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by dwolo
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: More old postcard photos
Replies: 9
Views: 8764

Re: More old postcard photos

Those pictures are from Bugs Bunny's Bourbon Street Follies. :D
by dwolo
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Trek Tower Music FOUND!
Replies: 2
Views: 4594

Re: Sky Trek Tower Music FOUND!

All the songs in the medley were recorded many years before Marriott's opened. They were arranged and re-recorded specifically for Marriott's. Originally it played before the shows in Theatre Royale. The house would open 15 minutes before showtime. The medley is 5 minutes long. It would play 3 times...
by dwolo
Thu May 31, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Merry Mardi Gras Parade
Replies: 0
Views: 4140

Merry Mardi Gras Parade

Well just to see if anyone is paying attention to the site, I dug around and posted audio from The Merry Mardi Gras Parade. You can listen to it at, http://www.mgareunion.com/pages/MerryMardiGras.html
Enjoy! :D
by dwolo
Sat May 08, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Buffet Le Grand
Replies: 15
Views: 17937

Re: Buffet Le Grand

I ate a fruit salad with Mike Love of the Beach Boys in the Consulate Lounge. He was touring with his side band, Celebration, and performed at the park. The folks in the Marketing department knew I was a huge Beach Boys fan, and invited me up. It was great and the also gave me a set of drumsticks fr...
by dwolo
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: New MGA footage youtube find
Replies: 5
Views: 6203

Re: New MGA footage youtube find

Hey that's a great find! Thanks for sharing! :D
by dwolo
Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Sky Whirl Removal Pics
Replies: 1
Views: 4145

That makes me very sad!javascript:emoticon(':cry:')
by dwolo
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Show Clips
Replies: 3
Views: 4776

Hey I helped to make that snowman costume head! (and it does look creepy!) :lol:
by dwolo
Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Show Clips
Replies: 3
Views: 4776

Show Clips

For those interested I'm going to start rotating clips of the various shows I've accumulated at www.mgareunion.com. I hope to do it once a month...time permitting! :D
Currently I have a clip of Happy Holidays from Santa Clara. Enjoy!
by dwolo
Thu May 01, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Wardrobe
Replies: 13
Views: 10309

Well let me add how GREAT Gretta was to us Characters. She was always so much fun to be around. And after having lunch with her just last summer, I'm happy to say she's still the same!!!
by dwolo
Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Great America and Halloween
Replies: 8
Views: 7593

Hey thanks for that picture! It brought back a lot of memories!
by dwolo
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Loggers Run added
Replies: 4
Views: 7249

Thanks for the update, Steve! It looks great.
by dwolo
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Food at Marriott's Great America
Replies: 41
Views: 24476

I remember those foot long hot dogs came on toasted buns! Yummy! And the roast beef sandwiches from Roy Rogers were great as well. But I absolutely loved the fried ice cream ball you could get at Farmers Market. They would cover it with hot apples and cinnamon! I can't remember which shop it was fro...
by dwolo
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Opening Days
Replies: 1
Views: 2697

I seem to recall the Marriott family coming out for each opening day and they'd have a small ceremony with speeches and the Marching Band. I know that happened in Chicago at least to '79.