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by Cheesehead Dave
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Line Watchers
Replies: 13
Views: 13426

Re:

I may have experienced this during the Superman line. Which rides is ticket system typically utilzized? It has been used on Batman, Superman, Raging Bull, and I think Viper. I know when Shockwave was still in the park, they used it on it as well. They used it on the Eagle as well. I have ticket 000...
by Cheesehead Dave
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Shockwave Trains
Replies: 7
Views: 9005

Re: Shockwave Trains

The way I recall the brakes were, there wouldn't be a way of stacking four trains without setting up the ride. And when I subbed up there, with three trains, if we were on interval, by the time a train was out, the next one was ready to be advanced into the station, so I don't thing there would be a...
by Cheesehead Dave
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Six Saints Cemetery
Replies: 2
Views: 4965

Six Saints Cemetery

Went to the park for Fright Fest today. They had a great display set up near the Games Gallery to memorialize all the old rides:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheesehead ... 672794173/
by Cheesehead Dave
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: If you could bring it back...
Replies: 27
Views: 21706

Re: If you could bring it back...

1. Tidal Wave
2. Cajun Cliffhanger
3. Power Dive
4. Spinnaker
5. Z-Force
by Cheesehead Dave
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:33 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle Construction Photos in COLOR
Replies: 1
Views: 4071

Re: American Eagle Construction Photos in COLOR

Nice find... Thanks for posting this!
by Cheesehead Dave
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: X-Flight coaster coming in 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 8714

X-Flight coaster coming in 2012

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110901/news/709019955/ Six Flags Great America in Gurnee announced they will add a new, state-of-the-art roller coaster for the 2012 season. “X-Flight” is considered by the theme park as a groundbreaking “wing coaster” featuring cutting-edge technology, officials...
by Cheesehead Dave
Tue May 31, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: How Did You Do It ?
Replies: 5
Views: 7247

Re: How Did You Do It ?

I mostly worked on the coasters, so I was always away from the midway. It didn't matter if there were 5,000 or 45,000 in the park, we'd only see them 24 at a time. I was also lucky to be on some great crews, so we'd always find ways to keep ourselves entertained and keep the job from getting too mon...
by Cheesehead Dave
Tue May 31, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: GOODBYE BUGS BUNNY NATIONAL PARK
Replies: 2
Views: 5580

Re: GOODBYE BUGS BUNNY NATIONAL PARK

I was there a couple of weeks ago for Physics Day. Yes, it's been wiped clean off the map and replaced with a go-kart track. I'm assuming it's to replace the track that used to be behind the Pictorium which was removed to make way for the Hurricane Harbor expansion. I remember when it was still Fort...
by Cheesehead Dave
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Worse ride
Replies: 20
Views: 11599

You're right about the fun machine. THat thing is just slow! THe crawler isn't a bad ride, I just think, well, sometimes you spin good, sometimes you don't. It isn'r consistent like fiddler's fling. You can get spinning in any car, it just takes the right technique. Personally, Fiddler's Fling is t...
by Cheesehead Dave
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Trolley
Replies: 2
Views: 2288

I believe they still use it during the parades, don't they?
by Cheesehead Dave
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Power Dive
Replies: 30
Views: 32094

yankee Clipper91 wrote:I hate it when people throw up on the rides. :evil:
Power dive was easy though... We just broke out the hose and sprayed everything away.

Out of sight, out of mind.
by Cheesehead Dave
Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Last Great America Flat/Thrill Ride Standing
Replies: 290
Views: 87325

Hurt: Sky Whirl
Heal: Lobster

Orleans Orbit: 6
Triple Play: 10
Sky Whirl: 8
Rue Le Dodge: 12
Fiddler's Fling: 11
Barney Oldfield Speedway: 13
The Edge: 13
Lobster: 2
by Cheesehead Dave
Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: All things American Eagle!
Replies: 30
Views: 19601

I think one of my most memorable rides was during an AM test ride. There was a layer of fog on the ground that was so think, that going over the crest of the hill, you could not see the ground (or the rest of the park for that matter), and the track just seemed to disappear into nothingness.
by Cheesehead Dave
Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Last Great America Flat/Thrill Ride Standing
Replies: 290
Views: 87325

Hurt: Rue Le Dodge
Heal: Lobster

Orleans Orbit: 7
Triple Play: 10
Sky Whirl: 9
Rue Le Dodge: 8
Fiddler's Fling: 13
Barney Oldfield Speedway: 12
The Edge: 10
Lobster: 6
by Cheesehead Dave
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Last Great America Flat/Thrill Ride Standing
Replies: 290
Views: 87325

Hurt: Fiddler's Fling
Heal: Lobster

Orlean's Orbit: 6
Yukon Yahoo: 4
Triple Play: 8
Sky Whirl: 5
Columbia Carousel: 5
Rue Le Dodge: 5
Looping Starship: 4
Giant Drop/Drop Zone: 5
Fiddler's Fling: 5
Barney Oldfield Speedway: 5
The Edge: 6
Lobster: 6
Survivor: 4
Condor: 4
Hometown Fun Machine: 3