If you could bring it back...

All about the rides at Marriott's GREAT AMERICA and post-Marriott rides, too
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Glorfindel7
Tidal Wave
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Post by Glorfindel7 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:55 pm

djames42 wrote:Santa Clara

Not a ride, but I really miss Ye Old Rootbeer Shoppe (or whatever it was called--it was just around the corner from the Wizzer; I really miss the yummy 5¢ root beer on a hot summer day)
It was called the Hot Shoppe

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Post by djames42 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:16 am

Ahhh, thanks... Such good memories. I remember my brother discovering the place and always looking forward to stopping in. It was one of those virtually undiscovered spots that was only occasionally crowded. It, along with the bbq chicken restaurant in the Yukon Territory, were my favorite food & drink places in the park.

(And I realized I spelled Whizzer wrong too, but I've got great memories of that as well).

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Post by gasc1990s » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:21 pm

1. Tidal Wave with all its original themeing.
2. Yankee Clipper
3. The original Logger's Run(SC)
4. The Edge
5. Triple Wheel
6. Oh & Stealth :(

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yankee Clipper91
Willard's Whizzer
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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:27 pm

Well if you plan to visit sfgam Yankee Clipper is basically open in the summer only.
RIP Sky Whirl (1976-2000)

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Shelly725
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Re: If you could bring it back...

Post by Shelly725 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:11 pm

Shockwave
Tidal Wave
Sky Whirl
Splash Water Falls
im having a bit of trouble with the fifth one idk maybe Rolling Thunder or Power Dive...
*Been riding Coasters since 1988*

"What id give to take another ride on the Tidal Wave, Shockwave, Sky Whirl, Great American Raceway and Splash Water Falls"

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WestBurbs14
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Re: If you could bring it back...

Post by WestBurbs14 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:33 pm

Great Question.

Gurnee:
1. Delta Flyer/Eagle's Flight
2. Splashwater Falls (Why did they remove it if they didn't want to replace it with anything?)
3. Edge
4. Tidal Wave
5. Traffique Jam

If I may inject a non-ride request, I'd like the 5-cent root beer stand back in Hometown Square! I'd even settle for a buck.

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NotBill
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Re: If you could bring it back...

Post by NotBill » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:10 pm

Wow, thought I replied to this one, guess not :P

1. Shockwave
2. Tidal Wave
3. Sky Whirl
4. Davey Jones' Dinghies (sentimental favorite)
5. Delta/Flight/Cross
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aka "Bill" Finley
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DarkJak2050
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Re: If you could bring it back...

Post by DarkJak2050 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:00 pm

Santa Clara

Sky Whirl
Triple Play
Whizzer (Wanted to ride it)
Tidal Wave
Rue Le Dodge (Original driving style)

You guys in Gurnee are lucky. You still have more of the original Marriott rides to this day (3 of them are listed above). The only Marriott ride that the Santa Clara park has that the Gurnee park doesn't, is the Delta Flyer/Eagle's Flight.

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Re: If you could bring it back...

Post by DemonLvr52379 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:46 pm

Gurnee
1.) Shockwave- I remember in 1997 for high school physics day riding this ride 7 times in a row since it had a short line. Wow I had a headache but it was well worth it :)
2.) Tidal Wave- The year that I was finally tall enough to ride it the ride was gone :(
3.)The Edge- A ride I always wanted to go on
4.) Sky Whirl- One of my first rides that I went on as a child and always one of my favorites
5.) Cajun Cliffanger- One time went on the ride 3 times in a row, and man I was happily dizzy :)
I luv Great America...Bring on the fun!!!

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Re: If you could bring it back...

Post by ShockWave88 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:15 pm

GURNEE, IL

1) SHOCKWAVE
2) TIDAL WAVE
3) SKY WHIRL
4) DELTA FLYER/EAGLES FLIGHT
5) SOUTHERN CROSS

I HOPE ALL THESE RIDES ARE IN HEAVEN WHEN I DIE!!!

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Cheesehead Dave
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Re: If you could bring it back...

Post by Cheesehead Dave » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:44 am

1. Tidal Wave
2. Cajun Cliffhanger
3. Power Dive
4. Spinnaker
5. Z-Force
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(1990-Demon, 1991-Power Dive/Cajun, 1992-Loggers, 1993-Eagle, 1994-Space Shuttle, 1995-Iron Wolf)

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Re: If you could bring it back...

Post by dlmtechnology » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:25 am

1. Z-Force (it looked fun, never rode it)

2. The Barney Oldfield/Great Amerca Raceway (That was my home unit, it has a special place in my heart all those hours out at the field position) (I often wished it had its figure 8 track when I worked there)

3. Trailblazer (I know its not "Marriott Old" but I enjoyed it with my little brother back in the day

4. Restore the glory of the White Water Rampage, it may not be gone, but it's spirit is. I loved the theming of that ride, I always wished I got to work it, but sadly those positions were full when I was hired and so I got Splashwater Falls. It seems it's not as "wet" as it used to be you never get close to getting under any waterfalls anymore, I really miss the geysers after the tunnel when there was a field 2 position. The craptastic coin operated jets are not the same....Make the geysers Coin operated I'd spend my entire day there feeding those boxes!

5. Skywhirl!!! Saw it when I was a kid but way too scared to ride it, now I miss it!

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Re: If you could bring it back...

Post by XYZ » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:56 pm

At the Santa Clara Park:

-Tidal Wave
-Whizzer
-Edge
-Scenic Railway

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