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Rides 1988 to 1994

Postby RavenLenore13 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:21 am

I was hired in SC for Smurf Woods/Yukon Rides in 1988 & went to Yankee Rides from '89 to '94.

I absolutely loved working there until Paramount made it into a huge movie commercial.
(Ever watch the movie "Fierce Creatures?" It felt like that...)

I typically could be found at Clipper 2nd Lift, but I ran all the YH rides & I was a YH rides trainer as well.


I miss the fun of those old days...
Anyone else here from that era?


~Kryis Lindseth
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Postby coaster_11 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:45 am

I worked in Orleans Place 1 rides in 1994, and in County Fair 1 rides in 1995, and was cross trained in County Fair 2 rides in 1995 as well. I ran Sky Tower, Carousel Columbia, Rue Le Dodge, Delta Flyer/Eagles Flight, Grizzly, Fiddler's Fling, The Edge, Ameri-Go-Round, Triple Wheel, Demon, Barney Oldfield, and Berzerker. I must say that 1995 (County Fair) was the best season for me since County Fair rides were, at that time, some of the best rides in the park.
Santa Clara Great America is the best
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Re: Rides 1988 to 1994

Postby kevin_h » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:05 pm

Hey Raven, good to hear from you. I'm sure there is a piece of second lift at your house somewhere. Moved all my pics to http://www.greatamericapics.com easier to add stuff to.
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