Old Amusement Parks
Old Amusement Parks - posted in Other Roadside Business / Attractions: It seems that a good number of my childhood memories come from visiting amusement parks or fairs with midways. My dad taught us how to properly lean to make the Tilt-A-Whirl go fast enough to make us all queasy (and I have passed this along to my kids- it's an important life skill, you know!)By the number of websites I have come across that commemorate defunct parks and show what's up at parks still operati...
15 Favorite Midwest Amusement Parks
Six Flags Great America is just 45 min. northwest of Chicago. The Big Thrill, X Flight and the Grand Columbia Carousel are among the many rides. Top it off with our 20-acre water park!
The Tidal Wave was the first new roller coaster added to the Marriott’s GREAT AMERICA parks. To lure opening-season guests back for 1977, the Tidal Wave rolled out across Yankee Harbor in San…
The Edge made its debut in both Gurnee and Santa Clara in 1983. Similar to the case of The Demon roller coaster, The Edge was a major attraction that was not integrated into the theme of its sectio…
Six Flags Great America's lost attractions
When Marriott's Great America, now Six Flags Great America, first opened in Gurnee in 1976, it looked a lot different than it does today. For every Whizzer, a coaster that still exists, there's a Tidal Wave, Shockwave or Z-Force, rides existing only in memory.