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by GreatAmerica4ever
Fri May 23, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gasoline prices
Replies: 0
Views: 2082

Gasoline prices

With the sky-rocketing high gas prices, I was wondering what rides will be affected by them. Do you think any of the rides would be temporarily shut down if prices soar even higher? I was espescially thinking about Old Barnfield Speedway cars! What kind of fuel does the train use? Do you think Great...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Thu May 22, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Little Red Schoolhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 7963

Little Red Schoolhouse

What services were at the Red Schoolhouse in the Hometown Square? I know that Lost Children and First Aid services were held there. Does/Did Great America have a nurse at the schoolhouse? Does anyone have any interesting stories that many guests while working there? Fortunately, this is one building...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Thu May 22, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Southern Cross Incident 1978
Replies: 6
Views: 7454

I remember hearing about this, which is probably why Southern Cross was removed shortly after the incident. I think a similar incident happened at Delta Flyer in the early '80's. The last time I rode Delta Flyer was in 1983 with my 8th Grade graduation class. I was a little nervous if we stopped for...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Wed May 21, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Trolley/Sipper Cart crash
Replies: 2
Views: 4345

MGA1,

I am loving your stories!!!! Keep them up!!!! I especially love all these Marriott stories and background items us regular folk wouldn't know about! ;)
by GreatAmerica4ever
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: site photo gallery changes
Replies: 4
Views: 3399

Bring us the updates Steven!!! This was a LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG winter!!!!!! Let's think happy Great America thoughts! ;)
by GreatAmerica4ever
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Déjà Vu 10/7/2001 to 10/28/2007?
Replies: 30
Views: 14327

Those above pics from redfishpaw openned another question...

How do they repaint rollercoasters, like Raging Bull?? Do they use cherry pickers, scaffolding, etc.??? It must be difficult especially with the high altitude and the winds of winter Illinois!
by GreatAmerica4ever
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Interesting Idea
Replies: 8
Views: 4353

It would be great if we can still get some classic pictures from members of the 1970's and 80's! I have never been at the Santa Clara park and would still love to see pictures of how different the park was from Gurnee.

All members....go find and then upload your pics! ;)
by GreatAmerica4ever
Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Trolley
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

Trolley

I don't know if this was discussed in a prior topic...

Does the Trolley that travels from Hometown Square through Mardi Gras at Six Flags still operate? I haven't seen it in years but I do notice the tracks still exist in the pavement.

Thanks
by GreatAmerica4ever
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Weird memory ...
Replies: 15
Views: 8582

Now that it was mentioned, the bathrooms are nice and chilly during the summer!! The air conditioners must be huge ones for that small area of space. This was still true at Six Flags this past summer.
by GreatAmerica4ever
Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Newspaper clippings, New Member Here!
Replies: 3
Views: 3096

Welcome!!!!

Anything you can dig up would be great! I was just in a car accident and will be laid up for the next 8 to 15 weeks...it is gonna be a long winter!!!! I need to think summer and keep past memories alive of Great America to get me through the day.
by GreatAmerica4ever
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Theming
Replies: 5
Views: 3610

I am assuming that you were at Gurnee. It is amazing that you can't even find much of Looney Tune merchanidise anymore. You are right, it seems like everything is a super-hero comic book!
by GreatAmerica4ever
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: 2007 season
Replies: 4
Views: 8043

I was finally able to get back to SFGA for a family reunion on Sunday the 12th. In attendance was my uncle and my 17-year-old cousin who are from the Los Angeles area. I was hoping they would be impressed since they were used to other theme parks in the California area. I was very surprised to find ...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: LOBSTER
Replies: 7
Views: 5411

That is, unfortunately, the decision that stopped the classic themeing of the areas in the park. Since the Batman ride, Yankee Harbor is nothing like the way it used to be! I am just happy that Six Flags didn't ruin the park as Paramount did with the themes!!!
by GreatAmerica4ever
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: On This Day...
Replies: 1
Views: 2199

That's kinda cool that it took place on Flag Day!
by GreatAmerica4ever
Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: New Kids Area at SFGA
Replies: 18
Views: 12069

Does anyone have some good pix of this new area?? I probably won't be able to get there until July. Thx