SFGAm Trivia Quiz

Wednesday, November 28, 2001 8:09 AM
Based on the success of the PKI trivia quiz, I decided to do one for Six Flags Great America, my home park.

I will post the answers early next week.

1. What was the names of the two original skyrides at Great America?

2. What is the original name of the East River Crawler?

3. What roller coaster originally stood where Iron Wolf is today?

4. How many cabins did the Sky-Whirl have?

5. What are the original names of the two log flume rides at Great America?

6. Where is the Edge currently located?

7. Before Six Flags bought the park, how much was root beer in Hometown Square?

8. What was the Yukon Yahoo?

9. What was the original name of the Orbit, where was it originally located, and what was located originally in the spot that it is in now?

10. Where was the Richocet originally located and what was it's name?


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Bob Hansen

"Excuse me while I kick the sky!"
kickthesky@hotmail.com

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Wednesday, November 28, 2001 8:13 AM
2) The Lobster (hence why there is a lobster on top)

3)Z-Force

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Wednesday, November 28, 2001 8:50 AM
4. 36
5. Logger's Run, Yankee Clipper
6. SFWoA
9. Orleans Orbit...that's all I know
10. Right where the skycoaster is by Eagle, it was the Big Top!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2001 10:23 AM
2. Lobster is correct
3. Z-force is corrent
5. Logger's Run and Yankee Clipper is correct
6. SFWoA is correct
8. Yukon Yahoo (aka Delta Flyer) was a Bayern Kurve
10. above is correct
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Wednesday, November 28, 2001 10:26 AM
1.  southern cross and delta flyer

2.  lobster

3.  z force

4.  36

5.  loggers run and yankee clipper

6.  sfwoa in ohio as mr hydes nasty fall

8.  wonderful schwarzkopf bayern kurve

9.  orleans orbit,

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Wednesday, November 28, 2001 10:30 AM
rootbeer was 10 cents

Liz

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"The only real limit to height is what people are willing to get on." - Ron Toomer

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Wednesday, November 28, 2001 11:42 AM
1.  Southern Cross & Delta Flyer
2.  The Lobster
3.  Z-Force
4.  36 cabins, 12 each on 3 arms
5.  Yankee Clipper and Logger's Run
6.  SFWoA : Mr Hydes Nasty Fall
7.  50 cents for a reg cup
8.  Turned into the Delta Flyer which was the bayern curve , got the name from the sky ride, which the station was right there (where condor is at the moment)
9.  Orleans Orbit, where Roaring Rapids is right now... (formerly called White Water Rampage)
10.  Where DareDevil Dive is right now, and was called the Big Top.  Red White and blue :)

Any more brain busters?  - Billy Madison

I love trivia.. keep it comin!

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Tidal Wave... Sky Whirl... what's next... Whizzer?

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Wednesday, November 28, 2001 11:53 AM
Almost all of it already. I am impressed.

A little difference on the root beer prices pre 1984. Most of you remember the root beer shop where it was. Anyone remember the name to that place? One that no one has answered yet was part three of the Orbit question. What was originally where the Orbit is now?


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Bob Hansen

"Excuse me while I kick the sky!"
kickthesky@hotmail.com

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Wednesday, November 28, 2001 12:56 PM
Wow.  That is an extremely hard question...... I have no clue to what the ride was called, there is a pic here... (Thanks to Eddie for finding it :) )
http://www.angelfire.com/oh4/tk173/TOTC.gif

There is the pre Orbit spot.... a beautiful shot of ToTC, and another flat right by the ride!  I've never seen this area, for this is the first time I've seen this beautiful pic.  Any information would be appreciated.  *you may have to copy and paste the link*
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Thursday, November 29, 2001 6:02 AM
WONDERFUL PIC!!! I never knew GAm had a trabant/wipeout/casino...
ciao,
moi
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Thursday, November 29, 2001 7:59 AM
Since most of the questions have been answered, I'll just throw out some other info.
In the pic, http://www.angelfire.com/oh4/tk173/TOTC.gif the ride next to Turn of the Century was called "The Hilltopper."  Sometime between 1977 and 1982, it changed to "The Industrial Revolution."  Don't know if the ride completely changed or just renamed.  I'm not entirely sure when it disappeared.  Sometime during 1984 and 1985.  It is the current location of the climbing wall and (my hunch), the new location of "Hay Baler," if the rumor is true (I hope!)  The ride on the current site of  "The Orbit" was called "Bottom's Up." 


Trivia questions:  What were the names of the rides affected by the installation of (White Water Rampage) Roaring Rapids? (HINT: This also relates to Kick the Sky's #9 question.)


Besides Iron Wolf and Z-Force, what also was on that site?


What was on the location of "The Tidal Wave" when the park first opened and through 1977?


What were the names over the years for "Loony Tunes National Park?"


What was on the site of "Loony Tunes National Park" when the park opened in 1976?


Enjoy!
EDIT: After looking at my 1977 and 1982 maps, I noticed the name change  for The Hilltopper/ Industrial Revolution and added a hint.


