How Many is Too Many?Six Flags Great Adventure: Most circuits on one ride in one day?
From Mike GallagherAfter 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.
Posted April 5, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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From James RaoWow... 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.
Posted April 6, 2010 at 2:53 AM
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 NealMy record is 4-5 as well. Guess I haven't been as committed as I should have been. LOL
Posted April 6, 2010 at 5:26 AM
From Todd HoutsWhen 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.
Posted April 6, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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 GallagherDon:
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 KohMine 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.
Posted April 6, 2010 at 6:04 PM
From Mark FairleighSince I'm a coaster-chicken you'll never see me ride any coaster more than 0 times. :)
Posted April 6, 2010 at 9:30 PM
My wife and I rode Spidey 30+ times in one day on our first visit to IOA.
From Steph RamosLol...
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!
From Raul Araoz13 times for the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. You know it has been too many trips when the attendant says "You again?"
Posted April 6, 2010 at 9:48 PM
From Joshua CounsilThe question is, "How many circuits have you done without leaving the cart?"
Posted April 7, 2010 at 2:07 AM
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 BI'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.
Posted April 7, 2010 at 11:26 PM
From Sylvain ComeauYou do realize that you guys are nuts, right?
Posted April 8, 2010 at 1:43 AM
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 PotterAs 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.
Posted April 8, 2010 at 6:33 AM
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 MeeksFor a flat ride, it was Skyscreamer 100 times. For a coaster, Tatsu 15 times X2 14 times.
Posted April 11, 2010 at 8:18 AM
From Mike GallagherWhat kind of a ride is Skyscreamer, Sarah? I don't believe I've heard of it.
Posted April 11, 2010 at 8:41 AM
From Eugene KohAnd isn't this suppose to be on the non-theme park resort section?
Posted April 12, 2010 at 9:14 AM
From Bob Millerprobably 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
Posted August 6, 2010 at 4:48 PM
From Nick Markham4 on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. It will be in my trip report tomorrow...
Posted August 6, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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