RandallDuell wrote:So is this new coaster basically in Whizzer's old footprint? From what I can tell it is, along with the Hometown Fun Machine area...right? I'm a lot more familiar with this park's Gurnee sibling, so the lack of railroad/Whizzer throws off my bearings a bit.
With the renaissance that the Whizzer has had in Chicago, I do wonder how "the" decision maker in California feels about axing their ride back in the day? Was there similar outrage when they announced the CA version's removal, btw?
Just going from the Whizzer's Wikipedia page
, CGA's Whizzer had quite a few mechanical problems from the outset and then a kid died on it in 1980. My guess is that the ride had some ill will going towards it and probably was not too popular with he public, so when the ride was removed in 1988 there was no one there to stand up for it.
I grew up in the bay area but was only 5 when the ride was removed and not yet tall enough to ride. I was wondering if Whitewater Falls (opened in 1990) uses some of the space Whizzer occupied.