Rides No Longer in Gurnee

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Rides No Longer in Gurnee

Post by JW65 » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:34 am

I did some research and found that these rides are no longer in Gurnee. If anyone knows of others, please post them here.

Allie's Trolley ( only used in parades)

Ameri-Go-Round

Bottom's Up

Cajun Cliffhanger

Davey Jones Dinghies

Delta Flyer

Eagle's Flight

The Edge

Ferris Wheel

Gulf Coaster

Hay Baler

Industrial Revolution

Power Dive (Was located where The Edge had been)

Rolling Thunder

Shockwave

Sky Whirl

Southern Cross

Spinnaker

Tidal Wave

Traffique Jam

Yukon Yahoo

Z-Force
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Post by dave210 » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:42 am

Big Top was actually just relocated to Southwest Territory. It's now the Roccochet (sp?)

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Post by redfishpaw » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:49 am

Another original ride that was short lived was the Spinnaker, It was replaced by the Tidal Wave. Its hard to find a good photo of it, but I noticed it in Steven's photo below. The ride (round, white) is on the left
http://www.greatamericaparks.com/sg/rid ... oss008.jpg

note: I originally posted this under ''original flat rides''

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Post by JW65 » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:25 am

I added Big Top's rename (Ricochet) and Spinnaker to my original list. Thanks for the updates!

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Post by that_guy » Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:18 pm

Deos any one know what original Marriott rides are still operating in the Gurnee park?

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Post by SFGAmLover » Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:42 pm

Just a suggestion... if we're going to include Big Top/Richochet on the list, then we should probably also include Saskatchewan Scrambler/Hometown Fun Machine, Orleans Orbit/Orbit, Turn of the Century/Demon, and Lobster/East River Crawler.

On the other hand, we might consider removing from the list rides such as these that are still in the park but have moved and/or changed names.
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Post by redfishpaw » Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:53 am

SFGAmLover wrote:Just a suggestion... .

On the other hand, we might consider removing from the list rides such as these that are still in the park but have moved and/or changed names.
I agree with Andy. ''Big Top'' techincally is still operating in the park, so it should be removed.

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Post by JW65 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:08 am

Big top removed! Thanks guys. ;-) Jeff

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Post by Shockwavegirl » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:08 pm

Original Marriott Rides Currently in operation at SFGAm.......

Hometown Fun Machine

Orbit

Fiddler's Fling

American Eagle

Demon

Logger's Run/ Yankee Clipper (now Ice Mountain Splash)

Triple Play

Sky Trek Tower

Columbia Carousel

Scenic Railroad

Lobster/East River Crawler

Whizzer

many kiddie flat rides including Buzzy Bees (from working them so often as an employee I apparently blocked them from my memory)

Rue Le Dodge (once again, worked it, blocked it from memory)

Whitwater Rampage/Roaring Rapids (I forgot that it was a Marriott addition)

Whirligig

Great American Raceway

Big Top/Ricochet
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Post by redfishpaw » Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:34 am

also operating : Buzzy Bee and Whirligig

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Post by Great America Guy » Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:54 pm

^As well as Rue Le Dodge, Great American Raceway, and Ricochet/Big Top.

**Quick Question: Did the Six Flags takeover happen before, during, or after the 1984 season? If it was during or before, wouldn't Roaring Rapids(Whitewater Rampage) be a Marriott ride?

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Post by steven » Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:59 pm

Yes, the Gurnee rapids ride was the last Marriott ride. The Marriott / Six Flags changeover took place during the 1984 season.

Steven

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Post by Great America Guy » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:01 pm

Thanks Steven :D

I've been really into the history of SFGAm for a few years now, and there are a few things I've been trying to figure out, and that was one of them.

Thanks for your help! :)

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Post by that_guy » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:14 pm

Thank you :)

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Post by coasterfan71555 » Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:14 pm

The actual date of the change in ownership of the Gurnee park from Marriott to Six Flags was June 1, 1984. I remember that very well because it was just 9 days after the Edge accident. Hard to believe so much time has passed! I still have my season pass cards and the '84 is the last with the Marriott name.:D
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