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Coaster trips in the 90s

Postby Skittles » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:19 am

Hi Robb,

So today I was browsing Theme Park Review and some forum posts, and I came across this cool list you made quite a while back.
http://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=36887&p=466836#p466836

Looking back from about 1996-2001, it seems you rode a lot of the new coasters each year in the United States.

Back in those days, were your trips planned with these parks getting new coasters in mind and adding other parks around them? I'm asking as kind of a trip planning question, because you've visited every big park in the United States imaginable, so I thought it would be interesting to hear how you planned trips in that time period I mentioned.

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Re: Coaster trips in the 90s

Postby robbalvey » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:32 pm

Skittles wrote:Hi Robb,

So today I was browsing Theme Park Review and some forum posts, and I came across this cool list you made quite a while back.
http://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=36887&p=466836#p466836

Looking back from about 1996-2001, it seems you rode a lot of the new coasters each year in the United States.

Back in those days, were your trips planned with these parks getting new coasters in mind and adding other parks around them? I'm asking as kind of a trip planning question, because you've visited every big park in the United States imaginable, so I thought it would be interesting to hear how you planned trips in that time period I mentioned.

Thanks!

Trips during that time wasn't that much different than now. We would mostly target newer coasters that we knew were opening at parks. In those earlier years we still had the internet but more in the form of Usenet groups or AOL message boards and there were roller coaster and theme park groups then. Sure, there was a lot more "paper maps" than "Google Maps" and booking hotels and flights over the phone instead of online, but I don't think overall our trip planning is that much different then as it is today.

Even in 1996 many of the bigger parks had websites. Take a look at Six Flags in 1996: https://web.archive.org/web/19961218225259/http://sixflags.com:80/

And don't forget, Theme Park Review technically went online for the first time in 1996!
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Re: Coaster trips in the 90s

Postby Skittles » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:27 am

Thanks for the response!
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Re: Coaster trips in the 90s

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:32 pm

Sorry to bump this topic but, How did you do coaster trips pre-internet?
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Re: Coaster trips in the 90s

Postby SharkTums » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:43 am

^What do you mean? I mean, you're 30 right? Surely you remember a time before everyone had pocket phones and internet everywhere?!

Maps are available, you could call to get brochures or times, etc.

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Re: Coaster trips in the 90s

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:59 pm

SharkTums wrote:^What do you mean? I mean, you're 30 right? Surely you remember a time before everyone had pocket phones and internet everywhere?!

Maps are available, you could call to get brochures or times, etc.


Yeah but I didn't really plan trips until 2002.

I'm talking about Pre 1995.
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Re: Coaster trips in the 90s

Postby robbalvey » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:02 pm

Rollercoaster Rider wrote:I'm talking about Pre 1995.


Dude, she already answered your question...

SharkTums wrote:Maps are available, you could call to get brochures or times, etc.


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