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by aejanis
Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Marriott will build a waterpark!
Replies: 1
Views: 3844

Marriott will build a waterpark!

Partnering with Nickelodeon to build water park resorts.

http://www.marriott.com/news/detail.mi? ... cle=172235
by aejanis
Wed May 02, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: more footage....
Replies: 2
Views: 3783

Nice to see that someone uploaded my video to YouTube, and couldn't keep the aspect ratio right :(

Really not "mine", more like NBC5's...but whatever.

http://www.greatamericaparks.com/forums ... sc&start=7
by aejanis
Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: NBC 5 Chicago...tonight
Replies: 17
Views: 13651

I was hoping for more history stuff too...also thought it was funny that they have 20-somthing girls telling the 30 year old history of the park. I would like to see what hit the "cutting room floor" from this piece. I am sure there is all kinds of stuff that didn't make it to air that they gathered...
by aejanis
Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: NBC 5 Chicago...tonight
Replies: 17
Views: 13651

NBC5 Segment Download...

9MB Download...please "RIGHT CLICK, SAVE AS...."

http://www.edwardsproductions.com/nbc5small.wmv

I also have a MPEG2 @ DVD Quality of the 3 minute segment that I can send to people upon request. It is 150MB MPEG2 that was sourced from the RAW DTV (HDTV) Broadcast Stream.
by aejanis
Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: NBC 5 Chicago...tonight
Replies: 17
Views: 13651

I will post a link to a copy of it sometime tomorrow....I captured the RAW DTV Broadcast on my HDTV Capture card...I need clip it out and shrink it down to a size that is easy to download. The RAW TS stream is about 300 megs for the segment. :shock:
by aejanis
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: NBC 5 Chicago...tonight
Replies: 17
Views: 13651

NBC 5 Chicago...tonight

Just caught a promo for the 10:00 news tonight (4/28/06). Tag line was..."Where were you in 1976?....go back in time at Great America...tonight @ 10".
by aejanis
Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle, Breaks at the top, etc
Replies: 9
Views: 7694

by aejanis
Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Pics of Marriott's (Gurnee) in 1983
Replies: 13
Views: 8655

The American Eagle did stop at the top, I remember it very well.

http://www.greatamericaparks.com/forums ... .php?t=105
by aejanis
Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Satellite View of Gurnee Park
Replies: 64
Views: 73138

Nice Picture RedfishPaw! Looking at the construction in the parking lot for the waterpark, I would say that it was taken in late September or early October. Again, thanks for sharing that. Was taken during Fright Fest....so it was taken in October...you can see the orange flag and gorilla on the to...
by aejanis
Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Great America "TM Productions"
Replies: 10
Views: 12909

Great America "TM Productions"

Tom Merriman from TM Productions made / wrote a ton of the Marriott's Great America music and song materials. There was a time about 18 months ago when I was in contact with a guy that had some of the archives from TM Productions. He had located some works that were produced for Marriott, and they w...
by aejanis
Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Santa Clara Triple Wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 23013

American Eagle
by aejanis
Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Santa Clara Train...where is it now?
Replies: 12
Views: 20608

Santa Clara Train...where is it now?

Been kind of slow around here over the past few days....so I figured I would start a new thread. Never been to the Santa Clara park, but know that the train was removed in 1999. So....where are they (engines and cars) now?! Were they relocated? Did SixFlags aquire any of the train cars/engines for p...
by aejanis
Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle "STOP AT THE TOP!!"
Replies: 29
Views: 22960

Gotta get back there for a race then! So, which train is faster, blue or red? Red used to "win" all the time. Last year the blue (which is running backwards) would outpace the red on the lifthill by an entire train lenght. All last season it was too close to call at the end with the blue getting a ...
by aejanis
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle "STOP AT THE TOP!!"
Replies: 29
Views: 22960

I don't remember calling out "stop at the top", but I do remember the coaster pausing at the top of the first drop. It was very exciting....I also remember riding the coaster backward on the track. It was a novelty for a while. I know they did this a lot for the 25th Anniversary in 2001. I also rec...
by aejanis
Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle "STOP AT THE TOP!!"
Replies: 29
Views: 22960

American Eagle "STOP AT THE TOP!!"

Does anyone remember yelling at the AE Ride Ops to "Stop at the top...stop at the top"?! I remember when the ride first opened, and for several years after, they would stop the lift right as the train reached the top of the hill. About 2 seconds later you would start again and head down the first dr...