All about the rides at Marriott's GREAT AMERICA and post-Marriott rides, too
- Tidal Wave
- Posts: 428
- Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:42 pm
- Location: Grayslake, Illinois
What happened to the working headlights and grill on the front of the Whizzer trains? The headlights looked like a cool effect.
Gurnee Ride Op - 2007
- Buzzy Bee
- Posts: 8
- Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:21 am
The headlights were manufactued by mercedes benz, and are extremly costly. Simple as that.
- Gulf Coaster
- Posts: 23
- Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:06 pm
Pretty much. People would keep stealing them. In Germany they were easy to come by and cheaper, but in the states they were a hot item.
That and the electrical generator and battery system that kept them lit was worn out and expensive to replace.