Coaster Con 2018

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Coaster Con 2018

Post by Paul Drabek » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:41 pm

Ok...I am thinking of doing the con next year and I need to start budgeting. I know there isn't a flyer as of yet but any guestimates as to how much per person? Bond and I might get Cedar Fair passes next year so that should help. Also Carrie is coming along as she has a friend in Raleigh and I have an old friend there that we would be seeing before the con. How much are the con hotels normally? Is it worth it for the banquet or would I have more fun just riding at whatever park we are at? Also food during the con...are all of the meals covered?
Also who wants in on a -G Midway Olympics team?

Just a few questions as we start to budget.

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Re: Coaster Con 2018

Post by bratman » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:36 pm

Budget about $200 for Con with season passes for CF and SF. Banquet was $45 last year and I always find it to be worth it. There would not be ERT on the evening of the banquet, keep that in mind.
As for food.... some Cons covered all food, most did not, but the majority of meals were covered. You might be on the hook for one meal a day.

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Re: Coaster Con 2018

Post by Paul Drabek » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:06 pm

Awesome Paul. When does ACE release info on the con as to hotels and the sort so we can start booking them?

Also who of you all are planning on doing the con?
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Re: Coaster Con 2018

Post by bratman » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:38 pm

The info usually comes out over the winter.

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Re: Coaster Con 2018

Post by Hikaru-chan » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:21 pm

I'm planning on going and on flying in/out. Also, depending on some other factors, I may stay in D.C either before or after.

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Re: Coaster Con 2018

Post by Paul Drabek » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:56 pm

Hikaru-chan wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:21 pm
I'm planning on going and on flying in/out. Also, depending on some other factors, I may stay in D.C either before or after.
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Re: Coaster Con 2018

Post by Hikaru-chan » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:18 pm

Would it be crazy to add Hershey park on to my trip? Maybe even Dorney park?

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Re: Coaster Con 2018

Post by Paul Drabek » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:27 pm

If you have the time hit them. I would go to Hershey over the two as it has a Schwarzkopf and Sky Rush!
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Re: Coaster Con 2018

Post by bratman » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:40 pm

I am considering Knoebels on the way back myself

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Re: Coaster Con 2018

Post by Hikaru-chan » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:26 pm

My plan so far

Day 1 Dorney Park
Day 2 Hershey Park
Day 3- 5 Washington DC/ Sightseeing/ Six Flags America
Day 6-7 Kings Dominion
Day 8 Busch Gardens Europe

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Post by Paul Drabek » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:32 pm

That will be a good one.
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Re: Coaster Con 2018

Post by Hikaru-chan » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:54 pm

Still no pricing but http://www.aceonline.org/fliers/CoasterConHotel2018.pdf gives a general idea of what to expect.

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Re: Coaster Con 2018

Post by Paul Drabek » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:08 pm

Wow all of those hotels are nowhere near the parks...I might have to find somewhere closer incase Carrie gets tired of parks and needs to head back to the hotel.
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Re: Coaster Con 2018

Post by Paul Drabek » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:24 pm

So who do we have for the con so far?

Carrie
Bond
Myself
Amanda
Adriana
Paul
Alabama Mike?

Anyone else that we've heard of?
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Re: Coaster Con 2018

Post by bratman » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:34 pm

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