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by dpxtreme
Sun May 17, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Locations of old rides - Santa Clara - and some other ?s
Replies: 6
Views: 4168

-Skyhawk used to be where the 3-point basketball challenge game is now, next to the first aid station. -The Yankee Clipper loading station was approximately behind the Outback Shack eating place. -The Edge was where the Thunder Raceway go-karts are now. -Tidal Wave used to be behind the Action Theat...
by dpxtreme
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 11475

Cedar Fair currently owns the Santa Clara park.
by dpxtreme
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 11475

^When you mention people buying tickets for the wrong park, do a lot of people buy tickets for the Santa Clara park thinking it's for the Six Flags park? I have a friend in Admissions in Santa Clara and she says they have had people trying to get in with a Six Flags Great America ticket.
by dpxtreme
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Yankee Clipper
Replies: 25
Views: 7117

Loggers Run at the Santa Clara park still has wooden catwalks.
by dpxtreme
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Does anyone remember th name???
Replies: 10
Views: 3475

^^Tidal Wave, or should I say Greased Lightning's last season was in 2002, not 1998.

^Yankee Clipper was removed to make room for Stealth, so they would both have not been there at the same time. Boomerang Bay may not be the best waterpark, but it draws a lot of people in the summer.
by dpxtreme
Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Does anyone remember th name???
Replies: 10
Views: 3475

It was removed in either 1998 or 1999. I'm pretty sure it was 1999 because Yankee Clipper was removed in 1998, so Skyhawk was most likely removed in 1999. And the train was gone in 2000. It was always broken every time I went to ride it, but it was a really fun ride once I actually got on it.
by dpxtreme
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Does anyone remember th name???
Replies: 10
Views: 3475

It's called Skyhawk. And you sit in a pod that slowly turns around the center tower, and you use a joystick to do barrel rolls.

http://www.rcktman.com/greatamerica/skyhawk2.jpg

And here's the rest of the site with great pictures: http://www.leh.net/~kevin/mga/
by dpxtreme
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Anything Great America Parks Members Can Do?
Replies: 16
Views: 11733

^^They can't bring Yankee Clipper back because Boomerang Bay is there. The only ride they could probably bring back, which they never would, is Triple Play, just for the fact that the empty space is still there. ^People would still wait in line. Invertigo is a very short coaster and probably has the...
by dpxtreme
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Anything Great America Parks Members Can Do?
Replies: 16
Views: 11733

Tidal Wave wasn't drawing in visitors. I remember going to the park one Saturday in the Summer in 1999, and while all of the coasters had a 2 hours wait, Tidal Wave was a walk on. It costs money to run rides, and if no one is riding it, they're losing money.
by dpxtreme
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Logger's Run Then & Now (PGA)
Replies: 45
Views: 32359

If you want a youtube video, go on youtube and search.
by dpxtreme
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Anything Great America Parks Members Can Do?
Replies: 16
Views: 11733

Sky Whirl can stay away. I hated that ride. It was boring and nothing special about it. But Tidal Wave and Triple Play I would like to see again, although never going to happen. They remove rides for a reason.
by dpxtreme
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Andre's Fries
Replies: 5
Views: 5503

I'm sorry, I forgot to mention I was talking about SFGAm, not CGA. Sorry for the confusion but good to know it's still there too. Oh, I know you meant Six Flags. "Fright Fest" and "Farmer's Market" gave it away. I'm not a big fan of parks having chain restaurants or fast food places in them. But th...
by dpxtreme
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Andre's Fries
Replies: 5
Views: 5503

That's what's nice about CGA; everything in Food Festival (food court) is not a big chain food place. But who knows is Cedar Fair is going to keep it that way.
by dpxtreme
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: gurnee or santa clara?
Replies: 11
Views: 5094

demonlover13: i went to the santa clara one for the first time last summer Wait a minute! I don't think you've ever been to the Santa Clara park before. According to the first post on the topic you created, you said, "i've only been to gurnee". And you also say,"i will try to check it out in 2009" ...
by dpxtreme
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: gurnee or santa clara?
Replies: 11
Views: 5094

I've only been to CGA, so I can't say anything about SFGam. As for the themeing, Paramount's definitely got rid of it for the Santa Clara park. However, IMO, the Gurnee park has pretty much lost it's themeing as well, with the exception of Southwest Territory. After the addition of the Dark Knight c...