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Forum: Park Videos June 29th, 2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,600
Posted By James Medford
Re: Big Bend Interview

I can't remember the name of the mechanic on the left (at about 1:19), but I remember him working on the animations at River.
Forum: General SFOT Forum November 4th, 2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,999
Posted By James Medford
Re: Riverboat Adventure Tidbit

The antennas/tripwires triggered every animation when I worked at River from '79 to '81. A fun prank to play on a captain: The antennas were very flexible. While the captain was in the backroom...
Forum: SFoT memories August 12th, 2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,423
Posted By James Medford
Was the magic shop called Boogie Woogie? That's...

Was the magic shop called Boogie Woogie? That's one of those random memories I've been carrying around for over 30 years ...
Forum: Removed Attractions July 13th, 2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,126
Posted By James Medford
Yeah, I remember my friend mentioning Godzilla.

Yeah, I remember my friend mentioning Godzilla.
Forum: Removed Attractions July 13th, 2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,126
Posted By James Medford
It sticks in my mind that Blue Oyster Cult...

It sticks in my mind that Blue Oyster Cult performed in the parking lot in 1981 or thereabouts. A friend of mine worked the stage lighting.
Forum: SFoT Q&A July 13th, 2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,978
Posted By James Medford
Yeah, it was Manor Bread for a few yers, then...

Yeah, it was Manor Bread for a few yers, then Rainbow (or Rainbo ... I seem to remember it being spelled without the W in the logo).
Forum: General SFOT Forum June 16th, 2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By James Medford
Gary Slade worked as a ride operator at SFOT in...

Gary Slade worked as a ride operator at SFOT in the late 70's and early 80's. In 1980 he was day shift foreman and I was night shift foreman at Roto-Disco.
Forum: SFoT Q&A June 8th, 2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,974
Posted By James Medford
On the day River closed in August, 1982, the park...

On the day River closed in August, 1982, the park had an after-hours party for any former employees who wanted to come back and spiel one last time. I wasn't able to attend, but I think they had an...
Forum: General SFOT Forum January 26th, 2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,499
Posted By James Medford
Tony worked at Railroad the first summer I worked...

Tony worked at Railroad the first summer I worked at River ('79), and he worked several doubles on the night shift at River that year. One of my funniest stories from River involves Tony, but it's...
Forum: General SFOT Forum January 22nd, 2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By James Medford
Harold Patterson was mayor of Arlington in the...

Harold Patterson was mayor of Arlington in the 1980's, so either the date on the article is wrong, or someone on the Victoria Advocate staff had a pretty effective crystal ball.
Forum: General SFOT Forum January 21st, 2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,854
Posted By James Medford
At least it was only soda. While working on the...

At least it was only soda. While working on the River dock I saw far more disgusting liquids come out of Astrolift cars.
Forum: SFoT Q&A November 8th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,263
Posted By James Medford
It was a made-for-TV movie: KISS Meets the...

It was a made-for-TV movie: KISS Meets the Phantom of the Amusement Park. Horrifically bad.
Forum: Gifts and Souvenirs October 15th, 2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,275
Posted By James Medford
Right. The picture shows a corkscrew (barrel...

Right. The picture shows a corkscrew (barrel roll) coaster, as opposed to the vertical loop design of Shock Wave.
Forum: Gifts and Souvenirs October 5th, 2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,336
Posted By James Medford
From the height of that lift hill, I'm guessing...

From the height of that lift hill, I'm guessing that they used a picture of the Great American Scream Machine at SFOG in this postcard. They frequently used pictures from other parks in SFOT...
Forum: Ride Operations September 3rd, 2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,573
Posted By James Medford
I've always thought that the shadow across your...

I've always thought that the shadow across your face looks like a moustache gone horribly wrong.
Forum: SFoT memories September 2nd, 2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,656
Posted By James Medford
This was in 1981. Note the word "Medfly" near...

This was in 1981. Note the word "Medfly" near the middle of the page. I had just quit Six Flags to go off to college, so the party was partly a sendoff for me. It wasn't a huge party, but I do...
Forum: Random Ramblings... August 24th, 2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By James Medford
Repeating Craig's spoiler alert ... I...

Repeating Craig's spoiler alert ...



I think that was the gist of it ... their technology had a genetic component that only allowed prawns to operate the weapons, spacecraft, etc. Thus, the...
Forum: Ride Operations August 24th, 2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,991
Posted By James Medford
You're right ... we weren't wearing our uniforms...

You're right ... we weren't wearing our uniforms in the picture. The uniform was brown knickers, a white blousey shirt, and a brown vest. It made for an interesting tan.
Forum: Finding old Friends... August 21st, 2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,301
Posted By James Medford
Hi Leigh! Good to see you here. I was foreman...

Hi Leigh! Good to see you here. I was foreman at Railroad and was doing the morning walk around the tracks with Jene Hudson the day of the accident. When we got near Shock Wave and saw a bunch of...
Forum: Ride Operations August 20th, 2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,991
Posted By James Medford
I think the lacrosse shirts were before this ......

I think the lacrosse shirts were before this ... probably 1980.
Forum: SFoT memories August 13th, 2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,008
Posted By James Medford
This must have come out in the fall of 1981,...

This must have come out in the fall of 1981, because the article on the last page alludes to the drinking age being 19. The drinking age went from 18 to 19 on September 1, right after I'd left SF to...
Forum: Ride Operations August 10th, 2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,991
Posted By James Medford
Front row: Joanne Herber, Louis Ratcliffe, Jeff...

Front row: Joanne Herber, Louis Ratcliffe, Jeff Jones, Miracle Horsman, Me, You, John Flynn.

Second row: Shelly Brosius (spelling?), Danny O'Dell, Cynthia Silvester, Cheryl Tyson, Jeff Arnold,...
Forum: Ride Operations August 7th, 2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,991
Posted By James Medford
Another thing you'll note is the upside-down...

Another thing you'll note is the upside-down alligator that we're standing over. We're also wearing shirts that have an upside-down alligator over the left breast. Izod Lacoste shirts were all the...
Forum: Ride Operations August 6th, 2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,991
Posted By James Medford
I'm in this picture ... it's 1981. You'll notice...

I'm in this picture ... it's 1981. You'll notice it was raining as the picture was being taken.

River closed at the end of summer, 1982. Assuming they still took crew photos in '82, theirs...
Forum: SFoT memories August 5th, 2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 83,893
Posted By James Medford
I was told about "The old man of the River" when...

I was told about "The old man of the River" when I first started working there, but I never had the pleasure of spotting him.

We called ourselves River Rats. Anyone from before my time remember...
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