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What original (or old time) rides survive at each park?

Postby douglips » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:19 am

I was curious what rides are still around from the Marriott days at each park. Here's what I can think of from Santa Clara off the top of my head:

- Barney Oldfields
- Rue Le Dodge
- Carousel Columbia
- Delta Flyer/Eagle's Flight
- The Demon (rest in peace, Turn of the Century)
- Fiddler's Fling (now Centrifuge)
- Orlean's Orbit (now Orbit)
- Logger's Run

- Whirligig was never there, but there is Celebration Swings which is similar

GURNEE (from things I've heard and the "rides" page here: )
- Triple Play
- Willard's Whizzer (now "Whizzer")
- Orbit
- Logger's Run
- Yankee Clipper

Can you think of any others?
I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to travel from Santa Clara to Chicago for the whizzer and triple play - are there any other old timey rides at Gurnee?
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Re: What original (or old time) rides survive at each park?

Postby jimmy gimbels » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:10 pm

Don't forget to look to the kid's areas for Marriott era rides.

- Boat ride now rebranded in Camp Cartoon. They don't make them like this anymore: heavy metal boarts
- Buzzy Bee now rebranded in Bugs Bunny National Park. You can see it featured in those 1976 commericials.
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Re: What original (or old time) rides survive at each park?

Postby Demonlover13 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:26 pm

Surviving Gurnee MGA Rides:
-American Eagle
-Demon
-Whizzer (Prev. Willard's Whizzer)
-Columbia (Obviously)
-Sky Trek Tower (Prev. Sky Tower)
-Fiddler's Fling
-Scenic Railway
-Great America Raceway (Prev. Barney O)
-Hometown Fun Machine
-Triple Play
-Orbit (Prev. Orleans Orbit)
-Rue Le Dodge
-East River Crawler (Prev. Lobster)
-Yankee Clipper
-Whirligig
-Logger's Run
-Buzzy Bees, Ladybug ride, and other kiddie rides?

In All, Six Flags has quite a few left
I need a great day this year, or 2, or 30!
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Re: What original (or old time) rides survive at each park?

Postby douglips » Sun May 23, 2010 3:16 pm

I had forgotten Berzerker - was that an original ride? I can't recall specifically but it seems like it was there when I was a kid. It's still there at CGA.
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Re: What original (or old time) rides survive at each park?

Postby Demonlover13 » Sun May 23, 2010 6:24 pm

^It was Yukon Yahoo originally
I need a great day this year, or 2, or 30!
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