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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.

 

Shane

 

ELITCH GARDENS

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Nice update Shane, as a child I was fascinated by Elitch Gardens. I had an old VHS roller coaster tape that showed a little bit of footage of the Twister (not a full POV like the rest of the rides on the tape) and it looked the most terrifying wooden coaster ever built to my 8 year old eyes. The original Mister Twister is always in my top 5 wish I could have ridden that before it was demolished coasters.

 

Oh and your water parks looks great, if i ever make it out to Utah I'd love to spend some time there.

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I never rode the original Mr Twister, but it is a shame to think about how great the original must of been, and how lame the reconstruction is. When rebuilding the ride, the park should have stuck more with the original plans, like Knoebels did. That is why Knoebels' Twister is awesome, while Elich's is only a shadow of what it could have been.

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Shane - Is there a year listed in small print for the first two brochures you posted? I see the last two are from '94 and '96.

 

thanks

 

Sorry Larry, there is nothing on them that indicates the date. Judging from the artistic style I would guess sometime in the later 40’s.

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Shane - Is there a year listed in small print for the first two brochures you posted? I see the last two are from '94 and '96.

 

thanks

 

Sorry Larry, there is nothing on them that indicates the date. Judging from the artistic style I would guess sometime in the later 40’s.

 

No problem Shane, I just want to be accurate when I add nostalgia to the Park Index

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As promised, here is more or Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho. I wish there was more I could say about this small park, but quite honestly I don't know too much about it. I have visited it a couple of times and always love riding the Corkscrew because it takes me back to the Roaring 20's of Knott's. Anyone know of any interesting facts or history of this park? Please share.

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There was a special that aired in 2001 on Discovery Channel called "More Top Ten Coasters." It had the very lovely Elissa Alvey on Montu. Please tell me you have the video cause if you could upload it, It would help GREATLY.

 

There is just no way to not read that statement and not have it sound creepy. "It would help GREATLY." With what exactly? And, no, you don't have to answer that question here. It's more of a rhetorical thingy.

 

Guy "And, back to our regularly scheduled Attic." Koepp

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Shane - Is there a year listed in small print for the first two brochures you posted? I see the last two are from '94 and '96.

 

thanks

 

Sorry Larry, there is nothing on them that indicates the date. Judging from the artistic style I would guess sometime in the later 40’s.

Can't be later 40s...it has the Corkscrew on one of the images!

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Shane - Is there a year listed in small print for the first two brochures you posted? I see the last two are from '94 and '96.

 

thanks

 

Sorry Larry, there is nothing on them that indicates the date. Judging from the artistic style I would guess sometime in the later 40’s.

Can't be later 40s...it has the Corkscrew on one of the images!

 

c’mon Robb, certainly you can’t think I was serious?!?!?! I know both the Corkscrew and Silverwood weren’t around in the 40’s. I meant the stylist look of the brochure seems like it came out of the 1940’s.

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There was a special that aired in 2001 on Discovery Channel called "More Top Ten Coasters." It had the very lovely Elissa Alvey on Montu. Please tell me you have the video cause if you could upload it, It would help GREATLY.

 

I don’t have that video, but try lotion or vaseline...I think that might help you out where you need it...lol

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There was a special that aired in 2001 on Discovery Channel called "More Top Ten Coasters." It had the very lovely Elissa Alvey on Montu. Please tell me you have the video cause if you could upload it, It would help GREATLY.

 

I don’t have that video, but try lotion or vaseline...I think that might help you out where you need it...lol

 

^ I just ruined my keyboard because of the soda fountain of milk that just shot out of my nose!

 

I haven't laughed this hard in a long time.

 

Good stuff as always Shane.

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There was a special that aired in 2001 on Discovery Channel called "More Top Ten Coasters." It had the very lovely Elissa Alvey on Montu. Please tell me you have the video cause if you could upload it, It would help GREATLY.

 

There is just no way to not read that statement and not have it sound creepy. "It would help GREATLY." With what exactly? And, no, you don't have to answer that question here. It's more of a rhetorical thingy.

 

Guy "And, back to our regularly scheduled Attic." Koepp

 

My sister taped over a good chunk of the special; From Raptor to Shivering Timbers is completely lost; It hurt even more when Alabama Adventures closed down. Losing that special and Alabama Adventures hurt me ALOT this year. Especially since I was 90% close to getting there in October. Don't ask why I couldn't cause the answer is worse.

 

Did not mean to say anything crass about Elissa. I just thought mentioning her would increase the chance of you posting the video.

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