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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby montezooma » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:51 pm

In Memory!
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby SoCalCoasters » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:08 pm

^Is that the prototype Corkscrew?

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby montezooma » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:42 pm

Yes, that is the prototype Corksrew. It was originally set up at their Mountain View, CA plant and then relocated to Knott's Berry Farm.
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby coaster-crazy » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:34 pm

Nice little tribute! Hard to believe he's gone... :-( ... (what are those Corkscrew photos from?)

Oh, and I CANNOT wait for the PGA Hyper Coaster project thing-a-ma-bobba! :b
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby KCForce » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:36 pm

I am so saddened to hear about Ron Toomer.

Okay all you youngin's listen up. Tubular steel track? You owe it to Ron Toomer. You like to loop? You owe it to Ron Toomer.

With his passing, all of the great designers of my childhood (and Shane's) are now gone. John Allen, Anton Schwarzkopf and now Ron Toomer. Ya know, he never rode any of his creations...wonder if Allen and Schwarzkopf built him a coaster to ride finally when he joined them today? :)

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby montezooma » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:56 pm

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby montezooma » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:12 pm

Paramount's Great America "Media Plex" Front Gate Project

With all the news about California's Great America being sold it seems now is a good time to post some of the exclusive stuff I have on the park. Believe it or not, at one time Paramount had some big plans for Great America. Unfortunately none of them ever saw the light of day. While I was working as the creative director of the park we worked on some great concepts and ideas. This is one of my favorites...Ladies and Gentlemen I give you "Media Plex", a whole commercial/entertainment redevelopment of the front gate area. It had a real city walk vibe to it with all food, entertainment and retail themed around Paramount branded properties.

Hopefully the new owners of the park will stumble across this thread and steal some of these great ideas.

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby coaster-crazy » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:44 pm

Wow. This would've been so great! I hope the new owner's do something along the lines of this.

Thanks for posting. I love stuff on parks' near moi! :)
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby Angry_Gumball » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:27 pm

Very interesting. This is kind of what I'm wondering if this is what JMA could potentially do to integrate the stadium and park together rather than being 2 separate locations with a long walk of nothing between. This reminds me a lot of Universal's "City Walk" that I went through as I headed up to the park's gates. Now, an office complex (including Namco Bandai as one of the tenants) sits in that spot.

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby daveydo5172 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:58 pm

I had the priviledge of riding his Ragin Cajun as my very first coaster...thanks for the greatest experience of my life...you will be sadly missed Ron!

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