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by JW65
Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park in Winter
Replies: 52
Views: 36874

Service Tech 1, Wow! I had not seen the other winter pics you posted. They are really "cool"! Pictures of the various rides that are snow covered (like the Z Force pic) are what I really like. Sky Whirl would've been very cool to see snow covered. I figure maintenance crews probably removed all the ...
by JW65
Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Splashwater Falls
Replies: 16
Views: 10944

It really depends on how old you already were when Splashwater Falls first opened, 20 years ago. :P
by JW65
Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park in Winter
Replies: 52
Views: 36874

Hey Tech Services 1...


Do those little cells of yours recall where more winter pics from Gurnee live?
If so, I'd appreciate seeing "all" of them....call me selfish! Thanks for the two you did post.

Jeff
by JW65
Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Demon
Replies: 79
Views: 50519

Does anyone know what year the fake rocks were removed from around the loops of Demon? Were they removed at both parks at the same time? Why were these rocks removed? Was it because of the toning down in themeing? Those "rocks" around the loops really added to the theme of the ride and now they are ...
by JW65
Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: History of Gurnee Park
Replies: 4
Views: 4649

Very cool. You are a good writer, Jonrev. What a great online encyclopedia.
by JW65
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: History of Gurnee Park
Replies: 4
Views: 4649

History of Gurnee Park

There is a nice article at Wikipedia about the history of Marriotts and Six Flags Great America in Gurnee - from conception in 1974 to present.

I had some problems accessing the page, so it may or may not work for you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Flags_Great_America
by JW65
Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Santa Clara's Amerigoround has surfaced
Replies: 32
Views: 19647

I didn't realize that the Ameri-Go-Round once located at the Santa Clara park had been a restored, vintage 1918 carousel. I thought it was just a reproduction of an original. What about the Ameri-Go-Round from Gurnee? I know it is no longer in operation, but was it also a vintage carousel?
by JW65
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park in Winter
Replies: 52
Views: 36874

Thanks Redfishpaw...awesome picture of Z-Force in the snow. I wonder what year the picture was taken?
by JW65
Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: A Techie from the "good old days"
Replies: 13
Views: 9389

Hey Tech 1, Welcome! I had an entry in another thread that I bet you'd have an answer for. I was wondering if I could see some pictures of the Gurnee park in the winter. I think it would be amazing to see what some of the rides looked like covered in snow after a blizzard/snow storm. Do you have any...
by JW65
Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Gurnee Edge Photos - Dialup beware!
Replies: 37
Views: 22705

Would someone who has ridden SF Magic Mountain's Superman the Escape describe how it is similar and different from MGA's The Edge? If you don't know much about Superman the Escape, read about it here. I've often thought the concept was similar to The Edge..., but much more thrilling! http://www.thri...
by JW65
Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Gurnee Edge Photos - Dialup beware!
Replies: 37
Views: 22705

Anyone recall how many seasons The Edge sat unused in Gurnee before it was dismantled? It seems like it was at least one season or two?
by JW65
Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: First Visit Date and Memories
Replies: 29
Views: 20974

These are great! :P Anyone else remember that very first time you visited MGA in Gurnee or Santa Clara? Feel free to describe it here.
by JW65
Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: PICTURES OF PICTORIUM
Replies: 1
Views: 2576

It seems to me that someone posted a picture of how huge the screen is in one of the threads. Now, to find the thread...
by JW65
Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Fond memories of Great America
Replies: 19
Views: 12734

Thanks for the names and photos of the coasters, That_guy.
by JW65
Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: 30th Anniversary Logo for Great America, Gurnee, IL
Replies: 12
Views: 7497

Thanks for the info Brian.

Does the park have other models for display this year? If so, where do you think the model(s) will be displayed in the park?

Jeff