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Sky Whirls Replacment

Postby m11stephen2 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:39 pm

Do boomerang coasters stand in the place of Sky Whirl at both parks?
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Postby that_guy » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:27 pm

yeah pretty much, quite sad isn't it :(
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Postby jonrev » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:54 pm

Only difference is Gurnee got a Vekoma Giant Inverted Boomerang, PGA got a standard Inverted Boomerang. IMO, the dumbest decision by both GAm parks.
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Re: Sky Whirls Replacment

Postby redfishpaw » Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:26 am

m11stephen2 wrote:Do boomerang coasters stand in the place of Sky Whirl at both parks?


I don't think Dejavu can be considered a coaster (anymore), it more of a giant lawn ornament. I would target this as something that should be removed as I believe it has already served its purpose.
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Postby m11stephen2 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:52 pm

Is face-off more reliable than dejavu? I do feel that Dejavu could have been placed somewhere else in the park and we could still have sky-whirl.
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Postby that_guy » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:19 pm

What's face-off?
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Postby steven » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:24 pm

He means Invertigo. Face/Off is the name of this same kind of coaster at Paramount's Kings Island.

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Postby m11stephen2 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:10 pm

Sorry, when theres so many coasters that look the same its hard to keep the names straight. :D
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Postby that_guy » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:50 pm

ohhhh ok…
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Re: Sky Whirls Replacment

Postby Papas » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:05 pm

redfishpaw wrote:
m11stephen2 wrote:Do boomerang coasters stand in the place of Sky Whirl at both parks?


I don't think Dejavu can be considered a coaster (anymore), it more of a giant lawn ornament. I would target this as something that should be removed as I believe it has already served its purpose.

Anymore? It ran better in 2005 than it did any other year, and its capcity is better than Invertigo's (the way SFGAm runs it compared to the way PGA runs theirs).
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Postby that_guy » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:15 pm

What does Six Flags do thats different?
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Postby twixmix0303 » Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:00 pm

Vekoma is out there periodically during the entire summer. My guess is Six Flags threatened to no longer do business with them if they didn't fix it. :)
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Postby coasterfan71555 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:19 pm

The replacement of Sky Whirl at both parks was one of the worst decisions ever made! Sky Whirl was an icon of the park, as much a symbol as the Columbia Carousel. I bemoan its loss and wish it was still there. Thankfully this site has a wonderful photo gallery and I can always go back and relive the memories. It was a unique ride and one that could be enjoyed by all age groups. I remember a cycle on Sky Whirl was about 7 minutes...try getting that from any other ride! The boomerang coasters, while wonderful in their own right, could have been fit in anywhere. Alas, it is no more....but that's the way it is. Long live the memories! :!:
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Postby that_guy » Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:04 pm

Those are great words for that pretty much summerize the point of this sight, to enjoy and remember the GREAT time of Marriott's GREAT AMERICA and so I must qoute and second coasterfan71555's:

"Long live the memories! :!: "
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Postby SFGAmfreak4life » Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:56 pm

I loved Sky Whirl and I miss it. I wish Deja Vu could have been placed somwhere else but I'm happy we have it. I think it's more than a worthy replacement for the classic ride.
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