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#1 29yrswithaGApass

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:50 PM


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Posted 11 August 2009 - 08:28 PM

just wondering, why are the Enterprise spotlightes not combined?
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Posted 11 August 2009 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE(warnerleroy @ Aug 11 2009, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
just wondering, why are the Enterprise spotlightes not combined?


Unlike Lightnin' Loops which was considered one attraction, or Medusa/Bizarro which was the same ride rethemed, Enterprise1 and Enterprise2 were two totally different rides which were located in different parts of the park during different time periods. If it was the same ride we would have done one Spotlight like we did for Schwabinchen/El Sombrero.



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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:29 PM

The first time I recall seeing a picture of this ride was when I bought the sleeve of GAF Pana-vue Great Adventure slides around 1981. Not realizing at first that it was a completely different ride than the newer Enterprise, I always wondered why they would remove that cool spaceman backdrop!

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 02:21 PM

Nice Spotlight. I really like the use of the word "Festooned"!!! I don't remember this version of the Enterprise at the Park, I was too little to ride it back then. I do miss having an Enterprise at the Park though, I loved Enterprise 2 growing up.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:26 AM

Good spotlight, I also really miss Enterprise2 at the park. I heard that there are not too many of them left anymore and it's hard to find parts for them. Dorney still has a Enterprise for now.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 07:44 AM

Dorney's is a Huss, and since Huss is still in business, they can still get parts. The few remaining Schwarzkopfs probably won't be around too much longer.

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Posted 13 August 2009 - 11:10 PM

I thought Huss was out of business?

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:14 AM

Nope: http://www.hussrides.com/

They went into bankruptcy and reorganized.

While they don't appear to sell the Enterprise style ride any longer (except that awful Fly-Away!), they still make parts for their older rides.

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:15 AM

Well that is good, it is a shame that Enterprise2 that used to be at GAdv was not a Huss.

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 01:25 AM

Both Enterprises were GREAT, though I liked the second one a little bit better because that was my favorite part of the park. Nothing better than going upside down 8-10 times, especially at night because it was so dark back there. Truly one of the best rides!

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 07:43 AM

The enterprise was one great ride, it was sad to hear when it was removed.Iwould love to see this ride back in the park again ,maybe a new updated version. This was one of my favorites growing up and for many years the first ride of the day since it was so close to the entrance.The spotlights are great and i even have the enterprise as my
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 03:29 PM

Nice find Neil! - gafreak has added the image below to his album in our galleries!



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Posted 21 November 2009 - 11:54 PM

Odd... Great Adventure's coloring book was published in the late 80's but they used the park's first Enterprise ride (removed in 1977) as the inspiration for this drawing.



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Posted 22 November 2009 - 09:58 AM

Just like the polkadotted awnings on the restaurants and the multi-colored roof on the Carousel continued to show up on the park maps LONG after they were gone from the park.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 04:10 PM

Interesting. I didn't even know that GA had coloring books. Where can you still find them?

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 08:29 PM

sweet coloring books i want a 2010 version!
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:59 PM

I loved this ride. The first employee party I attended in 75 was in this area. The ride operator would not letting anyone off. Rather, after sending us backwards, he would start it up again (going forward). He did this 3 or 4 times. A great ride at 1 am.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 09:53 PM

QUOTE(Csogi @ May 6 2010, 06:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rather, after sending us backwards, he would start it up again (going forward). He did this 3 or 4 times.


Backwards? The Enterprise went in reverse?

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 11:36 PM

Yes it did, that's what made the ride great. You did not have time to get yourself focused before being whipped backwards. It was always fun trying to walk a straight line after getting off.






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