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by zingme
Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Employee cafeteria
Replies: 46
Views: 52874

^ Could you do that without getting in trouble if caught? I've never worked at a theme park, but I just assumed that ride accident insurance only covered guests of the park, not sneaky employees.

(I don't know why I think of these things!)
by zingme
Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle, Breaks at the top, etc
Replies: 9
Views: 7695

I guess this debunks my "Hotwheels matchbox car racetrack" theory!

Your information makes sense: less trains = less brakes. Thanks for the info!
by zingme
Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Pics of Marriott's (Gurnee) in 1983
Replies: 13
Views: 8657

I'm speculating that the system attempted to make the trains "even" at the top of the hill. Then, they'd let them go at the same time - like a Hot Wheels matchbox car racetrack. I too have seen many threads here regarding the brakes, but have never figured out what they are for, exactly. If the brak...
by zingme
Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Pics of Marriott's (Gurnee) in 1983
Replies: 13
Views: 8657

BrianPlencner (or Steve) - I've seen many posts regarding the "breaking system" at the top of the Eagle on this site before. Has there been any resolution as to what exactly these are for? From what I remember, the first few years that the Eagle was running, the trains would actually "race" (as it i...
by zingme
Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Industrial Revolution
Replies: 11
Views: 10383

I remember the "Industrial Revolution" as being a rollercoaster-type flat ride whose cars ran on a circular track. The ride was not much bigger than the "Hilltopper" ride shown in the image referenced above. I believe the entire ride sat on an upwards angle, and would start out running on a "flat" t...
by zingme
Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 37329

I got the Demon recording a couple of years ago (during Napster's heyday) but lost it - thanks for posting it! I really enjoy the part at about 20 minutes where the safety announcements start. Especially the male voice - I remember his voice on many pre-recorded ride announcements at the Gurnee park...
by zingme
Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Shooting Gallery
Replies: 8
Views: 31377

BrianPlencner, I remember the Northwest shooting gallery worked exactly as you described. It shot a beam of "light" to the targets, which is the reason they have the "No Flash Photography" sign posted. However, I believe Pirates Alley worked a little different. It seemed to me that the Pirates Alley...
by zingme
Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Rides No Longer in Gurnee
Replies: 42
Views: 32097

Back to the Edge accident - I remember that the (Gurnee) accident was a BIG DEAL (much more than the Demon "stuck in the loop" thing that happened a few years back). I remember much public outcry that the ride be taken out. I'm speaking strictly to what I remember as the media/general public point-o...
by zingme
Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Power Dive
Replies: 30
Views: 37466

Power Dive

Am I the only nut here that loved the Power Dive? Why was it taken down? (Well, other than poor attendance.)