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by WhizzerSFGAm
Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 29902

^ 9:30

I aways get to the park around 8:20 in the morning. They open the parking lot at 9:00ish and let people into Orleans Place, Carousel Plaza, Hometown Square, and Southwest Territory at 9:30.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 29902

^ Yes it is. It is also played right after the national anthem in the morning.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Ferris Wheel
Replies: 26
Views: 15801

Gurnee's regular ferris wheel was gone before 2000. Either you have the wrong year, or you are talking about Sky Whirl or the Bedrock Boulder Roller kiddie ferris wheel.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: You're Going to Get Wet, Probably Soaked...
Replies: 16
Views: 9522

I dont think you have to worry about both flumes ever being removed. Ice Mountain Splash/Yankee Clipper IMO is still endangered. I would guess it will be the next major attraction to leave. Logger's Run (as much as I hate it) is probably safe for a very long time. A water park is not a replacement f...
by WhizzerSFGAm
Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: You're Going to Get Wet, Probably Soaked...
Replies: 16
Views: 9522

Until this year, SFGAm's Yankee Clipper/Ice Mountain Splash was also closed alot. Luckily, it has been open almost daily since June this year
by WhizzerSFGAm
Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Vine-Covered Walkway
Replies: 16
Views: 18173

^ It wasn't removed for Deja Vu, it was replaced by the games in front of Deja.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: You're Going to Get Wet, Probably Soaked...
Replies: 16
Views: 9522

Santa Clara's Yankee Clipper was removed after the 1998 season in preparation for Stealth. It was never rebuilt at any park. When the park cleared out the boneyard, it was scrapped.

Really ashame because Yankee Clipper kicks Logger's Run's rear-end.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: When was Skyhawk a ride?
Replies: 17
Views: 18265

I'm pretty sure it was replaced by the trampolines.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Anyone have pics of the ride pile from santa clara?
Replies: 3
Views: 2402

So, then why not just revive the old topic. Oh well, too late now.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Anyone have pics of the ride pile from santa clara?
Replies: 3
Views: 2402

http://www.greatamericaparks.com/forums ... 5a92b708bf

You already started a topic on this. Wow, forums are maybe 2 weeks old and we're already getting duplicate topics.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Un-Built Rides and Attractions
Replies: 18
Views: 10342

For some reason, Marriott seemed to like the Gurnee park better. We got a lot of stuff the Santa Clara park never got. We had Traffique Jam, Cajun Cliffhanger, The Southern Cross, American Eagle, Hay Baler, and Davie Jones Dinghies.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Un-Built Rides and Attractions
Replies: 18
Views: 10342

I'll start with the one most everyone knows about, The Great Southwest themed area that was supposed to be built in 1979 at the Gurnee park. They even had signs advertising it at the far station of the Southern Cross sky ride. Not sure why it was cancelled though.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Whizzer Blocks
Replies: 14
Views: 7064

Regarding the rotation of trains on SFGAm's Whizzer, they rehab a train every two years. In 2002, Train 4 got a rehab and Train 5 was rehabbed for 2004. Next year, Train 1 should be done.
by WhizzerSFGAm
Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Whizzer Blocks
Replies: 14
Views: 7064

Whizzer Blocks

This is something that has had me stumped for quite some time. When Whizzer opened, it could run up to 5 trains. http://www.greatamericaparks.com/sg/rides/hometown/whizzer/whizzer008.jpg As seen in this picture, the lift obviously must have been 2 blocks. Exactly how did the lift hill work when 5 tr...