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by LS202
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: Knott's Great America!?
Replies: 14
Views: 17957

I had not heard that the name was going to change to Knotts. I drove past the park last week and it still had the Paramount on the sign in front of the park. Why can't it just be Great America?

Strange about Bonfante Gardens changing their name as well, I wonder why?
by LS202
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Food at Marriott's Great America
Replies: 41
Views: 25112

I remember my Mom taking us to a restaurant near the water where you could have ribs and stuff. Now it has pizza on big letters on the roof. I also remember ice cream in waffle cones in county fair. Those were good! Ahh the Mariott days when everything was good.
by LS202
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Cedarfair and theming
Replies: 16
Views: 11082

They should also focus more on attracting families and stop making it the park for gangs to hang out at. I hope CF makes some improvements this year.
by LS202
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: The Orbit to reopen?
Replies: 11
Views: 11665

I'm glad the Orbit is reopening. Keep us posted on anything new and improved for the new season and congratulations on working another season at this great park.
by LS202
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: New official logo?
Replies: 8
Views: 9541

I also like it much better. I wasn't a fan of the huge Paramount sign over Great America. I can't wait to see what they do with the park this upcoming season.
by LS202
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: What ride do you miss the most?
Replies: 49
Views: 32753

Marriott days: I miss the train, Sky Whirl, bottoms up, triple play, Tidal Wave and willards whizzer

Oh and I also miss the shows and Bugs Bunny but thats a different post :D
by LS202
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Top 5 Coasters In California
Replies: 8
Views: 5916

My favorites in addition to the list are:

Top Gun
Vortex
Big Dipper at Santa Cruz
by LS202
Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: If I were Cedarfair...
Replies: 9
Views: 6745

I posted my list from being a fan of the park when it opened in 1976 as a child, working there as a teenager, going on the thrill rides as a young adult and now as a mother of three kids. What I miss most about the park is the family friendly rides that are mixed in with the thrill rides. The Dora r...
by LS202
Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: If I were Cedarfair...
Replies: 9
Views: 6745

If I were Cedar Fair I would: Bring back the train Bring back triple play Make the park look clean and get rid of all of the Paramount Blue Bring back the theming with costumes Make food afordable and worth buying Put in a sitdown restraunt Allow the park to stay open past 9pm....have the park open ...
by LS202
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: First Visit Date and Memories
Replies: 29
Views: 19802

I think my first trip was in 1977 to the Santa Clara park a year after the park had opened. I begged and begged my mom the year before to go since everyone else in my class had gone and I wanted to see it for myself. I was 8 at the time and thought I had entered the gates of heaven when I first arri...
by LS202
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: What GREAT AMERICA did you live near?
Replies: 34
Views: 22528

I lived in Sunnyvale so I was only 15-20 minutes away from Santa Clara.
by LS202
Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Santa Clara Train...where is it now?
Replies: 12
Views: 17795

I miss the train now that i have kids. It would be a nice break for them to ride it and get to the other side of the park. Do you think its gone forever or perhaps Cedar Fair will bring it back????? One can hope....right!
by LS202
Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: new name for the Santa Clara park
Replies: 9
Views: 7858

I'm aware its an australian themed area. My point was to keep it a water park but instead of the australian theme they should transition it to a Hawaiian theme since Hawaii is part of the US. Thats all. I was there the other day with my kids and had a great time.
by LS202
Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: new name for the Santa Clara park
Replies: 9
Views: 7858

I actually hope they keep bomarang bay but rename it Luau island or something in keeping with the American theme.
by LS202
Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: thirsty?
Replies: 11
Views: 11215

Last weekend I spent $3.50 for watered down lemonaid from the drink cart.