Sorry I'm late in introducing myself. My filename is Gatekeeper since it's my favorite coaster of all. My real name is Paul.
I'm retired from the Air Force and now work security at a pharmaceutical plant near Sacramento, CA. My wife (Lali) is a RN at Kaiser Hospital. She's been on one roller coaster (Medusa at Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA/home park) her whole life, when we were dating. She hated it and thought she was going to die, but she lets me enjoy my favorite hobby - riding the tallest and fastest coasters that i'm able to go on.
I'm fortunate to live in Northern California where the closest park (6 Flags Discovery Kingdom is just 45 minutes away with two other parks within a few hours drive (Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Great America). Further South (7 hours away) is 6 Flags Magic Mountain.
My second favorite hobby is travelling. I've been blessed to have been able to go to a lot of cool places. My first Air Force base was in England/UK and got to travel all over Europe during the early 80's, including Alton Towers Amusement Park. This past September, Lali and I went to Europe - 3 days in London, one in Paris, 3 days in Italy and 3 days in Vienna. One of the days in London, I went to Thorpe Park (cool) - of course by myself.
As far as I know, I have three coaster records that I'm very proud of accomplishing! The first one was (now torn down) Tidal Wave (non-water) at Great America in 1980. I rode it 115 times without getting off (2 1/2 hours straight). The next record was on Medusa at 6 Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2006. It was a quiet Monday and I broke the record of the young kid (18 years old) operating the ride (36 times in a row). I did 40 which took about 3 1/2 hours. The last record was at 6 flags Magic Mountain in 2014. Another quiet Monday and I rode Superman 40 times in a row at the age of 53. I'm now a young-at-heart 57 years-young!
A cool side business I have is buying rare VHS/DVD movies at Thrift stores/Record stores really cheap and then selling them for an awesome profit on Amazon. My best sale: Purchased a VHS movie (Pipedreams - 1970's) for 25 cents and resold for $65 (Wow)! Another hobby I love is Mystery Science Theater 3000/Rifftrax movies and shorts. I enjoy watching bad movies, especially when they are humorously riffed. My favorite is Angel's Revenge - a Charlie's Angels rip-off from the late 70's!
I'll be going back to Discovery Kingdom in a few weeks and am excited to get back on the Wonder Woman ride, it's awesome! Medusa is also still very fun and exciting, even after all these years. I've been riding it since it opened in 2000 and estimate that I have ridden it close to 900 times. I never get tired of experiencing this cool ride, especially in the front row with my hands up high!
I guess I should of been here a long time before now. Anyway hay everyone, My name is Jay and I am 1 half of T42Tube on youtube, a little known, barely heard of channel. We vlog mainly Themepark and Disney related stuff so you may be interested, you may not ha ha ha. Anyway, really just wanted to say hello and if you feel like checking out our channel then please follow the link below.
(Robb if that''s not ok then message me on twitter please)
Hello, I'm Julie! I got into this hobby relatively recently (thanks to Mantaeus), a little less than a year, and I've been having a blast I've ridden 50 coasters so far... hopefully there are many more to come
Hello, I'm Vitor, I live in Sao Paulo, Brazil and I'm almost graduating in Mechanical Engineering.
I've known TPR for a long time (I also registered long time ago), and I always followed TPR on YouTube, Instagram, this forum... but only now I'm presenting myself.
My home park is Hopi Hari, a place that still seems to be a little bit "obscure" for most people here. This park is also home for one of the most insane RCCA woodies ever: Montezum (this one in my profile picture).
To this day, I only had the opportunity of visiting two parks abroad: Canada's Wonderland and Galaxyland, in Edmonton, but I hope I can visit more parks soon.
Vitor S. Ricci [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/vitorricci[/youtube]
It's been so long since I've been on here I forgot I had an account! Hi! I'm Mike! I live in Thousand Oaks, California near SFMM, and I go there like. Twice a week. Nice to be back in a community of coaster geeks such as myself!
Hi I'm Bunny bat! I'm in Southern California. Have passes to Knotts and Magic. Hit up a lot of the haunt events in the area. Used to have a Disney pass for years but recently just go during Halloween time.
Hello everyone. I'm new to the forums and new to coasters (was deathly afraid of coasters until 2016). I'm a few months younger than The Beast. Two lovely children. I'm in Central Ohio, so I claim both KI and CP as my home parks.
Hi. I'm Myles, I'm from Michigan, *cough*Michigan's Adventure fanboy*cough*, I love the coaster enthusiast community, but unfortunately, I have some trouble riding coasters. I'm looking towards getting rid of that fear sometime soon, though. Oh, and I'm MOS Certified.
Hi, I'm Peter from Germany, close to Holiday Park. Me, my wife Sarah and our one year old Paul are and will be travelling parks as much as we can do! We loved coasters for most of our life, but were afraid ultil 2016. Now we have a lot to do
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