santa clara scrapped ride pile

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santa clara scrapped ride pile

Post by imdaman » Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:58 pm

In 1999 until the middle of summer 2000, there was a large pile of dismantled rides in the back of the parking lot, fenced off. I believe the pile included the Edge, Yankee Clipper, the Triple Wheel, and maybe another one. I was wondering if anyone got a picture of that pile??

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Post by steven » Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:37 pm

Hi!

There are some photos of the "bone yard" here:
http://www.srcphotography.com/gallery/t ... =25&page=1

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Post by imdaman » Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:38 pm

Steven, thanks for posting that link, the boneyard is exactly as I remember it! The pile of rides I was referring too was actually in the parking lot, taking up about a hundred parking spots, surrounded by a chainlink fence. It was next to the redwood ampitheater, does anyone out there have pictures of that pile? It was depressing but very interesting at the same time, I hope someone can post some pictures of it!

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Post by steven » Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:13 pm

That's how the Santa Clara bone yard WAS. All of that stuff has been cleared out of there. The water park expanded this year into part of that area.

Regarding the parking lot, the Yankee Clipper, was put out there -- in pieces -- after its removal for STEALTH. I have photos of it in the parking lot, but they're not scanned and not online. I haven't seen any others online anywhere that I recall. If I find my photos again, I'll see about scanning some of them. Yankee Clipper didn't stay in the parking lot for long. Soon it was removed and the arriving pieces of STEALTH were initially stored in the same area.

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Post by imdaman » Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:21 pm

I'm sure a lot of us would enjoy seeing those photos if you can find them, I'm glad you took them! As for the pile, the yankee clipper was in the front near the fence, but if the photos are at the right angle, you will see parts of the other rides I mentioned, which I know for sure were in the pile.

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Post by steven » Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:29 pm

I'll try to find those photos, although it's easier said than done. I remember that the Yankee Clipper's boats were lined up along the edge of the parking lot. There were shots from many angles, but I don't recall seeing parts for anything other than Clipper. A look at the photos should resolve any doubts!

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Post by imdaman » Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:49 pm

Thanks Steven, good luck I hope you find them! Yes I remember clearly the boats being stacked up, and actually I was working when the pile was removed..... It only took one day to load everything onto flatbeds and away they went.

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Post by segerken » Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:54 am

Prior to dismantling the Yankee Clipper, I do not remember seeing parts of rides in the parking lot there. I remember seeing the Clipper there and then disappearing within a few months. I don't remember seeing any other ride parts, other then the Stealth parts as they were assembly this ride.

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Post by imdaman » Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:46 pm

Steven, have you had any luck finding the pictures?

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Post by steven » Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:04 pm

imdaman wrote:Steven, have you had any luck finding the pictures?
Not yet. Whenever I find them, I'll let everyone know.

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Post by steven » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:28 pm

Image

This is from December of 1998. As I remembered, only pieces of Yankee Clipper were in the parking lot.

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Post by redfishpaw » Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:10 am

Nice photo Steven, I hope that the ride was relocated somewhere. I wish someone knew what happened to it.

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Post by jonrev » Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:20 pm

Sadly, it was scrapped.
Gurnee Ride Op - 2007

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Post by redfishpaw » Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:51 am

jonrev wrote:Sadly, it was scrapped.
Are you sure? Steven said earlier that he didn't think that the PGA Clipper was scrapped. (This was actually the question I had asked in my very first post.)

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Post by steven » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:04 pm

Someone from the park told me that it was sold to a park outside the United States. I'd like to know more about what became of the ride.

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