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by NotBill
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Employee cafeteria
Replies: 46
Views: 43980

Re: Employee cafeteria

OK, I just recalled one of the most notorious things about the Employee Cafeteria - The telephone. That thing would ring ALL THE DAMN TIME! And some supervisor would run up and answer it and yell out "JILL FROM TIDAL WAVE!" "BOBBY FROM DEMON!" "TIM FROM CAROUSEL!" - it was always a rides person bei...
by NotBill
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: Thoughts On Management
Replies: 1
Views: 3447

Thoughts On Management

I was wondering what the Santa Clara folks think about the park now that you've been under Cedar Fair management for a couple of years now. Are you seeing changes in the park you like? I have always admired Cedar Point, back in my ride op day all my friends used to think of us working in AAA and Ced...
by NotBill
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: another 1983 Marriott's GREAT AMERICA commercial added
Replies: 2
Views: 5136

Re: another 1983 Marriott's GREAT AMERICA commercial added

Thanks for posting, great stuff. Have you tried to get any of these on YouTube or Vimeo? I have a lot of SFGA friends on Facebook it would be great if the videos were inline when I shared them.

Thanks again!
by NotBill
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?
Replies: 21
Views: 20131

Re: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?

It's really too bad that SF management continues to let the crown jewel whither. SFGA is money in the bank for them every year and they seem more intent on squeezing every cent out of it than making it better. Picto was always a great venue and with the 3D craze going on I remember the first 3D film...
by NotBill
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: If you could bring it back...
Replies: 27
Views: 20698

Re: If you could bring it back...

Wow, thought I replied to this one, guess not :P

1. Shockwave
2. Tidal Wave
3. Sky Whirl
4. Davey Jones' Dinghies (sentimental favorite)
5. Delta/Flight/Cross
by NotBill
Tue May 18, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: Bloomberg - Six Flags Management Out?
Replies: 3
Views: 4823

Re: Bloomberg - Six Flags Management Out?

Guess this news is a few days old and just missed it, this is unfortunate I think, Shapiro seemed to have things going in the right direction and just lacked the capital to do everything required. Coming out of bankruptcy would have provided that opportunity, appears there was likely a falling out b...
by NotBill
Tue May 18, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: Bloomberg - Six Flags Management Out?
Replies: 3
Views: 4823

Re: Bloomberg - Six Flags Management Out?

Took a few months but looks like Shapiro is out. http://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201005/1921/ Mark Shapiro is out at Six Flags; Former Paramount Parks head Al Weber is in By Robert Niles Published: May 12, 2010 at 8:38 AM So... it looks like Six Flags is making a big management change, after a...
by NotBill
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: Bloomberg - Six Flags Management Out?
Replies: 3
Views: 4823

Bloomberg - Six Flags Management Out?

Got this from Bloomberg via The Daily Herald today: Six Flags Incumbent Management May Be on the Way Out Incumbent management of Six Flags Inc. evidently will lose their jobs if holding company noteholders succeed in taking over the theme-park operator by winning confirmation of their competing reo...
by NotBill
Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Sounds of Great America
Replies: 25
Views: 14860

Re: brdwyguy

Also the loudest ride in the park - in Yukon Territory, cant remember the name, but rather tame , but owuld go aorund on an incline at high speeds. That would be the Yukon Yahoo!! Later became the Delta Flyer for a short time, I was lucky enough to run it the last year before they replaced it with ...
by NotBill
Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Does anyone remember the Record a song studio??
Replies: 9
Views: 11046

I believe it was the Great America Recording Studio and I believe I have a cassette of my friends and I doing Biz Markie's "Just A Friend" somewhere. Oh my, I'm going to have to go look for that now.

--Guy
by NotBill
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Gurnee top 5 of all time
Replies: 19
Views: 21049

1. Shockwave
2. Eagle
3. Viper
4. Tidal Wave
5. Batman
by NotBill
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Which rides do you work?
Replies: 17
Views: 12280

So I have to ask -- how exactly did they go about training you guys? Did they have you shadow a shift, run the ride before the park opened, etc. Just curious -- it's something I never really thought about. I always wanted to work at the park during the summers, but I lived way too far away to make ...
by NotBill
Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Highway Sign: Check out this pic I found!
Replies: 24
Views: 16885

I guess it really depends on what's on the video... The vast majority of people on I294 will probably drive down the road enough so that they won't be distracted. However someone on a cell phone who is also looking at the sign might be a problem :shock: I don't think anyone on I-294 will be distrac...
by NotBill
Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Remains of the Gurnee Edge...
Replies: 15
Views: 11691

Re: Remains of the Gurnee Edge...

jonrev wrote: Was the building in this photo the Edge's old control booth? Does anyone know what it's used for now?
That building was the mechanical room for Power Dive when I was there. I don't know if it served as The Edge's mechanical room or not.
by NotBill
Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Which rides do you work?
Replies: 17
Views: 12280

Oh, and by far my proudest punch -- controls on Rapids. Very tough position and many people assigned to that crew never got controls certification. I was proud I got mine even though I was never permanently assigned to that crew.