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by RavenLenore13
Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Park Music for downloading!
Replies: 61
Views: 56723

Re: Park Music for downloading!

I miss the Yankee Harbor background music...I really wish I had it on CD. Its sad that I have been up for the last hour with the tunes in my head & I can't listen to them... We used to come up with all sorts of silly names for the songs too... Yankee Disco, Yankees on Ice, etc... When you spend an h...
by RavenLenore13
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours
Replies: 1
Views: 4847

I remember Farrell's... Its the only time I ever saw my brother eat until he was stuffed & sick!

SC GA later had Carnation Ice Cream...
by RavenLenore13
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Park Music
Replies: 22
Views: 21500

Thanks.

Too bad it doesn't have all the music.
I fear I actually LIKED my YH music.
It was one of the reasons I liked to stand at t Tidal Wave entrance during downtimes...You could hear the music better!
by RavenLenore13
Thu May 28, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: Park Music
Replies: 22
Views: 21500

Does anyone have the old area music in a downloadable form???

I managed to get a YH cassette from a tech friend before I quit,
but after all these years the sound quality isn't what it was...
by RavenLenore13
Thu May 28, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Finally made it to Santa Clara
Replies: 3
Views: 5044

I went to SC GA about 6 years after my last season for the Duran Duran concert.
It hurt to see the place I loved to much changed.

When I saw that the Yankee Clipper was gone, I almost cried.
I had missed my beloved Clipper, the place I loved to be the most...
I still it.

I haven't been back since.
by RavenLenore13
Thu May 28, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Locations of old rides - Santa Clara - and some other ?s
Replies: 6
Views: 4880

Skyhawk had mechanical issues & had a lot of Downtime (as did the Edge) After someone fell from a Skyhawk ride at a different park, the Santa Clara ride was shut down pending investigation. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/1999/08/23/MN106248.DTL&type=printable Look at the left half ...
by RavenLenore13
Thu May 28, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Locations of old rides - Santa Clara - and some other ?s
Replies: 6
Views: 4880

[quote="MGA1] 3) I don't remember the Vanilla Ice concert in Santa Clara. But I do remember that in 1990, "New Kids on the Block" was a relatively unknown opening act for another group. By 1991, "New Kids on the Block" was so famous, that the park couldn't even afford to book them.[/quote They opene...
by RavenLenore13
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Rides 1988 to 1994
Replies: 2
Views: 4395

Rides 1988 to 1994

I was hired in SC for Smurf Woods/Yukon Rides in 1988 & went to Yankee Rides from '89 to '94. I absolutely loved working there until Paramount made it into a huge movie commercial. (Ever watch the movie "Fierce Creatures?" It felt like that...) I typically could be found at Clipper 2nd Lift, but I r...
by RavenLenore13
Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Santa Clara 1990 album
Replies: 7
Views: 8178

I remember a Yellow-tagger who worked the "ChickenHawk."
The ride came down & didn't stop spinning, so he tried to physically stop it.
We nicknamed him "Skid" after that...

Perhaps there's a reason to not have 15 year-old kids working rides?
by RavenLenore13
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: The Logger's Run accident
Replies: 15
Views: 28990

RRRapids:
On my first day of ride training in '88m I was up on Loggers 2nd lift w/ my lead Matt Kees. RRR was drained. I asked why & he said it was because a raft flipped...
by RavenLenore13
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Funny questions asked by guests
Replies: 15
Views: 15200

The question I heard the most while working Clipper Chute:
"Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?"

Personally, I preferred 2nd lift.
Esp since my Husband-to-be would work at Chute!
by RavenLenore13
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Cedar Fair Possibly Selling California's Great America
Replies: 7
Views: 7272

The SC county fair grounds are in a sad state
The fairs are worse & shorter each year.
I think all they use with regularity is the race track...