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Placement of Whirlygig?

Postby Cliffhanger » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:16 pm

Was the "Whirlygig" always in Yukon Territory in front of what is now Batman?
For some reason I remember as a kid going to the park and being surprized that it was there.
I also remember it not being there when i went to Fright Fest as a kid. The circular cement pad was there, but behind the chain-link fence there was the Batmobile and actors dressed up as rats. (they were eating popcorn people were "feeding" them. weird, right? :shock: )
Was I dreaming? or was Whirlygig removed at one point?
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Re: Placement of Whirlygig?

Postby impala101 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:54 pm

My understanding of it is this:

-Whirligig was an original ride in 1976, located in County Fair, across from Fiddler's Fling
-It was moved in 1985 to Yankee Harbor in front of Tidal Wave when Z-Force was built
-In 1992, it was moved across in front of Yankee Clipper when Batman: The Ride opened. The Batmobile was parked in the spot where Whirligig was
-In 2001, when V2 was built, Whirligig was once again moved back to where it was before Batman: The Ride came along. This is its current location.
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Re: Placement of Whirlygig?

Postby sfgam » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:42 pm

I just came across an aerial pic of Whirligig in-front of Yankee Clipper: It is in the far left of the pic. :)
http://www.angelfire.com/mn/sfgam/images/coasters1.jpg
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Re: Placement of Whirlygig?

Postby sfgam » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:00 pm

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