Does anyone remember th name???

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Does anyone remember th name???

Post by rideaddict124 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:38 pm

does anyone remember that ride that goes up a tower while spinning and u press a button and u shoot up in the air?
does anyone know what its called?
is it someth9ing like sky hawk?
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Post by dpxtreme » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:38 pm

It's called Skyhawk. And you sit in a pod that slowly turns around the center tower, and you use a joystick to do barrel rolls.

http://www.rcktman.com/greatamerica/skyhawk2.jpg

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Post by rideaddict124 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:50 pm

oh thanks.
i never got to ride that ride.
when was it removed
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Post by dpxtreme » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:04 pm

It was removed in either 1998 or 1999. I'm pretty sure it was 1999 because Yankee Clipper was removed in 1998, so Skyhawk was most likely removed in 1999. And the train was gone in 2000. It was always broken every time I went to ride it, but it was a really fun ride once I actually got on it.

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Post by gasc1990s » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:48 pm

I never went on it either. :( It looks like it was a fun ride. It makes me so sad it's gone & even sadder looking at that Tidal Wave loop which I miss the most! You're right Yankee Clipper's last season was 1998 & so was Tidal Wave's. Starting w/the 1999 season it was renamed Greased Lightnin. Then removed after the 2002 season. :cry: Sky Hawk's last season was 2000. I have old maps from the SC park dating back to 1999. Stealth's last season was 2003 so that stupid waterpark could take it's place in 2004. :cry:

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Post by rideaddict124 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:55 am

that water park should have better slides at least.
stealth and yankee clipper would still be here if it wasnt for the waterpark.
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Post by dpxtreme » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:19 pm

^^Tidal Wave, or should I say Greased Lightning's last season was in 2002, not 1998.

^Yankee Clipper was removed to make room for Stealth, so they would both have not been there at the same time. Boomerang Bay may not be the best waterpark, but it draws a lot of people in the summer.

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Post by Demonlover13 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:57 pm

dpxtreme wrote:^^Tidal Wave, or should I say Greased Lightning's last season was in 2002, not 1998.

^Yankee Clipper was removed to make room for Stealth, so they would both have not been there at the same time. Boomerang Bay may not be the best waterpark, but it draws a lot of people in the summer.
I believe he meant 1998 was the last year for Tidal Wave's name.
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Post by rideaddict124 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:26 pm

oh.
well that sucks.
i think they should expand the water park.
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Post by Stealthguy05 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:26 pm

Based on surveys done a while ago, the last expantion is north of the tower slides and the lazy river.
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Post by rideaddict124 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:26 pm

ooohhh
i get everything
k thanks
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