Stored rides, parts, etc.

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Stored rides, parts, etc.

Post by SFGAmfreak4life » Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:41 pm

I'm interested in knowing what old rides, parts, etc. both parks still have in storage. Right now I can remember the following things at Gurnee. Power Dive is laying in the employee lot. Triple Play cars are laying in the employee lot for now. Sky Whirl cabins are in the employee lot. The second Scenic Raliway train is on the transfer track. Anything else you Gurnee folks can think of? I've never been to PGA so I would like to hear from you guys.

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Post by that_guy » Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:25 pm

I'm also interested in this, Gurnee goers are lucky to still have stuff over their... all I can think of is Triple Play parts(if it is still there, anyone have an update) and the Barney Oldfield Car chasis from different topics...
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Post by jonrev » Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:47 am

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Sky Whirl Cabins

Post by Glorfindel7 » Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:10 am

I've a question, did they ever scrap the sky whirl after taking it down (other than the cabins of course...) If so, about when was that done?

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Post by dpxtreme » Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:32 pm

I'm so glad Santa Clara still have their Power Dive/Endeavor. It's so fun because it goes upside down slow, and usually stalls upside down for a while.

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Re: Sky Whirl Cabins

Post by jonrev » Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:13 pm

Glorfindel7 wrote:I've a question, did they ever scrap the sky whirl after taking it down (other than the cabins of course...) If so, about when was that done?
I have seen photos of the mechanical crap sitting in the employee lot for the 2001 season, so my guess is it was scrapped sometime in 2001. The cabins were scrapped last year except for a couple of them which are used for Fright Fest.
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Post by SFGAmfreak4life » Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:21 pm

^ The only pictures I ever took in the back lot were the day when the Superman track arrived. Since you have those two pictures did you happen to see if the hay bayler was there? If so do you have a picture?

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Post by jonrev » Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:38 pm

^I didnt see anything that could have been related to it. I believe it is still there but can never be used again due to rust (probably same with Power Dive).
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Post by SFGAmfreak4life » Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:37 pm

Thats too bad. The Hay Bayler was a fun ride. I always had hopes for it being relocated but I guess it wont be.

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Post by jonrev » Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:58 pm

I thought it would have fit in well in Southwest Territory (put it in that space with the game and Dippin Dots stand next to Trailblazer).
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Post by SFGAmfreak4life » Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:13 pm

I dont remember how big that space is but Southwest would be a good enough fit for the Hay Bayler. I think County Fair is the best fit but it really wouldnt matter as long as it was back.

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Post by Glorfindel7 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:36 pm

SFGAmfreak4life wrote:I dont remember how big that space is but Southwest would be a good enough fit for the Hay Bayler. I think County Fair is the best fit but it really wouldnt matter as long as it was back.
I would love to see the Hay Bayler back... Been a long time, but used to enjoy that ride. (However, it probably wouldn't be too hard for GA to pick up a second hand version from a carnival and retheme as necessary?)

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Post by SFGAmfreak4life » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:44 pm

I would be okay with a second hand ride as long as it runs fine. I would hope the park wouldnt get anything as bad as King Chaos again. I dont think it would cost much just to get a new one but I have no idea what flats cost.

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Post by Glorfindel7 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:27 pm

Speaking of "Bad Flats" what's up with Revolution anyway? I think I heard somewhere that there was a "Burning tire" smell coming from the ride. Now everytime I look at SFGAMWorld it has the ride as "closed" ???

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Post by jonrev » Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:47 pm

I've heard that Revolution is awaiting a part and will reopen soon.
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