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by JW65
Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Remembering Astroworld
Replies: 28
Views: 16425

Jonrev,

Those Astrowheel cabins were probably removed as they have been dismanteling Astroworld.
by JW65
Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Edge
Replies: 67
Views: 53781

Interesting picture of Astroworld's Edge sibling Sky Screamer. Take a look!

http://www.mikerobinson.net/sky%20screamer2.jpg
by JW65
Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Remembering Astroworld
Replies: 28
Views: 16425

Hey all you Astroworld fans, here are some old pictures from Astroworld. I really enjoyed looking at them, especially the ones of Astrowheel.

http://www.mikerobinson.net/oldsfaw.htm
by JW65
Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: A new idea I'm working on
Replies: 14
Views: 8507

Any pics of your project, PGA Rocks? I'd be interested to see them.
by JW65
Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Gurnee Park Map & Guide Covers 1981 - 1989
Replies: 4
Views: 7954

Interesting to see "A Bally Company" on SFGAm's 1986 and 1987 brochures. I wasn't imagining things back then. Thanks for sharing these covers. :P

Jeff
by JW65
Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Souvenirs!
Replies: 30
Views: 31520

Randy,

Thanks for all the cool things you've been posting in the forum. Love it all.

Jeff :P
by JW65
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:18 am
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Satellite View of Gurnee Park
Replies: 64
Views: 67348

Thanks for the pics, redfishpaw. And these are up-to-date, how cool. Wow, Eagle really "dominates" some of these shots. Especially like the ones with Eagle in full view and close up.
by JW65
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Loggers Run Santa Clara
Replies: 15
Views: 10243

I wonder how often MSN and others update these kind of aerial maps. It would be cool if they were current all the time. The closer view shows much more detail than others I've seen. We need some new topics in the forum. I just can't think of any right now. Have we used all the good ones already?
by JW65
Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: PGA's rides or SFGAM's Rides
Replies: 11
Views: 7826

I have a question based on something I've noticed from comments from a few people on the board. How many people here actually are familiar and have regularly been to both GA parks? I'm just curious because there seem to be quite a few people here who have worked at both and/or regularly go to both ...
by JW65
Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Gurnee Rides Today
Replies: 6
Views: 4303

Thanks for posting these cooooool pics, Jonrev!
:P :P :P
Jeff
by JW65
Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: 30th Anniversary Survey
Replies: 5
Views: 4394

How about a day when visitors are encouraged to dress in bicentennial clothing similar to the time when the park opened in 1976. Red, white and blue, stars, stripes...etc.
by JW65
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: 30th Anniversary Survey
Replies: 19
Views: 15429

Easy to do would be a retrospective of some of the past IMAX movies that were shown in the Pictorium. Perhaps 4 different ones playing at different times throughout the day. This might encourage PGA to reopen their Pictorium. Demon theming similar to when it opened would be another great idea.
by JW65
Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:18 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: eBay for sale: Demon Pennant
Replies: 6
Views: 4342

Amazing that it only sold for $6. I would have thought a bit more. It is a very cool item!
by JW65
Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Passing Through Gurnee
Replies: 4
Views: 3557

Passing Through Gurnee

Hey Everyone... I was passing through Gurnee this past weekend (11/5 and 11/6/05) and went by SFGAm. If you take the ramp from Milwaukee Ave. onto I94, you get very close to the Eagle's helix and notice how impressive it is. I was on a road trip to Door County Wisconsin. From the expressway, the par...
by JW65
Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:09 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: American Eagle Construction Gallery OPEN!
Replies: 5
Views: 3708

Rick, Thank you for posting these rare construction photos of the American Eagle. For such a huge coaster, the building of it went rather quickly! I have vivid memories of riding AE in early summer of 1981 and remember what an incredible wooden coaster it is. The lines were long, the anticipation gr...