COASTERnet adds park guide for Six Flags Great America

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2001 7:22 PM | Contributed by Blast Coaster

A park guide has added for Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. The guide covers park history from the day it opened to coming attractions for 2001 and pages for several of the park's coasters including Raging Bull, Deja Vu and coming soon, V2: Vertical Velocity. Also featured are coaster listings, a park map and more.

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Sunday, February 25, 2001 8:08 PM
Well, I found one mistake. Tidal Wave was one of Marriotts creations at both parks.

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"SAVING THE WORLD BEFORE BEDTIME" Powerpuff girls
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Monday, February 26, 2001 3:51 AM
Yeah, I believe Tidal Wave opened in 1978 at Great America. Sad to see it go, it was one of my favorite rides, though the new coasters should fill the void. Still, it was fun to have a loop without a shoulder harness.

raywiggins
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Monday, February 26, 2001 1:14 PM
Yes, Tidal Wave was a new addition to the park in 1978. I agree with you Raymond that it was cool to ride and go through the loop without having the shoulder harness.

Site looks good. Keep up the good work.


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Brian A. Plencner
E-Mail: saurses@home.com
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Monday, February 26, 2001 2:15 PM
Thanks for the corrections! I've updated the Guide with that and a few other modifications.
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Monday, February 26, 2001 2:41 PM
I worked Tidal Wave the last 2 years it was at SFGA... it was the best ride! Now it's Viper at SGOG, bring it back!
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Monday, February 26, 2001 3:38 PM
Cool site!

Coaster Freak, you would probably know me! I spent most of my 2 day visit on the Wave in '91, after rumors of it going. Do you have any photos of it??? I am doing a model and need some of the station and queue line theming. Also....where did the waves go?? And WHY did they remove the Demon's "cage" at the entrance?
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"Tidal Wave1 looks too intense for me!"
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Monday, February 26, 2001 4:30 PM
Arrow Guy,
I'll have to look at my Tidal Wave archive to see if I have pictures of the cue line & front themed area. I know I have pictures of T-Wave from Sky Whirl (just removed). I also have pictures of Tidal Wave dismantled in tons of pieces before it sat in a warehouse until SFOG took it.

As far as the "waves" from the ride, I don't know what Six Flags did with those. I do know that Demon changed it's enterence & removed the "cage" was removed because a catholic group said it was too evil... that themed promoted hell and Six Flags was trying to maintain a clean family envirnoment. So Six Flags altered the enterence to the Demon.
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Monday, February 26, 2001 7:33 PM
Hey Blast Coaster, I found one other mistake in the SFGAm park guide. Also in the brief history section you state that Six Flags had the American Eagle built. Actually the Eagle opened to the public in 1981 while Marriott still owned the park. Just letting you know. For some reason Marriott broke from its tradition and had the Eagle built at the Chicago park but not the California park.

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"SAVING THE WORLD BEFORE BEDTIME" Powerpuff girls
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Tuesday, February 27, 2001 8:51 PM
Okay! Thanks for noticing that other error... I've corrected the page.


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Thursday, April 5, 2001 2:19 PM
im just trying to figure out what the demon thing everyone was talking about is. Did they take out the cave in the beginning when the train first leaves the station and heads up the hill?
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