Search found 52 matches

by ewilson
Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: 1983 Show Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 13047

Hey that's me.... Foghorn. The Bugs Bunny is Bobby Giraudo. I see this is from when the park was open on just weekends.
by ewilson
Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Employee cafeteria
Replies: 46
Views: 51245

I lived on those cookies, and the Its-its. Remember the Big Ums.
by ewilson
Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Employee cafeteria
Replies: 46
Views: 51245

the walk

Oh come on brdwyguy, your walk didn't compare at all to the walk to Royale. Along that long, lonely, unlit back sevice road by the lake, facilities and the boneyard. :cry: To get to the cafateria you only had to go behind your theatre. We had to walk halfway accross the park. :D
by ewilson
Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Marriott's Great America at night
Replies: 3
Views: 3214

IBM event

At Santa Clara one year IBM boutght out the park for a party night. This was done quite often by local groups and companies. It was during the summer and it didn't get dark until late so IBM had a company come and do a daylight fireworks display, with special daytime fireworks......daytime fireworks...
by ewilson
Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Circus Show
Replies: 10
Views: 15433

Circus

Behind the Pavillion there was no real facilites for holding animals. Unless it was only small animals. There were 2 train cars converted into dressing rooms for the performers. The floor of the performace area of the Pavillion was concrete wich is not so desiralbe for animal acts. I remember ths sh...
by ewilson
Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Theatre Royale
Replies: 9
Views: 13498

Las Veags Revue

It was '82 (oops :roll: ) when It's a Magic World" played in Royale. If you want to hear the Extreames again go to http://www.mgashows.net/Sounds/extreames16.mp3
by ewilson
Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Turn of the Century - Demon make-over
Replies: 18
Views: 11700

Me too

I preferred the Turn of the Century also. You can do loops anywhere, but those negitive G camelbacks were the best.
by ewilson
Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Un-Built Rides and Attractions
Replies: 18
Views: 12556

A circus

In the first year of the Santa Clara park there was a circus "Circus Fantastic" in the very back across from the games area (now the Gizzly) In '82 they were bringing the circus back and integrating it with the character show (as "It's Magic", a non character show, was playing in TR that season). Th...
by ewilson
Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Tidal Wave - The Shortest Lines
Replies: 15
Views: 12192

Riding Tiday Wave

I remember on a peticularly slow day a friend and I after work went to the Tidal Wave. There was no one in line, and as long as when the ride stopped and no one was waiting to board we did not have to get off and would stay on for another ride. We were in the furthest back seats. For anyone who real...
by ewilson
Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Other Events During the Off Season
Replies: 5
Views: 3750

theatre use other than for shows

At the Santa Clara park for the last few years private events are the only thing being held in Thetre Royale. They have not had a show in that theatre for quite a while. I guess they have been making good money on the rentals of it, and why its destruction was narrowly averted recently.
by ewilson
Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: On the Marquee
Replies: 4
Views: 7854

Your answer

Check out www.mgashows.net for the answers you are looking for.
by ewilson
Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park in Winter
Replies: 52
Views: 38165

Santa Clara open for full year once

After the summer of 82, the Santa Clara park tried to stay open all year through to the '83 season, weekends only. I remember working an outdoor show that season and it being rained out constantly. Attendace was very low, espacially on the rainy days. It was a total money loser and they never did it...
by ewilson
Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: No Outside Food Policy?
Replies: 4
Views: 7017

food policy

As far as I know it alway has been there. I do remember though that it sometimes wasn't strictly enforced as I recall seeing people in the park with red wagons full of outside food and articles. Once in Yankee Harbor I remeber a family actually went up to one of the grassy islands in the area in fro...
by ewilson
Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Whizzer Blocks
Replies: 14
Views: 8866

Whizzer trains

So we are aware here we are treading on some sensitve ground as there was a death involved with the Whizzer that had to do with number of trains and breaking systems. There is what was brought up in court how it operates, and how it really operates. This is the information I got from an experieced W...
by ewilson
Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Line Watchers
Replies: 13
Views: 15280

Never saw them in Santa Clara

This is the first I have ever heard of someting like that. I don't ever remember seeing them in the Santa Clara park. Maybe Californians are more trustworthy :roll: . I do remeber in the early years how long the lines were for the big rides, taking at least and hour. After the park had been open abo...