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by BrianPlencner
Tue May 30, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Happy Birthday Great America!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 5723

Everyone,

I hope this link works, but it is a directory listing of the pictures that I took yesterday at Great America in Gurnee.

http://CPE-65-29-35-94.wi.res.rr.com:27 ... 5-29-2006/

Enjoy!

--Brian
by BrianPlencner
Tue May 30, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Highway Sign not working
Replies: 9
Views: 6362

I have noticed that as well, and I believe it has been not working since the middle of winter. As far as a new sign, when Ron S. was the GM of the park, he said that he wanted to put in a new sign (kind of like PKI's). Now that he is no longer the GM, I'm not sure where those plans sit. I do know th...
by BrianPlencner
Tue May 30, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Bugs at Gurnee Great America
Replies: 17
Views: 13425

I do agree on the retro look. I like it as well! :)

By the way, the same woman who is the escort is also the one that sings the National Anthem every morning LIVE on the stage in front of the reflection pool. I thought that was a nice touch, instead of playing some recorded version.

--Brian
by BrianPlencner
Tue May 30, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Bugs at Gurnee Great America
Replies: 17
Views: 13425

Yes, he has looked that way all season. Here is one I took yesterday of Bugs Bunny walking from the Columbia after the show. http://CPE-65-29-35-94.wi.res.rr.com:2711/jcpics/brian/MGAParksPhotos/Bugs2006.jpg Speaking of yesterday, the park did some stuff for the 30th anniversary. Each of the 14 orgi...
by BrianPlencner
Mon May 29, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Happy Birthday Great America!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 5723

Yes, today does mark the 30th anniversary of the Gurnee park. While Santa Clara did open earlier in the season (I think it was in April), today is still a very special day. Going to spend the day out there today. I'll take lots of pictures of everything that they do today, and everything else that I...
by BrianPlencner
Thu May 25, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Gurnee Employees
Replies: 23
Views: 19168

For this season FullTime Mgmt, went out and crossed the globe to various parts and hired many different exchange students. Many of them working throughout the park this season hail from South Africa. You will see a lot of them working in the water park as life guards. I agree. There is a really nic...
by BrianPlencner
Thu May 25, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Happy 25th Anniversary American Eagle
Replies: 9
Views: 5537

Yes, the tent is still there. Below are some pictures I took on Tuesday before the ride opened for the day. For some reason, it did not open till 10:30 AM, so I had some time to get some pictures of the empty line. http://CPE-65-29-35-94.wi.res.rr.com:2711/jcpics/brian/MGAParksPhotos/AmEagleQueue4.j...
by BrianPlencner
Tue May 23, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Happy 25th Anniversary American Eagle
Replies: 9
Views: 5537

Everyone,

Got home from the park around 8 PM. Had a great day at the park. Got in 45+ rides on Eagle.

By the way, I keep hearing things that the park will be doing on Monday. While I'm not going to pass anything on here, you'll have to go out and check things out for yourself! :)
by BrianPlencner
Tue May 23, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Happy 25th Anniversary American Eagle
Replies: 9
Views: 5537

Happy 25th Anniversary American Eagle

Date: Saturday, May 23, 1981 Place: Marriott's Great America Today we celebrate the opening of the American Eagle. The American Eagle holds a place in the 1981 Guinness Book of World Records as the "Tallest, Fastest, Double Racing Wooden Roller Coaster in the World". With a lift hill standing at 127...
by BrianPlencner
Mon May 15, 2006 3:28 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: White Water Rampage construction
Replies: 10
Views: 6744

I agree with Steve, the 1976 shot is a cool one. In fact, I knew it was from 1976 as I did see Spinnaker in it, and the towers from Souther Cross are missing.

Speaking of Spinnaker, are you planning on doing a page for that ride Steven?

Keep the pictures coming Tech Services 1! :D
by BrianPlencner
Sun May 14, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Demon
Replies: 79
Views: 46759

Just wanted to add that when I rode it yesterday, the lights in the tunnel were indeed, off. While it was cool to be totally in the dark, I do miss the lights. Hopefully, they will brnig them back. I also noticed that the waterfall has not been going this year either. While I'm happy that they are p...
by BrianPlencner
Sun May 14, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Where's the Marriott soundtracks???
Replies: 11
Views: 6352

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by BrianPlencner
Sun May 14, 2006 7:01 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Where's the Marriott soundtracks???
Replies: 11
Views: 6352

I was at the park yesterday and noticed that as well. Up at Whizzer, the ride op's were talking about it.

We all were hoping it was not going to be like that for the rest of the season. Glad to hear it was just a mix-up in where the music is suppose to play!
by BrianPlencner
Sun May 14, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: White Water Rampage construction
Replies: 10
Views: 6744

Great Pictures! What I like about the consturction of that ride (and Eagle too), was the massive size of the project. In looking at all the photos, you really see how much work was put into it. I also want to also comment on the other additions to your photo gallery. The pictures of the Pictorum are...
by BrianPlencner
Sun May 07, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Yankee Clipper's glory days are BACK!!!!!! For the big 30!
Replies: 21
Views: 12969

I believe the sign in the photo gallery is from the Santa Clara Park http://www.greatamericaparks.com/sg/rides/yankee/clipper/yankeeclipper001.jpg If you look at this picture, which is the Gurnee Park, you can see the back of the sign in the middle left side of the picture. http://www.greatamericapa...