Santa Clara's Amerigoround has surfaced

All about the rides at Marriott's GREAT AMERICA and post-Marriott rides, too
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Post by redfishpaw » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:29 am

The carousel reopens May 1, 2007

http://www.zoo.org/carousel/

the site also has some nice photos of the shields on the carousel

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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:38 pm

So the Gurnee one is going to get put back into the park?
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Post by Demonlover13 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:19 pm

I suppose it's a rumor for the future. It would fit right in where vu was along with possibly another flat.
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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:27 pm

That would be awesome if they put the Ameri Go Round where deja vu was or where splashwater falls was. I think an another great ride they could put at Six Flags Great America would be a ride like the sun wheel at Disney California Adventure. It would be great for the thrill seakers and the families. Plus for an another flat next to the ameri go round could possibly be powerdive since they still have it?
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Post by ttd rox » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:22 am

If they get more compact flats, they could actually put quite a few in Vu's spot. It it very well possible SFGAm will re-open that carousel.
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Post by Demonlover13 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:53 pm

yankee Clipper91 wrote:That would be awesome if they put the Ameri Go Round where deja vu was or where splashwater falls was. I think an another great ride they could put at Six Flags Great America would be a ride like the sun wheel at Disney California Adventure. It would be great for the thrill seakers and the families. Plus for an another flat next to the ameri go round could possibly be powerdive since they still have it?
Powerdive looks scary.. :lol: I don't think they'd really call it the sunwheel though if we got one considering the park is in the chicago area. lol
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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:06 pm

It would be a great add to the park. We need a ferris wheel agian at great america.
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Post by Demonlover13 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:14 pm

^Absolutely. A ferris wheel would be great for the skyline.
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Post by ttd rox » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:24 pm

A ferris wheel is something SFGAm is missing big time! A giant one will make an awesome skyline but a orginal one would be nice too.
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Post by Demonlover13 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:28 pm

I'd like a triple ferris wheel but a giant Navy Pier-like one would be amazing.
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Post by ttd rox » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:52 pm

That's what I had in mind for SFGAm, a giant one like NP. We id have a triple ferris wheel at one point though. Any ferris wheel at this point would be great! :D Ameri Go Round would be nice to have and all but we already have a carousel. I guess this one is more of a kids one though.
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Post by Demonlover13 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:59 pm

Kind of but hey, its a classic. Reminds me of the old one at Coney Island. My mom tells me so many stories about grabbing the brass rings as a small child.
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Post by Glorfindel7 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:29 pm

I wonder if it's too late for Intamin to develop a new Triple Wheel?

(Actually given the "family focus" I wouldn't really be suprised if that's what might be taking the place of the Deja Vu next year....)

(Well one can dream I guess :( )

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Post by Demonlover13 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:37 pm

Now what we really need there is Thomas Town! :lol:
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Post by redfishpaw » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:26 am

I think the VU land will stay empty for a while, along with the splashwater fall land. I believe both areas will be used for a larger ride in the next few years.

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