stop counting...

...and just enjoy the GOOD ones...
...and enjoy TRASHING the BAD ones!

:-)

:Rendell

 
 
 

1000, baby!

Post by CanobieFa » Thu, 13 Dec 2012 01:02:03



Quote:

> Which is EXACTLY why I quit counting coasters many years ago. My 400th coaster was SUPPOSED to be Magnum XL200 - but the line was too long (and I forgot that I was trying to ride the coasters in a specific order) so my 400th turned out to be "Daggin' Iron" (oops, "Iron Dragon"). Once I realized what I had done - I decided to simply stop counting...
> :Rendell

Eh, "milestone" coasters seem pointless.... ride what you can when you
can.
300 - http://rcdb.com/404.htm?p=21234 (due to Ka being closed and
missing SFStl's Freeze earlier that summer)
500 - http://rcdb.com/2772.htm?p=31337 (Whatever ride in the park I
ended up on LAST would in turn be 500th... and with storms rolling
into the area I cared more about getting Starliner, rather than making
it some pointless number)

at least 700 was worth while? - https://twitter.com/CanobieFan/status/259771541577940992/photo/1

And for what its worth... I don't even know what my 1st coaster is....
or even 100th! I didnt get into this whole counting thing until I was
at 129 already - http://rcdb.com/1519.htm?p=11770 - First coaster I
ever...."counted"

 
 
 

1000, baby!

Post by David H.--REMOVE » Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:54:12



Quote:


>> Which is EXACTLY why I quit counting coasters many years ago. My 400th coaster was SUPPOSED to be Magnum XL200 - but the line was too long (and I forgot that I was trying to ride the coasters in a specific order) so my 400th turned out to be "Daggin' Iron" (oops, "Iron Dragon"). Once I realized what I had done - I decided to simply stop counting...
>> :Rendell

>Eh, "milestone" coasters seem pointless.... ride what you can when you
>can.
>300 - http://rcdb.com/404.htm?p=21234 (due to Ka being closed and
>missing SFStl's Freeze earlier that summer)
>500 - http://rcdb.com/2772.htm?p=31337 (Whatever ride in the park I
>ended up on LAST would in turn be 500th... and with storms rolling
>into the area I cared more about getting Starliner, rather than making
>it some pointless number)

>at least 700 was worth while? - https://twitter.com/CanobieFan/status/259771541577940992/photo/1

>And for what its worth... I don't even know what my 1st coaster is....
>or even 100th! I didnt get into this whole counting thing until I was
>at 129 already - http://rcdb.com/1519.htm?p=11770 - First coaster I
>ever...."counted"

Actually stopped worrying about milestone coasters after 500.

In fact, I kind of deliberately made my milestones after that the smallest
coaster at whatever park I was at, when possible, just for fun.  The staff
at Dragon's Apprentice at Legoland Windsor got a kick out of my telling
them it was my 800th coaster, and even announced it to everyone in the
queue and the station!  I'm fairly confident that it's the first time
they've heard that before!

I didn't even really keep count during the trip.  I had the list of the
ones I'd be hitting on my own, mainly to make sure I didn't miss any, and
checked them off as I went.

With China, there were enough people on the TPR trip, that I was correctly
confident that someone would keep track of them and post them to TPR.  I
just had to edit the list to adjust for the pre-tour day that I skipped,
the powered coasters, and the three that I didn't fit on.  (My first
denials, but there were quite a few of us who didn't make those.  And they
weren't anything worth getting upset about either: a knockoff SLC, a
knockoff Arrow-style looper and a knockoff toboggan with a loop that was so
rough that they required people to wear a padded helmet!)

 "With the first link, a chain is forged.  The first speech censured,
 the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us
 all irrevocably."  -Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
                     "The Drumhead", _Star Trek: The Next Generation_

 
 
 

1000, baby!

Post by Surf Dance Chri » Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:44:42

On Dec 12, 1:54?am, "David H.--REMOVE \"STOPSPAM\" to reply"

Quote:





> >> Which is EXACTLY why I quit counting coasters many years ago. My 400th coaster was SUPPOSED to be Magnum XL200 - but the line was too long (and I forgot that I was trying to ride the coasters in a specific order) so my 400th turned out to be "Daggin' Iron" (oops, "Iron Dragon"). Once I realized what I had done - I decided to simply stop counting...
> >> :Rendell

> >Eh, "milestone" coasters seem pointless.... ride what you can when you
> >can.
> >300 -http://rcdb.com/404.htm?p=21234(due to Ka being closed and
> >missing SFStl's Freeze earlier that summer)
> >500 -http://rcdb.com/2772.htm?p=31337(Whatever ride in the park I
> >ended up on LAST would in turn be 500th... and with storms rolling
> >into the area I cared more about getting Starliner, rather than making
> >it some pointless number)

> >at least 700 was worth while? -https://twitter.com/CanobieFan/status/259771541577940992/photo/1

> >And for what its worth... I don't even know what my 1st coaster is....
> >or even 100th! I didnt get into this whole counting thing until I was
> >at 129 already -http://rcdb.com/1519.htm?p=11770- First coaster I
> >ever...."counted"

> Actually stopped worrying about milestone coasters after 500.

