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by Papas
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Soaping the Flumes - SFMA vs. MGA
Replies: 11
Views: 12375

SFGAm and SFSTL used to swap management for physics days so the supervisors could have some fun running another park, im not sure what year they stopped doing that. As for soaping the flumes id be pretty [upset] if someone did that if I was a manager at SFGAm, not exactly an easy fix :P. I remember ...
by Papas
Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 15609

That was one of the things Shapiro got very worked up about when he came to speak at management training over the winter, "I cant stand the litter, if you are too good to bend over and pick up garbage you dont need to work here." The problem I dont think is with employees picking up the litter they ...
by Papas
Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 15609

2008 brought higher prices around the board, massive entertainment cuts, opening the back half of the park late, a ride which obviousley is not quite what people were expecting, 2 ride removals, 1 ride being idled, all the new policies including not being able to bring items in line and having to pa...
by Papas
Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Little Red Schoolhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 8994

Betadine, hot water and little scrub brushes- not fun! I speak from experience!
Good to know im not the only one who's had that experience more than once.
by Papas
Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirls Replacment
Replies: 52
Views: 48977

I dont think Six Flags will have to worry about a height variance for whats going in that spot :lol:
by Papas
Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Ride Maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 5635

TDK was actually built very unorthodox, there was some fall out with the construction workers and SFGAms maintenence guys actually built the ride while Mack's engineers supervised it. Basically when they got the ride running the Mack guys just explained how everything worked and what checks to do fo...
by Papas
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Marriott's GREAT AMERICA bumper stickers
Replies: 16
Views: 15036

jonrev wrote:I would've been p*$$ed to find any bumper sticker stuck on my car, a clever marketing idea though.
I wouldve been p*$$sed to find stickers on my Rue Le Dodge ride specific sign as well as all the Ragin Cajun aiphones and hotdog stickers all over the place.
...oh wait :P
by Papas
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Déjà Vu 10/7/2001 to 10/28/2007?
Replies: 30
Views: 16658

Going down to gurnee mills to day going to bring the cam with see how far they are taking down dejavu and see how dark knight is coming. You will not be able to see anything going on with either. The parts that have been removed from DejaVu are smaller mechanical parts around the station/towers, th...
by Papas
Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: The Dark Knight - New Coaster for 08
Replies: 44
Views: 38275

pjm8071 wrote:Not another spinning coaster. Why can't they do a cooler enclosed coaster.
The new coaster is not a spinning coaster.
by Papas
Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Z-Force Revisited
Replies: 25
Views: 25719

Tidal Wave wrote:I think Silverwood should buy it to go with Corkscrew from Knott's Berry Farm.
And DejaVu :lol:
by Papas
Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Z-Force Revisited
Replies: 25
Views: 25719

I sent park management a letter recalling the history of the ride in hopes that they might spare it. But I know better ... it's a dollars and cents business and as you said, Papas, the steel is probably worth more to Six Flags at this point. Its not only that its worth more as scrap metal, the ride...
by Papas
Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Z-Force Revisited
Replies: 25
Views: 25719

Im surprised its not for sale on a scrap metal website instead of an amusement ride seller website, i'd like to see a park try to get that thing to move again :lol:.
by Papas
Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: All things American Eagle!
Replies: 30
Views: 20939

The entire station as well as parts of the track were re-painted in spring 07. :( at the fact its already looking bad again.
by Papas
Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: Good Bye Theater Royale
Replies: 25
Views: 24527

And does SFGam still use their Imax? That is the one theater I wish CGA still used. :( Yes. Also, Grand Music Hall will also become a video presentation theater. Rumor. I think once people see the theming of DK's queue line it should justify the removal of Theatre Royale. It also makes sense for th...
by Papas
Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Question re: Gurnee Sky Trek Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 5429

All parks I know of sit their tower rides at the top when not in use to keep the cables inside of the tower to prevent them for damage or blowing and hitting the tower. This includes STT and Giant Drop.