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Postby twixmix0303 » Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:17 am

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Postby BrianPlencner » Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:38 am

Yes, all the cabins at the Gurnee park were scrapped between the 2004 and 2005 season, except for the 4 that the park had out during Fright Fest (the ones painted Green, that were over in Hometown Square).

Hopefully, they will at least keep those. Even if they use them the way they did, it at least allowed us to sit in them again.
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Postby JW65 » Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:19 am

Hi Steven,

What are the dimensions of the cabins? It has been mentioned by several people in this thread how large the cabins are, but to get a real idea of their size it would be nice to know their dimensions.

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Postby redfishpaw » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:22 am

I have been scanning a few more photos, here is Skywhirl from 1987. Scan is not the best. I believe this photo was taken by my mom (it was her favorite ride).

:arrow: http://www.pbase.com/redfishpaw/image/55029178
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Postby SFGAmfreak4life » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:08 am

I really miss Sky Whirl but I'd rather have Deja Vu.
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Postby m_force_4_ever » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:41 am

wow I miss Sky Whirl, it was my favorite ride ever (over any coaster :shock: )
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Postby pjm8071 » Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:04 pm

Hey Steven. You have probably already seen this since you are also a regular on the Astroworld site. This was on E-bay. Didn't know if you had anymore room in your storage but I know how you love skyrides.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... Track=true
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Postby redfishpaw » Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:27 pm

Nice ebay find, Thanks for the pointer. I wonder if this person has more than just the three pictured.
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Postby pjm8071 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:12 pm

Figured sometime in the next decade Steven might have enough parts for his very own ride. :lol:
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Postby redfishpaw » Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:38 pm

These Astroworld cabins are still on ebay (price reduced)
:arrow: http://cgi.ebay.com/Astroworld-Gondola- ... dZViewItem
A nice find for the serious collector
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Postby SFGAmfreak4life » Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:05 am

If I had the money I would like to buy the cabins. The only problem is storage and I don't feel like renting a shed.
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Postby that_guy » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:12 pm

SFGAmfreak4life wrote:If I had the money I would like to buy the cabins. The only problem is storage and I don't feel like renting a shed.


I don't know about you, but there is also the problem of going down to Texas, picking them up, and then getting them home... sounds like a pain to me. but it would be cool to have them!
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Postby SFGAmfreak4life » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:24 pm

As long as I had money and a place to store the cabins I would do everything necessary to get the cabins home.
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Wish Sky Whirl would come back

Postby Quell » Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:19 pm

Ok, I know they scrapped it but I thought that Sky Whirl was a really great ride. I wish it would come back.
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Postby that_guy » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:48 pm

Does anyone think Intamin would ever make one of these again?...or something like it?
Or do you think they feel it was just a unpractical ride type... I think this had to be the mother of all family/Ferris wheel rides...
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