Ride op. ignorance

Share your memories of working at Marriott's GREAT AMERICA in Gurnee
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Ride op. ignorance

Post by Demonlover13 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:14 am

Me and Yankeeclipper91 went to Six Flags and asked some ride ops if they knew what the sky whirl was. Only 1 out of like 8 did. Pretty sad.
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Post by GreatAmerica4ever » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:26 pm

Unfortunately, its already a new generation.

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Post by Demonlover13 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:39 pm

Yeah, pretty unfortunate that they don't teach them any history.
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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:45 pm

Yeah it is really sad that they don't have people working there that knows the history.
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Post by steven » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:13 pm

It's been that way for a long time. When I first visited Santa Clara in 1993, I found that none of the employees that I spoke to had any idea that there was a former sister park in Gurnee that was also named Great America.

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Post by Demonlover13 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:12 am

Now that really is sad....
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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:02 am

I asked someone at loggers run about that earlier this year and they knew about that and how old loggers run was.
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Post by Demonlover13 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:13 pm

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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:49 pm

That is the same way how I feel. The people that have been working there a long time know more and are awesome to have a conversation with about the park. When you ask a teen they don't really care a whole lot or it is because they know nothing.
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A nightmare...

Post by geostevphen » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:55 pm

that required the use of a VW bug to unload it during its demise. And the oil-dry consumption Capitol of the park. Yes even more than cliffhanger.
"Get the hel* of that railing, it's already busted; Fat A**" Heard over the WWR PA System as I left the ride to go to lunch, July 1986

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