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When was Skyhawk a ride?

Postby imdaman » Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:24 pm

Does anyone know when Skyhawk was a ride at santa clara. The cars were in the boneyard, was it an 80's/early 90's ride? What replaced it?
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Postby WhizzerSFGAm » Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:46 pm

I'm pretty sure it was replaced by the trampolines.
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Postby imdaman » Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:43 pm

Well I partly answered my own question, looking through an old brochure I know that it was at the park in the 1994 season, other than that I"m not sure.
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Postby redfishpaw » Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:18 pm

Here is a skyhawk photo
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Postby Demondude102110 » Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:37 pm

Nice Skyhawk photo Redfishpaw
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Postby nunchucks2005 » Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:19 pm

Nice pic, this is my first post!
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Postby streak » Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:50 pm

sky hawk came out in 1989. had probems where the cabins would fall off
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Postby that_guy » Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:15 pm

lol, that makes it sounds oh so safe, :lol:
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Postby redfishpaw » Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:14 am

Here is a nice Skyhawk photo

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Postby PGA ROCKS » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:06 pm

Was Skyhawk only in Santa Clara?
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Postby steven » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:48 pm

Yes, Skyhawk was only in Santa Clara. It was post-Marriott, i.e KECO. Other KECO parks had this ride, too, such as Kings Island and Kings Dominion. In southern California, Knott's Berry Farm (not a KECO park) had one, too.

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Postby eight10 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:47 am

Skyhawk came down in 1999 or 2000
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Postby jonrev » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:57 am

Did all of these types of rides come down?
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Postby retlawfan » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:55 pm

If you notice in the picture above, there are no canopies. In the original design, there were clear canopies that covered the cabins.

Skyhawk was placed just to the left of First Aid/School House building in Hometown Square.

And yes, Skyhawk opened for the 1989 season. I remember they were being tested while I was in training in February and March of 1989. During breaks some of the trainees rode it so they could test it on real people. Those darn canopies kept falling off, even back then.

It was never one of my favorites.
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Postby Magic Hate Ball » Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:06 pm

That was a really strange ride. It wasn't terribly good, either. I recall that when you pushed the little control stick to roll the car over the car would jerk to the left/right and whirr upside down, and if you let go it'd jerk in the other direction and return to a level position. A novel idea, but badly executed.
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