PGA Ride Photos Gone

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Greezed Lightening
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PGA Ride Photos Gone

Post by Greezed Lightening » Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:55 pm

What years did the ride photo booths disappear at PGA for Top Gun, Invertigo, Vortex and the Demon?

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Post by imdaman » Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:08 pm

Hi, when I visited the park last fall (Oct and Nov), the vortex ride photos were still available, the top gun photo booth was closed, and I don't remember any Demon or Invertigo photo boots either.

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Post by that_guy » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:42 pm

^Does the Top Gun Photo Booth ever operate anymore?
It's always closed when I'm there...

Question:
When did photos on the Demon start, and where was the camera?
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Post by jonrev » Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:37 am

IF it had an on-ride photo thing it would have probably been in that small straight piece of track between the loops.
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Post by dpxtreme » Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:07 pm

Top Gun stopped doing pictures last season, although the booth is still there. Vortex and Psycho Mouse are the only rides that still do an on-ride photo. All the coasters used to do it, (I'm not sure about Grizzly though).

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Post by Greezed Lightening » Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:39 pm

The Top Gun booth has been closed for a long time. For the Demon I think the camera was after the corkscrew. I know the Demon had a photo booth because I have an old faded ride picture from the Demon from 1992 or 1993. :wink:

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Post by eight10 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:28 am

Top Gun 2001-2002
Demon-2000
Invertigo 2000-2001
Vortex-Still there

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Post by eight10 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:28 am

Top Gun 2001-2002
Demon-2000
Invertigo 2000-2001
Vortex-Still there

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Post by Greezed Lightening » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:40 am

Your off on Top Gun because I have a ride picture from 1997. Invertigo probabably had their ride pictures when it opened in 1998.

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Post by eight10 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:59 pm

Those were the years I believe each photo booth closed. I know that Top Gun had ride photos in 97 and Invertigo had it during it's opening season.

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Post by retlawfan » Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:00 pm

I think the dates above were when the photo systems closed down.

BTW, how many of you acyually buy those over priced things? I never did, except for when a kid had their first ride on something.
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Post by eight10 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:17 pm

I never buy them but those booths got extremely busy after a celebrity rode each ride.

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Post by dpxtreme » Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:26 pm

The only on-ride photo booths left are Vortex, Taxi Jam, Logger's Run, Psycho Mouse, and Top Gun now does on-ride videos (a really awesome feature).

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Post by PGA ROCKS » Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:48 pm

Yeah, I saw the Top Gun Onride videos. It's funny to see people's reactions to the entire ride, and not just a split second of it.
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