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Six Flags Great Adventure: Most circuits on one ride in one day?

From Mike Gallagher
Posted April 5, 2010 at 7:12 PM
After setting my one-day mark for most rides on one coaster in one day...90 on El Toro at SFGAdv yesterday...I was curious about other folks on here. Your most "laps" in one day on one ride? Don't limit yourself to just coasters, though. I think 90 is a decent number, but I'm sure many will move into triple digits.

From James Rao
Posted April 6, 2010 at 2:53 AM
Wow... 90. Yikes. I once rode the Voyage four times in a row and by the end of the fourth trip I was read for a break. Of course, I am 40+ now ("I'm 40, I'm a man!"), so that may be part of the reason.

At my local park, we often visit when crowds are so low we don't have to get off a ride, we can just re-ride. However, I still think about 4 - 5 times is my maximum before I am ready to move on to something else.

Powder Keg at Silver Dollar City might be the exception, I can ride that one all day. One visit last year we rode it 5 times, then came back later and did another 5. So my record must be 10 times in one day.

At Disney parks the crowds generally prohibit too many re-rides but if I can steal a half dozen trips on the Tower of Terror I am pretty happy.

But 90, huh? Wow, I can't imagine even staying in a park that long these days....

From Don Neal
Posted April 6, 2010 at 5:26 AM
My record is 4-5 as well. Guess I haven't been as committed as I should have been. LOL

From Todd Houts
Posted April 6, 2010 at 10:53 AM
When I had a Platinum Busch Gardens pass from Tampa, which lets you ride certain coasters two times without getting off (no matter how busy), I always rode Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando 6 times in a row whenever I was in that part of the park. Get on, ride twice; run around the empty queue, ride two more times; run around the empty queue, ride two more times.

Then head off to find something else to do (usually when alone it was animal exhibits) but invariably, I'd find myself back at Kraken for another 2+2+2 rides.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted April 6, 2010 at 5:21 PM

"Committed?" Several people have told me I should be when I told them of my marathon!

And you KNOW the kind of "committed" of which I speak...

From Eugene Koh
Posted April 6, 2010 at 6:04 PM
Mine was 30 times at Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia. Once on a day off college at Thursday. The record of the year 2010 so far is Manta 7 times in a row tied with Montu.

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted April 6, 2010 at 9:30 PM
Since I'm a coaster-chicken you'll never see me ride any coaster more than 0 times. :)

My wife and I rode Spidey 30+ times in one day on our first visit to IOA.

From Steph Ramos
Posted April 6, 2010 at 9:28 PM

I must admit...I'm pretty much a novice in comparison to the "90 times on one ride" record, and I'm barely 21!
The most turns I've probably ever taken on any ride is 4 to 5 times...which is probably shameful at best for someone my age...:(
Best record for me though would be 5 times in one day, three of which were back to back on Batman The Ride at SFMM while the first two turns were earlier in the day. We were lucky with the final three laps though, since repeat rides without getting off are a rarity at SFMM. Lucky for us, it was near closing time at the park and since there was a non-exsistant queue line the ride staff was more than happy to give us the chance to ride...
Unfortunantly, by the last lap I was more than ready to get off...I don't think my head could've withstood a final go...:(

From Raul Araoz
Posted April 6, 2010 at 9:48 PM
13 times for the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. You know it has been too many trips when the attendant says "You again?"

From Joshua Counsil
Posted April 7, 2010 at 2:07 AM
The question is, "How many circuits have you done without leaving the cart?"

During Extra Magic Hours on separate occasions, I re-rode Big Thunder Mountain twice (by ducking down so the attendants wouldn't see me) and Kali River Rapids five times. We were the only ones on Kali. The weather was "freezing", so people thought we were insane. It was chili, but not that chili - we had just left Ottawa, Ontario, where it was still snowing.

From Erin B
Posted April 7, 2010 at 11:26 PM
I've gotten 35+ on CP's Magnum in one night for my record. My friends & I like to jazz things up a bit toward the end of a night by throwing some coaster moshing in the mix. It entertains & confuses everyone else on the train & leaves me unable to breathe from laughing. Thinking about those nights of marathoning Magnum gets me even more excited for CP. Sure, I may have felt bruised, broken, & battered the next day, but it was worth it.

From Sylvain Comeau
Posted April 8, 2010 at 1:43 AM
You do realize that you guys are nuts, right?
My record is last May, when I rode Tower of Terror and Rock n` roller coaster about 5-6 times each in one day at DHS. That doesn`t compare to you guys.

From Derek Potter
Posted April 8, 2010 at 6:33 AM
As much as I ride coasters, I've never done a marathon type riding session. I'm sure I would win one of those things if I got involved.

There was one time at Geauga Lake where I rerode several times. It was in the middle of the week during their last year of operation and the park was pretty empty. I had a certain fondness for the Big Dipper, a 1920's era wooden coaster. There being no line for the car I was in, I didn't even have to leave the train for a good 10 circuits. Once someone did get in line for my car, I got out of that one and into another one for another 5 or so. I don't recall exactly how many circuits I took...I would guess around 20-25.

The Big Dipper is now 85 years old and it still stands on the closed Geauga Lake side. Even after all that time, it ran like a top and was an absolute joy to ride. I hope that it can be saved someday.

From Sarah Meeks
Posted April 11, 2010 at 8:18 AM
For a flat ride, it was Skyscreamer 100 times. For a coaster, Tatsu 15 times X2 14 times.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted April 11, 2010 at 8:41 AM
What kind of a ride is Skyscreamer, Sarah? I don't believe I've heard of it.

From Eugene Koh
Posted April 12, 2010 at 9:14 AM
And isn't this suppose to be on the non-theme park resort section?

From Bob Miller
Posted August 6, 2010 at 4:48 PM
probably 6 or 7 on Raging Bull it was so diserted although there was a few times where we had to go back behind the gates an wait for the next train

From Nick Markham
Posted August 6, 2010 at 5:41 PM
4 on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. It will be in my trip report tomorrow...

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