SFGAM: Interesting Thought

Saturday, December 22, 2001 11:49 AM
Chitown recently posted a webpage with a brief history of Six Flags Great America.  It claims the park was sold to S.F. in May of '84  Here's the link:

http://www.gurnee.il.us/history/history_recent.html#great_america

On this page,  there's information regarding "The Edge" drop ride accident.  It claims the accident was in May of '84 as well.  Here's the link:

http://members.aol.com/rides911/edge.htm

Are these incidents related?  Any thoughts?  I heard the park was sold because of the accident, that didn't seem realistic.   -Patrick

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Saturday, December 22, 2001 12:16 PM
I don't think so, because they sold the other park, PGA, also.
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 12:39 PM
I wouldn't think one accident that didn't kill anyone would get them to sell the park. They just decided it was time to move to other thinks.

Off topic, are Marriott hotels privatly owned (franchised) or owned by one company?

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Saturday, December 22, 2001 2:40 PM
If I remember correctly, I thought that website said at Six Flags Great America...not Marriot's Great America (where the accident happened). It probably was a coincidence.
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*** This post was edited by NitroExplodes on 12/22/2001. ***

*** This post was edited by NitroExplodes on 12/22/2001. ***

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Saturday, December 22, 2001 3:19 PM
Talk about a bad way to start running a theme park.
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 6:12 PM
The park was still owned by Marriott when the Edge incident happened. It is a coincidence. I am sure Marriott was already looking for a buyer before the accident happened. I remember my mother telling me back in 84(I was 13 at the time) that a newspaper article showed that Paramount and Busch were interested in the property before Six Flags purchased it.
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