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by Tanya
Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Great America and Halloween
Replies: 8
Views: 7421

They were called Fright Night in Santa Clara. Seeing that I was always working, I never went around the park during the event. I remember each work unit was able to pick a theme that they decorated their area and dressed to. I don't remember anything like the above photos of Gurnee.
by Tanya
Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Demon coin
Replies: 3
Views: 3731

Santa Clara, don't remember when or how I got it.
by Tanya
Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Six Flags and Paramount -- A Great America Comparison
Replies: 13
Views: 6805

Thanks Steven, I really enjoyed those pictures! It was nice to see the comparisons.
by Tanya
Sun Sep 04, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Santa Clara Triple Wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 18482

That sounded interesting Mark, so I went hunting for a picture of it.

Here is a drawing:
http://theimaginaryworld.com/mmtn20.jpg

You can see it in this pic:
http://theimaginaryworld.com/mmtn23.jpg
by Tanya
Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Marriott's GA Stuff on ebay.
Replies: 34
Views: 21156

I believe that's mini postcard shots bound together in a booklet.
by Tanya
Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Beverly Hills Cop 3
Replies: 18
Views: 21975

I visited the park while the park was being set up for filming (they may have started some filming) and have some home video. They brought in several kiddie rides and placed them in the County Fair area. And the shot I have of the Sky Whirl shows there is one cage hanging loose. Didn't see any actua...
by Tanya
Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Un-Built Rides and Attractions
Replies: 18
Views: 10664

My family's personal opinion was that they liked Frontier Village much more, so my parents and grandparents took us there all the time. I only remember actually going to Great America once with my family before I started working there in '82. Plus, we did go to Disneyland and/or Knott's Berry Farm e...
by Tanya
Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: July 4th
Replies: 8
Views: 4502

I remember all those roads around SC filled with cars for the fireworks. The year I worked the parking tolls, our boss had the great idea of selling parking tickets and filling the lot bumper to bumper just for the fireworks. I don't think it was the brightest idea in the world.
by Tanya
Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: July 4th
Replies: 8
Views: 4502

I do remember a 4th of July weekend where I sat on the floor of a ticket both and counted and dropped nothing but twentys for more than an hour straight. I'd say it was extremely busy. This was probably back in '84.
by Tanya
Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Some MGA promotions
Replies: 13
Views: 7188

Andy, I think that coin came out of a machine. I honestly don't know when or how I got that.
by Tanya
Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 30744

Awesome! Thank you Rick! Now I can play it for my kids.
by Tanya
Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: SC sunrise photos
Replies: 2
Views: 2678

Very nice, thank you! I love that Columbia photo, it's beautiful.
by Tanya
Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:43 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Demon coin
Replies: 3
Views: 3731

Demon coin

Getting ready for a garage sale last week, my son found this along with a Knott's Berry Farm coin and a couple of smashed pennies from Frontier Village.
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by Tanya
Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Bally's Great America
Replies: 22
Views: 13540

FunnelCake, It's hard to put into words. I think it was more a feeling of loss (like the death of a close friend). Nothing changed immediately. It wasn't like the next day all new managers came in or anything like that. I can't remember enough to tell you what little changes did take effect immediat...
by Tanya
Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 30744

Thank you Brian! :twisted: