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by BrianPlencner
Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Bottoms Up
Replies: 15
Views: 9721

What happened to all of that swamp by AE's helix? Dried up! :lol: Actually, I'm not sure what ever happened to it, but I think it was a "man made" lake, and I think over time, they never put the water back in it. A little bit OT for the thread, but I know that is the reason that the local kids were...
by BrianPlencner
Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Bottoms Up
Replies: 15
Views: 9721

jonrev wrote:I thought it was yellow :?
It was. Its just that the yellow had faded a bit that year, so it had an off-white look to it! :lol:
by BrianPlencner
Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Demon Entrance
Replies: 23
Views: 12701

HoneyBunny, Try the site again. The machine that its running on is a bit on the "older" side....Dual P-133 with 512 MB of Ram from like 1997. So, sometimes it just "locks up" had I have to power it off and back on again. I'm in the process of finding a "newer" machine to host my web/ftp server on. B...
by BrianPlencner
Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: New Rides/Attractions for 2006
Replies: 50
Views: 25939

Correct. Hurrican Harbor is getting a Tornardo Slide. As far as the main theme park, nothing was said about new attractions.
by BrianPlencner
Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: 30th Anniversary Logo for Great America, Gurnee, IL
Replies: 12
Views: 6593

The other model that I know the park has (well, they had it back in 1999) is posted on this site at the following link (see pic # 1-5) http://www.greatamericaparks.com/sg/history/model/ The park held an "Employee Alumi Day" at the beginning of the 1999 Season. During the picnic lunch held in the pic...
by BrianPlencner
Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Fond memories of Great America
Replies: 19
Views: 11126

Anyone remember this? August, 1979 they had some sort of a radio-sponsered Country music thing. I was there under a large tent, pictures of the Oak Ridge Boys in a concert. I seem to remember that tent/stage area. I may not be correct, but seems to me that is what ended up being the entrance to Ame...
by BrianPlencner
Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: 30th Anniversary Logo for Great America, Gurnee, IL
Replies: 12
Views: 6593

Jeff, While I have asked them many times about that, I never did get a 100% confirmation from the park that they would display the Eagle Model this season. The impression I got was that they were going to look into it, so hopefully that means they will do it. If and when I get more information, I wi...
by BrianPlencner
Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:38 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirl cabins
Replies: 68
Views: 63342

Yes, all the cabins at the Gurnee park were scrapped between the 2004 and 2005 season, except for the 4 that the park had out during Fright Fest (the ones painted Green, that were over in Hometown Square). Hopefully, they will at least keep those. Even if they use them the way they did, it at least ...
by BrianPlencner
Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:34 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Fond memories of Great America
Replies: 19
Views: 11126

Anyone ever go to a place called Silverwood Park ? (Cour de alene, Id) closest park to where i live. Never been there, but dying to ride a coaster A little bit OT, but are you talking about Silverwood Theme Park 26225 North Highway 95 Athol, Idaho 83801 If you are, there is a really great coaster a...
by BrianPlencner
Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: 30th Anniversary Logo for Great America, Gurnee, IL
Replies: 12
Views: 6593

That's a Monday. They'll probably wait until June 14 or 21 for Coasters After Dark. While the parks "track record" for doing special events on their actual anniversary date is not the best May 29, 1996: 20th Anniversary -- Nothing May 29, 2001: 25th Anniversary -- Nothing May 29, 2006: 30th Anniver...
by BrianPlencner
Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: 30th Anniversary Logo for Great America, Gurnee, IL
Replies: 12
Views: 6593

30th Anniversary Logo for Great America, Gurnee, IL

Everyone, Sorry for the poor quality of the picture, but this was shown on a video screen yesterday at ACE's No Coaster Convention. http://CPE-65-29-35-94.wi.res.rr.com:2711/jcpics/brian/MGAParksPhotos/30YearLogo.jpg As far as what Gurnee is planning on doing on May 29, 2006? All they would say is t...
by BrianPlencner
Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Remembering Astroworld
Replies: 28
Views: 14332

Ride sign from Texas Cyclone

Everyone, At ACE's No Coaster Con event yesterday, Six Flags Great America was able to get a hold of a sign from the Texas Cyclone, which will be donated to the ACE muesume. Below is a picture of the sign http://CPE-65-29-35-94.wi.res.rr.com:2711/jcpics/brian/MGAParksPhotos/AstroworldCyclone.jpg
by BrianPlencner
Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirl cabins
Replies: 68
Views: 63342

I have also wanted to have one of these as well. But again, the sheer size of the cabin is what you don't think of right away. When Great America in Gurnee, IL had 4 of them out for Fright Fest, it allowed me and my friends to get a good look at them again. This also allowed us to again remember how...
by BrianPlencner
Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:03 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: more MGA buttons
Replies: 8
Views: 4859

Many great pictures indeed Steven. By the way, you can tell when that picture was taken on top of Sky Treck Tower. If you look Reed and Jeff, you can see the lift hill of the American Eagle. But, if you look to the right of Jerry, there is no helix. So, this is during the building of the American Ea...
by BrianPlencner
Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:02 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park in Winter
Replies: 52
Views: 33176

Sorry about that. Photo should now work. The problem I run into is that with me hosting the pictures myself, I need to post them with both URL's at first (Internal to my LAN, and then the one that everyone else will see). Problem is, if I don't VPN into my Company's network to test the external link...