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by NotBill
Sun May 06, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurmee Pictorium
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Re: Gurmee Pictorium

RIP Picto! Seemed like she kept it going far longer than anyone expected.
by NotBill
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Who writes this junk?
Replies: 15
Views: 14139

Re: But really

did it have a 'green screen' television monitor with a 'square' bock diagram that when it stopped working one day, An**rs F--- walked up during a down time, punched the power, tore the Coax out of the back and said "Now it really doesn't work! You're back up". Before 'witnessed block checks (or the...
by NotBill
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Screams and Dreams 1972-1984
Replies: 10
Views: 8601

Re: Screams and Dreams 1972-1984

So I understand someone got sent a DVD copy of this (ahem), are they going to sell them? If not, are we going to see it posted? :P

--Guy
by NotBill
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Great America Alumni Day - June 26, 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 5009

Re: Great America Alumni Day - June 26, 2011

I hear you, sometimes hooking up with friends from the old days invites the removal of scabs from the old days!

-Guy
by NotBill
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: SFGAM Alumni Facebook Group
Replies: 1
Views: 2772

Re: SFGAM Alumni Facebook Group

That's a different one, the other one I was in is set to be archived. Thanks for passing on!
by NotBill
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: California Great America is SOLD to JMA
Replies: 3
Views: 5656

Re: California Great America is SOLD to JMA

I would be careful about getting excited about this Jimmy. That park is in Silicon Valley and if a real estate firm bought it their plan may be to remove the park and redevelop the land.
by NotBill
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Shockwave Trains
Replies: 7
Views: 7626

Re: Shockwave Trains

Shockwave was not capable of running 4 trains, only 3 as I remember. I don't remember ever seeing a 4th train. However, I wasn't on the original Shockwave crew, I was there 2nd half of '89 (2nd season), I suppose it could have been gone by then. I only remember three storage tracks and all three tra...
by NotBill
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Six Saints Cemetery
Replies: 2
Views: 4149

Re: Six Saints Cemetery

Cool stuff, shared over with the former employee group on FB.
by NotBill
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Iron Wolf to be removed for sure.
Replies: 4
Views: 4809

Re: Iron Wolf to be removed for sure.

Man I am going to have to do an Iron Wolf post in her memory. I wasn't on the inaugural crew but got transfered there her first season. Some interesting things happened that's for sure!

--Guy
by NotBill
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Great America Alumni Day - June 26, 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 5009

Re: Great America Alumni Day - June 26, 2011

Probably because they didn't do JACK in publishing it, I never heard of it. This forum is one I stop by every few months and I missed it. We have a SFGA Alumni Group on Facebook they could have posted it and I'm sure they would have had a great response.

--Guy
by NotBill
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Buffet Le Grand
Replies: 15
Views: 15778

Re: Buffet Le Grand

Jimmy - your reports are starting to remind me why I haven't been back in years. Dismal tales indeed.

--Guy
by NotBill
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Can we petition Great America to bring back Tidal Wave?
Replies: 10
Views: 8612

Re: Can we petition Great America to bring back Tidal Wave?

Facebook page started as well: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Return-The-Wave/143963922300768 I snagged one of your photos Steven to use, I hope you don't mind. I figured since you watermarked them you were fine with that. If any issues let me know. I think we can make this happen and have nothing to...
by NotBill
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Can we petition Great America to bring back Tidal Wave?
Replies: 10
Views: 8612

Re: Can we petition Great America to bring back Tidal Wave?

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/sfgawave/

Done! Spread the word!!

Would Great America Parks be interested in being named as part of the effort Steven?

--Guy
by NotBill
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: Shapiro Out, Reid-Anderson in.
Replies: 0
Views: 3801

Shapiro Out, Reid-Anderson in.

Some new developments, sure, I fix it on Wikipedia and not update folks here!! I'm a bit worried, Reid-Anderson seems like one of these financial types who is the "comeback from reorganization" types. They get the company running decently enough to be bought out or liquidate -- I've rarely seen them...
by NotBill
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?
Replies: 21
Views: 17601

Re: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?

Well said!! I understand the original IMAX equipment is gone but they aren't still using IMAX projectors from 1978 around are they? I would think IMAX would be more than happy to lease something reasonably to get one of their biggest screens up and going again. I've only seen one screen close to the...