Turn of the Century

Friday, April 20, 2001 2:59 PM
I desperatly want to see some pictures of TOTC. I would like to see the hills where the loops are now, and I would like to see the trains. PLEASE!

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Friday, April 20, 2001 9:26 PM
I saw a pic from a friend a while back (it wasn't online) and I remember the trains being A LOT smaller, and closer to the track. It looked almost like a pipeline train. That's all I can remember of.
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Friday, April 20, 2001 9:31 PM
I believe the trains remained the same between the same (different logo/paint job), but it's been so long my memory's fuzzy. Anyone remember?

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Saturday, April 21, 2001 12:30 AM
I have some pics from the 70's, when my parents took my brothers and sisters there,, the park just looked too wierd,, and the sky trek cabin, I still have a mug with that girl bunny?? not bugs,but the chick, and marriotts great america,, like the old SFGA writing,, pretty cool..

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AMERICAN EAGLE!! (RED TRAIN)BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 7:54 PM
I'm bringing this back to the top because I kind of want to see some pics of it too. (and I'll probably get yelled at for starting a new topic about this when this one is here)

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V2, Deja Vu... how can it be better? Add Viper! Oh, wait. It's already there!
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 4:42 AM
Does anyone have pics of TOTC? OR are we wasting bandwidth here?

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Thursday, April 26, 2001 6:33 AM
I remember stumbling across a site that had pictures of SFGAM when it first opened and of the parks early years. All the early coasters and long lines at that.

To answer your question - I don't know the website, but if it's still out there check it out.

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BMCOASTER

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Thursday, April 26, 2001 6:46 AM
What was differant with the Sky Trek Tower Cabin? I head it had like, 4 levels or something like that? Does anybody have a pic? That seems kind of far-fetched to me, not to call anybody a liar or anything like that. And if it's true, is it the same cabin, just reduced? I wonder how they would do something like that, and why. Well, maybe not why, but definately how.
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 6:46 AM
What was differant with the Sky Trek Tower Cabin? I head it had like, 4 levels or something like that? Does anybody have a pic? That seems kind of far-fetched to me, not to call anybody a liar or anything like that. And if it's true, is it the same cabin, just reduced? I wonder how they would do something like that, and why. Well, maybe not why, but definately how.
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 6:47 AM
I think he was talking about the cable cars.

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BMCOASTER

bmcoaster@wi.rr.com
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 8:29 AM
While I don't have any pictures of TOTC per se, I remember that the hills were where the loops are now. Plus, the track was gray, there were no tunnels, demon effects, etc. The trains are the same arrow trains, but they have been modified several times.

At one point, Mariott's Great America had two cable car rides. One was called the Southern Cross, which started in Orleans Place and went over the Western part of the park to where the demon is now. The other ride went from where the Funnel Cake foundry is now to Condor. It was called "Delta Flyer" and "Eagle's Flight". Also, the swings used to be in County Fair where Iron Wolf now stands; Bugs Bunny World was smaller and called Fort Fun; there were old time cars where Roaring Rapids is now (AKA White Water Rampage), the Edge stood where Power Dive is now...the list could go on and on.
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 10:00 AM
Am I missing something?

I didn't know that Demon wasn't always Demon. How was the ride before the modifications? Was the sorkscrew there then?

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"It's Deja Vu all over again." - Yogi Berra
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 10:47 AM
The corkscrew was the only inversion when it opened. I believe they added just the loops and tunnels. I've always wondered what the airtime was like going over the bunny hills.

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BMCOASTER

bmcoaster@wi.rr.com
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Thursday, April 26, 2001 11:39 AM
The sky trek may have had 2 levels. Unlikely though. You might have seen that at seaworld (they have a 2 level tower).

Supposedly the TOTC had good airtime. Too good in fact...busted the track. Had to remodel.

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