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You want to work for a coaster firm or one of their outsources, and it has been your lifelong dream since you were four of five...

 

On the flipside of that.

...if you want Robb Alvey's job (theme park videographer/media specialist).

 

I have a degree in media communications for this very reason. =D

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I tend to give Cedar Point history lessons to friends and family while in the park. They usually look at me like I have a problem.

 

I do this to everyone with Six Flags Great Adventure. Sometimes they'll try to ask me random questions about the park and rides, thinking I won't know the answer and when I actually do know the answer they just stare at me as if I'm insane.

 

I do this with Dorney Park all the time!!

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You might be a coaster nerd if... your wife suggests the name Millie for your daughter due in November and you are completely on board because of the nickname of a certain roller coaster.

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...you've ever asked your parents about what coasters you rode as a young child to make sure your coaster count is accurate.

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^ I don't have a roller coaster, but a roller coaster designer (Mr. Bolliger! and I), does that count? I also have a quote from B&M as header. From a B&M... patent.

The said quote is:

 

"The enormous success of the roller coaster among the public is due to the fact that the cocktail of sensations is as inevitable as it is changeable, but it changes nothing in the fact that this cocktail is always deliciously explosive." - Source

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It's not a roller coaster and i swear my 2 year old son is on there with me. My family finds this picture hilarious so i made it my FB picture.

 

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^ I don't have a roller coaster, but a roller coaster designer (Mr. Bolliger! and I), does that count? I also have a quote from B&M as header. From a B&M... patent.

The said quote is:

 

"The enormous success of the roller coaster among the public is due to the fact that the cocktail of sensations is as inevitable as it is changeable, but it changes nothing in the fact that this cocktail is always deliciously explosive." - Source

You may be a coaster nerd if you immediately added that as a "Favorite quote(s)" when you read through the patent.

 

Guilty.

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Another random quotes from B&M, straight out of the hyper-coaster seat patent:

 

"[...] giving each passenger the impression, albeit artificial, that he is seated on a flying carpet or that he is at the controls of a kind of flying scooter"

 

"To provide a somewhat simplistic comparison, a person feels, in overall terms, more at liberty on a bicycle than in a bus."

 

The B&M patents are really cool, they go into the psychology aspect of their innovations!

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... you purposely start sitting on the wheel seat in the back of the bus during the morning commute to anticipate a nice pop of sideways airtime as the driver careens around that corner and over that giant pothole, again, like clockwork, as he does every day. And everyone around you is holding on for dear life while you're riding a city bus with your hands up at 8am.

 

OR

 

... you get bummed out when said driver doesn't make the light and the bus simply crawls over the pothole.

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You might be a coaster nerd if...

 

You see a construction crane, and in your mind, imagine it is the part of a lift hill, and then think of what track should be surrounding it. ~or~ you think of how said construction crane should be lifting pieces of track to build a new coaster.

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...when you see the "To-go" sign at a restaurant, it briefly reminds you of the evil Japanese coaster manufacturer.

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