Six Flags Great America Trivia Test

Wednesday, January 22, 2003 5:39 PM

Hey if it can be done for PKI, then I'm doing it to. It's not quite as long, but I have some stumpers in there.

What auto manufacturer once sponsored the Grand Music Hall? And how many does it seat?

Where was the Hometown Fun Machine originally located?

And what was its name?

What ride was located where Batman: The Ride is presently?

What is (was) the full name of the streetcar that ran in the front areas of the park? And what provides the power for it?

What company sponsored the Great American Raceway? And what was GAR's former name? And for extra credit, who built the cars for it?

What was the former name of Aunt Marthas Boarding House?

Name the oldest ride at SFGAm?

What was the original name of the Whizzer?

What aquatic show(s) were once held at the Wilderness Theatre?

Former name of the Mooseburger Lodge?

Before it was Looney Tunes National Park, and even before it was Bugs Bunny Land, what was its name?

What bank sponsored Sky Trek Tower?

What structure was demolished to make room for V2?

Answers tomorrow.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 5:42 PM
I think the raceway cars were made by Chance?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 5:42 PM

What ride was located where Batman: The Ride is presently? - Viper

What is (was) the full name of the streetcar that ran in the front areas of the park? And what provides the power for it? - Horse Power

What was the original name of the Whizzer? - Willard's Whizzer

What structure was demolished to make room for V2? - Lighthouse

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 5:45 PM

HTFM was located where orbit is and was called the Industrial Revolution if I'mcorrect.

Tidal Wave was where B:TR is

I think the trolleys use to be calld Mollies Trollys or something like that.

The light House was demolished to make room for V2.

MooseBurgr Lodge was Klondike Cafe.

Oldest ride at SFGAm is the Ameri-Go-Round

Willards Whizzer was the originl name.

Wasnt the kids area called Fort Fun?

Aquatic shows = Dolphin, and High Dive show

How did I do ;-)

Edit: Was Aunt Marthas called Maggies Chicken?

*** This post was edited by SFGAMNUT9302 on 1/22/2003. ***

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:26 PM

Nope, the Industrial Revolution was a Himilaya ride without the external shell and only ran forwards.

I believe the Music Hall was sposored by one of the Mopar companies (Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth) but I could be wrong.

The original ride that was in the place of B:TR may have been the Whirlygig which was relocated when Tidal Wave was installed two years after the park's opening but again that is off memory and not a 1976 park map.

The kids area was indeed Fort Fun, however, that wasnt the original name when the park first opened.

While I dont remember a dolphin show at the aquatic stadiium, I do remember the high dive show and a seal show of some type.

Oldest ride in the park should be the carousel in County Fair.

SFGAmNut got most of the others that I know.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:33 PM
The GAR was The Barney Ofield Speedway(sp?) and I think Ford sponsored it.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:36 PM

That's right!! The Barney Oldfield Speedway!!! I forgot completely about that one. I always preferred the cars over in Orleans place though. What the hell were those called?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:49 PM
Not fair, I didn't get a chance! :( lol

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:52 PM
V2 is where the whirligig was moved from. Uhhhh, The dolphin show. Willard's whizzer. Columbia Carousel.

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*** This post was edited by Colonel Sanders on 1/22/2003. ***

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 7:00 PM
And remember kids, if you are a .."Paramount's Great America" history guru, you to can probably answer these questions. :)

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2 superheroes in Gurnee next season? Oh the humanity. :)

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 7:01 PM

Well I won't tell you whats right and whats wrong (they all aren't correct) but you guys have done OK so far.

There's a few you haven't answered, though!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 7:03 PM
all I gotta say is that these were great questions, they even stumped me, and I didnt even cheat and look at an old map (I know where several of them are on the web). You gotta put more questions up tomorrow.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:16 PM

The Hometown Fun Machine was originally located behind the whizzer. I think it was called the Family Fun Machine.

I bet no one knows what the name of the resturaunt at the farmers market that sells cheese fries.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:22 PM
The Hometown Fun Machine is behind Whizzer now.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:25 PM
No, it used to be like in the middle of the Whizzer, now its like next to it.

Oh, and American Motors used to sponsor the Grand Music Hall and First Federal of Chicago sponsored the Sky Trek Tower

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*** This post was edited by RagingBullet on 1/23/2003. ***

*** This post was edited by RagingBullet on 1/23/2003. ***

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:51 PM

Although I think it's the same difference, the Grand Music Hall was officially called "The Chevorlet/GEO Grand Music Hall" (slash and all). No idea on capacity.

Was the Mooseburger lodge Klondike Cafe or Snowshoe Saloon? I always got the two mixed up.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 9:06 PM
I'm too lazy right now to go look any of these up, so I'll have to go by memory only here...

What auto manufacturer once sponsored the Grand Music Hall? And how many does it seat?
ANSWER: AMC (American Motors from Kenosha). Seating? I don't know...1000?

Where was the Hometown Fun Machine originally located?
ANSWER: Yukon Territory

And what was its name?
ANSWER: Saskatchewan Scrambler

What ride was located where Batman: The Ride is presently?
ANSWER: THE TIDAL WAVE

What is (was) the full name of the streetcar that ran in the front areas of the park? And what provides the power for it?
ANSWER: Hometown and Orleans Railway (or something very close to that)

What company sponsored the Great American Raceway? And what was GAR's former name? And for extra credit, who built the cars for it?
ANSWER: Amoco / Barney Oldfield Speedway / Arrow

What was the former name of Aunt Marthas Boarding House?
ANSWER: Originally Maggie Brown's, later also Hometown Boarding House

Name the oldest ride at SFGAm?
ANSWER: Ameri-Go-Round

What was the original name of the Whizzer?
ANSWER: WILLARD'S WHIZZER

What aquatic show(s) were once held at the Wilderness Theatre?
ANSWER: Dolphin and wildlife shows (Wonders of the Wild, I believe, was one of the names of the show)

Former name of the Mooseburger Lodge?
ANSWER: Klondike Cafe

Before it was Looney Tunes National Park, and even before it was Bugs Bunny Land, what was its name?
ANSWER: Fort Fun, before that, it was just a part of Yukon Territory

What bank sponsored Sky Trek Tower?
ANSWER: First Federal of Chicago

What structure was demolished to make room for V2?
ANSWER: Yankee Harbor lighthouse

Steven

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 4:23 AM

RagingBullet said:

I bet no one knows what the name of the resturaunt at the farmers market that sells cheese fries.

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Andre's Fries.

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 5:19 AM
Andre's fries rule! I used to eat them all the time(not so much anymore, they arent as good as they used to be) with a little bit of vinegar on them. Yummmmmmmmy!

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 5:47 AM
Wow, those are some cool factiods. another quiz another quiz!

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