>> 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...
>Eh, "milestone" coasters seem pointless.... ride what you can when you
>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
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_