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by ImagineerFan
Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Whizzer Blocks
Replies: 14
Views: 12727

Thanks, ImagineerFan, for the behind-the-scenes info on Willard's Whizzer. What was the trolley park and woodie in your home town? Steven First off I grew and still live in Muskego, WI, which is about 10 miles as the crow flies southwest of Milwaukee. Muskego was home to a small trolley-style amuse...
by ImagineerFan
Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:14 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 50276

Rick, Thank you very much for making available the entire Carousel Song. It has been a few years since my lst visit to SFGAm, but recall that it was still being played just after the National Anthem and at the end of the day. Now, is it true that there is a theme song for each land. If it is then I ...
by ImagineerFan
Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Whizzer Blocks
Replies: 14
Views: 12727

The brakeman position for the Whizzer was located in the tower situated along the brake run. From there it was possible to see the midcourse brakes, most of the rest of the circuit and of course the brake run itself. Yes the addition of more advanced PLC's and PC-based control systems has greatly im...
by ImagineerFan
Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: No Dark Rides at Marriott's Great America
Replies: 3
Views: 4833

You beat me to the punch. I too thought that some sort of dark ride would fit nicely at Marriott's. In particular Theater Royale would have made for a nice show building. A hounted house would have been nice and fit in nicely within Orleans Place. When the park first opened in 1976, there was a two ...
by ImagineerFan
Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Life of Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight / Southern Cross
Replies: 62
Views: 68192

Besides the SkyGliders on the Summerfest grounds and Wisconsin State Fair park, there is a new installation at the Milwaukee County Zoo. I guess Milwaukean's really like sky rides. I too recall the incident at Six Flags Over Mid America. The date does not come to mind. My recollections have it that ...
by ImagineerFan
Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Whizzer Blocks
Replies: 14
Views: 12727

This is an interesting topic and one that I can definitely hang my hat upon. My engineers hat that is. A quick resume', I am an electrical engineer and I specialize in control systems and motion control. Are there any oher engineers up here? I recalled the early days of the park and Willard's Whizze...
by ImagineerFan
Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 50276

Brian,

Thank you very, very much!

This is totally awesome! I have tons and tons fo stuff from the Disney parks, but this is totally cool.

Thanks again.

Justin
by ImagineerFan
Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 50276

Oh boy!!!

I vote YES! Twice actually, once with each arm, if it will help.
by ImagineerFan
Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 50276

Someone has a complete copy of the Carousel Song. That just has to be posted. How about the Demon's soundtrack? A friend who worked in Gurnee told me that at one time there the Demon music was available for sale. Sure have no idea how I missed that one. Guess I was too busy riding.
by ImagineerFan
Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: In line of American Eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 9460

Hello! I am new to the group and a long time fan of Great America, especially during the Marriott's heyday. When the American Eagle first opened in 1981 the wait times were incredible. The queue worked perfectly under the old circus tent. The raised platform located in the middle of the queue was a ...