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by pjm8071
Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:43 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: santa clara whizzer
Replies: 27
Views: 22252

The Whizzer pictures are great. It's very odd to see Whizzer with no ramp going up the lift. I've been up there so many times for downtimes. I assume they never needed to go up there before the ramp was installed. I also heard while I worked there that they used to run with 5 trains. Even with all t...
by pjm8071
Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Triple Play in Santa Clara lot
Replies: 17
Views: 15007

Thank Goodness the Gurnee park has decided to keep so many original rides. Triple Play especially it is the first ride I worked at in 1993. I'd be very sad if they took it out. Even if it does make me barf. :oops:
by pjm8071
Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: RIP Astroworld
Replies: 0
Views: 3126

RIP Astroworld

Good news is only a month and a half until opening day. On a sad note the last of Astroworld is being destoyed :cry: http://www.sixflagshouston.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1220 http://www.oldastroworld.com/album/ Not to mention that SFNO will more than likely be closed for their entire 2006 season wi...
by pjm8071
Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirl questions
Replies: 12
Views: 9114

Here is a pic of the Astro wheel.

http://www.sixflagshouston.com/photos/A ... l/modville

I know I saw a pic somewhere of them rusing away. If I remember where I saw them I will let you know.
by pjm8071
Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:52 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: A Techie from the "good old days"
Replies: 13
Views: 10689

Disaster Transport, which used to be at Cedar Point was a bobsled ride. It was a lot better, since it was enclosed, and dark inside. Wonder what ever happened to it. :?
by pjm8071
Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Edge
Replies: 67
Views: 59916

Nope it was a dark green... Check it out. :P

http://photobucket.com/albums/f65/pjm80 ... 20Thunder/
by pjm8071
Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: A Techie from the "good old days"
Replies: 13
Views: 10689

OK as promised. Sorry it took so long. It took forever to scan all of those pictures. Most of these pictures were from my last day as lead of the ride... It was also the last day Rolling Thunder would operate during Fright Fest. The following year before the end of the season is when they started to...
by pjm8071
Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: A Techie from the "good old days"
Replies: 13
Views: 10689

Hello cwsr,

I have some pics of Rolling Thunder being dismantled, and some pics of it as it sat in the employee lot. When I get home tonight it will be the first thing I work on, since I rediscovered those pics last night. :D
by pjm8071
Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Edge
Replies: 67
Views: 59916

I love all the pictures of the bolts from other rides. Everyone has pics of removed rides. I am posting a pic of an existing ride. In this picture the green bolt is from Rolling Thunder. I got it when it sat in the employee lot. The second is from Batman the ride. I guess they will change the bolts ...
by pjm8071
Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Tidal Wave - The Shortest Lines
Replies: 15
Views: 13304

One of the best times I ever had while working in the Gurnee park was the time a small group of us had the chance to go to SFOG to help out with their staffing. We rode rides more than worked but it was a blast. It was also the first year that the Viper (Former Tidal Wave) was awaken after the long ...
by pjm8071
Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:06 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Octopus?? errr not??
Replies: 22
Views: 17748

I also believe that SFOG had a Lobster ride similar to the SC park, and that ride developed a structual problem with micrscopic cracks in the arms... At least that is what I heard from a former employee. Maybe the SC ride faced a similar problem. They don't look as durable as the ride in Gurnee does.
by pjm8071
Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:01 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Octopus?? errr not??
Replies: 22
Views: 17748

I disagree. The third ride I was lead at was East River Crawler, so I had to test ride a couple of times a day. I had that thing spinning pretty fast. Almost made me sick a few times.
by pjm8071
Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: All Things Shockwave
Replies: 16
Views: 31211

I was a North Side Rides training lead, for the last few years I was there, when I worked there I do remember the ride being down for an extended period of time because one of the axles broke on the ride, and the trains had to be E-vacked from the lift, and out on the track just short of the first s...
by pjm8071
Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Bugs Bunny & Six Flags
Replies: 4
Views: 5208

Bugs Bunny & Six Flags

Does anyone know if Six Flags got the rights to use Bugs Bunny in their parks nationwide when they bought out Great America in Gurnee? What about the Santa Clara park? After Marriotts sold them, and before they were bought by Paramount were they still able to use the Looney Tunes characters? Inquiri...