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by EagleMom
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 13902

navigate, not haviate- is that even a word?
by EagleMom
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 13902

There aren't too many people trying to get into Great America with Paramount tickets (I know that's the former owner and I'm not sure who the current owner is)- maybe one or two a season that's I've dealt with. A lot of people make the mistake of buying tickets for Six Flag America instead of Great ...
by EagleMom
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 13902

reply to geostevphen

I think you bring up an excellent point- even when people have moved on in their careers and adult lives- working at an amusement park is like no other. I think that's why several people are still employed at the park since it's inception in 1976! I started back at the call center in Guest Relations...
by EagleMom
Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: What would happen to Six Flags overall, if...
Replies: 4
Views: 5574

What would happen to Six Flags overall, if...

Can somebody please explain how important SFGA is to the entire Six Flags corporation? Is it really true that we "carry" the other parks?
by EagleMom
Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: If you could bring it back...
Replies: 27
Views: 21214

If you could bring it back...

Of all the rides at Gurnee, which five would you bring back?
These are mine!
1. Tidal Wave
2. Sky Whirl
3. Eagle's Flight
4. Cagun Cliffhanger
5. Hay Baler
by EagleMom
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Gurnee top 5 of all time
Replies: 19
Views: 21409

Gurnee Top 5

1. Whizzer
2. American Eagle
3. Raging Bull
4. Tidal Wave
5. Viper
by EagleMom
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 13902

Papas, I totally agree with you 100%. The park was in fantastic shape last summer- I was amazed by how quickly things turned around in one season! I would walk to my unit last summer and be amazed by how the park was literally transformed overnight and I was pleased to see how clean it was. This yea...
by EagleMom
Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 13902

To All (so far)- thank you so much for your contributions! It was a relief to read about the Marriott days. Of course, when it was owned by Marriott, the park was new, and times were different. I have a friend who worked at Burgers on the Run in '76 and she said they had to clean continuously during...
by EagleMom
Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...
Replies: 17
Views: 13902

Need some clarification from some 'ole timers; venting...

Hey Guys- It's that time of the season when I'm ready to scream and I need some validation/clarification about whether this is normal or not. First of all, the "honeymoon" phase of Six Flags is over with and has been for at least a month. By "honeymoon", I mean when people were coming in with Season...
by EagleMom
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: VIP Lounge
Replies: 2
Views: 5517

VIP Lounge

Has anybody been to the VIP lounge? We had our department training up there this season and I enjoyed it- it's right out of 1976, with the exception of the plasma TV. Apparently, Mr. Marriott had a bedroom up there so he could stay overnight at the park if he needed to. The bedroom is no longer part...
by EagleMom
Wed May 28, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Season Pass Questions/Loose Articles Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 8270

One last thing...

When we use the internet in Guest Relations, we are not allowed to view web sites unless it has something to do with our work i.e. google maps, Sixflags.com, weather.com, etc. However, we are allowed to read this web site, and last summer, one of my buddies and I worked the phones and looked through...
by EagleMom
Wed May 28, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Season Pass Questions/Loose Articles Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 8270

Season Pass Questions/Loose Articles Policy

This is my second season in Guest Relations. I had the pleasure of talking with and later meeting a Guest who has had passes since the park opened in 1976. I was working the information line (telephones) and he said he and his wife brought their kids 41 times in one season alone! Do any of you "old ...
by EagleMom
Wed May 28, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Using photographs from this site
Replies: 3
Views: 2689

I apologize for the late reply- how do I find your e-mail? Thanks so much!
by EagleMom
Wed May 28, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight added
Replies: 7
Views: 10163

Fantastic pictures! Really puts me back to 1980. Love the last one of "Delta Flyer"- I can remember being in that queue.
I like how the park used to have more landscaping- little areas with grass and trees, surrounded by curbs.
by EagleMom
Fri May 16, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Using photographs from this site
Replies: 3
Views: 2689

Using photographs from this site

Hi to all- is it acceptable to use any photographs from this web site for an application on Facebook called "Pieces of Flair?" I would never use any without owner's consent. Thank you.