> In fact, I kind of deliberately made my milestones after that the smallest
> coaster at whatever park I was at, when possible, just for fun. ?The staff
> at Dragon's Apprentice at Legoland Windsor got a kick out of my telling
> them it was my 800th coaster, and even announced it to everyone in the
> queue and the station! ?I'm fairly confident that it's the first time
> they've heard that before!

> I didn't even really keep count during the trip. ?I had the list of the
> ones I'd be hitting on my own, mainly to make sure I didn't miss any, and
> checked them off as I went.

> With China, there were enough people on the TPR trip, that I was correctly
> confident that someone would keep track of them and post them to TPR. ?I
> just had to edit the list to adjust for the pre-tour day that I skipped,
> the powered coasters, and the three that I didn't fit on. ?(My first
> denials, but there were quite a few of us who didn't make those. ?And they
> weren't anything worth getting upset about either: a knockoff SLC, a
> knockoff Arrow-style looper and a knockoff toboggan with a loop that was so
> rough that they required people to wear a padded helmet!)

> ?"With the first link, a chain is forged. ?The first speech censured,
> ?the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us
> ?all irrevocably." ?-Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?"The Drumhead", _Star Trek: The Next Generation_

Knockoff toboggan with a loop that requires you to wear a safety
helmet? Where is this? And by toboggan, do you mean similar to a
Chance Toboggan?
 
 
 

1000, baby!

Post by Theme Park Revie » Fri, 14 Dec 2012 05:36:49

Quote:

> Knockoff toboggan with a loop that requires you to wear a safety

> helmet? Where is this? And by toboggan, do you mean similar to a

> Chance Toboggan?

Enjoy, ***es - http://SportToday.org/
 
 
 

1000, baby!

Post by skiguy77 » Fri, 14 Dec 2012 06:05:47

Quote:


> > Knockoff toboggan with a loop that requires you to wear a safety

> > helmet? Where is this? And by toboggan, do you mean similar to a

> > Chance Toboggan?

> Enjoy, ***es - http://SportToday.org/

^^^ That's what Universal and other parks are basing their new rides on.   Carnival coasters.   You find similar rides at fairs, except they go up the middle tube, then spiral back to the bottom and that's it.  

That's why I call them Carnival coasters.   They're not fun, head bangers, not much air time, and really a waste.    I'd rather have a tall drop tower if space is the problem.  

For example, Universal put in their Carnival coaster, and at about the same time, there's the ride over at Dollywood and one at SFoG.    All headbangers, rough, not smooth, not rides I care to go on more than once.    For example, when I go back to Dollywood and SFoG, I'll skip the Carnival Coasters.  

Why am I saying all this.   So that when the suits read it, they'll know I don't care for those rides and I'm not just one.  

 
 
 

1000, baby!

Post by Theme Park Revie » Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:09:30

Quote:

> ^^^ That's what Universal and other parks are basing their new rides on.   Carnival coasters.   You find similar rides at fairs, except they go up the middle tube, then spiral back to the bottom and that's it.  
> That's why I call them Carnival coasters.   They're not fun, head bangers, not much air time, and really a waste.    I'd rather have a tall drop tower if space is the problem.  
> For example, Universal put in their Carnival coaster, and at about the same time, there's the ride over at Dollywood and one at SFoG.    All headbangers, rough, not smooth, not rides I care to go on more than once.    For example, when I go back to Dollywood and SFoG, I'll skip the Carnival Coasters.  
> Why am I saying all this.   So that when the suits read it, they'll know I don't care for those rides and I'm not just one.

Wow...thanks for making me dumber....and I'm already pretty dumb!

I think I'll take a drive over to IOA and take a spin on their "Carnival Coaster" as it's still better than a large % of rides out there in the world.

Can't wait for their Transformers "Carnival Ride" to open next year, either...

--Robb "Oh, RRC..." Alvey

 
 
 

1000, baby!

Post by Jules D » Mon, 17 Dec 2012 06:54:54

1000 babys? Yuck. The real question for you two boys is where did you get all of these sex tourism credits?
Quote:


> > ^^^ That's what Universal and other parks are basing their new rides on.   Carnival coasters.   You find similar rides at fairs, except they go up the middle tube, then spiral back to the bottom and that's it.  

> > That's why I call them Carnival coasters.   They're not fun, head bangers, not much air time, and really a waste.    I'd rather have a tall drop tower if space is the problem.  

> > For example, Universal put in their Carnival coaster, and at about the same time, there's the ride over at Dollywood and one at SFoG.    All headbangers, rough, not smooth, not rides I care to go on more than once.    For example, when I go back to Dollywood and SFoG, I'll skip the Carnival Coasters.  

> > Why am I saying all this.   So that when the suits read it, they'll know I don't care for those rides and I'm not just one.

> Wow...thanks for making me dumber....and I'm already pretty dumb!

> I think I'll take a drive over to IOA and take a spin on their "Carnival Coaster" as it's still better than a large % of rides out there in the world.

> Can't wait for their Transformers "Carnival Ride" to open next year, either...

> --Robb "Oh, RRC..." Alvey