What is your roller coaster count?
What is your home park?
What is the nearest big city?
What is your occupation?
About how many times a year do you visit a park (including your home park)?
Once or twice
About how many times a year do you travel to a park that is not your home park?
Once every two or three years
When you travel do you go primarily to amusement parks or do you also try and hit other sites?
I go for the amusement parks while my family forces me along to other things
What is the farthest you’ve traveled to go to an amusement park?
New Zealand to the UK
Does roller coaster time get in the way of family time? (Do you choose to miss your children’s or family’s sporting events, holidays, birthdays, etc…)
No, usually I go with my family.
Do you have any other major hobbies?
Music and filmmaking
Do you get feelings of sadness in the offseason? Do you even have an offseason? Do you travel during the offseason?
NZ's only park is open year round ;D
Do you consider yourself friends with someone you met who works at an amusement park? (Or reverse it, if you work or worked and an amusement park have you made friends with enthusiasts?)
I haven't met any other enthusiasts yet
Would it bother you to go to an amusement park by yourself?
Have you gone to an amusement park by yourself? If so have you ever ran into another enthusiast and tagged along with them?
Yes and no
Do you find it easy to make friends with other enthusiasts?
How do you get your coaster news?
How many different forum sites do you regularly post on?
If there was a poll that asked a large pool of enthusiasts what their favorite roller coaster is, what do you think would be the top 3 responses be for wood? And for steel?
El Toro, Boulder Dash, Balder.
Expedition GeForce, Superman: Ride of Steel, Millenium Force
Same scenario but for amusement parks, what would be the top 3? Cedar Point, any of the Disney parks, SFMM
Have you ever “stole a kid” to get a credit on a kiddie coaster?
Do you cut other categories out of your budget to make trips to parks? (Entertainment, fast food, holidays, tobacco or alcohol, etc…)
Before you visit a new park do you research the park finding the best way to navigate the park, get the best deals, or what days to go?
I look up all the coasters and the best order to get on all of them
Do you feel the roller coaster enthusiast community is a warm and accepting community, or a negative and discouraging community?
It varies. A lot of the time it seems pretty negative over the internet, but I've never experienced a coaster event so I can't comment on that.
Do you like to talk about your hobby with people who are not roller coaster enthusiasts?
Not really. Snippets, but never a real conversation.