Rides you've ridden no longer there

General discussion about Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
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Demonlover13
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Rides you've ridden no longer there

Post by Demonlover13 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:52 pm

I've only been going to the park in Gurnee about 3 years actively. I got a chance to ride Stargate and Superstition before it became SBNO for the 2008 season. Please share!
I need a great day this year, or 2, or 30!

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Post by WhizzerSFGAm » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:11 pm

Hometown Park kiddie rides
Sky Whirl
Shock Wave
TrailBlazer
Splashwater Falls
Space Shuttle America
Deja Vu

Also, although it is technically still there, I should mention I got on Dorothy's Rosy Tea Cups before they added the max height :) Those cups spin really good :lol:
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Post by jimmy gimbels » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:56 am

Help me win a bet. I remember MGA having a "regular" Ferris wheel when the park first opened. It only lasted a short time.

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Post by Demonlover13 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:55 pm

You're right. There was a small ferris wheel.
I need a great day this year, or 2, or 30!

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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:55 am

The only one i am for sure about it Sky Whirl

not so sure
ameri-go-round
rolling thunder
haybaler
RIP Sky Whirl (1976-2000)

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Post by TripplePlay93 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:38 pm

Sky Whirl
Splashwater Falls

Almost got up to ride Deja Vu once but I got up to the airgate and I chickened out.
Great America, My dream come true

Save Great America Raceway.

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Post by Demonlover13 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:49 pm

You never rode SSA?
I need a great day this year, or 2, or 30!

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Post by Glorfindel7 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:09 pm

Hmm....

Well the main ones I remember:

Industrial Revolution (Hilltopper)
Tidal Wave :cry:
Sky Whirl :cry:
Z-Force
Shockwave :(
Delta Flyer/Eagles Flight
SWF
Cajun Cliffhanger
Haybaler
Yukon Yahoo (aka Delta Flyer)

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Post by sfgam » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:33 am

From what I remember:

Cajun Cliffanger
Deja Vu
Sky Whirl
Splash Water Falls
Space Shuttle America
ARE... YOU... READY?

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Post by tillenterprises » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:30 pm

Since I've been going there since 1977, there's alot gone now that I've been on. Just ask my son, I'm always pointing out places in the park where they used to stand! I've been on the Edge (my favorite!), Tidal Wave, Z-force, Sky Whirl, Haybailer, Cajun Cliffhanger, Splashwater Falls, Shockwave, Bottoms Up, Power Dive, DejaVu, and I think I even rode Davey Jones Dingheys (no comments,please!). G

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Post by yankee Clipper91 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:53 am

Well i am glad that we are not Magic mountain or great adventure. They just tore out a lot of great rides.
RIP Sky Whirl (1976-2000)

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Post by tinmann620 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:47 pm

Originally from Sandwich, I was at Marriott's Great America on their grand opening weekend. I was always kept up to date on changes, but hadn't been to the park for 20 years, until last year (celebrating my 40th). I knew I would be saddened by the absence of Sky Whirl above the trees, but I had a fantastic time...

1-Sky Whirl
2-Tidal Wave
3-Hay Bayler

And I also remember the smaller Ferris wheel...
RIP, Chippewa Lake Park & Celebration City

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