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by Glorfindel7
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: several new videos added
Replies: 4
Views: 6387

The videos are good, the built in player sometimes I have trouble figuring out when the video is going to start...
by Glorfindel7
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Cedar Fair Possibly Selling California's Great America
Replies: 7
Views: 6273

Sadly they're thinking of selling CGA to the 49'ers therefore bye bye amusement park :( :( :(
by Glorfindel7
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: View-Master Reels of Marriott's
Replies: 2
Views: 4113

Actually I think I had those as well... There was also a time when they would have those mini plastic TV's that would work as viewmasters, but you would push a button on the bottom...

Anyone remember those?
by Glorfindel7
Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: new video album
Replies: 4
Views: 6741

I remember this commercial on TV (I'm getting old :( )
by Glorfindel7
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Rides you've ridden no longer there
Replies: 11
Views: 8217

Hmm....

Well the main ones I remember:

Industrial Revolution (Hilltopper)
Tidal Wave :cry:
Sky Whirl :cry:
Z-Force
Shockwave :(
Delta Flyer/Eagles Flight
SWF
Cajun Cliffhanger
Haybaler
Yukon Yahoo (aka Delta Flyer)
by Glorfindel7
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Yankee Clipper
Replies: 25
Views: 7179

I don't think I actually got as wet on the Yankee Clipper as opposed to the Logger's Run...

So I don't think the bump added anything to the ride.
by Glorfindel7
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Save Great America!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 9737

I guess the key is those that haven't been to the parks in a few years (like me :o) should consider going....
by Glorfindel7
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Great 1976 pics
Replies: 18
Views: 14029

Hard to believe that the Spinnaker ride only lasted a year (I think it was gone in '77?)
by Glorfindel7
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Great 1976 pics
Replies: 18
Views: 14029

Very nice.... nice pictures of the Spinnaker ... always wondered what that looked like.... :)
by Glorfindel7
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Anything Great America Parks Members Can Do?
Replies: 16
Views: 11830

Triple Play IS my favorite flat... bar none...
Think I have to get to SFGA this year to ride it one more time :)
by Glorfindel7
Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Anything Great America Parks Members Can Do?
Replies: 16
Views: 11830

yankee Clipper91 wrote:They should bring back your Triple play if it is still in working condition.
I doubt it...from what I've heard it was missing a center hub that got damaged in transit......

Wonder if HUSS still makes Troikas anyway?
by Glorfindel7
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Anything Great America Parks Members Can Do?
Replies: 16
Views: 11830

Actually part of the reason Tidal Wave was a "walk on" is because it was such a "short ride"....

Thinking about it if the line was too long people wouldn't wait for it....
by Glorfindel7
Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Anything Great America Parks Members Can Do?
Replies: 16
Views: 11830

I would REALLY like to see the Sky Whirl back, but that's never going to happen :(

Oh well... part of the reason for this site is to relive the memories of rides gone by

(Like Tidal Wave, Hay Baler, Delta Flyer/Eagles Flight, Z-Force, etc.)
by Glorfindel7
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: 1980s Gurnee Shirt Found
Replies: 1
Views: 3722

It's likely from 1984 or 1985 (either before the park was transferred over or just afterwards....)
by Glorfindel7
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Andre's Fries
Replies: 5
Views: 5539

Good Fries, I remember getting the cupful....
But I didn't think much of the corn dogs....

(This is about the best that I can do, last time I ate there was likely about 15 years ago :shock: )