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by WhizzerSFGAm
Fri May 25, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: 2012 Opening Weekend Trip Report - Gurnee
Replies: 3
Views: 3980

Re: 2012 Opening Weekend Trip Report - Gurnee

Regarding Demon's station, the entire roof and most of the walls were completely rebuilt this spring. It appears to be finished now, but on opening day, there was still a lot of work to do.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Screams and Dreams 1972-1984
Replies: 10
Views: 8610

Re: Screams and Dreams 1972-1984

^ That is the original version narrated by Dameon Nelson, the park's Director of Operations. The narration was later redone by the woman who does the recorded park announcements.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Buffet Le Grand
Replies: 15
Views: 15808

Re: Buffet Le Grand

^ Buffet Le Grand is now Bourbon Street Cafe and Cyber Cafe. Crazy Buffet-lo Saloon is in Southwest Territory.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Another Couple of Marriott Buildings Torn Down
Replies: 14
Views: 8157

Re: Another Couple of Marriott Buildings Torn Down

Farmer's Market is the original name. It has now been given the extremely bland name of "County Fair Food Court". As for Games Gallery, although a small part of me doesn't like the building being altered, I do think that area has been way too cluttered since Revolution was put in.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Another Couple of Marriott Buildings Torn Down
Replies: 14
Views: 8157

Re: Another Couple of Marriott Buildings Torn Down

Neither of those buildings are being removed. All that was removed was the four "island" games sticking out from the main Games Gallery building. Farmer's Market is having cosmetic work done on the right side of the building, and having a large shade structure constructed over the main eating area.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee park POSSIBLY in trouble for 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 7713

I'm fairly confident that Great America will be around for many seasons to come. What I have doubts about is whether or not it will remain a Six Flags park. Six Flags is (and has for some time now) in a very bad situation and I doubt the sale of just the small parks will be enough once SF becomes un...
by WhizzerSFGAm
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Yankee Clipper
Replies: 25
Views: 7293

^ Don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure, at least at SFGAm, that neither flume still has wooden catwalks.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Rides you've ridden no longer there
Replies: 11
Views: 8294

Hometown Park kiddie rides
Sky Whirl
Shock Wave
TrailBlazer
Splashwater Falls
Space Shuttle America
Deja Vu

Also, although it is technically still there, I should mention I got on Dorothy's Rosy Tea Cups before they added the max height :) Those cups spin really good :lol:
by WhizzerSFGAm
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Save Great America!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 9868

^ Could consider it. Don't forget though that Cedar Fair isn't in the best position to be buying parks either since they just bought the entire Paramount Parks chain 2 years ago. On top of that, this economy isn't good for anyone.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Save Great America!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 9868

SFGAm will definitely be owned by SF until the very end. The worry here is what would happen to SFGAm if SF went completely belly-up.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Six Flag Great America 2009 Job Fair
Replies: 10
Views: 6967

^ Games CDC is the rectangular building on the back of the County Fair Games Gallery
by WhizzerSFGAm
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Great 1976 pics
Replies: 18
Views: 14161

^ Don't know what you saw, but I would highly doubt what was then a 2 year old ride would have been allowed to sit in a parking lot rusting for 31 years.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Déjà Vu 10/7/2001 to 10/28/2007?
Replies: 30
Views: 11680

Nope, no supports yet. The construction schedule is foundations / concrete in January, the building will go up in February, and the ride will be built in March.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:29 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Last Great America Flat/Thrill Ride Standing
Replies: 290
Views: 59570

Hurt: Giant Drop / Drop Zone Heal: Triple Play Orlean's Orbit: 5 Yukon Yahoo: 5 Triple Play: 7 Sky Whirl: 5 Columbia Carousel: 5 Rue Le Dodge: 5 Looping Starship: 6 Giant Drop/Drop Zone: 4 Fiddler's Fling: 5 Barney Oldfield Speedway: 5 The Edge: 5 Lobster: 5 Survivor: 5 Condor: 4 Hometown Fun Machin...
by WhizzerSFGAm
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Last Great America Coaster Standing (Hurt and Heal Game)
Replies: 349
Views: 76556

Hurt: Tidal Wave
Heal: Whizzer

Demon: 18
Whizzer: 22
Tidal Wave: 1