Search found 17 matches

by geostevphen
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 11698

Marriotts, however,

had THE best food, hands down, a Theme Park ever served, present company included. I guess we all know before Marriott's was a hotel, they were a catering company. I worked many a day a fling/gig and Sticky Fingers was just at my olfactory pleasure center. Firehouse pizza rings a bell too. That made...
by geostevphen
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 11698

Cedar Fair....

Is a great company. They're one of no others who carefully planned their acquisitions and truly have become Six Flags (Goliath) David (Cedar Fair). While not as recognizable as the Six Flags brand, mention their parks to people (Santa Clara, included) and they have a certain awe for this company the...
by geostevphen
Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Who writes this junk?
Replies: 15
Views: 14145

But really

did it have a 'green screen' television monitor with a 'square' bock diagram that when it stopped working one day, An**rs F--- walked up during a down time, punched the power, tore the Coax out of the back and said "Now it really doesn't work! You're back up". Before 'witnessed block checks (or the ...
by geostevphen
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee park POSSIBLY in trouble for 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 7700

SFGA

is one park in the USA that is situated in a location that needs a park of it's size and 'capture'. All the other local parks were run out of town on a rail when it opened. if it closed, someone didn't buy it, it would only be a matter of time before someone reinvented that wheel...and who ever that...
by geostevphen
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Splashwater Falls Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 6934

It was goofy

the pump that supplied the upper trough was called 'the Show Water Pump" and did not need to operate to make the boats go down the chute. They would have rolled dry on gravity, maybe a little more slowly. And that water was foul!
by geostevphen
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Most Sickening Ride
Replies: 30
Views: 11083

Skywhirl

Most Oil Dry used in any season I worked there...
by geostevphen
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Yankee Clipper
Replies: 25
Views: 7286

The Arrow Manfacturing "Feature Name" for that....

is a final 60' decent with a 'hydro jump' which by the way, is why the landing on Clipper was a lot dryer...that and the shape of the boat deflected water. But go to KI and do Kenyon Keel-boats (Defunct) and the boat shape had little to do with wet or not.
by geostevphen
Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: "Buzzy Bee" under my user name
Replies: 2
Views: 5670

Oh My God

When I saw Buzzy Bee under my name, I thought it was a 'menacing clue' that a member of Full Time Operations management did in fact see me and two other seasonal operations supervisors Ride Buzzy during spring clean up. And the fact that my Buzzy, as well as the Buzzy of another male ride supervisor...
by geostevphen
Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Adventureland movie...memories of working at MGA
Replies: 2
Views: 3773

And they were always out in...

Wilmot, Carey, Mundelein and of course Kenosha or Racine. One morning after a back yard frolic (I think I was an 11-7 midshifter...and lets face it, there was crew unity, but there there was shift unity and that's where your family was) that all four 11-7 midshifters went to, I had to open the morni...
by geostevphen
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Ride op. ignorance
Replies: 9
Views: 7083

A nightmare...

that required the use of a VW bug to unload it during its demise. And the oil-dry consumption Capitol of the park. Yes even more than cliffhanger.
by geostevphen
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Wardrobe
Replies: 13
Views: 8789

Who is this

I had some of my best times at inlaws hanging with wardrobe. I heard things about hair dye that's make you blush and yet give you new ideas. My initials are SB and I worked from 84-94, did we overlap?
by geostevphen
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 11698

You're paid to think, they pay to not think...

[quote="EagleMom"]To All (so far)- thank you so much for your contributions! It was a relief to read about ... Amen, Eaglemom! Yall, in my boredom, I watch a lot of YouTube and love to put my 2cents in anyplace someone is gutsy enough to allow a place to stick my foot. There is this back n forth goi...
by geostevphen
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: What would happen to Six Flags overall, if...
Replies: 4
Views: 4690

I'd say 2 or 3

Magic Mountain is open, at least part time, year round. It pays year round and has highest attendance. It is huge and holds a crowd well. Gurnee is probably next, and for the ten year period I worked there...the five or six I was exposed to park counts, (1989-1994) we weren't worried about being hig...
by geostevphen
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Soaping the Flumes - SFMA vs. MGA
Replies: 11
Views: 9809

One day on south...

I come strolling down the loggers exit and it looked like Sudzilla. I was in awe, the lead was entertained til I sent her whole crew to bbl til we could get the suds down (about an hour or so). There were 'plumes' which made it so you couldn't see the run-out from the station unless you perched righ...
by geostevphen
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: During the off-season
Replies: 1
Views: 3323

I seem remember...

Delta Flyer got put on the track in an extended portion of the station, covered and secured with general security kinds of locks, lock outs, cotter pins and canvases. Southern Cross were stored in the then "undeveloped" 600 area, same manner. If a gondola needed major work, it got pulled and sent to...