Rainbow?

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Rainbow?

Post by coolwavepic » Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:39 am

Does anyone remember the Rainbow from SC? I believe it was in Orleans Place and in the spot where Rip Roaring Rapids is. If anyone has photos of this ride, that would be great.

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Post by that_guy » Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:32 am

Rainbow? I haven't seen a rainbow anywhere in any picture, please share :D
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Post by jonrev » Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:21 pm

I never heard of SC having a Zamperla Rainbow but the Gurnee park has one that has been rethemed called TrailBlazer.
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Post by retlawfan » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:30 pm

What is a Rainbow? Could someone describe it?
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Post by retlawfan » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:31 pm

What is a Rainbow? Could someone describe it?
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Post by retlawfan » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:32 pm

I guess I REALLY want to know!

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Post by jonrev » Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:15 pm

SFKK has one. It's basically a long arm with a gondala on the bottom that swings side to side and then eventually rotates 360 degrees. You do not go upsidedown.
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Post by retlawfan » Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:40 pm

If I'm reading the description properly, isn't that the "Cajun Carpet" that Santa Clara had? I think it may have been located in Yukon Territory, but am not 100% sure of the location. It may have been Orleans Place too.

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Post by that_guy » Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:46 pm

I remember seeing a map on ebay that was from a post Marriott SC year that had something like The new Cajun Carpet ride...I tried googleing it but never found it.
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Post by BrianPlencner » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:27 pm

Below is a picture at night of the Falling Star (aka Rainbow) at Indiana Beach in Monticello Indiana.

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I know Great America in Gurnee never had one of these. I am not sure if Santa Clara did or not.

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Post by steven » Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:34 pm

Hi,

Santa Clara, post-Marriott, had this ride, although it's not quite the same as the one in Brian's photo. It was in Orleans Place, as has been mentioned already in the thread, hence the Cajun name. I have some photos, but they've not been scanned yet. :-( Eventually... :-)

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Post by that_guy » Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:36 pm

Anyone know anything about it? When it openned/closed, where it was in Orleans Place, etc?
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Post by coolwavepic » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:20 am

From what I remember it was where Rip Roaring Rapids is now. The ride was take out for the rapids. It was new the entrance to Yukon Territory. Maybe next to Orleans Orbit. This is a vague memory of it. I do remember it having a rainbow on it too.

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