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by that_guy
Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Freeway sign??
Replies: 2
Views: 6012

The Gurnee sign is the new one this year... this is the Santa Clara sign on 101.
by that_guy
Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: AMERICAN EAGLE roller coaster television commercial added
Replies: 7
Views: 5983

Thanks for the update, but what kind of media is the American Eagle Commercial? Real? Windows Media? Quicktime?
by that_guy
Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: New official logo?
Replies: 8
Views: 10251

I'm liking the changes, new logo, cedarfair website, even losing the "Paramount's" on screamscape is quite enjoyable. Hopefully the park is going in the right direction...
by that_guy
Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: What Do You Think About the New Highway Sign in Gurnee?
Replies: 11
Views: 8095

I like the original SFGAm sign compared to the new one... I really don't like that curve in the image screen, makes it look weird...

By the way, here's the best picture I could find of the Santa Clara sign:

http://www.digitronmedia.com/images/2.jpg
by that_guy
Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Life of Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight / Southern Cross
Replies: 62
Views: 49751

Ok, I have a random question about the sky rides.

Today the skyride has an automatic release system that deploys each cabin a certain length apart on the wire, correct? Well then how did they regulate the length between cars when it first opened?
by that_guy
Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: What ride do you miss the most?
Replies: 49
Views: 35108

Recently found this video of Sky Whirl on youtube for those who haven't seen it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr6w3R5SM5Q

I must say, they did a good job keeping Sky Whirl's whirring out of the Beverly Hills Cop 3 movie.
by that_guy
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: What ride do you miss the most?
Replies: 49
Views: 35108

Although I was too late to ride most of the Marriot era rides I really miss the Yankee Harbor area, especially the Tidal Wave and the Yankee Clipper. The whole area has just become a mish mash of different themes, attractions and buildings in both parks. What a dissapointment...
by that_guy
Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: SC Tidal Wave @ SFKK
Replies: 24
Views: 16480

(I know this is off topic, but...) By the way, Zonga was sold:

http://www.italintl.com/detail_page.php?record_id=924
by that_guy
Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: The bomb
Replies: 11
Views: 12871

I always wondered what BHC3 did to the rides reputation... It was so unique that it was obivously PGA even with the "Spider" name
by that_guy
Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: The Logger's Run accident
Replies: 15
Views: 31720

^at Gurnee's Roaring Rapids I have seen people switching seats on the boats alot near the water sprayers. Does/did that happen alot at Santa Clara? I have never seen it done, there isn't enough room, but with teenagers now a days, anything could happen if their desperate enough. But I have seen peo...
by that_guy
Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: They still put 'great' in Great America!
Replies: 8
Views: 6408

^ Yes I'm curious about that too...

Do you mean the wide section of the queue that turns around after going under the lift?
by that_guy
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: New Rides/Attractions for 2006
Replies: 50
Views: 29446

new for 2006 at SFGAm will be a ???? and who knows with PGA, they did put a sign up in front of demon (as far as my understanding goes) stating there is a new attraction for 2006...nacho stand? :lol: [I edited this 'cause SFGAm hasn't announced anything yet, as far as I know. Thanks for your unders...
by that_guy
Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Demon
Replies: 79
Views: 50526

I was looking at the Turn of the Century pictures on this site and noticed that in 1979, the corkscrew tracks were painted red. How interesting that they were red just for that one season. Wonder if park officials knew when they had them painted red that in a year the entire track of the coaster wo...
by that_guy
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Santa Clara's Amerigoround has surfaced
Replies: 32
Views: 19648

jonrev wrote:I thought the Ameri-Go-Rounds were Philadelphia Toboggan Carousels.
Yeah, it doesn't fit in with anything I've heard...
by that_guy
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Santa Clara's Amerigoround has surfaced
Replies: 32
Views: 19648

Ok found this on the Astroworld site, which park did it go to? Anyone know, although the posted closing date seems a little off...

http://www.sixflagshouston.com/rides/viewride.php?id=41