On the way to work...

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FunnelCake
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On the way to work...

Post by FunnelCake » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:22 pm

Hi everyone...to start, just thought i'd mention I love the website...brings back a lot of memories. :D

I actually work fairly close to PGA, and thought I'd rummage along the parking lot to see what was around...here's what I found. I hope this isn't too OT...I looked for an off topic forum, and couldn't find one.


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Sorry about the resolution. One of the pics looks like car parts from the Barney Oldfield Speedway...the disassembled ride I found in the employee parking lot...not sure what ride it is...might not even be that old...
The rides are great, the shows are great the fun is GREAT

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SFGAmLover
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Post by SFGAmLover » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:42 pm

Looks like a Troika... Triple Play.
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Post by steven » Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:52 pm

Yes, it's Triple Play. :-(

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Post by redfishpaw » Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:56 am

Does anyone know why Triple Play was removed?

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Post by jonrev » Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:25 pm

Old age probably. The Triple Play is still running in Gurnee and was in rehab for 2003. I still love it.
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Post by imdaman » Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:32 am

Hey FunnelCake, if I didn't already mention it, great pics! Do you happen to have any more pics? Thanks!

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Post by ttd rox » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:02 am

I can't seem to view the pics, it's just a big red X in the boxes. The Triple Play in Gurnee actually was taken apart in 2006 or 2007 (can't really remember) but it was put back together in 2007 and is still operating. It's a really fun ride!
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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:18 pm

It was 2006.
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Post by ttd rox » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:15 pm

I thought it was 2006 because in 2007 I remember it running again but I didn't get to ride it.
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yankee Clipper91
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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:57 pm

Well I have not rode it since 2004. So I really want to ride it this year really bad.
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Post by Demonlover13 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:14 pm

^We'll take care of that..
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yankee Clipper91
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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:58 pm

That is going to be my first ride then the orbit.
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Post by Demonlover13 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:06 pm

I'll skip the orbit but thanks....
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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:18 pm

What you don't like the orbit. That was my first upside down ride ever.
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Post by Demonlover13 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:24 pm

It's ok but I don't like having to hold on for dear life. lol
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