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Postby IwantRevenge » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:15 pm

Very cool stuff man :)

I love nostalgic things.

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Postby nesdude » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:41 pm

Very nice, I always love seeing old brochures and ads to see what it was like back in the day.

When we were cleaning out our grandparents house over the summer, I found a Magic Kingdom map from either the 70's or the 80's. I put it someplace safe, and for the life of me I can't find it. If I ever come across it, I'll be sure to scan it in here.

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Postby nursemelis374 » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:45 pm

So fun to see these old ads. It really does make me miss the old Knott's. Its hard to believe that my family had a hard time each year trying to decide between Knott's and Disneyland for our annual trip. Going on Revolution and then Montezuma's Revenge were rights of roller coaster passge in my family!

Thanks for taking the time to post these!!!

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Postby knottslover77 » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:27 pm

Wow, Just looking at old knott's makes me want to cry. :cry:


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Postby dandaman » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:30 pm

Gotta love how KBF really upsells its product by touting itself as the "second-greatest SoCal attraction, next to Disneyland". :lol:

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Postby sfmmrules! » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:33 pm

I love the old ads. Nice post. Oh the good ol Tidal Wave! - MEMORIES!!! :cry:

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Postby montezooma » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:47 pm

I remember going to Universal back in the 70's there wasn't much to it, basically the tour and a cheesy western show. Of course there was the collapsing bridge, parting of the red sea and the flash flood.

Oh and Frankenstein used to roam the grounds scaring the crap out of little kids, myself included.
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Airport 77??? WTF?

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Postby montezooma » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:53 pm

Sea World didn't have any rides at the time, but it is still fun to see the way it was.

I grew up in San Diego and I used to write letters to Sea World telling them they should build a roller coaster (what a geek) but hey maybe they listened to me, it just took awhile to get the coastal commission to approve it.
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Sea World was partial owners of Magic Mountain at the time and the success of Captain Kids world must have been the influence of Wizzard's World at Magic Mountain
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I still don't understand why the Sea World sky tower is still an additional upcharge attraction???? Pay to ride the tower but Atlantis is free, what is the reasoning???
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Postby sfmmrules! » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:58 pm

Any more old ads? Love em!

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Postby montezooma » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:59 pm

I am saving the best for last....Magic Mountain, the way it was and should've been...

But before those ads here are a few random others.
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Six Flags Atlanta the year before the addition of Mind Bender, "The world's only triple looping roller coaster" or so it was advertised that way the year it opened. "The Land of Screams & Dreams" what a great tag line.
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I miss the old parachute towers :(
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Obviously Elitch Gardens didn't have the advertising budget that the others did, but hell that was a great park!!!! And in my opinion one of the best named coasters ever. "Mister Twister"

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