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by Nystagmus
Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Loggers Run vs. Yankee Clipper
Replies: 21
Views: 13199

Loggers for me.

It was my first water ride I went on. I thought it wasn't as scary as Yankee. I thought Yankee would be too fast because it went "straight down" as I called it. :)

Plus, I found an nickel in our log which made me one happy 7 year old.
by Nystagmus
Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Good Bye Theater Royale
Replies: 25
Views: 21313

It's sad to see Royale go (in whatever fashion). That was the first theatre I worked in at the park after transfering out of rides. The little closet under the office in there had a table with hundreds of signatures on it from previous crews and casts. Backstage was always fun as was the trap door t...
by Nystagmus
Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Behind the Scenes
Replies: 6
Views: 12452

Reviving an old topic here... The foods office and the merch office (separate) was with the maintenance buildings. LP is in a small building next to the employee cafeteria. They always made it seem like that building was some big secret. There was a security trailer across from it. The Shows office ...
by Nystagmus
Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Which rides do you work?
Replies: 17
Views: 11870

See, ya had to ask! To this day though I still remember the four set of breaks for Shockwave though -- safety, holding, ready, station (not counting the "c" block brakes which were before the boomerang). All because of SFGA ride op tests. Haha! I still remember the brakes on Raging Bull: Service, S...
by Nystagmus
Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Which rides do you work?
Replies: 17
Views: 11870

To attach what RBFan said... When I first started, you had to go through general orientation and kiddies orientation. From there, you were train on attendant for a ride and then operator (or single) for a ride. (Operator means you can operate the ride from the main panel and single means that you ca...
by Nystagmus
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Which rides do you work?
Replies: 17
Views: 11870

Certified For (operator/attendant for all): Demon Raging Bull Viper V2 Orbit Trailblazer Chubasco Giant Drop Ricochet River Rocker Attractions Kiddies "Lead" (Not a ride, but still a certified lead) Trolley (No test avail. but operated them during the parades, FUN!) That's it, sadly. I always had th...
by Nystagmus
Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Marriotts Jacket
Replies: 0
Views: 2690

Marriotts Jacket

Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone had an old operations jacket from the days of when Marriotts controlled Great America in Gurnee. These were used (if I remember correctly) during the 80's and early 90's. They were either black or navy blue and had a golden or white fleece lining in them. When ...
by Nystagmus
Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Show/Venue List 1976-2004 Gurnee
Replies: 22
Views: 26390

Sorry if there were any mistakes! And yes, this is for the Gurnee Park. One very crutial point I forgot to mention! I'll try to update it very soon for you all with the corrections provided. Please let me know if there were any others. It would be nice for everyone to have a comprehensive (and corre...
by Nystagmus
Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Show/Venue List 1976-2004 Gurnee
Replies: 22
Views: 26390

Show/Venue List 1976-2004 Gurnee

Hi all! I know it has been floating around somewhat and I do not know if everyone got an answer. But, listed below are all the shows that were in the venues from the park opening to 2003. Grand Music Hall 1976 Music! America! 1977 Holiday 1978 Broadway 1979 Silver Screen 1980 Music! America! 1981 Mu...
by Nystagmus
Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Trolley
Replies: 23
Views: 14705

During the 4th of July, SFGAm puts American flags in the holders. I know that much. Plus, I remember riding the trolley when I was little. It was so much fun back then! In the park (HTS, OP, etc.) it looks like there used to be more tracks for the trolley. I'm assuming this is true because if two tr...
by Nystagmus
Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle "STOP AT THE TOP!!"
Replies: 29
Views: 18741

To explain on the lift chain not slowing in the morning: When I worked there, I was told by maintainence that this was due to how the computer worked. For so many cycles, the lift would remain on "fast" so that the maint. crews could test it more easily and not have to wait for the ride to go throug...
by Nystagmus
Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle "STOP AT THE TOP!!"
Replies: 29
Views: 18741

Viper doesn't stop at the top of the lift hill. It just appearts that way. I used to work at it for about two years. What happened is when the train approached the lift, it went into "fast lift" mode where the chain sped up to get the train through faster. When the train was not on/approaching the l...