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Great American Scream Machine Closed

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And a little more of GADV from my childhood is gone.

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shot out to the park last night for a quick peek, looks like 2 more sections of the lift were removed, looks like there moving a little slower that i thought

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I just added a couple of pictures from the past couple of days (the 7th-10th).

 

Check them all out here!

 

Here are a couple of previews:

 

Using the basket to get at the structure and cut the track from the supports--

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The lift is getting shorter and shorter each day--

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They are jack hammering and pulling out the huge concrete footers so they can be carted away--

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Thanks for the update! That would be pretty fun to be in that basket on the crane.

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i never realized how big the footers were, i forget about the frost line here, when i lived in az, we didnt have that issue

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Removal of the Scream Machine continues, although at a slower pace. Below are some photos from this morning.

 

I was thinking... wouldn't it be cool if they left the last loop until the end and toppled it during a media event announcing the new ride for 2011!

 

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was at the park tonight and saw that all thats left of gasm is about 1/3 of the lift, 1/3 of the 1st drop and the 1st loop, chutes was up and running but with my 5 yr old i cant get on it, he wont ride it yet, but it looked like buisnes as usual around the park, are you sure that they didnt take out the lift on purpose?

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great new pics, you beat me to posting the fright fest shot, i just got home from the park , and missed ya out there again!

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if anyone was wondering, the GASM trains are located in the infield of rolling thunder, they can be seen if you sit on the right side of eltoro, when your riding look toward thunder and you can see them

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heres something i just realized, maybe you guys can guess, whats the coralation of the day the scream machine closed have to do with another coaster that was once in our park, the day that scream machine closed was 7-18? what other big event happened on 7-18?

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