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by Shockwavegirl
Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirl downside
Replies: 29
Views: 15765

When I worked at the park we had a couple names for Sky Whirl. One Was ---- buckets. I left the first word out for obvious reasons, but I hear that vomit was not the only thing that was occasionally cleaned out of the buckets. I had mentioned that as well in a different Sky Whirl topic. It's scarey...
by Shockwavegirl
Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:27 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Edge
Replies: 67
Views: 44564

All I can tell you is that isn't what my supervisor told us had happened. She said that the brakes at the top of the lift side of thetower failed, and the car fell back down the lift tower. Of course, this was in '96 and I don't know if she had the details all correct, but she was just telling us th...
by Shockwavegirl
Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:17 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Trek Tower Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 10687

I can tell you exactly what that door is at the base of the tower. It goes into the tower...there is a spiral staircase in the tower for maintanance to get access to parts inside. I didn't work Tower when I was there, but I worked on the North side of the park, and I often worked at Space Shuttle Am...
by Shockwavegirl
Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:09 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirl questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5862

I think that the grass in the middle may have been removed just because it was just easier.....maintenance didn't have to drag a lawn mower there for just that small patch. But don't quote me. The wooded arch in that last picture looks like the entryway into Southwest Territory. The words Southwest ...
by Shockwavegirl
Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:05 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Question for the Gurnee folks
Replies: 15
Views: 8208

To me it's always been "Great America"...I got into an argument with my math teacher my freshman year of high school about how it wasn't called "Great America" anymore. I had to be a smart ass and tell her that it's still Great America....just instead of it being Marriott's Great America, Its Six Fl...
by Shockwavegirl
Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirl questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5862

I don't know if there are any more three armed ferris wheels anymore...but there are some similar designs. I think Astroworld had a 2 armed one....don't know for sure though, and if it did if it's going to be relocated since the closing of that park.
by Shockwavegirl
Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: A Techie from the "good old days"
Replies: 13
Views: 7235

Disaster Transport is still at CP. Was it Halloweekends when you didn't see it? Because during that it is a haunted house.
by Shockwavegirl
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: A Techie from the "good old days"
Replies: 13
Views: 7235

If you are taller than 4ft 9.....it's not a comfortable seat is one reason. My knees were ALWAYS at my chin...and I wasn't that tall when I rode it,since I was like 12 I was probably just about 5 ft tall at the time.
by Shockwavegirl
Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: santa clara whizzer
Replies: 27
Views: 15986

Six Flags won't get rid of Whizzer until it is dead. Too much of an uproar over the possiblity of losing it for S:UF, sadly, the public was less worried about SW eventual demise than that of Whizzer. I am sure it will be around for many years to come. Although S:UF would've been cool over the pond, ...
by Shockwavegirl
Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Triple Play in Santa Clara lot
Replies: 17
Views: 10600

Yeah, but I think he was refering to the photo linked at the top of the page...the SC one, and it has a yellow/green color scheme.
by Shockwavegirl
Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Triple Play in Santa Clara lot
Replies: 17
Views: 10600

No that is the SC one, Gurnee's is still in the park, in Hometown Square.
by Shockwavegirl
Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Rides No Longer in Gurnee
Replies: 42
Views: 23507

The heart condition was officially announced, but it wasn't as big a news story anymore. But the family never intended on sueing the park either, yes it was tragic, yes it was an accident, but in no way was Six Flags responsible for the accident. If she was chewing gum, she was violating a rule that...
by Shockwavegirl
Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Fate of the Gulf Coaster (Gurnee)
Replies: 10
Views: 5065

Yeah, well fires don't generally close a ride down for good. Do you know how many fires they get on the cars on Raceway a year? My friend's Christy and Brad worked on those rides the year we worked there, and at least every other day they told me about how one of the cars caught on fire, or jumped t...
by Shockwavegirl
Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: First Visit Date and Memories
Replies: 29
Views: 16451

Park: MGA Gurnee/may even have been around the time Six Flags bought it, but the Marriotts logos were still there Year: 1984 I was only 4 so I have forgotten most of it....tell you the truth, I think it's amazing I remember at all. But I remember that was the year that White Water Rampage opened, an...
by Shockwavegirl
Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:56 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Trivia Game
Replies: 13
Views: 6244

How many rides did the park open with?

and for bonus points

How many of the originals are left.

(Sorry, I don't know the answer to these questions...but I am sure Steven does)