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by SFGAmLover
Sat May 15, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?
Replies: 21
Views: 18794

Re: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?

Ahhh, Whizzer. I'll finally get to enjoy it again on Monday and Tuesday, despite the Karate Kid car(s). How many of those does it have? Amen to the buy/make parts thing. I mean, we put people on the moon how many years ago? With today's technology we can certainly fabricate new parts for a roller co...
by SFGAmLover
Tue May 11, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Roller coasters go robotic
Replies: 1
Views: 3736

Re: Roller coasters go robotic

Hmmm... Isn't the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios Florida going to utilize something like the Kuka robot arm?
by SFGAmLover
Fri May 07, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Marriott's GREAT AMERICA bumper stickers
Replies: 16
Views: 12204

Re: Marriott's GREAT AMERICA bumper stickers

I think Brad is looking for you, Tech Services 1. Are you around? :D
by SFGAmLover
Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Has your dog ridden the AMERICAN EAGLE?
Replies: 3
Views: 6685

Re: Has your dog ridden the AMERICAN EAGLE?

Ha! This reminds me of a picture from a coaster book I read when I was younger. It might have been one of Todd Throgmorton's books. In any case, I recall that the photo showed an English sheep dog riding the double-looping Schwarzkopf coaster Shock Wave (also sometimes written as "Shockwave") at Six...
by SFGAmLover
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?
Replies: 21
Views: 18794

Re: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?

I can understand that but it's still an amazing ride (and I'm sure you'll love it just as much) with how well it now fits into the terrain. Amen to that; it's a must-ride (and re-ride!) each time I visit. A true classic that Whizzer is, and I hope SFGAm realizes that and keeps it around for... ever...
by SFGAmLover
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Kentucky Kingdom Is Closing...
Replies: 3
Views: 4796

Re: Kentucky Kingdom Is Closing...

When my family and I first visited SFGAm in 1987, I was only 7 years old. While I rode Demon and Whizzer, I did not ride any of the other coasters (American Eagle, Tidal Wave, and Z-Force). I can't remember if height or fear was my reason for not riding, but I had always regretted not riding Tidal W...
by SFGAmLover
Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Six Flags and Paramount -- A Great America Comparison
Replies: 13
Views: 6205

Wow! Very cool, indeed. There is so much to compare... there could easily be hundreds of photos and descriptions.

Interesting... I never knew that there was a difference between the first drops on the two Demons. Were the drops the same on TotC and then changed with the conversion to Demon?
by SFGAmLover
Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: santa clara whizzer
Replies: 27
Views: 16773

Thanks for the info, pics, and links, Steven. It's a bit disheartening to know that most of these unique Schwarzkopf creations have been scrapped. :(
by SFGAmLover
Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Demon
Replies: 79
Views: 42182

This page http://www.angelfire.com/oh4/tk173/demon.html tells about the sign. Basically, they ended up covering up the 'pipe' with a mound of dirt that rises to the DEMON letters.
by SFGAmLover
Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Rides No Longer in Gurnee
Replies: 42
Views: 24919

Just a suggestion... if we're going to include Big Top/Richochet on the list, then we should probably also include Saskatchewan Scrambler/Hometown Fun Machine, Orleans Orbit/Orbit, Turn of the Century/Demon, and Lobster/East River Crawler. On the other hand, we might consider removing from the list ...
by SFGAmLover
Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Octopus?? errr not??
Replies: 22
Views: 12762

Steven... thanks for the info! I did not know this about the SC ride.
by SFGAmLover
Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Gurnee Employees
Replies: 23
Views: 17544

$7 doesn't seem too bad for 1996.