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by redfishpaw
Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Merry Go Round
Replies: 2
Views: 2300

Merry Go Round

Does anybody know what happened with the old carrousel which was removed from county fair (gurnee) at the end of 2003? Its old, from the 1920s I think. Last time I looked it up. It was still listed in The National Carousel Association's Census. It was listed with the rides history, but now I cannot ...
by redfishpaw
Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:19 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Other Events During the Off Season
Replies: 5
Views: 3097

My first employee Chirstmas party was either in dec 85 or 86. Yes I do seem to remember a snowball fight. I worked at the park until 92 and I went to several of the parties, but I'm not sure if I went every year.
by redfishpaw
Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Employee cafeteria
Replies: 46
Views: 43995

I agree, the hamburgers and fries were pretty good.
by redfishpaw
Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Other Events During the Off Season
Replies: 5
Views: 3097

At the Gurnee Park, I attended an employee christmas party one evening during late december. It took place in Moosejaw/Snowshoe Salon, which was the only thing open for the party. I walked around a bit in the Yukon Territory. I remember that it was cold, dark, with a some snow on the ground.
by redfishpaw
Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park in Winter
Replies: 52
Views: 33228

I have been in the Gurnee park during winter, but I never took any pictures. I did take several pictures on a fall weekday, while the park was closed. It was during october and the park was decorated for fright fest. Fall color everywhere and not a person was in sight. The park was a peaceful place ...
by redfishpaw
Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Fort Fun
Replies: 14
Views: 14133

Very cool aerial view from Sky Whirl. I can even see the maze bottom center. Thanks!
by redfishpaw
Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Line Watchers
Replies: 13
Views: 12960

I recall a line watcher in the Queue line area for the White Water Rampage as well (Gurnee).
by redfishpaw
Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Fort Fun
Replies: 14
Views: 14133

I also recall a wooden maze that people could walk through. It was small and only lasted a couple years.
by redfishpaw
Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Edge
Replies: 67
Views: 49511

The Edge was still standing in 1985. I know this because this was the year I worked on the Clipper and I remember seeing the Edge every day. There was talking of it operating again, but that never came to be. When it was taken down I remember seeing all of the debris on the ground. I picked up a lar...
by redfishpaw
Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Edge
Replies: 67
Views: 49511

But, I do have sad news to report. Over the winter, all but 4 Sky Whirl cages were removed from the park. :cry: My fear is that they took the same fate as the ones in the CA park. . I found this add for a used Sky Whirl for sale a short while back. $525,000 http://www.italintl.com/detail_page.php?r...
by redfishpaw
Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: You're Going to Get Wet, Probably Soaked...
Replies: 16
Views: 9829

I am glad to hear that it is open regularly. It was closed last time in the park (late 04) and I took several photos of Yankee Clipper (I dont care much for the new name) I have been worried about this ride (actually, both flumes) especially with the new water park now being open. Thanks.
by redfishpaw
Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: You're Going to Get Wet, Probably Soaked...
Replies: 16
Views: 9829

Yes the two flume rides run side by side at some areas at ground level. I always thought that this part was pretty cool especially at some of the curves. I have worked on the Yankee Clipper for a year (Gurnee) in 85 and am very familiar with the layout. I hope SFGA keeps this ride running. Anyway, I...
by redfishpaw
Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Vine-Covered Walkway
Replies: 16
Views: 18533

I believe that this covered walkway (in Gurnee) needed to be removed along with Skywhirl so that Déjà Vu would fit.
by redfishpaw
Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: You're Going to Get Wet, Probably Soaked...
Replies: 16
Views: 9829

Were all of the boats scrapped as well?
by redfishpaw
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: You're Going to Get Wet, Probably Soaked...
Replies: 16
Views: 9829

SC Yankee Clipper

What was the fate of the Yankee Clipper in SC? I have seen a photo online of it sitting in a parking lot in pieces. Does anybody know if this ride was rebuilt or if it was scrapped? I do know that the Gurnee ride is still operating. It is a favorite of mine.