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by dth1971
Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: PGA's rides or SFGAM's Rides
Replies: 11
Views: 6868

Which rides are better?

The Marriott's/Six Flags Great America rides of Gurnee, Illinois are better!
by dth1971
Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: "Rabbitcadabra"
Replies: 2
Views: 5645

"Rabbitcadabra"

Who remembers the mid 1980's Great America Theatre Royale show "Rabbitcadabra" which was a magic show hosted by Bugs Bunny? This show opened at the Gurnee Great America park in 1984 even at the time of the Marriott's-Six Flags transfer.
by dth1971
Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: What's Better, TOTC or The Demon?
Replies: 24
Views: 20979

Turn of the Century/Demon

The Demon is better since it's a revamped Turn of the Century.
by dth1971
Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Tidal Wave
Replies: 1
Views: 2047

Tidal Wave

Was it 1978 or 1979 that the Tidal Wave ride opened at Marriott's Great America?
by dth1971
Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: "It's a Magic World"
Replies: 6
Views: 8464

"It's a Magic World"

Who remembers "It's a Magic World", the first non Bugs Bunny show to play at MGA's Theatre Royale?
by dth1971
Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:32 am
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Skee Daddle
Replies: 6
Views: 7744

Skee Daddle

Do you remember a Skee-Ball parlor/game room in Great America named "Skee Daddle"? It was in the County Fair area.
by dth1971
Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Hot Shoppe at Marriott's Great America
Replies: 27
Views: 29982

Hot Shoppe at Marriott's Great America

Who remembers having a drink of root beer at the reproduction of the Hot Shoppe at the Gurnee/Santa Clara Marriott's Great America theme parks?
by dth1971
Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Whack-a-Mole
Replies: 6
Views: 8663

Whack-a-Mole

I never saw Whack-a-Mole at the Gurnee Marriott's Great America in 1979-early 1980's, but I remember the Skee-ball areas (one Skee-ball area was called "Skee-Daddle").
by dth1971
Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Newspaper Advertisement
Replies: 2
Views: 2083

1976 Newspaper advertisement

Nice scan of the 1976 Marriott's Great America Santa Clara, California newspaper advertisement, Tanya. Do you think the artist who did that Marriott's Great America ad is Jack Davis of Mad Magazine fame?
by dth1971
Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Edge
Replies: 67
Views: 49376

The Edge

What does SBNO stand for?
by dth1971
Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:28 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Edge
Replies: 67
Views: 49376

The Edge

Do you remember the freefall ride The Edge at the Gurnee, Illinois Marriott's Great America from 1983-1984? It was shut down for good in 1984 when a rider broke his neck or something like that while riding. The Edge spot at the Gurnee Great America is nowadays taken over by a ride called The Power D...
by dth1971
Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Baker's Square in Gurnee Great America
Replies: 3
Views: 6315

Baker's Square

I think the County Fair or Hometown Square sections.
by dth1971
Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Baker's Square in Gurnee Great America
Replies: 3
Views: 6315

Baker's Square in Gurnee Great America

Do you remember in the mid 1980's after the Six Flags takeover of Marriott's Great America in Gurnee, Illinois there was for about a year or two (circa 1984-1985) a Baker's Square pie restaurant in the Gurnee Great America theme park?
by dth1971
Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Theatre Royale
Replies: 9
Views: 11072

Theatre Royale

Who remembers the Theatre Royale at Marriott's Great America? At first it housed Bugs Bunny stage shows but in 1983-1984 the first non Bugs Bunny show at Theatre Royale was "It's a Magic World". My favorite Theatre Royale show was the "Bugs Bunny Las Vegas Revue" - Where I noticed Honey Bunny during...
by dth1971
Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Great America Supermarket Promotions
Replies: 0
Views: 2095

Great America Supermarket Promotions

Besides getting advance tickets for the Marriott's Great America parks (Jewel/Osco/Turn-Style for the Gurnee park, Safeway for the Santa Clara park), were there also Great America Supermarket promotions. I remember in 1979 the Jewel and Osco stores were giving away free Great America coaster posters...