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by BrianPlencner
Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: 2006 Opening Day Pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 6154

2006 Opening Day Pictures

Everyone, Here are a few pictures from Opening Day yesterday at Great America in Gurnee, IL. At the front of the park at 9:45 AM, they did a balloon release. Notice the 45 balloon thing in the middle of the reflection pond. http://CPE-65-29-35-94.wi.res.rr.com:2711/jcpics/brian/MGAParksPhotos/Openin...
by BrianPlencner
Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Santa Clara's 30th anniversary season: opening day photos
Replies: 12
Views: 6866

Steven,

Nice pictures!

By the way, did you ride Survivor, and if so, how was it?

--Brian
by BrianPlencner
Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Updates to the MGA Park Show Operations Reunion Webpage
Replies: 1
Views: 4785

Updates to the MGA Park Show Operations Reunion Webpage

Everyone, Not sure how long ago this was updated, but there are a few additions to the MGA Parks Show Operations Reunion webpage. http://www.mgareunion.com/pages/Media.html There is now a few audio tracks from the MGA Marching Band, and a video download of the MGA Marching Band performing King Tut o...
by BrianPlencner
Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Rainbow?
Replies: 12
Views: 6666

Below is a picture at night of the Falling Star (aka Rainbow) at Indiana Beach in Monticello Indiana.

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I know Great America in Gurnee never had one of these. I am not sure if Santa Clara did or not.

--Brian
by BrianPlencner
Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Six Flags turns 45
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

Six Flags turns 45

Everyone, Not sure exactly where to post this on the site, but I noticed it today when I went to look at the Six Flags webpage. http://CPE-65-29-35-94.wi.res.rr.com:2711/jcpics/brian/MGAParksPhotos/45AnniversaryLogo.jpg This year marks the 45th anniversary of Six Flags. It was August 1, 1961 that Si...
by BrianPlencner
Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Sky Whirl questions
Replies: 12
Views: 6844

For starters, the two pictures you reference of Sky Whirl are from each park. The first http://www.greatamericaparks.com/sg/rides/county/skywhirl/skywhirl043.jpg is from Santa Clara....that's the easy one, as Steve says so on the bottom of the page! :lol: The other picture http://www.greatamericapar...
by BrianPlencner
Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Demon added to site
Replies: 11
Views: 7440

Steven,

Yes, good job indeed. It was nice to see pictures of the orginial logo's again on the train.

Keep up the great job Steven!

Also, I would like to add that the additions to the member photo galleries the past few days have been great as well. :D
by BrianPlencner
Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:46 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Ferris Wheel
Replies: 26
Views: 16228

Yep. Check out my photo album for a view of the Whirligig's guts. Bet you didn't know it was green inside! PPG I think over the years they painted the center of it. Here is a picture from May of 2001 when they moved it back in front of Batman. Season opened, and the ride was not quite ready yet. ht...
by BrianPlencner
Sun Feb 05, 2006 7:31 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: Park Music
Replies: 22
Views: 21920

Yes I agree! Great post by Tech Services 1 letting us all know everything in that picture!

I know when I started at the park in 1988, the Reel-to-reel decks were still there. I don't remember if they were still there when I left in 1992 or not.
by BrianPlencner
Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Souvenirs!
Replies: 30
Views: 28509

Re: Thanks

So, can anyone tell me what my handle, "Signal 6" means? In 1990, I worked in Park Services, but I worked the backstage areas of the park (employee break areas, the service road, etc). I also worked in the picnic grove as well. Because me and my crew (of 3) could be anywhere in the park, they let m...
by BrianPlencner
Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: (ignore)
Replies: 13
Views: 8903

Because its fun to ignore it!

:lol:
by BrianPlencner
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Nostalgia Value at the Rehire Party
Replies: 12
Views: 6905

Awsome Pictures!

Thanks for sharing
by BrianPlencner
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Bottoms Up
Replies: 15
Views: 9692

Yes, a group of highschool students (on a dare from what I was told) stole the spider right off the ride. They did it in the middle of the night. I know they also broke a few of the flood lights so that the ride would be in the dark. The next morning, the park noticed it was gone, and of course call...
by BrianPlencner
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Nostalgia Value at the Rehire Party
Replies: 12
Views: 6905

The Eagle Model??? I knew they would pull that thing out for the 30th anniversary. From what I remember, that thing was quite large. If you took pictures, please post them soon. I'm guessing the Park Model you saw looked like this? 8) http://www.greatamericaparks.com/sg/history/model/gmodel01.jpg Th...
by BrianPlencner
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Park Music for downloading!
Replies: 61
Views: 57914

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!

Actually, Hometown1.mp3 is from the Soutwest Territory. So is Hometown2.mp3. (2 is actually back in the saddle again).

Words cannot describe how I feel right now. This is so AWSOME!!!!

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