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Thursday, November 29, 2001 8:27 AM

Tidal Wave was where Batman is now, and I know Looney Tunes Nat'l Park used to be called Bugs Bunny's Yukon Adventure and Bugs Bunny Land...I don't remember what else. Also, wasn't there a 2nd antique car ride where Rapids is now?
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Thursday, November 29, 2001 8:53 AM
At one time The Looney Tunes Nat'l Park was called Fort Fun. I believe that was the first name that they used for that kids section of the park. I also know that it wasn't there when the park opened in 76. I still remember the initial advertising blitz when it opened, I think in the early 80s. I cannot remember what was there. Maybe Whirlygig. I know that ride is probably the most moved ride in the park.

As for the ride that was in the place of Z-Force before it was built, I know that Whirlygig was there for some time. It was right there next to the train station with a whole bunch of trees that your feet would hit as you went around.

When Roaring Rapids was built, they removed a car ride(which name I don't remember, something French) and the Orleans Orbit. The car ride was actually much bigger than the space taken up by Roaring Rapids. It went out behind the Theatre Royale if I remember. Lots of cool tunnels and stuff too.

This Industrial Revolution ride looks like a uncovered Himilaya ride. In fact I can swear riding it because I remember feeling ripped off that the ride was never run backwards and that the ride only ran for like a minute and they were reloading it again. I had completely forgotten about that ride.

All my questions have been correctly answered. The root beer was a quarter though. I remember going there with a pocketful of quarters and bellying up behind the bar and ordering root beer after root beer as a kid. For the life of me I cannot remember the name of the place though. I do remember that when Six Flags took over they put a corporate name on it like Barqs or something and raised the prices to like 50 cents or a buck. I havent seen the place open in years though. It is closed down and it looks like they are using it for storage.

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Bob Hansen

"Excuse me while I kick the sky!"
kickthesky@hotmail.com

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Thursday, November 29, 2001 12:38 PM
Just a question, but is the old root beer place next to the Grand Music Hall and the Fast Lane booth?  If so, that is Rides Training Room.
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Thursday, November 29, 2001 1:42 PM
Bob,
You also asked the name of the root beer stand.  It was called "Hot Shoppe."   Alf, it was between what is now "Hometown Funnel Cakes" and "Collectables on the Square."

Also, notice my edit above about "Industrial Revolution" and Hilltopper."

Two of the questions have been correctly answered: Whriligig was the ride originally located on Iron Wolf's site.

And Fort Fun (1978-1985), Bugs Bunny Land (1986-1994), Bugs Bunny Yukon Adventure (1995-1997), and Looney Tunes National Park (1998-present) are all the names for Yukon Territory's kiddie area.

I'll answer the rest of the questions a little later depending on amount of guesses. 

Another question: What were the lyrics to Great America's only jingle? (at least, I think it is the only one!)
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Perry
SFGAm home park for 25 years
Experience the Force in THX

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Thursday, November 29, 2001 2:34 PM
I hate to admit my age here....but that ROOTBEER house (Yes, it's closed up now) sold their goods for TEN CENTS A GLASS at one time! Yes folks that's 10 cents a glass! Pretty small glasses though.

I know because I couldn't get enough of it! hee hee

I was a little kid and I could afford it ALL BY MYSELF!

Forget about computers! This was back in the days before VCRs!!!

~Tocci

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Thursday, November 29, 2001 2:59 PM
Tocci55, wasn't that also the days before B&M? :) I remember that root Beer as well......I also miss riding the Industrial revolution cause I could look up and see my favorite ride there, the Demon! Of course that was back when it had all the theming, and actually scared me!

Snake Oil Elixir, thanks for the additional info! I love this thread! It's great to see others talking about these things that made Great America what it was growing up. I still miss the 'ol girl! Won't ever be the same......*sniff*....

Also......can anyone tell me more about the skyride called Southern Cross? My earliest map is from 1981 (with the great Eagle ad) and shows it as a one way ride....but it appears to go off the map. I remember seeing a footer near the Demon for it, but can't figure out if it went to a parking lot or what? It had those cool spiked towers: http://members.aol.com/interama/skyride.htm
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Thursday, November 29, 2001 3:22 PM
ARROW GUY,
You're welcome!  At least SFGAm still bears some resemblence to Marriott's reign.  I remeber the shear shock on hearing about The American Eagle.  I had a couple of friends who rode it in 1981.  Boy was I jealous!

On your 1981 map, what does it call the ride next to the Demon, Hilltopper or Industrial Revolution? 

Southern Cross went out across the grassy area next to the Demon to a shed where it turned around rather close to the Eagle. Here's a great pic of it!
http://negativeg.topcities.com/SFGAM/SFGAM80s/SFGAM80s1.html I can remember going into it confused as to why we were turning back around.  People have said there was a sign with Yosemite Sam annoucing The Great Southwest Territory coming in '79!  I don't remember, but the only time I think I rode it was in 1982.
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Perry
SFGAm home park for 25 years
Experience the Force in THX

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Thursday, November 29, 2001 4:07 PM
Thanks for all this new information about my home park!

This is such a great thread, and I'm learning a lot more about the park :)  Also... does anyone know that there was a gas station in the second parking lot in the early 80's?  I have a media kit for Z-Force, and it also announced the " re-opening of the customer gas station" which was located in the far parking lot.

I wish someone here could get their hands on a tape of 'The Demon' song. :)

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Thursday, November 29, 2001 4:24 PM
Umm...not to seem niave, but what is Hay Baler?  It sounds like a Huss ride, but have nevers seen one myself that I can think of.
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