Sounds of Great America

General discussion about Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
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Post by Demonlover13 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:27 pm

Let's see.
-The whizzer lift
-Unfortunately, the stupid geico ad. lol
-The demon soundtrack and the loud noise the demon made when it went into the mini drop before the first drop
-The mardi gras music (The scooby doo game gets on my nerves a lot)
-The whoosh from V2 and the bull when you stand next to it.
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Post by Mr. D.T. » Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:59 pm

Aside from Orleans and V2, the original soundtracks are all but gone! I hope they come back somehow. The park isn't the same without them whether people like it or not.

As for the Geico and Army ads played throughout the park -- get rid of them now! They really get on my nerves. Geico is getting a new reputation of being one of the most advertised companies on TV and the radio; I always get goosebumps whenever their dreadful commercials are played on TV and beyond. Now the scariest part of the Viper, soon-to-be-Snakes-On-A-Train, will be the giant ad that hangs on the side of the coaster. AAAIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Nevertheless, I understand that Six Flags needs the extra profits because they remain in debt. Getting cited by OSHA only worsened things up. Oh well, that must be the best of both worlds.

In addition, County Fair, let alone half of the park, won't be the same with the whirring of the Sky Whirl absent from the air.

OK, enough of this negative stuff. I still do enjoy visiting the park and maybe if they remove Splashwater Falls like the rumors say, they may replace it with something good. Let's hope it's not another kiddie section. :)
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Post by Demonlover13 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:01 pm

yea, let's hope. :roll:
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Post by benzo41190 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:35 am

-walking near sky whirl and hearing the fans running and the sound of the motors.
-The sounds of the Columbia walking into the park.
-The sounds of Shockwave during the last cycles when walking back to the car.
-The sound of Loggers Run when we would eat lunch.
-The Marriott Music in Yankee harbor at night when we would walk to leave the park.
-The "Closing Track" that they would play during closing.
-The Marriott Music in Orleans Place when I would watch Shockwave.

The last one is probably the best and saddest memory of the park I have. Just the sound of Shockwave with the Orleans music was so cool. And now I listen to the Orleans music and watch some old footage of Shockwave to fill in the memory.

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Post by Angry_Gumball » Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:46 pm

Let's see...Well, I've actually had the Columbia's music stuck in my head all day today after visiting Santa Clara's GA yesterday. I definitely recall Triple Wheel's ongoing high pitched noise you can hear across the park, the ufo/humming sound of Orbit, the high pitched sound of Berserker/Yukon yahoo, Putting sounds of the antique cars, and the screeching sounds at the end of a ride on Fiddler's Fling.

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Post by Demonlover13 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:45 pm

THe screeching sounds I remember also.
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sounds or music of the park

Post by debbie lead » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:18 pm

I remember the SILENCE in the morning before anything gets started, and being serenaded by the "Carosel ??" sound at the end of the night. Matter of fact, when I visited the park a few years ago, I was there at closing, and they STILL played the same exact song!!?! And I could still remember every word!?!! Stop the madness!!

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Post by Demonlover13 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:04 pm

I've heard that too. I recognize some of the carousel songs from my I-Pod. :)
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Post by Arrow Guy » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:21 pm

The Looney Tunes and Columbia music as you entered
Whizzer clacking up the lift
Demon's awesome sound effects
The Eagle ascending the lift which could be heard quite a ways away
The roar of Z Force
The hum of the Orbit in motion
And my favorite sound of all, the Tidal Wave's brakes and restraint release
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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:31 pm

The only previous sound that comes to mind is the sky whirl's arms.

Present
rides that have interesting sounds at great america
Lobster
Barney Oldfield cars
Whirligig
triple play
whizzer
Rue le dodge
condor
RIP Sky Whirl (1976-2000)

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Post by Angry_Gumball » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:49 pm

And present day CGA's distinctive sounds that seem to stand out:
-Top Gun's/Flight Deck's lift, occasionally sounds like it's chattering from the anti rollbacks
-Squeaks of Firefall rocking back n forth
-The releasing of the restraints of Centrifuge/Fiddler's (Makes this shocking noise multiple times as not all restraints release on the first buzz)
-The roars of Top Gun/Flight Deck and Vortex
-Falling into the brakes of Drop Zone/Tower, has this trademark Intamin 'hit the brakes' sound
-The clangy sound of Grizzly going up the lift
-And the "Goodbye" music that plays to tell people their day is over, time go go. (It actually just plays "I'm proud to be an American")

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