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by klemrock
Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:14 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: Marriott Stock
Replies: 3
Views: 6058

I never heard of MGA doing anything like that.
How very cool!
Did you ever buy any more Marriott's stock after that?
by klemrock
Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Weekend Trip to Chicago brings back memories and questions.
Replies: 11
Views: 6884

The Demon WAS scary! My 8-year-old says it still is. What scares me is that more and more kids today seem immune to fear. But once they get on the ride, the fear comes back to most! :) and buddy, you are NOT the only one who cried when Tidal Wave went away! TW was my third favorite ride (first was O...
by klemrock
Thu May 25, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: On the Way to Marriott's Great America
Replies: 12
Views: 11814

Gurnee. Avalon and In-Laws are right next to each other near the intersection of Rt. 21 (Milwaukee) and Rt. 132 (Grand Avenue). The Amoco is right on the corner, the VFW with the tank is just on the other side. To get to Poor Richards Pub, just head east on Grand and turn off onto Old Grand Avenue. ...
by klemrock
Thu May 18, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Chicago Tribune Carousels article
Replies: 3
Views: 2730

Thanks for sharing that, Rick!
by klemrock
Tue May 16, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Links Need Updating
Replies: 3
Views: 3348

You guys are good!
by klemrock
Mon May 15, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Gurnee Employees
Replies: 23
Views: 17547

Thanks, Steve. I probably will.
Everyone seemed friendly back then.
That's one of the reasons MGA was so fun!
by klemrock
Fri May 12, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Links Need Updating
Replies: 3
Views: 3348

Links Need Updating

FYI: Some of the links on the bottom of the Gurnee/Shows Photos pages are linked to older pages (departmental pages with lists of names of folks who have registered or been found). One instance is the new last page (9) of the Shows pictures. If you scroll to the bottom and click on "Theatre Attendan...
by klemrock
Fri May 12, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Name Badges and Buttons
Replies: 17
Views: 18356

I just found mine (from 1985 or 1986), and it had a small red "I Care" heart affixed to the nametag. Employees would get them after receiving five "I Care" cards as recognition for doing a good job. I found the "I Care" cards as well, but cannot remember what the different card colors stood for, if ...
by klemrock
Wed May 10, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: thirsty?
Replies: 11
Views: 10210

Cool photo! Amazing any of those cups survived.

The last time I visited the park (Gurnee), the vending machines were $2.75 for a 12-oz Coke.

That is more than I paid for an entire meal (cheeseburger, fries, soda) in the employee cafeteria 23 years ago. :D :oops:
by klemrock
Wed May 10, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: On the Way to Marriott's Great America
Replies: 12
Views: 11814

3 places jump to mind on the way to MGA:

Avalon restaurant (has been flooded twice and burned down at least once since 1983). Good history, bad food.

In-Laws (oh gawd, the drinking.....) 8)

Poor Richards Pub (oh gawd, more drinking....) :shock:
by klemrock
Wed May 10, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Cajun Cliffhanger came from Riverview?
Replies: 25
Views: 13514

Redfish, those models are incredible!
Although I never visited Riverview, my father remembers it fondly.
He was amazed at your models - they brought back lots of memories for him. THANK YOU!
by klemrock
Wed May 10, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Guess the location
Replies: 4
Views: 3083

That's a fun one!
by klemrock
Wed May 10, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: Practical Jokes & Things To Do On A 5 Show Day!
Replies: 32
Views: 32362

The Characters and Show Wardrobe folks (Gurnee 1984-1987) were nuts! Jo Michaels, Gretta Star, Vicki Cooke, Wenders, Rob Proce, John Foos, Javier Rivera . . . the list just goes on! Fun times with top-notch people! One of the funniest memories was when a marching band member wore Bugs' feet during a...
by klemrock
Wed May 10, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Employee cafeteria
Replies: 46
Views: 41722

The cheeseburgers were soooo tasty. In Gurnee, the employee cafeteria was near the Shows Wardrobe area.
by klemrock
Wed May 10, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Ride Spiels
Replies: 5
Views: 3621

Well, I never worked for Rides, but I remember the Theatre Attendant spiel for Theatre Royale: Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: Welcome to Marriott's Great America and this presentation of "Its a Magic World". For your safety and the convenience of others, we ask that you refrain from using fla...