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2014 Wish List

Post by Vonni » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:04 am

What are the parks you are visiting in 2014 or hope to visit? My list is as follows:

WOF
KI
KK
HW
SFGAm
SFGAD
SDC
DW
and a very unlikely CP

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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by violakat03 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:42 am

I'm hoping for Knoebels, Dorney and Coney Island, as well as Coaster Con (NorCal). I think DW is a given, considering I live a whopping 5 minutes from the front gate. Would love to get down to FL as well, but I'll be picking up the Fun Spot credits in November.
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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by bratman » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:27 am

Definites:
Canada's Wonderland
La Ronde
CGA, SFDK, Santa Cruz and Gilroy Gardens for Coaster Con.

Hoping to go:
Beech Bend, Kentucky Kingdom, and Kings Island for Spring Con.
Knoebels

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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by Raptor29 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:26 pm

For sure:

CP

Likely:
Hershey Park
Dorney Park

Hoping:
KI or CP again or SFGAm
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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by Spencerman » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:29 pm

Very Likely:

Indiana Beach
Holiday World
Kentucky Kingdom

Possible:

WOF
SDC
NickU

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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by CptBeeble » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:13 pm

Definite: SFOT, SFFT, Kemah, Galveston Pier, SDC, Magic Springs, Legoland CA
Probable: All those Mexico parks on the Coaster Zombies trip, KI, KK, SFGAm, SFMM or Knotts
Hopeful: Cliff's, HW, that damn kiddie coaster at Zuma in Houston that's always broken, IB

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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by Vonni » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:04 pm

I'm quite envious TC. That sounds like epic fun!

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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by CptBeeble » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:37 am

I'd do a LOT more, except now I have a fiancé who doesn't ride ANYTHING. So I either have to plan a getaway weekend to a park or spend a week-long vacation seeing a couple of parks intermingled with a lot of non-coaster stuff. I guess he's worth it. ;-)

Gone are the days of my past, when I could do things like fly to Europe and do 70 coasters in two weeks. Went to Europe with the fiancé last summer and in two weeks, we only went to 4 parks.... and that's counting the two side-by-side parks at DLP as two separate parks.

One of those parks on that trip was EuropaPark, though, so it was still a FANTASTIC trip - and I got to see the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, etc etc etc.

...but being me, I went up the Eiffel Tower and kept thinking where I'd run the coaster track that should obviously be attached to the side.

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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by Paul Drabek » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:09 pm

Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags Great America
Seabreeze*
La Rhonde*
The Great Escape
Six Flags New England
Quassy*
Lake Compounce
Knoebels
Kentucky Kingdom
Strickers
Kings Island
Camden Park*

* = New Park To Me

So with 4 new parks and 13 total it shouldn't be a half bad year. Plus a ton of updates here. :-)
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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by Vonni » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:10 pm

Yay! I love Paul's updates!

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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by Raptor29 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:01 pm

13 parks = a not half bad year?! You must be crazy!
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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by CptBeeble » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:55 am

Paul, of your list, I've been to all of them except Camden and La Ronde.

I found Seabreeze to be a GREAT little park many years ago when I visited. I hope it hasn't lost its charm. Jack Rabbit was a nice surprise, couldn't stop riding it. It's one of those not-thrilling-but-makes-me-smile-a-lot coasters.

Quassy is kinda crappy, aside from WW. That a kiddie coaster is in my top 15 is astounding. I'm 6'tall and around 190# - and row four, right seat provided the most incredibly-perfect floater airtime I've ever had on any coaster. You may need to adjust up or back a row depending on your size/weight and how the ride is running that day. Either way, don't skip out on trying the middle of the train, for me it provided the better ride.

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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by dicegods » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:40 am

Haven't planned out too much yet.

Beech Bend, KK, KI (Spring Con)
SF area parks (Coaster Con)
SFMM, maybe Knott's and Seaworld san diego after coaster con

Probably doing a midwest loop the week before the HW event - Schlitterbahn, SFFT, maybe SFOT, maybe SFGA, maybe SF Mexico.
(Can you tell how much I've thought it out so far?)

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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by dicegods » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:43 am

Paul Drabek wrote: Quassy*
Lake Compounce
I did these two with the pre-con this year. Quassy was a really nice small park. We just stayed on the Warrior all day - no line after ERT ended (was really weird, there was a good line during ERT, but nothing during the day).

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Re: 2014 Wish List

Post by johnny.ink » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:50 pm

Looking like Draven and I will do:

Six Flags Great America
Six Flags St. Louis
Holiday World
King's Island
Kentucky Kingdom
Beech Bend (hopefully - pretty close to HW)
Cedar Point
Indiana Beach

and do the ones with the -G trip if it's the midwest trip and not Great America etc.

and maybe Worlds of Fun again. I'm hoping they do the Opening Day Campout again, but since Brandon the PR guy is gone, who knows.

The one I really want to try for is Knoebels for PPP in October. It's a haul, but may I can find someone to carpool with in the FJ :)

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