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by Station1
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 1983 -1987
Replies: 3
Views: 5843

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Today I visited the park and rode Delta Flyer/Eagle's Flight both ways, and I'm pretty sure the drive station is at the D.F. station because the ride released really rapidly and came in really hard. PGA ROCKS: I worked at DF where the counterweight was located...EF was the drive station..."the nois...
by Station1
Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: The bomb
Replies: 11
Views: 10554

Now that I think about I think you are right RLAiello. I wonder if it had anything to do with Six Flags having the same ride (it's not like the Demon). Triple Wheel was sort of a lame name and not a name I could see Kings thinking would be better.
by Station1
Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Which rides do you work?
Replies: 17
Views: 10770

I was trained (and operated at least once) the following rides: Skytower, Carousel Columbia, Rue Le Dodge, Delta Flyer, RRR, Orleans Orbit, Cajun Carpet, Lobster, Tidal Wave, Revolution, Yankee Clipper, Loggers Run, (all of Kids Kingdon/Fort Fun rides), Blue Streak, Fiddlers Fling, The Edge, Eagles ...
by Station1
Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Naming the Rides
Replies: 16
Views: 9572

It seems to me as if the original rides were named randomly to go with the themed area they were located in...all the names (at the time) just sort of "fit" into their respective areas. (Orleans Place: Orleans Orbit, Delta Flyer, Rue Le Dodge, Cajun Carpet/Cliffhanger) Some of the names were boarder...
by Station1
Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Top 5 Coasters In California
Replies: 8
Views: 4810

California Top 5 (sorry, no GA coasters) 1 X - SFMM (nothing else like it!) 2 Batman - SFMM 3 Tatsu - SFMM 4 Space Mountain - DL (c'mon, it has a soundtrack AND it's in the dark) 5 CA Screamin' - DCA (Januray 3...they will have a new ROCK soundtrack for both CA Screamin' & Space Mountain) Santa Clar...
by Station1
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Parking lot speed
Replies: 3
Views: 5494

Disneyland has done the same for as long as I can remember, and they even tell you to yeild to park vehicles and employees whether in the car or on foot.
by Station1
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: security
Replies: 22
Views: 19776

When I left in 1995 if I am not mistaken, Pat Helbling (formerly Park Ops Mngr) was Loss Prevention Manager and George Buck was still Manager of Security, I believe Pat Huckaby had just went over to Park Services as a manager (I believe) and the supes were Terri McFarlane, Dave Fox and I forget who ...
by Station1
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: The Logger's Run accident
Replies: 15
Views: 27538

They said the RR Rapids rafts could not flip over until about the second week we opened, one raft lingered just outside the station turntable and another left the station and both rafts were side by side and because of the current, the rafts spun against each other and the lighter one began to tilt ...
by Station1
Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: The bomb
Replies: 11
Views: 10554

Sky Whirl

Sorry to restart an old topic...I have to ask...first I have to say I liked Sky Whirl...I remember when I went to MGA in the 70's & 80's as a guest I lwe loved trying to determine after the arm lifted when it would start spinning. (This was before they slowed the starting rotation down, or did somet...
by Station1
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: PGA Security Patrol Cars
Replies: 4
Views: 6700

Same thing for shopping malls, their security officers generally have the amber light bars and they can attempt to pull you over in order to "advise" you of proper parking lot etiquite or (correct me if I am wrong) try to detain you until police arrive - like store security would do if you were caug...
by Station1
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Orleans Orbit removal
Replies: 30
Views: 25696

Back to February 2006...The Orbit was never moved for the construction of RR Rapids...I believe they closed it towards the end of the 1987 season due to construction of RRR but it was operating the second or third weekend into 1988. I think that was when they painted the cabins black, and the year p...
by Station1
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Rumor Mill: Went the the park this weekend.. heard some news
Replies: 8
Views: 8579

There would have to be another reason they would remove any of the rides with movie/Parmount titles or themes as Paramount Parks was licensed to use those names & associations and when the Cedar Fair group purchased the park it aquired the licenses for those attractions. They actually purchased the ...
by Station1
Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 1982 to 1987
Replies: 8
Views: 5238

I think my favorite was Game Show night in Theatre Royale...I remember they blasted the song, "You Spin Me Round" by Dead Or Alive... Off topic, I also participated in Rides Cleanup during the off season where we deep-cleaned various rides, painted railings and did things we were not suppose to, all...
by Station1
Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Security 1985-1988
Replies: 7
Views: 4477

I remember once when I was in rides working Rue Le Dodge, Ed responded to a line jumping call I made. He pulled the two brats out of line into an empty area of the queue where everyone in line could see, he made them both stand there with their arms stretched out for like a minute while he lectured ...
by Station1
Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: What the #^%!~ did PGA do to the park?
Replies: 2
Views: 2876

I know what you mean soupkid...it's sad to see all the changes, but I guess for the new kids experiencing the park, it's all good and they do not know what all they missed out on. dpxtreme, I give you credit for working in that area...I remember days when I had to help out in Fort Fun, let alone wal...