Gurenee TRIPLE PLAY Gone?

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Gurenee TRIPLE PLAY Gone?

Post by coolwavepic » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:37 am

Maybe this has been covered before but after looking at the park map for the gurnee park, there is a blank spot where the Triple Play should be. Any info on this???

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Post by jonrev » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:47 pm

Triple Play was cannibalized by SFOT (they took our center piece) and will return in 2007. The rumor is that SFOT was supposed to get SFAW's Trioka but the truck that was carrying it crashed and destroyed the ride. So SFOT took parts from La Ronde's Trioka and the center hub of Triple Play and are using them now. HUSS is currently making a new center hub for their Trioka and Triple Play gets its center hub back for next season.
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Post by RLAiello » Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:49 pm

Why can't SFGAm get the new hub? It's the least they could do, since they lent it out...
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Post by Glorfindel7 » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:43 pm

RLAiello wrote:Why can't SFGAm get the new hub? It's the least they could do, since they lent it out...
Probably because the fact that the new hub might not work with the current setup, seeing that there's already some wear and tear involved between the hub and arms. Not much different than moving an appliance to a new home after its been in service at the old home for a couple of years (It might work, but why take the chance?)

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Post by pjm8071 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:38 am

Hope the truck dosn't crash when they finally decide to return our ride component... I kinda miss that ride already :cry:
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Post by da1gloc » Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:28 pm

Ya, I was at GA a couple days ago and was dissapointed that the ride was in pieces. They currently have a little smoking section in front of the ride.

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Post by redfishpaw » Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:20 pm

I read that this ride was to reopen in 2007. Anybody know anything firm on this?

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Post by WhizzerSFGAm » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:13 pm

It will definitely reopen this year (very likely on opening day). SFGAm got their center hub back in late November and should be putting the ride back together now (or already finshed re-assembling it).
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Post by binks drake » Thu May 10, 2007 3:28 pm

Triple Play is in Fact back in operation.

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Post by jonrev » Thu May 10, 2007 6:32 pm

Rode it last Saturday. Forgot how much fun it was...
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Post by PGA ROCKS » Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:47 pm

Lucky you. Here at Santa Clara, Triple Play was removed in 2005. I miss it so much. :cry:
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Post by tillenterprises » Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:13 am

PGA ROCKS wrote:Lucky you. Here at Santa Clara, Triple Play was removed in 2005. I miss it so much. :cry:
No offense, but everytime I get sad about the rides they removed from Gurnee, I always think that it could be alot worse- we could have the Santa Clara park. Great America just wouldn't be the same without the Whizzer, Yankee Clipper, train, etc.

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Post by Demonlover13 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:27 pm

This is a ride I go on every time I go to Six Flags. Great ride even though my mom hates it.
I need a great day this year, or 2, or 30!

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Post by TripplePlay93 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:55 am

and dont forget demonlover13 to ride a yellow car the first time of the day!
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