OMG!! I remember going to the park twice before we moved out of the LA area. Somewhere I even have/had a pair of Wizard and Troll earings. Mtn Express was still there the last time, but there were already plans in place for Colossus. For the next several years I visited Marriots Great America. I could never, ever stop comparing it to SFMM. We we moved back that was one of the first places I headed to after I got my liscense.
It looks exactly the opposite of everything you are seeing in those old pictures, but that is another thread.
"And yes, we implore EVERYBODY to follow the park rules. Having off-ride footage is great, but any still photo's or video's taken ON the coasters at SFMM are strictly against the rules. They are there for your (and everybody's) safety." "Six Flags doesn't allow ANY loose articles on their coasters, and they don't allow video taping on their coasters. " BUT, " This is not true. Six Flags does not allow ANY On-Ride video or pictures on the rides. The ONLY way is if you get explicit permission from Park Management." ???