Turn of the Century at SFGAM

Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:43 AM
I am looking or pictures of "Turn of the Century", the old demon. Does anyone know where i can find any?? Any older pictures of the park would also be great.
Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:49 AM


Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:01 PM
The old park pictures are great, but i still cant find pictures of "turn of the century" Can anyone help please???
Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:04 PM
I can't find them either!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:32 PM
What is (was?) "Turn Of The Century"?


Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:37 PM
It's what Demon is now. It was called that before 1980. It also had only the corkscrews and not the first two loops. It had hills instead of them and there wasn't the tunnel. In 1980, the loops were added, and the ride was renamed and then rethemed to what it is today.
Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:45 PM
Oops, I thought that was the site with Turn of the Century pictures. I'm unable to find the site I'm looking for, but I did stumble upon a few pictures:

http://members.aol.com/interama/wheel15.htm (background)

If you search through some old SFGAm threads here, I'm sure someone liked to old Marriott pictures.

*** This post was edited by coasterdude318 4/22/2003 4:46:00 PM ***

Tuesday, April 22, 2003 4:55 PM
While not the very best quality, there are 2 pics (one with the old sign) at RCDB.com


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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 7:17 PM
Here's an aerial shot (scroll down): www.angelfire.com/oh4/tk173/demon.html
Brad Sherman
The Headless Horseman awaits thee in 2003!
Tuesday, April 22, 2003 8:01 PM
Wow, that pic shows two flat rides that used to be at the park and neither is there anymore. The first is the Industrial Revolution, which was a modified Himalaya. The second is the Bottoms Up, which is like the now former Schwabinchen at CP. I cut my teeth on those two rides along with the Yukon Yahoo and Hometown Fun Machine.

Bob Hansen

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Wednesday, April 23, 2003 5:52 PM
Great site Brad! Man does it look a lot different now.

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*** This post was edited by sparky697 4/23/2003 9:53:10 PM ***

Thursday, April 24, 2003 2:13 PM
I know this is a little off the topic, but it's nice to see some Sky Whirl pictures. Man do I miss that ride.
Thursday, April 24, 2003 5:24 PM
Since they took out many flats over the years. How many flat rides do they have now at SFGAM ?

I hope they add some more flats within the coming years. flasts are fun when you are tired out from riding rollercoasters too long.

Thursday, April 24, 2003 10:23 PM
SFGAm has 14 flat rides, four water rides, two tower rides, a simulator, a train, and an antique car ride. The list is below.

Columbia Carousel (double decker carousel)
Triple Play (Huss Troika)
Hometown Fun Machine (scrambler)
Orbit (Schwarzkopf Enterprise)
Trailblazer (Zamperla Joker)
River Rocker (Zamperla Galleon)
Ricochet (Huss Swingaround)
Chubasco (Zamperla teacups)
Ameri-Go-Round (Dentzel Carousel)
Fiddler's Fling (Schwarzkopf Calypso)
Whirligig (Zierer Waveswinger)
East River Crawler (Schwarzkopf Monster)
Rue Le Dodge (bumper cars)
Condor (Huss Condor)
Logger's Run (Arrow log flume)
Ice Mountain Splash (Arrow hydroflume)
Splashwater Falls (shoot-the-chutes)
Roarin' Rapids (Intamin rapids ride)
Giant Drop (Intamin Giant Drop)
Sky Trek Tower (Intamin Gyro Tower)
Space Shuttle America (Iwerks Simulator)
Scenic Railway (train)
Great America Raceway (antique cars)

*** This post was edited by coasterdude318 4/25/2003 2:24:11 AM ***

Friday, April 25, 2003 8:38 PM
damn nate, you know every in and out of that park!

I am one.
I am Turbo.

Saturday, April 26, 2003 7:15 AM
Yeah that is a very nice list. Did you have to use the park map for that or did you know all of that in your head?

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Saturday, April 26, 2003 10:41 AM
No, it's all in my head. :)

I've been to the park countless times in the past few years, so SFGAm is now easily the park I know best.



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