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by ewilson
Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Age and Weight Guessing
Replies: 13
Views: 9743

Alfredo prize

The name of the prize usually given out in the early years was called a Sheldon. It was a one foot tall furry yellow Big Bird of which for some reason I have one at home. I had a friend who worked in games in the werehouse and said that they cost the park 90 cents each and it is what they used to go...
by ewilson
Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: School Organized Days and Company Picnics
Replies: 6
Views: 4480

school days and picnics

I used to work the schools days you mentioned. I remember because I used to get so much overtime on those days. What it was is the park would go from weekend operation only, to full 7 days a couple weeks before the schools would let out for the summer. The park was open to everyone on these weekdays...
by ewilson
Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: When Did Whizzer Get Its Catwalks?
Replies: 4
Views: 3711

Whizzer catwalks

The Whizzer ended up breaking down quite often, (As opposed to what was said in court when the park was being sued over the death on the ride.) and power failures were often. This would strand riders on the part of the ride that needed full power to move the trains. The catwalks were added to evacua...
by ewilson
Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Pictorium intro
Replies: 13
Views: 9579

IMAX films

I worked in the Pictorium the first year it was open. I remember that the film being shown was "Man Belongs to the Earth". There were only 3 films in IMAX format out at the time; "MBttE" "To Fly", "Speed". There was defintely no trailer run during the MBttE" showings. I do remember in following year...
by ewilson
Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Bugs Bunny walkarounds
Replies: 12
Views: 20155

Bugs's tux

I can tell you one thing about Bugs wearing a tux. It was much nicer in the summer to be just wearing a dickie, thin jacket and pants, than to be covered with fur as the other characters were. Except the Pigs, but they had thier own drawbacks.
by ewilson
Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 5826

Cool Cat and Merlin the Mouse? Who are they? I know who they are but were never part of the standard WB characters seen on anything in the park. There was never a Speedy Gonzalas character in the park either. even though he was a WB character. Honey Bunny was made up for the park by the creator of t...
by ewilson
Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Bugs Bunny shows
Replies: 2
Views: 6988

I remember very well

3 years in that theatre I was. Some of the best memories of my life.