What was your/least favorite operational season?

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What was your/least favorite operational season?

Post by that_guy » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:00 pm

I have brought up a topic like this before that didn't do too well, but I am willing to start this one:

What was your favorite and or least favorite operational season and why?

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Post by ewilson » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:32 pm

The first year without Warner Brothers characters.

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Post by RandyV » Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:30 pm

For me (Gurnee park)

Low point is a two-way tie:

'87 - Edge removed and replaced with Power Dive :mad:
'89 - Rolling Thunder :roll:

There was just nothing new to get excited about in those years.

Favorite year -- probably '81 for me. How can anything top the opening of the American Eagle? :) I remember standing in line 3 hours to ride. And it was worth it!
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Post by steven » Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:34 pm

ewilson wrote:The first year without Warner Brothers characters.
Ed,

Did you prefer Warner Brothers characters over Hanna-Barbera characters for sentimental reasons or was it because of some other reason?

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Post by xxlatinogueroxx » Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:27 pm

So when Great America opened in 1976, i didnt have Warner Bros. characters? I thought Bugs Bunny has always been the mascot.

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Post by segerken » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:07 pm

xxlatinogueroxx wrote:So when Great America opened in 1976, i didnt have Warner Bros. characters? I thought Bugs Bunny has always been the mascot.
Santa Clara went to Hana-Barbera characters after Paramount bought the park.

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Post by ewilson » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:10 pm

With the Warner Bros. charaters there were more shows, special costumes,and special appearances. Also everyone from all ages and places recognized them.

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Post by that_guy » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:06 pm

uuuh, ok, so that makes it your favorite operational season?
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Post by steven » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:10 pm

The way I gather it is that the first year without Warner Bros. characters was his least favorite season. This was Santa Clara only. Gurnee has had Warner Bros. characters every year.

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