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by Tanya
Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Bally's Great America
Replies: 22
Views: 13521

Jw, your comment "It was kind of a feeling of abandonment" hit home. I remember the last night Marriott had the park. They had a huge firework show and over the loud speakers played every commercial ever done. I was in the audit office and was so upset I kicked a hole in the wall. I was there when K...
by Tanya
Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 1982-1985
Replies: 5
Views: 3900

Thank you both for the warm welcome. I guess I have a little project to work on. I will try and get my stuff all scanned and put into a web page for you to see. It may take me a little awhile, but I will start on it as soon as I can.
by Tanya
Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Pleasant Employees and No TVs While in Line
Replies: 7
Views: 4182

In the early days you had to go through a day long orientation, where you learned everything about the Marriott corporation, as well as everything in the park. We had a dress code, boys could not have facial hair or hair below the ears. Girls could only have one ear piercing. You had to wear black o...
by Tanya
Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Marriott Hotels near Great America?
Replies: 3
Views: 2714

The Santa Clara Hotel is near the backside of the park. When I worked there, they ran a tram back and forth. I had my wedding reception at the hotel (mom thought it a cute idea since I met my first husband working at the park).
by Tanya
Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: 1982-1985
Replies: 5
Views: 3900

1982-1985

Wow, I love this site! My first encounter with Marriott's Great America, in Santa Clara, was being a part of the very first commercials. My brother and I were invited to ride on the kiddie rides during filming before the park was even completed. I have photos that my mom took during the filming. I t...