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by djames42
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Logger's Run (CGA)
Replies: 0
Views: 2073

Logger's Run (CGA)

It seems like these forums are a bit of a ghost town these days, but for those who haven't already heard, we're losing one of the few remaining theme rides from the Marriott days... https://www.facebook.com/cagreatamerica/videos/10155215448283155/ I haven't been able to find any posts for this, othe...
by djames42
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: INVERTIGO to Leave California's Great America
Replies: 6
Views: 7693

Re: INVERTIGO to Leave California's Great America

douglips wrote:Just went to CGA - the space where Invertigo was is now just a lawn.
How sad... Seems like they could have left the "bird cages" in place then... :(
by djames42
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: New MGA footage youtube find
Replies: 5
Views: 5917

Re: New MGA footage youtube find

nice to see the park looking so good back then.
That's exactly what I was thinking as well. Shame there's virtually no footage from Yankee Harbour or County Fair, but it's still awesome to take a trip back in time.

I kept wondering if I might see a shot of myself as a seven-year old boy... 8)
by djames42
Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Tidal Wave Loading Station still their
Replies: 10
Views: 6799

Re: Santa Clara tidal wave area w/ theming

in case you need a fix on the original theming of the tidal wave at the santa clara park. I put up some of my old pics. Very, very cool. I esp loved the perspective shot looking out of the Tidal Wave station. I remember reading that sign countless times during my many trips. I also enjoyed seeing t...
by djames42
Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: If you could bring it back...
Replies: 27
Views: 20076

Ahhh, thanks... Such good memories. I remember my brother discovering the place and always looking forward to stopping in. It was one of those virtually undiscovered spots that was only occasionally crowded. It, along with the bbq chicken restaurant in the Yukon Territory, were my favorite food & dr...
by djames42
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: If you could bring it back...
Replies: 27
Views: 20076

Santa Clara Triple Play (always my favorite as a kid) Sky Whirl (like most here, I can still hear the sound of it 'whirling') Willard's Wizzer Tidal Wave Can I say just all the theming in the park? Not a ride, but I really miss Ye Old Rootbeer Shoppe (or whatever it was called--it was just around th...
by djames42
Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Pictorium Shows 1979 - 1996 (Gurnee)
Replies: 9
Views: 11403

Was "To Fly" the first IMAX film ever created? I remember seeing that at Great America and also at the Golden Rondelle Theater in Racine, WI (It's owned by Johnson Wax, which has its headquarters in Racine.) I don't remember much ABOUT the film, since I saw it way back in '78 or '79... but I do rem...
by djames42
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: the first moment of GA
Replies: 16
Views: 14161

wow... you have a really good memory. was the two hills better than the two loops? I was fairly young when the T.O.C. was transformed, but I do recall preferring the drops. I loved the sensation of weightlessness, particularly of feeling as though I was going to be jettisoned out of my seat coming ...
by djames42
Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 2008 Park Map
Replies: 22
Views: 17989

It's the same as the never-ending stream of people who buy a house next to a busy airport, then complain about the noise of the jets flying overhead. :shock: I used to go dancing at a club in college - which was shut down by a retirement home that went in next to the long-standing club after they c...
by djames42
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Food at Marriott's Great America
Replies: 41
Views: 23114

I remember the Hot Shoppe in Hometown Square where you could get a mug of root beer for a dime ! I was wondering if anyone else remembered this place. I discovered it quite by accident one day, sadly it was shortly before it shut. I only had their root beer twice (and I remember the 'bartender' bei...