power dive @ SFGAm

Thursday, July 19, 2001 8:35 AM
im just wondering if anything bad happened to the ride becuase every time i go there its been closed.
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Thursday, July 19, 2001 9:22 AM
Someone I chat with is a ride-op there, and he said it is closed the rest of the season. I forgot why, but I think he said it was for preventive maitainence or something like that.

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Thursday, July 19, 2001 1:21 PM
too expensive to repair
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Monday, July 23, 2001 12:43 AM
I rode it last night. Hmm. kinda wierd isnt it?
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Monday, July 23, 2001 2:00 AM
It's been closed every time I've been there this year too. I hope they open it, because my friend has never ridden it, and we passed up the Looping Starship @ Valleyfair! today because I figured we could just go on Power Dive next time we were at SFGAm. Oh well...no big deal I guess...
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Monday, July 23, 2001 10:11 AM
One rumor I have heard is that Power Dive is coming out next year for a new 100 foot tall ferris wheel. Jim Wintrode told members of the Gurnee Planning Commission - who were upset about the Triple Wheel coming down - that they would be installing a large big wheel type ferris wheel in "the near future."

Coincidence or speculation?
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Monday, July 23, 2001 11:35 AM
Kind of a weird place for a ferris wheel...but whatever, heh.

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Monday, July 23, 2001 11:37 AM
Actually that really is not that bad of a spot for a ferris wheel...But I think it should be taller so you can really see the park from the top....maybe 150 feet tall if they can.

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Monday, July 23, 2001 11:43 AM
yea if it was talller u could see the skyline of downtown chicago like u can on shockwave at night.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 11:56 AM
It will be closed for the season, because they are not going to invest the money into fixing it kind of like the Sky Wirl.

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Monday, July 23, 2001 12:50 PM
umm.. Skywhirl was open until the end of the season last year...

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"It's Deja Vu all over again." - Yogi Berra
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Monday, July 23, 2001 2:22 PM
They should take it out and put a ride like the Hammerhead at SFMW in there. They do the same thing, but Power Dive has very uncomfy restraints and the Hammerhead thing was cool because of the Face/Off seats.
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Thursday, July 26, 2001 12:52 PM
i hope they dont take power dive away. alls they need to do is fix the restraints to be more comfortable.
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Friday, July 27, 2001 1:38 PM
There is no way that any ferris wheel can replace the triple arm Sky Whirl! Don't parks respect the nostalgic feeling people have after going to a park, some for most of their lives (like me)? While the Sky Whirl may not have been a big profit maker, it was still an essential part of the park, since it distinguished its skyline from that of other parks. It always had a line, while rarely longer than 5 minutes, it did have a line.

I can live with the removal of the sky whirl. I'm not at all happy about it, but I can live with it.

The day they remove the Triple Play, is the day I vow never to return to SFGAm. And I hope somebody who works there realizes this. Of all the non-rollercoaster rides, Triple Play is best since you get air-time every 5 seconds for the duration of the ride. I'm pretty sure Cedar Point has the same ride, Troika I think. If you've never ridden these rides, they are a definate must.
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Friday, July 27, 2001 1:57 PM
I suspect Great America was less concerned with nostalgia than with finding space for Deja Vu. Sky Whirl did have a nice chunk of prime SFGAm real estate.
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Friday, July 27, 2001 2:01 PM
Umm...fill me in here...What is a Power Dive?

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Friday, July 27, 2001 5:50 PM
MillenniumForce04, Power Dive is just a looping starship with a non-generic name.

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Friday, July 27, 2001 9:11 PM

SFGA2001 said:
"They should take it out and put a ride like the Hammerhead at SFMW in there. They do the same thing, but Power Dive has very uncomfy restraints and the Hammerhead thing was cool because of the Face/Off seats.
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i hope not!! The one thing i like about Power Dive is that unlike hammerhead it doesnt have high g forces. they give me headaches going around backwards with such speed and force. While on the otherhand Power dive has a slow rocking motion that makes everyone on board scream! And it adds fear to it while it goes so slow, and u get pressed against ur harness, rather than turning into jelly by the high g forces of hammerhead


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Saturday, July 28, 2001 9:11 AM
This is one of my favorites at SFGAm! I love the hanging sensation at the top, and watching the horizon rise and fall as you slooowly go over the top. That sensation is hard to find on most upside down rides and coasters, as the centrifugal force keeps the rider pasted to the seat, and the loops go by too quickly to feel that you are upside down. Power Dive gives you the type of upside down feeling that I like. I really hope that this ride stays put - I ride this on each visit to SFGAm. I feel fortunate that I got 3 trips on it earlier this season.
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 9:51 AM
Definitely is a cool ride. While Magic Mountain and other parks have gotten rid of theirs, this one still packs a long wait, even after 14 years. It is a great, terrifying ride. When it opened in 1987, it filled a void left by the edge, which ran on its spot.

I agree that the Sky Whirl was a good, unique ride, however, given that Great America will pretty much have to remove rides from now on or squeeze them into the remaining land, I would sacrifice Sky Whirl for Deja Vu anyday. Of course it would help if the ride opened.

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