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by OldSchoolGAFan
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: New Roller Coaster for Gurnee
Replies: 11
Views: 10796

Re: New Roller Coaster for Gurnee

http://fox6now.com/2014/06/18/wild-ride ... r-coaster/

A report from Today's (June 18th) media day for Goliath from my local Fox station.
by OldSchoolGAFan
Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: New Roller Coaster for Gurnee
Replies: 11
Views: 10796

Re: New Roller Coaster for Gurnee

http://youtu.be/Xzg0bZCMz1s

Another YouTube video showing a fire in the loading station on June 6th. This is what has undoubtibly delayed the Goliaith opening to June 19th.
by OldSchoolGAFan
Sat May 17, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: New Roller Coaster for Gurnee
Replies: 11
Views: 10796

Re: New Roller Coaster for Gurnee

http://youtu.be/6CaTIuNYJBw

Posted yesterday (May 16th) on the Six Flags Youtube page: A brief video showing the topping off of the barrell roll portion of the ride.
by OldSchoolGAFan
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: 2014 Schedule for Santa Clara
Replies: 0
Views: 3897

2014 Schedule for Santa Clara

https://www.cagreatamerica.com/hours-directions/great-america Cedar Fair has posted the 2014 schedule for the Santa Clara park. A BRIEF SUMMARY -Opening Weekend March 29th and 30th -Daily Operation begins the week of May 25th and ends Tuesday August 18th (Park will be closed for a private event on W...
by OldSchoolGAFan
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: 2014 Schedule for Gurnee
Replies: 2
Views: 3474

2014 Schedule for Gurnee

https://www2.sixflags.com/greatamerica/events/calendar/2014-05 It's been too cold of a winter here in the midwest, so it may be a warming thought that Six Flags has posted the operating schedule for Gurnee for 2014 A BRIEF SUMMARY: -Opening Weekend May 3rd and 4th -Weekday Operation begins Wednsday ...
by OldSchoolGAFan
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Another vintage YouTube video from Santa Clara
Replies: 0
Views: 4008

Another vintage YouTube video from Santa Clara

http://youtu.be/QCl9_IifPUc

I recently uncovered another YouTube video taken from Super 8 film, this time featuring the Santa Clara park. The video says this is 1978 or 79 but that's not the case since it's got Demon in it so It can't be earlier than 1980.
by OldSchoolGAFan
Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: New Roller Coaster for Gurnee
Replies: 11
Views: 10796

Re: New Roller Coaster for Gurnee

http://youtu.be/I68FxLuWgZI

Here's a YouTube video of the Goliath groundbreaking ceremony along with a Q&A session just after the ride was announced.
by OldSchoolGAFan
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: New Roller Coaster for Gurnee
Replies: 11
Views: 10796

Re: New Roller Coaster for Gurnee

http://fox6now.com/2013/08/29/six-flags-to-build-worlds-fastest-wooden-roller-coaster/ Offically annouced today (Thursday August 28) The new coaster will be named Golliath and will use the former Iron Wolf station. Six Flags claims this will be the world's fastest wodden coaster. It will feature a 1...
by OldSchoolGAFan
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: So Long Tidal Waves
Replies: 1
Views: 3718

Re: So Long Tidal Waves

I remember toward the end of Tidal Wave being at Gurnee the queue line was so short I could ride it three or four times in a half hour until I either got bored or the forces caught up with me. A short but fun ride; so sad to see it go. :(
by OldSchoolGAFan
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: Good Bye Home Town Square
Replies: 11
Views: 9283

Re: Good Bye Home Town Square

Whenever I see pictures online it makes me sad to see the park I loved as a child and high school adolescent become more and more generic. I know they are in the entertainment business and change is inevitable, but not at the cost of what made Great America unique to begin with.
by OldSchoolGAFan
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: Backwards Batman
Replies: 2
Views: 3421

Re: Backwards Batman

Definitely have to agree with you there Randy the backwards deal is overplayed quite a bit. And while I guess it's possible to run any coaster in reverse (except possibly Whizzer due to electrified lift) it was definitely not the way it was intended to go. Although now you have me wondering if a rev...
by OldSchoolGAFan
Thu May 09, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: Backwards Batman
Replies: 2
Views: 3421

Backwards Batman

http://fox6now.com/2013/05/09/laura-enjoys-the-new-direction-of-batman-at-six-flags/ This page contains a few videos from my local FOX station talking about and promoting Batman running backwards at the Gurnee park. Seems like it would be a little more painful to ride this backwards as compared to A...
by OldSchoolGAFan
Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: 2013 Schedule for Santa Clara- Opening Day March 29th
Replies: 0
Views: 4934

2013 Schedule for Santa Clara- Opening Day March 29th

http://www.cagreatamerica.com/hours-directions/great-america Cedar Fair has released the 2013 schedule for the Santa Clara Park. A Brief summary: Opening weekend March 29th, 30th and 31st. Daily operations begin Saturday May 25th and continue through Monday August 19th. Summer hours begin the week o...
by OldSchoolGAFan
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: 2013 Schedule Released for Gurnee- Opening Day May 4th
Replies: 0
Views: 4241

2013 Schedule Released for Gurnee- Opening Day May 4th

http://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/info/parkInfo.aspx Six Flags has offically released the 2013 schedule for the Gurnee park. A Brief summary: Openeing Weekend May 4th and 5th (Note the opening time of each day has changed to 10:30AM) Weekday operation begins Wendsday May 15th and runs through Mon...
by OldSchoolGAFan
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Shockwave Trains
Replies: 7
Views: 7885

Re: Shockwave Trains

http://youtu.be/9TASnDdR6JY

I recently found this POV YouTube video circa 1993 that clearly shows the riders in a blue train. Hope that clears things up a bit.