October 2, 2000
San Francisco, CA -- Seven members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for "Most number of different roller coasters ridden in a 24 hour period" from October 14-15, 2000.
"I didn't just want to break the current record, which is 29 different coasters", said David Escalante, ACE Public Relations Director and organizer of the event, "I wanted to shatter it beyond recognition!" Escalante's project (code named GRP! for Guinness Record Project!) has been in the planning stages for months and has remained top secret until now.
The group of seven ACEers along with a support crew will start their attempt at 5:00pm Saturday, October 14th with coaster #1 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Their non-stop journey will include a total of 8 different amusement parks up and down the California coast ending at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia and coaster #39 exactly 24 hours later. At least that's the plan!
The grueling event will also be filmed for a one-hour Discovery Channel special to be aired next spring. Vans specially equipped with lipstick cameras and microphones will be used to capture the drama as the weary riders make their way towards a new world record. Additional camcorders will be used by the riders themselves to film each other in a "Big Brother" vs. "Road Rules" environment.
Interviews by the riders will be gladly given "on the run" for the media at each stop along their route. Check out the Official GRP! Itinerary for times and locations.
GRP! rider and support team photos and information can be found at the official GRP! web site. http://www.davidcurley.com/grp/
Official GRP! Itinerary
Saturday, October 14, 2000
5:00PM - 5:30PM - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA
1. GIANT DIPPER
3. SEA SERPENT
6:30PM - 8:00PM - Paramount's Great America,Santa Clara, CA
8. GREEN SLIME MINE CAR COASTER
9. TAXI JAM
11. GREASED LIGHTNIN'
12. TOP GUN
10:00PM - 11:30PM - Six Flags Marine World, Vallejo, CA
13. BOOMERANG COAST TO COASTER
18. ROADRUNNER EXPRESS
Sunday, October 15, 2000
7:30AM - 8:00AM - Scandia Family Fun Center, Ontario, CA
19. SCANDIA SCREAMER
20. LITTLE SCREAMER
8:15AM - 8:30AM - Upland Family Fun Center, Upland, CA
21. DARE DEVIL
10:00AM - 11:15AM - Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA
23. TIMBERLINE TWISTER
24. MONTEZOOMA'S REVENGE
11:30AM - 12:00PM - Adventure City Theme Park, Anaheim, CA
27. BUMPER TO BUMPER FREEWAY COASTER
28. TREE TOP RACERS
2:00PM - 5:00PM - Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, CA
29. CANYON BLASTER
33. SUPERMAN THE ESCAPE
35. GOLD RUSHER
36. RIDDLER'S REVENGE
37. BATMAN THE RIDE
38. COLOSSUS - FORWARDS & BACKWARDS