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by Angry_Gumball
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: California Great America is SOLD to JMA
Replies: 3
Views: 5634

Re: California Great America is SOLD to JMA

^Back in December (12/6/11) JMA did back out of the deal and CF agreed to be CGA's long term owner. CF is also willing to work with the 49er stadium project rather than raise a stink (probably because Mr. Kinzel is no longer running the show...he's the one who wanted to rid CGA off their hands to be...
by Angry_Gumball
Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Wilderness Theater
Replies: 3
Views: 16347

Re: Wilderness Theater

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs130.snc1/5574_1030100448707_1711232018_63805_282271_n.jpg I totally remember this. I found this photo several months ago when looking for some photos of my aunt who had passed on. Not sure when this was shot (my parents frequently did Santa Clara's GA)...
by Angry_Gumball
Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Invertigo???
Replies: 4
Views: 5369

Re: Invertigo???

Not being removed. Should be back up and running this coming season. This winter/offseason, I'd assume, would be getting things back 'on track' (sorry, pun not intended).
by Angry_Gumball
Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 2009 HAUNT
Replies: 8
Views: 6235

Re: 2009 HAUNT

So, has anyone made it out to CGA's Haunt this year? They've done an amazing job especially with Toy Factory. A lot of work went into that maze, a lot of attention to detail. The ending is super crazy too. And if you didn't have enough of Toy Factory, it comes complete with a catchy theme song that ...
by Angry_Gumball
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee park POSSIBLY in trouble for 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 7679

Last I knew, they (NFL) were encouraging the 49ers to share a stadium with the Raiders, another Bay Area team right across the bay. As long as the park remains an amusement park and not a multi-level car park and business complex, then I'll be happy. I'd really hate to see a Bay Area staple go.
by Angry_Gumball
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: the first moment of GA
Replies: 16
Views: 12791

My first moments of entering GA...The carousel and pond probably stood out the most, as I thought it was a ginormous swimming pool, and only wanting to ride the top level on the carousel as it was up higher. The whole space seemed really wide open as opposed to now, maybe because of the surrounding ...
by Angry_Gumball
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: California's Great America vs. Plain Wrap
Replies: 2
Views: 2293

I've actually bought quite a few souvenirs/t-shirts from CGA. Last year's souvenir cup (bought near halloween) was pretty generic, didn't even have the park's name on it. I bought one this season (at the start) which consisted of a clear speckled cup with CGA's logo, and Firefall's logo. The whole R...
by Angry_Gumball
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: New SF locker policy
Replies: 7
Views: 3385

Yes, that policy totally sucks. The way I see it, and what I would do, would be to bring only what you can safely fit in your pockets. The only thing I had to leave out riding Firefall was my souvenir cup. Camera and phone stayed in my pockets. I totally disagree forcing people to have to either spl...
by Angry_Gumball
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Sounds of Great America
Replies: 25
Views: 12536

And present day CGA's distinctive sounds that seem to stand out: -Top Gun's/Flight Deck's lift, occasionally sounds like it's chattering from the anti rollbacks -Squeaks of Firefall rocking back n forth -The releasing of the restraints of Centrifuge/Fiddler's (Makes this shocking noise multiple time...
by Angry_Gumball
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirl downside
Replies: 29
Views: 15605

^Thanks! Never realized there was a topic devoted to BHC3. That more than answered most of my questions. I need to go watch it again.
by Angry_Gumball
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirl downside
Replies: 29
Views: 15605

Speaking of what you guys recall as Skywhirl, and what I remember as Triple Wheel, and even the Spider (if you watched Beverly Hills Cop III) I do have a couple questions... Did they actually release one of the cages and have it come crashing to the ground when filming that scene in the movie? I fai...
by Angry_Gumball
Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Cedar Fair-ized (almost) Great America
Replies: 1
Views: 5227

Cedar Fair-ized (almost) Great America

I posted this on a couple other sites, and I figured I would share with you guys as well. Today was opening day for California's Great America (CGA). Snapped a few "What's New at CGA for '08" photos...I'd almost describe today's visit as "buggy/glitchy" as tons of rides were down/breaking down. http...
by Angry_Gumball
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Great America makes huge announcement for 2008-9
Replies: 16
Views: 15488

No more Flight Deck. It's now "Afterburn" (Afterburner would sound better, more complete). I guess Cedar Fair does consider enthusiasts and their complaints!
by Angry_Gumball
Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Great America makes huge announcement for 2008-9
Replies: 16
Views: 15488

Time for some bumpage. We lost Top Gun, and are getting "Flight Deck" (I knew this was coming). Ofcourse, this is simply a renaming. Personally, I'm not crazy about it and the renaming is just plain wrong & generic. I'm now waiting for Endeavor to be renamed "Poop Deck"....j/k
by Angry_Gumball
Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: new wooden coaster for Santa Clara for 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3156

It's better than having office buildings next to you when you walk in...I'd rather have the feeling of being at a theme park (by hiding the buildings) than feel like I'm in some industrial plaza. Really, it's not going to be any different than having Roar or V2 looming overhead upon entering SFDK.