Hey all you coaster nuts out there:
Knott's Winter Coaster Solace - Saturday March 21st
For those of you who don't know what "Winter Coaster Solace" is, well, it's yearly event at Knott's Berry Farm that features ERT (Exclusive Ride Time) on some of Knott's best coasters. Basically, you get to ride the coasters with no lines over and over again. Belle and I rode Xcelerator 27 times one year.
Here is the info on Knott's site:
Winter Coaster Solace X
And the schedule (thanks to a poster at TPR)
Now, I have to confess something here. Fishbulb and I were TOTALLY planning on going this year. I haven't been in about 3 or 4 years and I don't think he's ever been. But after seeing this schedule, the rides that we REALLY wanted ERT on (Silver Bullet, Sierra Sidewinder and Pony Express) aren't listed. For them to have no ERT on their 3 newest coasters for a cost of $55 is a joke (IMO). I'm not saying were NOT going, but I actually think the event at SFMM on Sunday is a better price/event.WINTER COASTER SOLACE
- SATURDAY -
March 21, 2009
7:00 - 10:00 AM Jaguar! ERT
Timberline Twister ERT
Montezooma’s Revenge ERT
8:00 – 10:00 AM Xcelerator ERT
Supreme Scream ERT
8:00 – 9:30 AM Maintenance Tour-Pony Express, Silver Bullet, Sierra Sidewinder
12:30 PM Scavenger Hunt
10:00 AM - Enjoy Knott's Berry Farm at your leisure
11:00 AM Group Photo – Silver Bullet Entrance
(Photos available for purchase at the Pitchur Gallery)
12:30 – 2:30 PM Buffet Lunch at Knott’s Lagoon
12:30 PM Welcome
12:35 PM Lunch buffet opens
1:15 PM Guest Speaker -TBA
2:00 PM Scavenger hunt winners announced
(Across the street, next to Independence Hall & Soak City)
10:00 PM – Silver Bullet & GhostRider ERT
12:00 AM And enjoy a late night snack!
(Located in GhostRider midway)
P L U S - 2 for 1 at Screamin’ Swing all day
(Present lanyard to receive your 2 for 1 deal!)
West Coast Bash at Six Flags Magic Mountain - Sunday March 22nd
About (I think) 5 years ago, Ride World started "West Coast Bash" at SFMM. This was just another day of fun coasters since ALOT of people who come out for "Solace" each year also went to SFMM. Even though it started small, the event was a BLAST!!!
After the first or second one (not sure which) they partnered with Theme Park Review and created the event as it's known today.
This event is on Sunday March 22nd, and is only $30. For that $30, this is what you get:
(I'm sure Robb can come in here and explain more, but you can see the info over on TPR) http://www.themeparkreview.com/event...h2009flyer.pdfThe 2009 full day event includes:
• Morning ERT on X2, Tatsu, Viper, and Revolution! – 8:30am to 10:30am!
• Night ERT on…well, it’s a surprise, but it will be AWESOME! – 8:30pm to 10:00pm!
• Two meals included - Breakfast AND Lunch!
• Backstage construction tour of the new Terminator Salvation: The Ride!
• Q&A Session with Six Flags Magic Mountain management!
• Guest Speakers and presentations by Magic Mountain and industry representatives!
• Event T-Shirt!
• LOTS of surprises and goodies that you don’t want to miss out on!
So that's ERT on the parks 2 newest coasters. Nighttime ERT. And from experience, if Robb says it will be great, it will be great. TWO meals, a tour of the new coaster AND a T-Shirt. IMO, despite that this is on a Sunday, I think this is the MUCH better deal, and I'm not sure if it would just be better to do this instead. Even if we didn't do the Nighttime ERT, it would still probably be worth it.
I'll have to talk with Fishy about this, but this may indeed be the better offer.
If any of you will be around at either (I'm sure we'll go to one or the other) it'd be great to meet some other MC Coaster Freeks there.