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by ElkGroveGroovin
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: California's Great America (RCT3)
Replies: 4
Views: 3435

Excellent job! Keep up the great work, can't wait to see the finished product!
by ElkGroveGroovin
Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Norcalcoasters is no more...
Replies: 4
Views: 2829

I was about to say the same thing..hmm. Hopefully it will come back, if not we still have this great forum. :) Can't wait to see the new CGA website all spruced up.
by ElkGroveGroovin
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Great America makes huge announcement for 2008-9
Replies: 16
Views: 15412

Wow! Finally a huge step in the right direction! It's great to see the new "CGA" reverting slowly back to what it used to be with longer operating hours in the summer, a new thrill ride other than Boomerang Bay, a new wooden coaster in 2009 & the return of the classic ice show at the new Great Ameri...
by ElkGroveGroovin
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Park Environs - Gurnee vs. Santa Clara
Replies: 3
Views: 2538

For me in SC, ever since they torn down the railroad and redid the Carousel Plaza area, it seems that there are too many wide open spaces. Paramount's downfall unfortunately was the way they redid the themeing (if you call it that) and the removal of iconic rides and buildings. The old Yukon Territo...
by ElkGroveGroovin
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: GA's New Name/New Logo: California's Great America?
Replies: 4
Views: 6262

GA's New Name/New Logo: California's Great America?

Just heard from a friend who works at the park that California's Great America will be the new name starting in 08. Sounds much better than Knott's Great America, as having any Peanuts characters wandering around would be just weird for me. Hopefully this will be a start of better and brighter thing...
by ElkGroveGroovin
Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Excedrin Commercial Featuring Top Gun
Replies: 6
Views: 6584

Excedrin Commercial Featuring Top Gun

Just saw the new commercial for the pain relief medicine Extra Strength Excedrin featuring Top Gun. My friend's bf is a mechanic and was there during filming. Anyone else see it yet?
by ElkGroveGroovin
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 2007 Season
Replies: 7
Views: 7384

According to the Show Guide: Paramount Theatre will have a Twistin to the 60's show opening May 19th, and the Showtime Theater (By Top Gun) will feature a Magic Show featuring international comedic magician Ed Alonzo (best known as Max on "Saved By The Bell") opens June 16th. Pictorium unfortunately...
by ElkGroveGroovin
Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 2007 Season
Replies: 7
Views: 7384

Ah forgot to add Vortex has repainted the handrails and the front of the trains say "Vortex" now instead of PGA.
by ElkGroveGroovin
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 2007 Season
Replies: 7
Views: 7384

Day went well. There were little to no lines at all. Orbit was back and rolling nicely. Nice subtle changes around such as new paint on handrails on Grizzly, Top Gun (Queue Line Cleaned up with netting surrounding the themed objects), Invertigo. New Fun & Safety guideline signs with the new logo. Al...
by ElkGroveGroovin
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: GA Official Website Revamped (No More Paramount's)
Replies: 13
Views: 12155

Actually the weather in winter ain't that great. (Though this winter has been fairly warmer) There's a reason why Northern California theme parks are only open Spring-Fall, and Southern California parks are open year round: weather.
by ElkGroveGroovin
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: GA Official Website Revamped (No More Paramount's)
Replies: 13
Views: 12155

Hehe. You beat me to it on NorCalCoasters :wink: I'm looking forward to what Cedar Fair will bring to our park, this is a start of a brand new era.
by ElkGroveGroovin
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: GA Official Website Revamped (No More Paramount's)
Replies: 13
Views: 12155

GA Official Website Revamped (No More Paramount's)

Website has been slightly revamed removing any reference to Paramount's.

http://www3.cedarfair.com/greatamerica/
by ElkGroveGroovin
Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 2007 Admission Prices falling
Replies: 2
Views: 4638

2007 Admission Prices falling

Just browsed the GA website and noticed they posted the General & Junior/Senior admission prices for 2007. The prices have fallen by $5 to $46.95 for general & $29.95 junior/senior respectively. Nice to see what Cedar Fair changing things for the better! http://www3.cedarfair.com/greatamerica/shop/s...
by ElkGroveGroovin
Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Which rides do you work?
Replies: 17
Views: 10544

From 2000 - 2003 Seasons: 1) Orbit - control 2) Rip Roaring Rapids - control 3) Top Gun - Control 4) Vortex* - Safety 5) Triple Play* - Control 6) Berserker* - Control 7) Whitewater Falls* - Control 8) Demon* - Control 9) Barney's* - Level 1 10) Invertigo* - Control 11) Drop Zone* - Control 12) Griz...
by ElkGroveGroovin
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: beautiful Columbia
Replies: 11
Views: 5247

I just thought of something quite funny after looking at the pics. It is really strange to see the palm trees in Santa Clara's park since we don't have that in Gurnee. I guess us Midwesterners aren't used to that, but it is probably very normal to you Californians. Did Santa Clara always have palm ...