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by segerken
Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Tidal Wave Memories (lots of pics!)
Replies: 30
Views: 20264

Are you saying you started to rub off the logo and then waxed it to keep it from coming off? Or that the logo was coming off and you waxed it and it stayed on longer? I'm kinda confused ? The logo was not a sticker, it was painted on. The rubing compound started rubibng off the logo. When I saw thi...
by segerken
Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Tidal Wave Memories (lots of pics!)
Replies: 30
Views: 20264

Here is some Santa Clara Title Wave trivia: 1) I was part of the crew that waxed the train on the morning that it opened to the public the first time. Trying to get it perfect, I used a little rubbing compound on the logo on the first car. The Title Wave logo was painted on, and as you would guess, ...
by segerken
Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Home Page Picture
Replies: 6
Views: 6161

The city of Santa Clara owns the land and Paramount owns all of the improvements (i.e. buildings, rides, pavement, etc.).
by segerken
Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: BUGS BUNNY MONEY
Replies: 12
Views: 9827

Re: BUGS BUNNY MONEY

This was suppose to make people spend more. Actually, the intent of this type of money is to spend more money on something that was worthless. They cost the park a ~penny and if they sell them for $1.00 each, the park makes 99 cents for each one not used. That sure is a nice mark up. Why would they...
by segerken
Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirl downside
Replies: 29
Views: 20690

In the 2.5 summers that I worked on Loggers it happened maybe twice. I don't know if there was an oficial policy, but that was how we dealt with it.
by segerken
Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirl downside
Replies: 29
Views: 20690

The first season the park was open I was a sweeper in County Fair. We had a nick name for the Sky World and it was "Barf Buckets" for the reason described above. My personally theory why was people would first ride the Turn of The Century a couple of times and get a queasy stomach. They would then g...
by segerken
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Fate of the Gulf Coaster (Gurnee)
Replies: 10
Views: 6826

The Santa Clara one had a habit of derailing. I was trained to operate it in '78 or '79 and was told that it had a habit of derailing and what to do when it did. I only operated it a couple of days and on one of those days it did derail. What I mean was that only one set of wheels came off. not the ...
by segerken
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Logger's Run/ Yankee Clipper
Replies: 2
Views: 2649

When I worked on the Santa Clara Loggers in the late 70's there were no picture taking or characters. The closest was the "finger". As the log was leaving the station there was a sign in a shape of a hand telling the guests to remain seated. The index finger was position across the flume in a way th...
by segerken
Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Demon
Replies: 79
Views: 52274

TOC Ride defect fix

I like the following two pictures because they show the fix for the TOC design flw. About half way through the first season an axle on one of the trains on the Santa Clara TOC broke as the train was coming out of the cork screw. A week or so later an axle on one of the other trains also broke as the...
by segerken
Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Demon
Replies: 79
Views: 52274

Does anyone know whether or not the original Turn of the Century coaster cars were rethemed and used as the cars for the Demon? If so, are those same cars still being used on the Demon now? When the Demon opened, the cars were the same cars used on the TOC. I do not know what cars that they are usi...
by segerken
Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Cajun Cliffhanger came from Riverview?
Replies: 25
Views: 16938

I have scanned 4 images of the Rotor at Riverview (Cajan Cliffhangers 1st life 1952-1967). The book is Riverview - Gone but not forgotten 1904-1967 by Chuck Wlodarczyk, which he has for sale online. This is an excellent book. I bought it ~10 years ago while visiting my Aunt who lives in Park Ridge.
by segerken
Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Cajun Cliffhanger came from Riverview?
Replies: 25
Views: 16938

What was the Cajun Cliffhanger

Being from California and never been to Gurnee, other then driving by it on the toll road, what was the Cajun Cliffhanger/Rotor?
by segerken
Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: What's Better, TOTC or The Demon?
Replies: 24
Views: 24916

Shockwavegirl, you missed the irony. Look at the picture shown next to the post from the person who said he didn't like the Demon.
by segerken
Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Life of Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight / Southern Cross
Replies: 62
Views: 51164

[quote="SFGAmLover"]Thanks for the link, Tanya! That sky ride appears to be very similar to Waldameer Park's (Erie, PA) ride (same manufacturer?). quote] I bet one thing that the Boardwalk's one has that the Waldamerr Park doesn't have is the caveman and cave woman. One car has the caveman riding on...
by segerken
Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: SC sunrise photos
Replies: 2
Views: 3099

Thanks for the picture.

Part of one summer I had to be at work at 6:30 A.M. and found that was my favorite time to be in the park. The music was off, no rides running, the park was empty, everything was damp from the morning dew, and just the fresh feeling walking around.