Coaster Con 2010

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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by Paul Drabek » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:19 am

Greg wrote:My dream is to spend close to a month camping and riding in the Keystone State.

I've been thinking about something like that for the -G 2011 trip.

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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by illinois » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:16 pm

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Greg wrote:My dream is to spend close to a month camping and riding in the Keystone State.
I've been thinking about something like that for the -G 2011 trip.
What about renting an RV? -Mike
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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by Paul Drabek » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:21 pm

illinois wrote:
Paul Drabek wrote:
Greg wrote:My dream is to spend close to a month camping and riding in the Keystone State.
I've been thinking about something like that for the -G 2011 trip.
What about renting an RV? -Mike
That'd be an interesting road trip.

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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by Beth » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:36 pm

And fewer miles on my van! :)

Kevin might go all Clark Griswold on you. I hope no one brings his dog.

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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by kidcoaster » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:19 pm

illinois wrote:
Paul Drabek wrote:
Greg wrote:My dream is to spend close to a month camping and riding in the Keystone State.
What about renting an RV? -Mike
That'd be an interesting road trip.

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Mhm wonder the chances of getting my Grandparents RV for that weekend :)
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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by dare-to-fly » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:35 pm

I'm planning on Con. I have for over a year now, ever since I found out which parks were included. I'm hoping that everything works out nicely so that it will be a week of coaster awesomeness.

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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by kidcoaster » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:37 pm

dare-to-fly wrote:I'm planning on Con. I have for over a year now, ever since I found out which parks were included. I'm hoping that everything works out nicely so that it will be a week of coaster awesomeness.

I sure know you will enjoy Con. With many wood coasters you will love. (3 at Kennywood, Possibly the Blue Streak, Rollo Coaster, 2 at Waldameer) and if you wanna add a day there is Lakemont which has two woodies including the oldest roller coaster and on of my tops the Skyliner.
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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by violakat03 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:16 am

He's been to Lakemont - Skyliner was in his top 10 last I knew. :) We'll probably end up going there again at some point this summer, though maybe not during Con as we'll both be taking time off from classes to be able to attend it, so we can't plan for too much extra. However, it could easily be tacked onto a Knoebel's trip, I think. I made it there last year as a detour on my way home from Washington D.C. It was a little out of the way but so worth it .. especially considering Leap the Dips ended up my 100th coaster!
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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by OrangeWhip » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:59 am

Beth wrote:Kevin might go all Clark Griswold on you. I hope no one brings his dog.
Come on. Clark had the Family Truckster. Uncle Eddie had the RV with the full shitter.

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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by kidcoaster » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:02 pm

The add-on for Coaster Con has been added to the ACE website.

Allegheny Mountain Madness

Delgrossos
Lakemont

So looks like ACE will be hitting everypark in our region!

http://www.aceonline.org/Events/details.aspx?event=413
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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by mikeau98 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:28 pm

That's cool. I had hoped to hit those parks while there and the add-on makes it even easier.
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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by munjo » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:03 am

Has anybody seen the hotel prices on the recent flier, they are insane. I might have to put out an APB that I am looking for three other people to room with. I know it is early but Alabama Mike, do you want to carpool?

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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by dare-to-fly » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:15 pm

kidcoaster wrote:
dare-to-fly wrote:I'm planning on Con. I have for over a year now, ever since I found out which parks were included. I'm hoping that everything works out nicely so that it will be a week of coaster awesomeness.

I sure know you will enjoy Con. With many wood coasters you will love. (3 at Kennywood, Possibly the Blue Streak, Rollo Coaster, 2 at Waldameer) and if you wanna add a day there is Lakemont which has two woodies including the oldest roller coaster and on of my tops the Skyliner.
I've been on all the aforementioned coasters except Blue Streak, which I'm hoping beyond desperation that it's open so we can have ERT on it. Rollo Coaster, even for its size, is actually among my favorites on the list. I like the fact that it still operates with levers and not even really a true restraint system.

Of course, Ravine Flyer 2 is not to be missed. Kennywood's wooden coasters are great for what they are. They aren't among my favorites, but Phantom's Revenge is. If we do get to go to Lakemont, Skyliner is currently my #4 wood, so that will be awesome!

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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by mikeau98 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:39 pm

munjo wrote:I know it is early but Alabama Mike, do you want to carpool?
I wouldn't be against it but my question is, are you in for the con only? I'm thinking about trying to do some additional stuff.

First off is Allegheny Mountain Madness. I would like to try and do Canada's Wonderland since I am right there at the border. Might even try to get to Knoebels if Flying Turns and Black Diamond open.

Still lots to think about here.
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Re: Coaster Con 2010

Post by munjo » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:07 am

Mike, I am defiantly planning on adding the mountain madness event to the con trip. As for the other two parks you suggested, I would like to do them if I have time as I can't ask for too many days off work. Maybe we can make them work, The whole trip is really up in the air at this point as it is so early.

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