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by PGA ROCKS
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: the first moment of GA
Replies: 16
Views: 14160

My first time visiting Great America was in the early to mid 90's, when Paramount owned the park. I don't remember the first visit, but I have fond memories of going on rides such as Triple Play, Sky Whirl, and the Carousel, since I wasn't tall enough for much else. I've been going for so long becau...
by PGA ROCKS
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: should i work at sfgam?
Replies: 11
Views: 8467

Well, I couldn't tell you what it's like to work at SFGAm, but I work at GA in Santa Clara. I'd say try it out. I know the two parks are run completely different, but you'll never know unless you try.
by PGA ROCKS
Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: If you could bring it back...
Replies: 27
Views: 20075

Can us Santa Clara people post here too?

For me:
1. Tidal Wave
2. Triple Play
3. Sky Whirl
4. Railroad
5. Stealth (I know it's modern, but I still miss it)
by PGA ROCKS
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 2008 Park Map
Replies: 22
Views: 17984

I'm also for the coaster. Just as long as we get SOMETHING. It seems like CF doesn't care about putting coasters in.
by PGA ROCKS
Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Santa Clara Great America: RCT3
Replies: 31
Views: 21537

^Yes, Demon is a corkscrew coaster. I'd suggest changing it, but if you'd like to keep it that way, it's fine. :)
by PGA ROCKS
Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 13167

Well EagleMom, I work at the Santa Clara GA, in rides. As you've said, I also receive a lot of complaints from guests, for different reasons. And most of them are legitimate complaints. I do empathize with you, guest relations is defenitely not an easy job. Just hang in there, and soon enough, the s...
by PGA ROCKS
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Funny questions asked by guests
Replies: 15
Views: 15182

Oh, I could fill up a book with the wierd things that guests ask me. At Invertigo, people have asked if the ride goes upside down. I politely tell them yes, but I really want to say, "Just LOOK at the ride for a few seconds and you'll figure it out." Also when I'm working at Berserker (formerly call...
by PGA ROCKS
Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: New SF locker policy
Replies: 7
Views: 4027

^Actually, most of the flats have areas to place loose articles, like Orbit and Berserker. Firefall, they usually have a person at the front of the line. I see most of the people putting their bags at the front, leaving them there until they're done.
by PGA ROCKS
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Admission's Dynamic Dual...IRON CLAW & Diaper Drawers
Replies: 4
Views: 5348

MGA1, your stories are both funny and insightful. I love to read all the memories you have of working at Great America. I work at the Santa Clara park, and I hope I will have lots of memories like this.
by PGA ROCKS
Wed May 21, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Southern Cross Incident 1978
Replies: 6
Views: 7286

This sounds very frightening. Perhaps this was one of the reasons Southern Cross and Delta Flyer were removed from the park. I've never heard of any problems of this happening at the SC park, where Delta Flyer is still operating.
by PGA ROCKS
Wed May 21, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Trolley/Sipper Cart crash
Replies: 2
Views: 4241

Yeah, these stories are great! I work at the Santa Clara park, and I could fill a book with the stuff I've seen.
by PGA ROCKS
Wed May 21, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Santa Clara Great America: RCT3
Replies: 31
Views: 21537

I have a suggestion. How about you put in a Top Spin and call it Firefall? Now that the new ride is open to the public, it'd be nice to see it in your recreation.
by PGA ROCKS
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Loggers Run added
Replies: 4
Views: 7004

Great job Steven! These are really good photos of Logger's Run, I'm glad it's here.
by PGA ROCKS
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: more flats
Replies: 4
Views: 2663

I see your point. I would love to go to the Gurnee park one day. You know, see how the grass is on the other side. But right now it looks like your grass is greener.
by PGA ROCKS
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: more flats
Replies: 4
Views: 2663

^No offense, but have you even been to the Santa Clara park. My gosh, it's barren! You guys are really lucky to still have rides like Triple Play and Lobster.