SFMM Friday the 13th. Coaster-thon...
Six Flags Magic Mountain:
Is anyone gonna do it? 13 hrs backwards on Colossus?
Is 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.
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Last 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.
That 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.
If it were a coasterthon of like, Tatsu or Scream, I'd do it. Those rides are smooth, and not too bad.
That'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. ;)
From Erik Yates
Posted September 28, 2006 at 3:19 AM
The 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.
My 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...
Stand-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.
Well I was half-way kidding you know. But thanx for the input nevertheless.
From Joey M
Posted October 3, 2006 at 7:09 PM
Oh 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.
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 :)
Sounds 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.
I'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.
From John Smith
Posted October 15, 2006 at 5:33 AM
well, 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.
Well 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.
I DID IT!!!!
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!
The 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.
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