May 192008

Last November I dropped a post about some long term goals in order to provide a template of sorts for Z. One of those goals was to ride every roller coaster in California. As I’ve noted here before progress toward this goal has kicked in to high gear recently. So, I though I’d present y’all with some numbers.

According to Roller Coaster Database ( there have been a total of 150 roller coasters in California with 5 more scheduled to open in the next 12-16 months. Seventy-four of these 155 are currently operating with two more scheduled for this week. I have ridden a total of 84 California coasters, of which 60 are still operating.

What do all those numbers mean for my long term goal? Simply that I have only 16 remaining California coasters to ride to complete the goal! WooHoo!! I’m also re-riding a lot of California coasters during this process, of course, including almost all of the small park coasters so that I can have actual on ride memories of all the California coasters in addition to just the knowledge that I visited such-and-such park when I was a kid.

NOTE: The tally below includes coasters that I know I’ve ridden, though I don’t recall them. So as I report more rides here at Philaahzophy the numbers won’t always change accordingly.

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