Just confirmed...Whizzer is history...

Wednesday, July 24, 2002 10:37 AM

After all these posts about Whizzer closing, I figured I would try and call SFGAm and see what they would say.

ALAS, it is true... :( The lady on the phone confirmed that the Whizzer is indeed closing and its last day is Sunday, August 11.

Anyone from the Chicago area want to meet up and head to GAm on that day, email me...

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Goodbye Whizzer, dear friend. You set me rolling many years ago into this fun hobby...

RIP Whizzer: 1976 - 2002

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 10:38 AM
I will likely be there on Thursday, August 8

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 10:41 AM

Ugh!

Oh well, I guess we all knew it was coming sooner or later.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 10:42 AM

So...does anyone have any inside info on whether the ride will go to coaster heaven or see new life at another park? No speculation, please.

Moosh - who wishes he knew.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 10:48 AM

It'll be "confirmed" when I hear it from the park.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 12:32 PM

Sorry Jeff. I normally wouldnt open something that you closed but redman is correct. If you call (847)249-1776 , its the recording for the park and the first thing it states is that the Whizzer will close on August 11th. Whoever wants to get the proof, just call the number above.

Thanks and I hope everyone can get to the park before August 11th for one last ride.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 12:36 PM
*canceling plans to visit SFGAm next year*

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 12:37 PM

Never thought I'd see the day when a post gets unclosed. Thats more shocking then the fact that Whizzer is closing.

Can you say Superman Ultimate Flight? I can and it is an awesome awesome ride. Rode it on its inaguaral day at SFOG.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 12:47 PM
That means that this will be the second year in a row where a Schwarzkopf classic was removed to make way for a B&M Flyer. Its too bad that other, less-than-stellar coasters aren't being removed instead.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 12:48 PM
nooooo, im so sad now.... :(

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 12:52 PM

:( Can't they wait ONE MORE WEEK when I'm up there for the Renaissance Faire? :( Rats.

***smacking himself for not riding it when he was there earlier in the year***

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 12:55 PM

Just as I had heard several weeks ago...

Too bad. Whizzer was my very first steel coaster, a terrific piece of coaster history about to leave us, again.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 12:57 PM
What a waste.... I hope to god it's not a flying coaster.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 12:57 PM

News...

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
7/27: Subdivision Cam becomes party cam at the year's hottest Ohio luau!

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