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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby snoflake15 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:14 am

Great footage. Those rides look so tame now but were so scary looking at the time.

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby Meyers » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:17 am

PAL wrote:My wife works at the former Aero World site on the Qualcomm campus. That's SD's high tech heart, but it could easily have gone elsewhere so long as it was close to UCSD. It's a shame this park never came together. SD has a proud aerospace heritage. On top of that the park looks freaking cool. It would have been a great complement to Sea World, which will never become a true amusement park.


I had the opportunity to tour the former site 3 years ago and was surprised by all the Qualcomm buildings, many in places that would have been locations for rides at Aero World. I thought it somewhat ironic that one of the companies there, with a large sign, was Curtiss Wright Corp. We had planned a major exhibit/show on the Wright Brothers and have had several Curtiss planes on display including famous P-40 Flying Tiger. A tiny salute to AW! Meyers Jacobsen, designer

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby montezooma » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:19 am

Rollercoaster Rider wrote:Any Six Flags Stuff from SFGAdv, SFMM, or SFGAm?


This is a great post on all the early Six Flags parks:

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=504977#504977
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:26 am

montezooma wrote:
Rollercoaster Rider wrote:Any Six Flags Stuff from SFGAdv, SFMM, or SFGAm?


This is a great post on all the early Six Flags parks:

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=504977#504977



That was from 93. I was talking about when you left Paramount to Work for Six Flags.
Also there's nothing from SIX FLAGS Great America when Six Flags Owned it.
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby netdvn » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:59 am

^ Um... You do realize that souvenir booklet clearly has a section for SFGAm when SF owned it. Right?

Theme Park Brochures has a few SFGAm brochures/maps you can check out too. They even have one from the year Z-Force opened.

The mods usually direct everyone to the park index. There's a few postcards and stuff in there to check out.
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:39 pm

netdvn wrote:^ Um... You do realize that souvenir booklet clearly has a section for SFGAm when SF owned it. Right?



Yeah... Not Really. Allow me to Quote:

"Well you are probably expecting to see something on Six Flags Great America now, but I haven't found my file with all the good stuff on that park yet. But while looking for it I did come across more great stuff on Circus World which will be my next big post.

Hopefully I will come across my Great America stuff soon because that really was a beautiful park back when it first opened. Well as a matter of fact it still is a beautiful park!

Happy New Year everyone!

Shane"

Look at Page 30 for proof. 2nd Post from the Top.
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby netdvn » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:05 pm

He said "Hopefully I will come across it" as in, he hasn't found stuff yet. When he finds enough good stuff, I'm sure he'll post it.

He did post a great MGA update a while back which included both Santa Clara and Gurnee parks a few years ago, but that's about it. Since info about those parks from the early years is hard to come by, it's a great read.
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby montezooma » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:42 am

Hello Attic Fans-

Don't worry, the attic has not gone dry. There is still plenty to share. I just got back from a great TPR to Dubai and my hats off to Elissa & Robb for such incredible planning, organization and especially bonuses. The water park day was the sh*t!. So before we get ready to open Cowabunga Bay for the 4th season I am going to squeeze in some Amusment Attic updates. So let's start off with a look at the old Elitch Gardens and the true Twister.

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Postby montezooma » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:06 pm

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby Andrewoplis » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:05 pm

Wow, the old Elitch Gardens looked like neat park! Thanks for sharing this!
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