Coasterpalooza 2002 held at Paramount's Great America

Posted | Contributed by Great American Thrills

PGA celebrated the 118th anniversary of the Switchback Railway, by hosting the second annual Coasterpalooza, an event which gave coaster enthusiasts a behind-the-scenes look at the park. Photos from restricted areas, the park's boneyard, and the Coaster Shop are featured in this update.

Link: Great American Thrills!

YES! I am so there!

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www.EverythingRollerCoaster.com
~Santa Cruz Trip Report just added with lots of pix!

Very cool pics. I love the Demon captions! Interesting to see the Arrow chassis and the wall of wheels, as well as the wheel assembly pieces and prices.
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Brad Sherman
BuzzCon Frequent Flyer, helping to train new ride ops properly!
Model coasters and rides
CCO, too bad you'll have to wait till next year, it already happend! Anyway, was their any information on a new ride for next year? Last year they hinted at adding more traditional rides and they did just that with the Flying Eagels and Delirium.

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X-Flight World's Only flying coaster!
Batwing World's only flying coaster!
S:UF World's only flying coaster! Don't you love SF ?

Derek Hanna(our tour guide)brought us up to the land by Top Gun and said something about an out-n-back hyper that trails into the parking lot.

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"I took the highway to the danger zone"

Actually I was right next to Derek Hanna who is the PR rep for Paramount's Great America and I asked him about all the space that they had. He replied that there was rumor about a hyper coaster that started with an elevator like-lift system to alleviate the need for a big lift hill. When I asked him if they had a height ceiling, he said yes and it was 220 ft. He followed up by saying that he didn't know what happened to the "hyper-coaster" rumor, but he indicated he had not heard anything for awhile.

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Randy Overbeck
http://www.overbeck.net

Keep checking the GAT!

You may find clues.....HAHAHA....HA HA......H cough choke. Now my eyes are watering.

Im glad you guys like the pics, i actually have a bunch more. I TOOK 299!

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Yes I do work for the site www.greatamericanthrills.com. Thanx for asking!

I meant it as "I'm so there" as in one of the pix! I had soooooooo much fun! I LOVE that park.

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~Santa Cruz Trip Report just added with lots of pix!

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