Shane's Amusement Attic

Update:1998 Fiesta Texas 10 year master plan that never was.
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
TPR's Olden Goldie
User avatar
 
Posts: 8687
Joined: 24 Feb 2005
Location: Camarillo, CA (Ventura County)
Gender: Male
Age: 58

Postby ebl » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:28 pm

After seeing the Chance catalog here, I realized that I've been on more Chance rides than I previously thought. Some years back, Chance acquired Morgan's assets, including their coaster designs. Interesting how there've been few---or any---"Morgan" coasters built since.

Eric
My Honda will run ringz around your Saturn.

the ghost seems to think there is a "Donkey Fairy"
User avatar
 
Posts: 482
Joined: 05 Jan 2006
Location: Jeffersonville, IN
Gender: Male
Age: 49

Postby ratdogg68 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:33 pm

I'm really digging these updates. I had that same Chance catalog, I used to write the companies and tell them I was doing a report for school. Do you by any chance have anything on S.D.C. from Italy?
Keep it up, all this old stuff is good to help with the winter time blues.
Let the Riding begin

Image

I poop golden school busses
 
Posts: 2542
Joined: 29 Apr 2007
Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Gender: Male
Age: 23

Postby astroworldfan1 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:33 pm

Chance-Morgan needs to make more Squirrel Cages to make Elissa happy! Elissa is cool when she is happy! I want to ride the Squirrel Cages!

-Tatum "i want to ride them" G.

Blake Griffin Is Dreamy
User avatar
 
Posts: 533
Joined: 03 Sep 2007
Location: Plainfield, IL
Gender: Male
Age: 21

Postby GriffyTiffy » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:53 pm

Chance needs to lay off and stop using the word "psycidelic". :omg:

I poop golden school busses
 
Posts: 2542
Joined: 29 Apr 2007
Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Gender: Male
Age: 23

Postby astroworldfan1 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:56 pm

B&Man wrote:Chance needs to lay off and stop using the word "psycidelic". :omg:


Yeah, you can tell that was made in the 70s! So Groovy Man!

-Tatum

Idiot.
User avatar
 
Posts: 415
Joined: 29 Aug 2005
Location: maine
Gender: Male
Age: 35

Postby methos » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:36 pm

Something just caught my eye, look at the specs of Toboggan carefully, you will see it says capacity 3 adults!!!! We had a hard time getting just 2 in one!

TPR's Olden Goldie
User avatar
 
Posts: 8687
Joined: 24 Feb 2005
Location: Camarillo, CA (Ventura County)
Gender: Male
Age: 58

Postby ebl » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:31 am

^ Maybe that was "1970s adults." Remember, everything's bigger nowadays... :lmao:

Eric
My Honda will run ringz around your Saturn.

"Can I get clamshells out of this ATM?"
User avatar
 
Posts: 1834
Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Location: SL, UT
Gender: Male

Postby montezooma » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:24 pm

B&Man wrote:Chance needs to lay off and stop using the word "psycidelic". :omg:


How funny, I hadn't even noticed their frequent use of that word.

Anyways, now back to some park stuff.....1979
Big Thunder.jpg

"Can I get clamshells out of this ATM?"
User avatar
 
Posts: 1834
Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Location: SL, UT
Gender: Male

Postby montezooma » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:26 pm

1979 Park Brochures

Now back to some retro park stuff. the year is 1979, the year that I started my collection of all this stuff. In 1978 I was quite young and I didn’t really know that there were any other parks outside of the state of California (well except for DisneyWorld). Since my Dad was in the amusement business and he saw my fascination with rides he thought it would be fun for me to attend the IAAPA convention with him.

While at the convention I got a hold of a membership directory and discovered a whole new world of parks. I sent away for brochures and information from all these parks around the country and almost everyday, for a couple of weeks, I would get something in the mail about each one of them.

So for the next couple of weeks I am going to post one brochure a day from each of these parks as they were in the year 1979. It is really interesting so see the new attractions that were introduced that year as well as to see how different the parks were back then. Click on the links below to see the brochures.

AstroWorld
Busch Gardens The Dark Continent
Busch Gardens The Old Country
Carowinds
Cedar Point
Elitch Gardens
Geauga Lake
Hersheypark
Kennywood
Kings Dominion
Kings Island
Libertyland
Magic Mountain
Marriott's Great America, Gurnee
Marriott's Great America, Santa Clara
Opryland
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags over Georgia
Six Flags over Mid-America
Six Flags over Texas
Valleyfair!
Worlds of Fun

"Can I get clamshells out of this ATM?"
User avatar
 
Posts: 1834
Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Location: SL, UT
Gender: Male

Postby montezooma » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:33 pm

AstroWorld 1979

[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=C9wUbFx2pwM[/youtube]
AstroWorld 1.jpg
AstroWorld 2.jpg
In believe that these are actually doctored pictures of the Tidal Wave at Marriott's Great America. The blue is a much lighter blue than Greezed Lightnin' was.
AstroWorld 3.jpg
AstroWorld 4.jpg
AstroWorld 5.jpg

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron