Original Flat Rides

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Original Flat Rides

Post by Santa Cruisin » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:07 am

What where the original flat rides at Gurnee?

In Santa Clara I remember:

The Triple Play (gone)
Bottoms Up (gone)
Hilltopper (gone, was near Turn of the Century entrance)
Fiddler's Fling (name changed to Centrifuge)
Yukon Yahoo (gone)
Saskatchewan Scrambler (moved near Demon entrance and renamed Industrial Revolution (now gone).
The Lobster (gone)
Orleans Orbit

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Re: Original Flat Rides

Post by BrianPlencner » Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:44 am

Here is the list as I remember it from the Gurnee Park
  • The Triple Play

    Bottoms Up (removed after 1983 season)

    Orleans Orbit (moved in 1984 to Bottoms Up location and is now called Orbit)

    Industrial Revolution (gone, sat next to Demon)

    Hay Bayler (Removed at the end of the 2000 season, along with Sky Whirl to make room for Deja Vu for the 2001 season. )

    Big Top (moved to SW Territory in 1996, and is now called Ricochet)

    Davey Jones Dinghies (gone. Sat in Orleans Place)

    Flidders Fling

    Lobster (Now called East River Crawler. Name was changed in 1992 when Batman the Ride went in, to fit with the "Gothem City" theme)

    Whirligig (has moved around a few times, and had a few name changes. But, is currently called Whirligig again and sits in front of Batman The Ride)

    Yukon Yahoo (Bayern-Kurve. Moved to where Condor now sits and was called "Delta Flyer". Interesting choice of names, as that was the name of that end of the Sky Ride that ran between Orleans Place and Co. Fair. At the end of the 1990 season, it was removed and Condor was put in its place)

    Saskatchewan Scrambler (Moved next to Whizzer and renamed HomeTown Fun Machine)
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Spinnaker

Post by redfishpaw » Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:58 pm

Another original ride that was short lived was the Spinnaker, It was replaced by the Tidal Wave. Its hard to find a good photo of it, but I noticed it in Steven's photo below. The ride (round, white) is on the left
http://www.greatamericaparks.com/sg/rid ... oss008.jpg

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Post by Demondude102110 » Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:10 pm

Does anyone know what year the Spinnaker was removed?
Demon rules!

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Post by redfishpaw » Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:53 pm

Spinnaker was removed in 1977, and Tidal Wave was installed in 1978

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Post by Demondude102110 » Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:23 pm

Thanks Redfishpaw!
Demon rules!

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Post by missedthemarriotera » Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:02 pm

can anyone name the flat rides they have now? (without looking on a ride status page)
ahahaha

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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:57 pm

Gurnee
Columbia
Sky Trek Tower
Rue le dodge
Lobster aka east river crawler
Yankee Clipper
Whirligig
Loggers Run
Fiddlers Fling
American Eagle
Barney Oldfield Speedway aka great america raceway (don't know how much longer it will last)
Demon
Big top aka Richochet
Orleans orbit aka orbit
Saskatchewan Scrambler aka Hometown fun machine
Triple Play
Great america Senic Railroad
Whitewater Rampage aka Roaring Rapids
Willards whizzer
Last edited by yankee Clipper91 on Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
RIP Sky Whirl (1976-2000)

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Post by missedthemarriotera » Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:02 pm

Gurnee
Columbia
Sky Trek Tower
Rue le dodge
Lobster aka east river crawler
Yankee Clipper
Whirligig
Loggers Run
Fiddlers Fling
American Eagle
Barney Oldfield Speedway aka great america raceway (don't know how much longer it will last)
Demon
Big top aka Richochet
Orleans orbit aka orbit
Saskatchewan Scrambler aka Hometown fun machine
Triple Play
Great america Senic Railroad
Whitewater Rampage aka Roaring Rapids
revalution
big easy baloons
king chaos
jesters wild ride
raging bull
batman:the ride
superman:ultimate flight
dark night
iron wolf
V2
whizzer
condor

i belive those are all the rides they currently have :)
ahahaha

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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:26 pm

Those are only the Marriotts rides not the six flags ones. :lol: Also you forgot cubasco, river rocker, rajun cajun, and giant drop
RIP Sky Whirl (1976-2000)

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Post by missedthemarriotera » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:03 am

Columbia
Sky Trek Tower
Rue le dodge
Lobster aka east river crawler
Yankee Clipper
Whirligig
Loggers Run
Fiddlers Fling
American Eagle
Barney Oldfield Speedway aka great america raceway (don't know how much longer it will last)
Demon
Big top aka Richochet
Orleans orbit aka orbit
Saskatchewan Scrambler aka Hometown fun machine
Triple Play
Great america Senic Railroad
Whitewater Rampage aka Roaring Rapids
revalution
big easy baloons
king chaos
jesters wild ride
raging bull
batman:the ride
superman:ultimate flight
dark night
iron wolf
V2
whizzer
condor
river rocker
rajun cajun
giant drop
viper



is that all of them? i think so, all of them besides the ones in lunnytoon national park anyway
cubasco
ahahaha

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Post by macman » Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:24 pm

Can an admin fix the broken link above for the Southern Cross image that shows the Spinnaker? It should be http://www.greatamericaparks.com/images ... =139&pos=7

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Post by jonrev » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:31 pm

missedthemarriotera wrote:can anyone name the flat rides they have now? (without looking on a ride status page)
Why did you bump a thread that's been dead for 3 years to ask a trivia question???
Gurnee Ride Op - 2007

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Post by Demonlover13 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:24 pm

^Good question
I need a great day this year, or 2, or 30!

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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:52 pm

Hey at least someone wants to do some posting in here. Some posting is better than no posting.
RIP Sky Whirl (1976-2000)

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