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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby The49er » Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:54 pm

DarienLaker wrote:What was that ride that looks like the Superman ride at Magic Mountain?


That was Freefall, a 1st-gen Intamin drop tower.

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby DarienLaker » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:41 pm

Was FreeFall replaced with the Superman ride?
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby Perilous Chris » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:49 pm

^ No, Freefall was in a different section of the park. It was near Tidal Wave and the Riddler's Revenge.

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby CoasterComet » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:51 pm

Thanks Shane! That picture of Revolution on the 4th hill, alone, could hold me forever. Well,.... not as much as a ride on it back then, but you know. Great pictures :lmao:

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby The49er » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:50 pm

DarienLaker wrote:Was FreeFall replaced with the Superman ride?


A rock-climbing wall replaced Freefall. A FREAKING ROCK WALL.

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby montezooma » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:42 pm

Yes, that was the Magic Mountain I grew up with too. Loved it then, like it now. I miss the Mountain Express and Magic Pagoda.

Anyone remember this ride? I'd give you a TPR bag of crap if you guess right but I don't have one, so you will just get a "great job" from Shane's Amusement Attic if you guess right.
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby robbalvey » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:50 pm

^ I'm not sure exactly what it is, but It kind of *looks* like Raging Wolf Bobs!
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby Ejectorbater » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:36 pm

I just want to say that I spent and hour and a half reading through this thread today! What a great read! It's been done numerous times throughout, but I have to say I'm impressed by the material you have provided all of us Shane. If I had to rate TPR's threads, this would be #1 in my book. (Big Mike, I love yours too!)

Robb must be so proud to display your work on his site. Keep it up Shane!

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby montezooma » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:49 pm

Ejectorbater wrote:I just want to say that I spent and hour and a half reading through this thread today! What a great read! It's been done numerous times throughout, but I have to say I'm impressed by the material you have provided all of us Shane. If I had to rate TPR's threads, this would be #1 in my book. (Big Mike, I love yours too!)

Robb must be so proud to display your work on his site. Keep it up Shane!


^ That is very nice of you to say, and I truly appreciate everyone's comments about this thread. I had no idea what this thread would turn into after I posted the first 1970 ads for the California parks, but here it is, 5 years later and over 788,000 views.

I have loved going through everything I have saved over the years and rediscovering the parks I fell in love with as a kid. They have changed over the years that's for sure, the rides have gotten better but the charm has been compromised by corporate America.

I am thrilled to share with you all the history of these great parks so keep the comments coming of our memories, stories and even pictures.

PS- Robb, you are correct, that is the Raging Wolf Bobs please give yourself a TPR bag of crap. I should have known you would know it right off since you are a CNBC analyst.
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby KCForce » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:36 pm

robbalvey wrote:^ I'm not sure exactly what it is, but It kind of *looks* like Raging Wolf Bobs!


Robb is correct. That is the Raging Wolf Bobs, at Geauga Lake, before they painted it white. I forget when the finally did paint it, but it was after it was open a season (or two?).

Sadly, I never got to ride that one, I only went once back in 1998 for their Halloween event, and they had some ride through hay ride near the area so it was closed. But I did ride the Big Dipper (wow, what great ejector air time!), Double Loop and Mind Eraser. But I got the Dipper credit, which was more important.

I first saw pictures of it in Gary Kyriazi book, "The Great American Amusement Park", a book I'm sure Shane has read (or owns!). For the late 70's and many years it was the holy scripture for amusement park geeks before the internet. I learned about many parks I had never heard of before through that book, and have now visited almost all of them!

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