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by BrianPlencner
Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: More than Sky Whirl buckets at FF
Replies: 6
Views: 5215

Sorry about the bad color / Quality, but here is the Hay Bayler car that is in Necropolis. I'll see if I can get a better picture during daylight hours. http://CPE-65-29-35-94.wi.res.rr.com:2711/jcpics/brian/MGAParksPhotos/HayBailer.jpg Another thing I noticed on 10-13-2006 was that they had one of ...
by BrianPlencner
Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:33 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Plaque in front of reflecting pool
Replies: 19
Views: 12180

Wow... color me wrong! But when I worked there, I never saw a plaque there. So it was probably removed after Six Flags bought the park. Yeah. I started in 1988 as well, and I don't remember seeing anything like that at the front of the park. My guess is that it was removed in 1983 or 1984. --Brian
by BrianPlencner
Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Life of Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight / Southern Cross
Replies: 62
Views: 45322

If im not mistaken, one of the stations for the Delta Flyer/Eagles Flight is the current location of Funnel Cake foundry. Funny, I can still close my eyes and see the cabins comming of the station. I am corrent right?? You are correct. Here's a picture that I took on May 29, 2006. http://CPE-65-29-...
by BrianPlencner
Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Life of Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight / Southern Cross
Replies: 62
Views: 45322

Previously in this thread there was mention of the three skyrides here in the Milwaukee area: The Summerfest grounds, The Zoo, and The Wisconsin State Fair Grounds. I went to the State Fair twice last week and took quite a few photos, including the skyride (The Sky Glider), check it out if your int...
by BrianPlencner
Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Rue Le Dodge Sucks!
Replies: 14
Views: 14762

That is very sad indeed. :cry: Its been a few weeks now that I've been out to the Gurnee Park, so hopefully the same does not happen out there. And, to answer that_guy's question, I believe the Bumper Car buildings at both parks are the same size. At least that is what I get from looking at the pict...
by BrianPlencner
Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Highway Sign not working
Replies: 9
Views: 6133

Check this thread for a current picture of the Gurnee Sign that I posted. The picture was taken in 2005.


http://www.greatamericaparks.com/forums ... light=#155


I believe the sign looks the same today, except the bottom part with the lights no longer works.

--Brian
by BrianPlencner
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: American Eagle Model
Replies: 11
Views: 7068

My understanding from the PR department and others was that it was suppose to be on display this season. I do know that for the Employee Rehire Party, they did pull it out. Currently, it is still in the back areas of the park. I am not sure if the park will pull it out or not. The next time I'm out ...
by BrianPlencner
Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 30 Years-A Look Back
Replies: 2
Views: 3409

I agree. The video was awsome.
by BrianPlencner
Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Wood VS Carpet on Columbia Carousel?
Replies: 7
Views: 4472

Yeah, when I said that Santa Clara had wood floors, I did not know that it was just wood on the upper level, and carpet on the lower one, untill I saw the pictures in that_guy's gallery. I agree that the carpet is not a bad thing, as long as they keep it clean. I also know it is probably easier to m...
by BrianPlencner
Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Ride Names above our Avatar?
Replies: 12
Views: 7456

Ride Names above our Avatar?

Steven, Not sure how long this has been there, but I noticed today names of rides above the member avatars, but below our member name. For example, see the attached image below http://CPE-65-29-35-94.wi.res.rr.com:2711/jcpics/brian/MGAParksPhotos/Question.jpg I am guessing the ride names have to do ...
by BrianPlencner
Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 1982 to 1987
Replies: 8
Views: 5974

RLAiello, I remember them as well. Each season, I always looked forward to "Big Bash", as it was always a lot of fun. Back in the late 80's and early 90's there were more video games and pinball machines in the arcades in County Fair, so I played them a lot. Of course, there was a lot of free food a...
by BrianPlencner
Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Wood VS Carpet on Columbia Carousel?
Replies: 7
Views: 4472

Wood VS Carpet on Columbia Carousel?

Everyone, Not sure if this has been discussed yet, but another difference I have noticed between the two parks is with Columbia. I did not know that Santa Clara's Columbia had a wood floor, while the Gurnee one had carpet. You can see the wood floor of Santa Clara's in these pictures http://www.grea...
by BrianPlencner
Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Santa Clara Tidal Wave / Greased Lightnin' signs today...
Replies: 13
Views: 7664

Steven,

I did notice them. Hopefully, the Tidal Wave sign can be restored. I also liked seeing the rest of the other items on display.

Thanks for sharing!

--Brian
by BrianPlencner
Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Video of Santa Clara's Tidal Wave / Greased Lightnin'
Replies: 10
Views: 5843

Steven,

I agree, the video was great!

Thanks for sharing it with us.

--Brian
by BrianPlencner
Wed May 31, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Bugs at Gurnee Great America
Replies: 17
Views: 13014

Wasn't Triple Play also an original Gurnee ride? Yes, Triple Play was original Gurnee ride. Problem is, it's kind of hard to celebrate a ride that is not put together, or all at the same park. :cry: My understanding is that the middle section went to SF Over Georgia. We still have the arms and the ...