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by macman
Tue May 28, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: (Six Flags) Great America Welcomes 100 Millionth Guest
Replies: 2
Views: 4324

Re: (Six Flags) Great America Welcomes 100 Millionth Guest

Cringed when I read the article this morning and saw just how cheap the park was for marking such a big milestone. Free admission, some food and games and a flash pass? That's pretty sad...department stores do stuff like that every hour during the holidays, picking up the full cost of a lucky shoppe...
by macman
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle to run backwards again
Replies: 0
Views: 4653

American Eagle to run backwards again

According to the Chicago Tribune's website, the blue train on the American Eagle will resume running backwards starting August 8th and running through September 17th.
by macman
Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: 1979 video: Gurnee Skyrides
Replies: 2
Views: 5309

Re: 1979 video: Gurnee Skyrides

George and George...thank you for providing this great time capsule of the park. Steven, thanks for hosting it. Really brings back the memories.
by macman
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Six Flags files for bankruptucy
Replies: 2
Views: 4252

Six Flags files for bankruptucy

In a move that has seemed inevitable for quite a while now, Six Flags filed for bankruptcy in Delaware on on the morning of June 13, 2009.
by macman
Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Original Flat Rides
Replies: 15
Views: 8631

Can an admin fix the broken link above for the Southern Cross image that shows the Spinnaker? It should be http://www.greatamericaparks.com/images ... =139&pos=7
by macman
Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: What ride do you miss the most?
Replies: 49
Views: 30328

Top eight rides I miss...

1.) Southern Cross
2.) Z-Force
3.) Sky Whirl
4.) ShockWave
5.) Eagle's Flight/Delta Flyer
6.) The Edge
7.) Tidal Wave
8.) Traffique Jam
by macman
Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Traffique Jam
Replies: 1
Views: 2260

Traffique Jam

Does anyone know why there was never a Traffique Jam built at the Santa Clara park? I could understand in following years that some Gurnee attractions may not have been installed in Santa Clara because of attendance issues. But Traffique Jam was an original park ride. Were there space constraints at...
by macman
Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Focus Group@Gurnee
Replies: 15
Views: 10471

Yeah, that's the same e-mail I got. I replied and said I wouldn't be going to Fright Fest this weekend because they are too understaffed to enforce their smoking ban, which was blatantly ignored last weekend. I got a reply five minutes later saying it was being forwarded to the General Manager.
by macman
Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Focus Group@Gurnee
Replies: 15
Views: 10471

That's what I was wondering Brian...whether they had any old park photos or models. I also doubt the wet bar would be open...especially for the focus group session they are having for teenagers the same day. :D
by macman
Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Focus Group@Gurnee
Replies: 15
Views: 10471

Focus Group@Gurnee

Did anyone here get called in for the focus group being held on 10/28? Season pass holders were sent an e-mail about it and encouraged to sign up. If picked, the attendee would be provided $40 in meal vouchers and four Fast Passes at the conclusion of the meeting. I was not selected, but I am curiou...
by macman
Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Fright Fest 10/20
Replies: 21
Views: 12014

Fright Fest 10/20

Went to Fright Fest yesterday evening and had two pet peeves. First, wait times were unacceptably long because of the reduced capacity. Two trains running on all coasters (the American Eagle was just one track operation) meant things were just crawling in the queues. Strangely, the only coaster with...
by macman
Fri May 26, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Cajun Cliffhanger came from Riverview?
Replies: 25
Views: 14124

I agree...those models are fantastic. I just sent Ed an e-mail to commend him for sharing his fine work.
by macman
Fri May 26, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: White Water Rampage construction
Replies: 10
Views: 6321

Having ridden the Gulf Coaster, I too would like to see that footage if it is posted somewhere.
by macman
Fri May 26, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Demon
Replies: 79
Views: 43911

Just got back from a visit today. The lights were on in the tunnel again. No waterfall though. They only had the black and yellow trains running. What happened to the red train? It wasn't on the storage track. Is it in maintenance or did they just do away with it completely? Chalk me up as another p...
by macman
Fri May 26, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Columbia Carousel Repaint
Replies: 11
Views: 6285

I just got back tonight from the Gurnee park. I took my first ride on the Columbia in about ten years and have to say I was really taken aback at the condition of it. The red, white, blue and gold paint on the outside looks okay, but the cone shaped top has several very visible rust stains that the ...