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Old August 11th, 2009, 05:18 AM
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Yeah, several years back, the walkway that went under the tracks was filled in and now is a normal crossing. I think it was when Mr. Freeze was built.
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Actually, they did that in 1989 when they revamped Goodtimes Square and put in the Flashback.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 08:12 PM
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That's right, Jeremy. Maybe I was thinking of the changes around Freeze when they opened the pseudo-station after it was moved to where it is now.
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Here's a crew picture of the Avalanche Bobsled taken sometime in the 1990s.

Nice pic...definitely post 1990 as that was the year I was there...thinking this might be '91??...I recognize most of the faces but cannot remember very many of the names....up front I believe I recognize Amy Northcutt, Chris Baker, and Jennifer Hanna.
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Plus, when we had to clean the queue house at night, we had to use a skimmer to get the trash that the idiots threw into the 'pond' that surrounded the queue house, instead of in the trash can that was 2 feet away from therm... the trash was always covered with swarms of some sort of snail-like creature which reminded me very much of barnacles. So even the surrounding landscape had a nautical theme.
And at night you always had swamp critters making their way up out of the water...after finding some good sized ones coiled up on the bank you quickly learned to have a flashlight and be very alert where you were stepping! The pond by the que house as well as by the drivers box were full of interesting things, I still remember the huge snapping turtle that I saw on many occasion by the drivers box, it was like taking a walk through a Louisiana swamp!
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Old February 5th, 2010, 10:35 AM
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Actually, they did that in 1989 when they revamped Goodtimes Square and put in the Flashback.
I was also thinking it had something to do with deterioration of the trestle itself, I know they found a few rotten timbers in at least one of the mine train trestle bents which caused a little dip when the train went over it. This was not something that SFOT maintenance repaired, like they did many times before they hired an outside railroad contractor which was a pretty expensive repair. I think the trestle at Goodtimes Square was getting to the point that it needed some serious maintenance, but I am pretty sure when they saw what it was going to cost they opted just to fill it in and make it a crossing.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 10:21 PM
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THAT'S WHERE THAT TRESTLE WAS?? I've been racking my brains trying to remember where I crossed UNDER a train track besides the one in back by the watermelon patch.
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