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by twixmix0303
Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Name Badges and Buttons
Replies: 17
Views: 23189

It's nice to see a bit of history from our parks...nice job on Crew of the Year!
by twixmix0303
Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 37531

Carousel Song

I'm just curious about where you got a copy of the Carousel Song. I've searched and searched but could not find anything except what's on GREAT AMERICA parks. Most of the other soundtracks are available if you hunt around a bit, but not the Carousel Song. I suppose that's because it was created spec...
by twixmix0303
Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Ferris Wheel
Replies: 26
Views: 19709

That's the kiddie one.
by twixmix0303
Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Un-Built Rides and Attractions
Replies: 18
Views: 13173

Exactly. Marriott had planned for a Southwest theme since they began planning the park in the early 1970s. It was to be built in 1979. They never announced exactly why it wasn't built. It wasn't until about 10 years after Six Flags took over that they decided it was time for an expansion and built S...
by twixmix0303
Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Hot Shoppe at Marriott's Great America
Replies: 27
Views: 35400

I'm not old enough to remember the 5-cent rootbeers, but I think I know which storefront you're talking about. To the left of the Trudy's bay window and to the right of the large grid window near the "EAT" sign is a single door that is always closed. I couldn't find the 5-cent rootbeer sign, though....
by twixmix0303
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: In line of American Eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 6902

Also, I forgot to add that this year, the park completely took out the queues at the bottom of the stairs over the service corridor. The garbage can and large 8' fencing is still there and in the same place, though.
by twixmix0303
Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: In line of American Eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 6902

If you look down as you cross under the blue side track, it appears that there was a handrail running down the middle, so two queues actually passed under. However, that would leave only about 18 inches of space (not nearly enough for today's society!) which seems rather narrow. Is this correct, and...
by twixmix0303
Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle "STOP AT THE TOP!!"
Replies: 29
Views: 23101

Right, I think Demondude was referring to the "chugging," where it will (at least feel like it) stop and go for about 10 seconds. If there is more weight in the back of the train, the effects are more noticable.
by twixmix0303
Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Trolley
Replies: 23
Views: 18451

My guess is yes, although it looks like they haven't been used in a long time, since one of them is crooked.
by twixmix0303
Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle "STOP AT THE TOP!!"
Replies: 29
Views: 23101

It probably acted similarly, but Viper stops at the top because of the way the lift was designed, not because of any brakes like American Eagle.
by twixmix0303
Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Posting a Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 3693

For example, to post this image: http://www.greatamericaparks.com/c-demon010.jpg you would have to type: [img]http://www.greatamericaparks.com/c-demon010.jpg[/img] into the main body of the post, wherever you wanted the image to appear. You need the address of the actual image (which would usually e...
by twixmix0303
Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Whizzer Blocks
Replies: 14
Views: 9360

Going back to 5 trains, what would happen if there was a hold up in the station, and trains got backed up? Obviously, there were no seatbelts so load times were much less, but if there was a hold up, would trains be stranded out on the course? Also, about how often were trains dispatched? (It only t...