SFMM Friday the 13th. Coaster-thon...Six Flags Magic Mountain: Is anyone gonna do it? 13 hrs backwards on Colossus?
From Adrienne McDonaldIs anyone going to do the Fri. the 13th coaster thon at SFMM? I wish I knew about it, I'da gone THEN. Ohhhh well. I think that's pretty kewl them doing that. Do you think Colossus' both trains will be running or is it still just one? I dunno if I can last 13 hrs on a coaster like that. I'd needa potty break & food break in there somewhere.
Posted September 26, 2006 at 9:44 PM
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From Dustin KernLast Coast-o-Thon that I heard of they had 15 minute breaks every hour. Everyone thinks that riding a coaster for such a long time wouldn't be bad but the forces that you feel for that long you'd be surprised how sore you'd be the next day.
Posted September 27, 2006 at 9:38 AM
From steve lammertThat would actully be pretty fun...if you like coasters. I've never heard of that before. Is it really 13 hrs.? That would be, like, mad fun. I wish they did that with Space Mountain at disneyland. That be even cooler! Yes! Go Space Mountain!! Woo! Woohoo! Yay! yeah! Go, go! Hooray! Yes...I should stop now.
Posted September 27, 2006 at 12:30 PM
From Greg ShiltonIf it were a coasterthon of like, Tatsu or Scream, I'd do it. Those rides are smooth, and not too bad.
Posted September 27, 2006 at 9:00 PM
From Adrienne McDonaldThat's probably why they're not. Rougher ride = less contestants to deal with I guess. But I DID get my emailer from SFMM about it just a couple days ago. Anyone wanting a copy lemmie know. ;)
Posted September 27, 2006 at 10:41 PM
From Erik YatesThe coaster is wooden right? Thats the reason why, no inversions. When we did the marathon for Make A Wish, thats the biggest problem we ran into. The insurance companies wont allow a park to do a marathon on a coaster with inversions. Your body cant take it for that long.
Posted September 28, 2006 at 3:19 AM
From Adrienne McDonaldMy body can't take a wooden coaster very long either. Well, except for Judge Roy Scream, I think I cud ride that one all day. Perhaps they shud try a stand up coaster...hmmm...
Posted September 28, 2006 at 2:35 PM
From Dustin KernStand-up would wreck you. I haven't been on a stand up that I could be on for more than 5 circuits. Any coaster that you ride for a long period of time will make you sore just from the repeated high levels of g-forces.
Posted September 28, 2006 at 3:51 PM
From Adrienne McDonaldWell I was half-way kidding you know. But thanx for the input nevertheless.
Posted September 28, 2006 at 8:41 PM
From Joey MOh yes, I'm in for this. Myself and my sister will be there for 13 hours for sure. You'll know me by my odd phone charging contraption made from a car charger and 2 linked 9volt batteries.
Posted October 3, 2006 at 7:09 PM
I am anxiously awaitng doing this, I would have paid 20$ to be a part of the action.. but instead they're giving us 4 extreme season passes for next year and VIP access to Fright Fest? Woah.
I can't wait!
If you're going and have recieved your mailer already, I wonder what the additional info is as I have yet to get mine. Drop me an email at gmangano (at) gmail.com or an IM at ilikepopcornmmm
I plan to update a blog continously with updates on the people around me and my own state from my phone, once it's live I'll be sure to put the link up here :)
From Adrienne McDonaldSounds like you planned this way ahead, I wish I knew about it, I wudda planned my visit for then but,*SIGH*, I spent all my money bk in Sept. sooo I guess I'll hafta hope for next time but y'all have a wonderful time & tell us all about it when ya get bk.
Posted October 5, 2006 at 1:22 PM
From Rosa De La CruzI'd definately do this if I didn't have to work that day!:( Wish I would have known a couple of weeks earlier to arrange for the time off. Oh well, maybe at some other coaster-thon. Anyway, have fun and good luck to those of you who go.
Posted October 5, 2006 at 4:58 PM
From John Smithwell, it looked like it was going good this year. i was there operating the ride for part of the morning. i even asked if anyone was a member of theme park insider, but no one answered. i don't know who won the contest, but everyone looked like they were having a good time.
Posted October 15, 2006 at 5:33 AM
From Adrienne McDonaldWell if I cudda been there, I wudda spoken up & say that I was. Maybe next yr now that I know about all the fun stuffs.
Posted October 15, 2006 at 11:52 PM
From Brieson RowlanI DID IT!!!!
Posted March 10, 2007 at 4:47 PM
I did it on Colossus, I threw up 3 times (off the ride during the breaks) but some people threw up 12 times! ILL NEVER do it again! unless it was something with less bumps, like superman. But I went 27 times around befroe i gave up!
From Adrienne McDonaldThe only part rough for me was just in the 'valleys', when I hit the bottom, boy it was a hard hit but the other parts of the ride other than the valleys was ok for me.
Posted March 14, 2007 at 10:22 PM
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