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by Tech Services 1
Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Merry Mardi Gras Parade music anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 6225

ILuvTheDemon wrote: As for the tape, My uncle has an 8-track tape player and I have a digital recording and restoring program just for this purpose and would convert it for free, ...
Thanks for the offer, but just to clarify, this is a 1" reel-to-reel 8 channel tape, not an 8-track 'cartridge' tape.
:D
by Tech Services 1
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Show Clips
Replies: 3
Views: 4021

Very cool!
Love the creepy singing snowman in the current clip.
:D
by Tech Services 1
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: If you could bring it back...
Replies: 27
Views: 17983

1. Turn of the Century
2. Sky Whirl
3. Tidal Wave
4. Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight
5. Traffique Jam
by Tech Services 1
Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Hometown Fun Machine in Gurnee
Replies: 9
Views: 3768

I believe you can see the ride in Yukon in this pre-Fort-Fun picture:
http://www.greatamericaparks.com/images ... =60&pos=31


-PPG
by Tech Services 1
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park- Site Plan 1972
Replies: 15
Views: 6787

Question: At the entrance walkway from Carousel Plaza to Orleans Place, does the label say "waterway" ? I don't recall there being any water way there? It's hard to read, but it says "Gateway #251". If you look at the opposite gate to Hometown, it's a lot clearer and says "Gateway #153". Glad you l...
by Tech Services 1
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: MGA attention-to-detail...Service Access Road...early years
Replies: 8
Views: 6848

. . . but in 1988 they opened a new path along the north side of the bridge (alongside the rocks) that remained level with the rest of the corridor and kept the employees away from the road . . . for a while some longer-term employees still used this path, while us newbies used the new one and ONLY...
by Tech Services 1
Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park- Site Plan 1972
Replies: 15
Views: 6787

I'm sad the Heritage Theater was never built . . . Yep, and when you think about it . . . Yankee Harbor was the only themed area without a theatre or show of some kind. Or was there something in the first years? My brain is shutting down . . . I'm also glad the Klondike Cafe never became a Stew Hou...
by Tech Services 1
Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park- Site Plan 1972
Replies: 15
Views: 6787

...considering Marriott had to have all the details like landscaping, . . . all ready for opening day.... Well . . . about that landscaping . . . A funny story is told by those who were there during the grand opening- Seems a lot of the underground wiring, plumbing, etc. wasn't quite finished by op...
by Tech Services 1
Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park- Site Plan 1972
Replies: 15
Views: 6787

Absolutely cool!!! Wouldn't it have been great to be an architect/designer/engineer of Great America? That would have been awesome, as would building the park. I've always felt I was born five years too late! I wasn't old enough to work there until '79 (but I still waited until '81 to apply for a j...
by Tech Services 1
Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park- Site Plan 1972
Replies: 15
Views: 6787

I just uploaded two more photos / views from the site plan- One is of Carousel Plaza. The restrooms are still shown with dotted lines, so they had not yet been finalized. The other photo is of the N.E. corner of County Fair. There's an interesting feature there . . . Regarding the Heritage Theatre- ...
by Tech Services 1
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Little Red Schoolhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 7052

There was a full-time, year-round registered nurse on staff at the Schoolhouse in the old days. She repaired me more than a few times. Boy, she had a reputation for being a stickler for THOROUGHLY cleaning wounds. Betadine, hot water and little scrub brushes- not fun! :shock: I speak from experience...
by Tech Services 1
Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: The Dark Knight - New Coaster for 08
Replies: 44
Views: 30177

yankee Clipper91 wrote:I was born in 1991 so I didn't get to experience the 80's or 70's. . . .
Dude, you're making my brain hurt again . . .
:?

-PPG
by Tech Services 1
Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park- Site Plan 1972
Replies: 15
Views: 6787

Gurnee Park- Site Plan 1972

Another favorite from my collection- Check out the new folder in my photo gallery. Back in the day, Tech Services had to have access to blueprints of the park for maintaining the sound systems and everything else we worked on. Keeping prints updated required us to make copies of the original prints,...
by Tech Services 1
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Marriott's GREAT AMERICA bumper stickers
Replies: 16
Views: 10993

I posted a pic of the case o' stickers in my Misc. Stuff photo album:
http://www.greatamericaparks.com/images ... =60&pos=19

Still here and still sticky after 30 years! :D


-PPG
by Tech Services 1
Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: The Dark Knight - New Coaster for 08
Replies: 44
Views: 30177

yankee Clipper91 wrote:I really want to see bugs bunny agian. The good old days from the 90's.
Or the 80's . . . Or the 70's . . .
:D


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