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Postby UWW-10 on June 13th, 2018, 7:11 pm
My best memory was seeing Deja Vu close. I was a rides lead in 2007 and that was the FF season that the park decided to give the aquatics team the back part of the park which included Camp, Iron Wolf/Fling, American Eagle/Revolution, and Wiggles World. Because I started that season at Demon prior to being promoted they sent me back that direction. The park ended up adding Vu to the west portion as I'm sure they were hesitant giving that to the lifeguards to run.

For the majority of 2007, Vu was finally running pretty decently (as I believe it was in 2005/part of 2006 that it was completely out for the count). Anyways, as I was going to clock out that evening, most of the full-time park employees were lined up along the backstage road taking their last videos of it running...although I can't really say too many of them shed any tears for it considering its troublesome past.

2007 was also the year that SWF met its demise and we had an inkling that Raceway wouldn't be too far behind as there were lots of different survey markers placed in the area. None of us actually missed smelling like gasoline after a shift was over!
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Postby benneluke on June 14th, 2018, 9:25 am
Not really a ride, but I had this fuzzy memory from when I was a kid of running through a vine archway. For years, I didn't know where it was at, or if I had imagined it. This past year, I saw an old picture of GAm and realized it used to be next to Demon!

The only ride I do remember loving was Space Shuttle America. I first rode it when it was showing Escape from Dino Island. I was confused why we were in a space shuttle in the middle of the jungle, but it was fun. Elvira's Superstition was fun too. They used to decorate the inside with "bad luck charms" and force you to walk under a ladder to get into the theater. It would be nice to have a special effects theater again. Something like CGam's Mass Effect show.
What a day! What a place! What a smile on your face!
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Postby Viper 88 on June 15th, 2018, 9:22 am
I really miss Superstition it was the perfect Fright Fest ride switch taking a rollercoaster ride through a haunted amusement park with Elvira AWESOME!!

I always liked the way Shockwave looked as it was the first thing you saw coming into the park you knew you were going to have a wonder and awe filled day.

Sky Whirl this thing was an engineering marvel 1 of 2 triple wheels in existence We need another one I'm sure Intamin has the blur prints in a vault somewhere.

I rode GAR in the rain with some mild lightning that was AWESOME we just kept going around and around.

SWF This was was the best way to get wet fast!!! it was a hot day back in 2006 and the group of friends I was with wanted to go on a water ride but everything was like 2 hours long so we went through the exit even though they said not to and stood on the bridge for 4 cycles we werd soaked then decided to go to HH by the time we got there we were dry, yup underwear too!

Trailblazer was a fun little thing I rode this with a friends mom and she couldn't stop laughing because my screams were screams of terror mixed with delight and they sounded absolutely psychotic.

Orbit will forever be one of my favorites It is greatly missed by me!

I really hate the way the park is starting to look everything is all starting to blend together in terms of ride experience. It's becoming more about the thrill and less about family We need actual family rides Sky Whirl and GAR and even Haybaler are perfect examples, plus we also need high capacity to chew through crowds.
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Postby Mr.EveryDaySFGA on June 17th, 2018, 11:19 pm
Just the orbit was a great ride at the time

Iron wolf in 2011 was not tall enough but the next year was really pissed me off hopefully i could ride it in Maryland soon

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Postby Mr.EveryDaySFGA on June 17th, 2018, 11:28 pm
Any one remember wiggle world now known as kidzopolis


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Postby Nystagmus on June 18th, 2018, 3:19 pm
benneluke wrote:Not really a ride, but I had this fuzzy memory from when I was a kid of running through a vine archway. For years, I didn't know where it was at, or if I had imagined it. This past year, I saw an old picture of GAm and realized it used to be next to Demon!


Yes! I loved walking through that when I was a kid. I also loved that it provided a shady spot to sit and relax. There were always grandparents sitting on the benches under it. At least that's how I remember it.
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