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by twixmix0303
Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: First Visit Date and Memories
Replies: 29
Views: 22617

Wow...sorry for posting something to add to the discussion. Next time I'll keep my mouth shut. :roll:
by twixmix0303
Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Demon
Replies: 79
Views: 54673

Yep, they're still there. At least I think so.
by twixmix0303
Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: First Visit Date and Memories
Replies: 29
Views: 22617

jonrev wrote:1997

I remember riding Whizzer is the big thing, I remember the special FX movie in the pictorium and the WB Wild West Show in the SWT Theatre.
Whizzer was the big thing? I would think Batman was a much bigger deal.
by twixmix0303
Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: What's Better, TOTC or The Demon?
Replies: 24
Views: 25918

Could you explain more? Have you never been on it?...in that case the simple answer is the restraints come down right next to your ears and when you go through the corkscrews the initial jolt the car makes to the right causes the left side to hit your head pretty hard and your head starts bouncing a...
by twixmix0303
Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Cajun Cliffhanger came from Riverview?
Replies: 25
Views: 17853

So they had two people in the back seat so they'd have two eyewitnesses?
by twixmix0303
Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Demon
Replies: 79
Views: 54673

No, they did take it off. If you look at a picture of it with the drainpipe, you can see that there were only two bricks exposed above the pipe. Now, there are three empty bricks exposed above the ground, meaning that if there was the drainpipe underneath, you'd see a little bit of the top.
by twixmix0303
Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Un-Built Rides and Attractions
Replies: 18
Views: 13123

Are you referring to Superman at the Gurnee park? (For those that don't know, Whizzer's final ride was to be given on August 22, 2002 and then removed shortly thereafter to make way for Superman.) If so, then something else would have been built there by the time Superman came around.
by twixmix0303
Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:40 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Gurnee Employees
Replies: 23
Views: 21832

Wow, it's still only $7/hr (at least at Gurnee). You would think that 9 years later, and with new lifeguards making at least $8/hr, they would raise the rest of seasonal pay rates (rides, food service, admissions, park services, etc.) to at least $8/hr as well. http://www.sixflags.com/parks/greatame...
by twixmix0303
Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Santa Clara Triple Wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 23043

In Gurnee, for its final year of operation, they added a "25th Anniversary" paint scheme. Obviously, this took place in 2000, so it was actually its 25th year of operation, not 25th anniversary. They ended up keeping some of the 25th paint scheme in other areas of the park through the 2001 season, a...
by twixmix0303
Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 37378

Thanks for the Carousel Song! If you'd like to put anymore songs you have online, feel free to let me know and I'd be happy to share server space.

http://www.racingwoodie.com

It's still in the works, I'm learning PHP as I go. Hopefully in a few months I'll have something to show!
by twixmix0303
Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Whizzer Blocks
Replies: 14
Views: 9322

It's amazing how far we've come in terms of how much the computer controls. Rides like American Eagle and Whizzer had brakemen, you don't see those anymore. Then again, I'm sure it's much safer (far less chance of error) to have everything conrolled by computer rather than humans. Do you know where ...
by twixmix0303
Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 37378

Same here!
by twixmix0303
Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 37378

Why do you get there so early? If you work there, that's awesome!
by twixmix0303
Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 37378

On the Carousel Columbia page: http://www.greatamericaparks.com/columbia.html
by twixmix0303
Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Ferris Wheel
Replies: 26
Views: 19614

Well the kiddie one only has 6 cages. If you vist the park often, next time you're there, stop by Camp Cartoon Network and take a look at Bedrock somthing 'rother Rubble. This is it. Though, it used to be painted pink, purple, and teal. It would have to stop and go to let people in and out at the gr...