The Tidal Wave roller coaster in Santa Clara, California reached its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2002. As part of the anniversary celebration, I created this documentary video on the history of the Tidal Wave. The premiere showing of this video was at the American Coaster Enthusiasts’ Coaster Con XXV in Southern California. It was also shown at the park, then Paramount’s Great America, during the celebration on the actual anniversary date of July 8, 2002. The Tidal Wave video project led directly to the creation of the GREATAMERICAparks.com website with the park’s blessing.
This video is a tribute to Anton Schwarzkopf and Werner Stengel, the joint creators of the classic Tidal Wave shuttle loop roller coaster and many other. It should be of interest to all Tidal Wave fans, Gurnee included. The video should also be of interest to all Anton Schwarzkopf and Werner Stengel roller coaster fans. For its online debut, the song for the Tidal Wave “music video” portion has been switched out from the original video because I don’t have a license to use the song online.
Please enjoy the video and let me know your comments!
For more information about the Tidal Wave, see the Tidal Wave page here.