Nightcoaster's Rides Per Year

A few people have asked how many coasters I ride every year, or how many parks I visit. So, to give you an idea, what follows is a summary of my ride experiences since 1993. From my experience in talking to other coaster enthusiasts, it's fairly typical of those who ride a large number of different coasters. The biggest difference might be the actual number of rides taken. My ride count is low compared to many coaster enthusiasts. The reason is rather simple. I rarely ride anywhere but the front seat and, most of the time, it takes a good deal longer to wait for that privilige. At least 90% of my coaster rides are front seat rides. Waiting for the last seat can also take a bit longer and there are some who prefer that privilige as well. My first ride was on The Beast at Kings Island in 1989 and it remains one of my favorites. Kings Island, Cedar Point and Six Flags Magic Mountain are the parks I visit every year, although I only started including Magic Mountain in my annual excursions in 1999.

1993 - 21 rides on 19 different coasters in 3 parks, riding 13 coasters I hadnít been on before.
1994 - 26 rides on 22 different coasters in 5 parks, riding 11 coasters I hadnít been on before.
1995 - 130 rides on 73 different coasters in 23 parks, riding 55 coasters I hadnít been on before.
1996 - 93 rides on 72 different coasters in 15 parks, riding 43 coasters I hadnít been on before.
1997 - 85 rides on 47 different coasters in 14 parks, riding 18 coasters I hadnít been on before.
1998 - 185 rides on 72 different coasters in 21 parks, riding 55 coasters I hadnít been on before.
1999 - 80 rides on 40 different coasters in 8 parks, riding 12 coasters I hadnít been on before.
2000 - 99 rides on 66 different coasters in 9 parks, riding 29 coasters I hadnít been on before.
2001 - 94 rides on 59 different coasters in 13 parks, riding 18 coasters I hadnít been on before.
2002 - 190 rides on 98 different coasters in 20 parks, riding 37 coasters I hadnít been on before.
2003 - 92 rides on 60 different coasters in 8 parks, riding 16 coasters I hadn't been on before.
2004 - 98 rides on 64 different coasters in 8 parks, riding 14 coasters I hadn't been on before.
2005 - 134 rides on 82 different coasters in 13 parks, riding 23 coasters I hadn't been on before.
2006 - 120 rides on 72 different coasters in 14 parks, riding 26 coasters I hadn't been on before.
2007 - 205 rides on 101 different coasters in 17 parks, riding 24 coasters I hadn't been on before.
2008 - 242 rides on 105 different coasters in 31 parks, riding 38 coasters I hadn't been on before.
2009 - 251 rides on 132 different coasters in 33 parks, riding 53 coasters I hadn't been on before.
2010 - 220 rides on 116 different coasters in 23 parks, riding 63 coasters I hadn't been on before.
2011 - 302 rides on 160 different coasters in 46 parks, riding 74 coasters I hadn't been on before.
2012 - 214 rides on 115 different coasters in 29 parks, riding 38 coasters I hadn't been on before.
2013 - 232 rides on 163 different coasters in 35 parks, riding 84 coasters I hadn't been on before.
2014 - 280 rides on 151 different coasters in 46 parks, riding 60 coasters I hadn't been on before.
2015 - 286 rides on 166 different coasters in 38 parks, riding 52 coasters I hadn't been on before.
2016 - 272 rides on 133 different coasters in 46 parks, riding 52 coaster I hadn't been on before.

My total ride count is over 3957 rides on 921 different coasters in 312 parks.

The maps below gives you an idea of where I am in my quest to ride all of the coasters in the United States and Canada.
I am working on getting to other countries as well, and have ridden many coasters in England, Scotland, France and Belgium.
Also, as far as coasters I have not ridden, this does not include portable/travelling carnival coasters or state fairs, as so many of those are somewhat unpredictable as to where they will be and when. I count them if I ride them, but don't include them in the map as far as what I haven't ridden. Also not included in the map are some of the smaller coasters that I can't ride.
I've actually only found a couple that were too small for me to ride,
but some parks have rules or restrictions that prohibit adults from riding certain smaller coasters or require an adult to have a small child riding with them which I rarely do. Again, I'll count them if I ride them, they just aren't included in the maps below.
The color code to the maps is as follows:
Green - Completed
Light Green - One coaster left
Light Blue - Two coasters left
White - Three to nine coasters left
Red - 10 or more coasters left