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Postby thrillrider » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:09 am

Thank you for posting this.

It was great to see some footage of boblo island. I have a lot of memories as a kid of that park. I miss the park and the boat cruise to it.

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Postby Guy T. Koepp » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:54 pm

Awesome Shane! Simply awesome!
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Postby RandyV » Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:29 pm

Oh man -- I swear, I have this exact same episode of ET on video tape stashed somewhere in a box for the same reason you have it - coasters at Magic Mountain. This was definitely the mid-80s at its best.

Funny that the American Eagle at Great America (my home park) was still the tallest when this aired. The Eagle opened in '81 and its hard to believe it held the title of tallest coaster for so many years - especially given the recent decade of coaster wars where holding any kind of title (height, speed, etc.) for more than one year was a feat. :)

Thanks for digging this one up and posting. It really brought back some memories.

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Postby snoflake15 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:09 am

Great footage!

Were the credits at the end ALL for that 10 minute programme? The credits nearly lasted longer than the programme itself. :?r

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Postby pkdcoaster » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:20 pm

Cool video thanks

LOL at the people flying out of the chute the chutes ride from the 20's

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Postby Olsor » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:50 pm

montezooma wrote:At the time the ride also had a different name, something like "White Water Rapids" or White Water Canyon".

White Water Rampage! I hated when they changed it.

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Postby montezooma » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:56 am

Ah yes..."White Water RAMPAGE" thanks for clearing that up. Too bad they changed it, it is such a better name than Roaring Rapids.
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Postby BrownStreak » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:59 pm

If you should ever happen to come across any of the 1970's - 1980's commercials from Fantasy Island (NY) i.e. "Fun! Wow!" I WANT THEM! They break the tacky meter- even when they were new they seemed dated and cheesy:)
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Postby montezooma » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:56 pm

GRAVITY GROUP

Here is more of my IAAPA installments. This time, Gravity Group. This is all the postcards and company information I picked up from the show.

Although I have ridden most of GCI's coasters, I have only ridden one Gravity Group creation, the Fireball in China. It was quite a ride and hopefully I will get to more sometime this year.
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Postby FilmoreISnAZN » Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:30 pm

I wish Knott's Berry Farm would get some of the Timberliner trains! Those would make Ghostrider Tons and Tons better!!

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