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  • Birthday 06/24/1966

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    Staten Island, New York
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    Photography,Food and Wine, fun and thrills, and of course, Great Adventure!!

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    I am also looking for the commercial with Jerry Lewis - I was in it! Has anybody found it?

  2. There are so many great pictures, it's hard to pick a favorite. I really like the architect drawing of Rolling Thunder, since that was the brand new ride the first year I ever went. I remember before the park opened that year, there were promotional coupons that we got at a special convention at the Staten Island Armory, and that drawing was on it. It was one of those things that is buried and forgotten for decades in the back of one's memory, then seeing that single picture in the book instantly brings back all the memories from that time. So many rides, long gone, but happily not forgotten. The construction shots are always interesting, and there are some that I don't recall seeing here on the website. Thank you again, Harry and Tom, for putting this book together. Much appreciated!
  3. I went on today for the very first time. Loved it!! Holy Cow, that ride absolutely ROCKED!! (literally, too!) They must keep this thing open, everybody was having an absolute ball on this ride!!!
  4. I had already known that Houdini was reopening for Fright Fest, but what a surprise it was today, visiting the park, and discovering the ride already open!!! I had never been on Houdini before, having visited GA for the first time in 15 years just last summer, so today's ride on Houdini was a first time experience for me. LOVED IT!! I highly recommend this ride to anyone who hasn't been on it yet. Never know, it might disappear again before anyone can say "poof".
  5. I got mine yesterday- Love it! Congrats to both of you guys, you did a great job!
  6. Barnes and Noble on Staten Island does not have the book yet. I also called Menlo Park's store and the one in Clark, also nada. Anyone know if the park has it's copies yet? I'll just scoot over there and get one. I usually have a very good temper, but I am ready to "borrow" one of the Rhinos from the Safari and have him start trampling bookcases at Barnes and Noble.
  7. I just rode the Red train a little while ago. The only train that got the 2go decals was the white train.(Liberty). Red and blue did not get the 2go decals, and the words "Freedom" and "Spirit" were never painted over. Red and Blue still have the original Scream Machine decals on the nose.
  8. Looking forward to this! Barnes and Noble know's I'm coming for it too, I think I scared them last week when I mistakenly thought the book was already out.
  9. Just found out from a contact at the park that it was a 7 car pile up, maybe 4 fatalities. Sad to hear that. We knew it must have been something very serious, since in 35 years none of us ever saw traffic that bad in the Great Adventure area. There were flash flood puddles everywhere yesterday afternoon, cars hydroplaning. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the cause of this tragedy on the 195. My respects to the families.
  10. I went to GA yesterday to audition for Fright Fest at 5:00. Nice people, had a good time. Afterwards, I leave the employee lot and discover a massive line of cars waiting to get out thru the employee exit, so, already having a parking ticket, I go the other way out the guest lot, and discover the same line of traffic. It took 25 minutes to get from the GA gas station to Monmouth Road, then it took 90 minutes to get up Mommouth Road to the entrance of 195 where WAWA is. 2 Hours to go all but 2 miles!!!!!!!!!! Upon getting there, we discover that the ramp to 195 eastbound is closed, along with 195 eastbound from Mommouth Road to points unknown. All the traffic coming east on 195 from the Turnpike was being exited off at the Great Adventure exit, then being routed onto Mommouth Road toward Prospertown, which had it's own traffic backup due to construction down that way. Once we got on to Westbound 195 there was no traffic, but the backup heading east extended for about 6 miles. Those poor people 7 miles down, driving normal, completely oblivious that another mile the were going to be stopped for hours on 195, only to be routed onto another jam. Does anyone know why 195 eastbound was closed yesterday between 5 and 7pm? That was one of the worst traffic nightmares I have ever encountered! (still tame compared to the I-4 in Orlando)
  11. I rode the Red Train on tuesday and it wasn't covered with 2go. Just the white train. could they have decalled it overnight, meaning I rode on the red train the last day of it's original appearance??
  12. Lol I can completely recall that sound! The long whine of the catapult motor, then the bangbangbang of the staircase shaking, then the sound of the train going thru the loop. Feels like yesterday!
  13. Unbelieveably, the white train (Liberty) had been covered with advertisment decals for 2go, and the words "Liberty" have been painted over with white paint but are still visible.
  14. I went there today to eat lunch and relax for a while. Thought I'd put my feet in the water to cool them, but the water was about 80 degrees. What's with all the little clam shells in the shallows? They are everywhere!
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