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by marcos
Fri May 27, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle newspaper articles
Replies: 0
Views: 7558

American Eagle newspaper articles

"Six Flags’ Eagle took flight 30 years ago" http://www.nwherald.com/2011/05/25/six-flags-eagle-took-flight-30-years-ago/awtm152/ "American Eagle: Iconic ride in the suburbs for 30 years" http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110520/news/705209859/ Argh...I wish the title/headline wasn't "Six Flags' E...
by marcos
Thu May 26, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Great America Alumni Day - June 26, 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 9061

Re: Great America Alumni Day - June 26, 2011

Just posted on the park's Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=1 ... 281&ref=nf


-Mark
by marcos
Thu May 26, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Screams and Dreams 1972-1984
Replies: 10
Views: 14087

Re: Screams and Dreams 1972-1984

Rick,


It is indeed a fantastic film...see the thread ""SCR*EA*MS and Dreams" premieres today" under "the GREAT AMERICA parks today" forum.


-Mark
by marcos
Mon May 23, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: "SCR*EA*MS and Dreams" premieres today
Replies: 7
Views: 10593

Re: "SCR*EA*MS and Dreams" premieres today

My pleasure, MGA1. I would love to hang with the alumni crowd from here on Alumni Day at Gurnee. :) Hearing the stories alone would be priceless! I was 10 when the park changed hands, but I do have 5 years of vivid memories of the Marriott days. So strong was the influence of Marriott's Great Americ...
by marcos
Sun May 22, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: "SCR*EA*MS and Dreams" premieres today
Replies: 7
Views: 10593

Re: "SCR*EA*MS and Dreams" premieres today

Before I get started, special thanks goes out to Steven, who was listed three times in the film's credits, along with greatamericaparks.com. I knew Steven was going to be involved somehow! :) I wanted to go yesterday, and I did, but there were no showings after 4 PM. I ended up seeing the show twice...
by marcos
Sat May 21, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: "SCR*EA*MS and Dreams" premieres today
Replies: 7
Views: 10593

"SCR*EA*MS and Dreams" premieres today

Just announced on the park's Facebook page: "Today is opening day for Screams and Dreams, a behind-the-scenes look at the first years of Great America. Don't miss Volume One of this documentary with fun stories about our park that have never been told before! Check it out this season in the Pictoriu...
by marcos
Wed May 11, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle construction vid
Replies: 6
Views: 9412

Re: American Eagle construction vid

As of last weekend, this video is being played in its entirety in queues throughout the park. In-between commercials, pop music videos, and other Six Flags advertising, it repeats every 10-15 minutes. In this picture, you can actually see it playing on a monitor in Raging Bulls' queue, with Eagle in...
by marcos
Mon May 09, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: "SCR*EA*MS and Dreams - 35 Years of Great America"
Replies: 1
Views: 5189

Re: "SCR*EA*MS and Dreams - 35 Years of Great America"

A little blurb has now been posted on the park's official website: "Screams and Dreams: 1972-1984 Pictorium, located in Carousel Plaza (near the Columbia Carousel) Take a look at what it takes to build a theme park from scratch. This show takes a look at Six Flags Great America from teh conceptual s...
by marcos
Mon May 09, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle construction vid
Replies: 6
Views: 9412

Re: American Eagle construction vid

Rode red today - flying like a bat out of hell. The ride could still be a top ride, with a little tlc, closer entrance, etc. etc... AE is maintained LIGHT YEARS better than most other SF parks' woodies (GA cyclone comes to mind, so many...) Let all the paint fall off - it doesn't make sense to spen...
by marcos
Mon May 09, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: American Eagle construction vid
Replies: 6
Views: 9412

Re: American Eagle construction vid

Great video. Too bad Six Flags has done a less than stellar job of maintaining the coaster. Oil and grease stains on struts. Peeling paint everywhere. Red and blue paint almost faded away. No racing trains since 6 Flags usually runs only one train. Oh, how I miss the Marriott days. No doubt that Si...
by marcos
Tue May 03, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: "SCR*EA*MS and Dreams - 35 Years of Great America"
Replies: 1
Views: 5189

"SCR*EA*MS and Dreams - 35 Years of Great America"

Starts mid-May in the Pictorium in Gurnee:
http://www.glowjob.com/htf/07.jpg
taken from this pre-Opening Weekend trip report:
http://www.sfgamworld.com/forum/trip-re ... 11314.html


-Mark