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by GAcoaster
Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: SC Tidal Wave @ SFKK
Replies: 24
Views: 14249

The Astroworld version was a flywheel launch version, while the two Great America versions featured the weight-drop launch. There were probably variations in the rides besides the propulsion method, so using the identical twin for parts made more sense than using a "close but not quite the same" ver...
by GAcoaster
Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirl questions
Replies: 12
Views: 6631

Magic Mountain had one too, but with a twist (the arms had arms that spun too):

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by GAcoaster
Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirl cabins
Replies: 68
Views: 61884

I would hang one either from a frame or under a proch roof, so it was like a porch swing. :)

I am SO jealous! :x
by GAcoaster
Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Marriott's GA Stuff on ebay.
Replies: 34
Views: 20539

redfishpaw wrote:Looks like that plate sold for only 3 bucks
Yep, and it's on its way to me! :D
by GAcoaster
Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: Bugs Bunny walkarounds
Replies: 12
Views: 17228

Yes, you do, because I want to see those outfits!

I was a walkaround at SFGAdv, and we had a basic black tux, the red white and blue tux with matching tophat, a one-off space suit (used just for the opening of Shockwave), and of course "nude" Bugs.
by GAcoaster
Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight 2005
Replies: 16
Views: 9078

I still haven't been able to find the pic I have of the Great America logo cars in the maintenance yard, but I did just post a bunch of pics of the Gurnee cars as they are today at Great Adventure: http://amusementpics.com/Skyride.htm They were modified after they were put into service, with additio...
by GAcoaster
Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight 2005
Replies: 16
Views: 9078

I'd love to see the photo you have of them sitting at their new home still displaying the GREAT AMERICA logos. How many were sent? If SFGAd got all of them from both Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight and Southern Cross, that would have been eighty-four cabins. How many does SFGAd have today? Steven I am...
by GAcoaster
Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight 2005
Replies: 16
Views: 9078

Nice pics Steve. Does anyone know why the Gurnee DF/EF get torn down? I'm not sure why they were removed, but I know the cars were relocated to SFGAdv. Somewhere I have a picture of the cars sitting in the maintenance yard with the Great America logos still on them. They're still in operation thoug...
by GAcoaster
Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: If Marriott still owned the parks...
Replies: 19
Views: 10145

I think it did. And of course the Srajevo Bobsled came to Gurnee as Rolling Thunder.
by GAcoaster
Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: If Marriott still owned the parks...
Replies: 19
Views: 10145

Yes, that season was particluarly bad for SFGAdv, starting with really bad crowds on Easter Sunday and Labor Day (people with guns and knives), which resulted in the metal detectors being installed at the Front Gate. After that, the Lightning Loops accident (19 year old jumped onto a train that had ...