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by UAORDStew
Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle "STOP AT THE TOP!!"
Replies: 29
Views: 22719

Does anybody remember the blue train getting stuck at the top?? When I used to work there, which was from 88 thru 91, I can recall numerous times the fire department had to be called to get people down from the top. Ive personally seen this as I worked in the games gallery for all those years. Sorr...
by UAORDStew
Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Video of Santa Clara's Tidal Wave / Greased Lightnin'
Replies: 10
Views: 7261

Thanks Steven!!! Awesome video!!!

Even though it's not my beloved SFGAm Tidal Wave, it's close enough! Ahhh...the memories.
by UAORDStew
Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Bugs at Gurnee Great America
Replies: 17
Views: 15330

"The middle section is at Six Flags Over Texas" Now...from the story that I have heard is that the Huss Trioka ride from Astroworld was to be taken to SFOT. The truck that was transporting the ride there, crashed and the middle hub part got damaged under a highway viaduct and completely totalled tha...
by UAORDStew
Wed May 24, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Gurnee Employees
Replies: 23
Views: 21680

For this season FullTime Mgmt, went out and crossed the globe to various parts and hired many different exchange students. Many of them working throughout the park this season hail from South Africa. You will see a lot of them working in the water park as life guards. Over the years I've been able t...
by UAORDStew
Wed May 24, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Columbia Carousel Repaint
Replies: 11
Views: 8189

which one do you not like??? LOL!! hmmm..... LOL!! anyhoo, Columbia at SFGAm was painted this way 2 seasons ago or has it been 3?? can't remember.... but it has faded slightly some now. hope you come back soon!!! lots of new and fun things going on!!!!!!! watched the lifeguards at H.H. play on the T...
by UAORDStew
Tue May 23, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Columbia Carousel Repaint
Replies: 11
Views: 8189

actually..........SFGAm did steal the color scheme from PGA. When I was out in CA visiting PGA with my best friend, who Rick...you know, we took a pic of Columbia and showed it to those that be at the park upon our return and VIOLA!......it was repainted that spring. HONEST TO GOD TRUE STORY!!!
by UAORDStew
Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle, Breaks at the top, etc
Replies: 9
Views: 7603

nedge32, you are very correct on the brakes. have been certified for that ride since 1988. quote]I'm not sure when, but sometime since the ride opened, everything was switched from semi-automatic to fully-automatic. the original brakes on the AE were the ski type of metallic brakes. the brakes would...
by UAORDStew
Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Tidal Wave Question
Replies: 20
Views: 16555

thanks for the pic tech services1.....ha ha ha...brings back memories. as for the cable snapping, i remember back in 87 when that happened and the train "rang the bell". thank god no one was onboard the train at the time. the ride had one of it's "ride initiated e-stops" and maintenance was sending ...
by UAORDStew
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Tidal Wave Question
Replies: 20
Views: 16555

okay...my bad at typing and editing...LOL!! that should be lead at dive/cajun in 87....LOL! rolling dumpster debuted in 89....
by UAORDStew
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Tidal Wave Question
Replies: 20
Views: 16555

hey there notbill....trying to remember who you are....i was at the park the same time you were, but can't quite put a name to a face. i worked up at t-wave in 87 and 88 and i was one of the opening year leads up at power dive/cajun in 1989, worked the commercial shoot of shock wave in 88...blah, bl...
by UAORDStew
Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: SC Tidal Wave @ SFKK
Replies: 24
Views: 17741

yeah, but that color scheme has the track only as green and the frame blue. if you look at the original post picture, the entire loop (track and frame) is lime green. it's very interesting that SFKK has BOTH tidal wave's from the marriott parks. as for it being for parts....i dunno. why would they p...
by UAORDStew
Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: PGA's rides or SFGAM's Rides
Replies: 11
Views: 8437

True, true Steven.......but compared to PGA?? SFGA has kept itself "pretty much" intact. I too believe it was a huge mistake to take out the Sky Whirl....but they must have had their reasons (cost, maint., etc, etc.) Ha...I guess that could go for the huge green/blue lawn ornament that took it's pla...
by UAORDStew
Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: 30th Anniversary Survey
Replies: 19
Views: 16496

sorry for the extra post.....i'm new to this....but i forgot to give an answer to jw65...... How that would be a nice touch with Picto.....do you know how large those reels are to change every hour with that IMAX film?? LOL!! PHEW!! i worked in Picto back in 1987 and knew the techies well. We had 2 ...
by UAORDStew
Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: 30th Anniversary Survey
Replies: 19
Views: 16496

30 years of employees for not just one, but two parks??? WOW...that would be a major undertaking i'm sure!! ewilson....you up for that challenge??? LOL!!! nice thought, but i doubt that would remotely happen. full-time mgmt employees, a slim maybe. seasonal employees...i really highly doubt.
by UAORDStew
Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: 30th Anniversary Survey
Replies: 19
Views: 16496

30th Anniversary Survey

I accidently posted this in the Rides section the first time....oops.. With this upcoming season being the 30th Anniversary for the parks.......what would be YOUR best 30th idea?? Bring back the old logo?? Have Bugs back in his "original" park costume? Bring back Nemo and Neptune in the Wilderness T...