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by douglips
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: INVERTIGO to Leave California's Great America
Replies: 6
Views: 7477

Re: INVERTIGO to Leave California's Great America

Just went to CGA - the space where Invertigo was is now just a lawn.
by douglips
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: Is Great America Santa Clara on the ropes?
Replies: 1
Views: 3708

Re: Is Great America Santa Clara on the ropes?

The last couple of years its been a ghost town. Last year I went to Gurnee for the first time. On a rainy Saturday in October it was more crowded than I've seen Santa Clara in 10 or more years. Last season you could go to CGA on almost any weekend and have no lines for any ride except Psycho Mouse. ...
by douglips
Sun May 23, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: What original (or old time) rides survive at each park?
Replies: 4
Views: 5600

Re: What original (or old time) rides survive at each park?

I had forgotten Berzerker - was that an original ride? I can't recall specifically but it seems like it was there when I was a kid. It's still there at CGA.
by douglips
Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: What original (or old time) rides survive at each park?
Replies: 4
Views: 5600

What original (or old time) rides survive at each park?

I was curious what rides are still around from the Marriott days at each park. Here's what I can think of from Santa Clara off the top of my head: - Barney Oldfields - Rue Le Dodge - Carousel Columbia - Delta Flyer/Eagle's Flight - The Demon (rest in peace, Turn of the Century) - Fiddler's Fling (no...
by douglips
Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: POV photo strapped into the Tidal Wave
Replies: 3
Views: 4865

Re: POV photo strapped into the Tidal Wave

That big building looks like the back of Days of Thunder. After DoT went in, you could just ride Tidal Wave all day long, the line was non-existent.
by douglips
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Visiting again with a new generation...
Replies: 2
Views: 4051

Visiting again with a new generation...

(this is all CGA.) I'm old enough that I remember riding the Turn of the Century, and screaming on those first two big bumps. Afterwards I was so freaked out I had to ride the sky whirl (right next to it) to calm down. One of my favorite rides was Orleans Orbit. This summer, I took my three kids - i...