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by GreatAmerica4ever
Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Santa Clara
Topic: New official logo?
Replies: 8
Views: 13016

Yes, Paramount's logo wasn't too eye pleasing. Of course, when I see the words 'Great America' I will always remember the Marriott logo!!! It's funny that when I see Marriott hotel signs, I usually think of their Great America logo!
by GreatAmerica4ever
Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: New Kids Area at SFGA
Replies: 18
Views: 17665

Yes, I find it a little disappointing, too. Isn't that kind of strange that Disney's Wiggles are going to be with Warner Brothers characters? It's bad enough that Great America added Hanna-Barbera characters years ago. Unfortunately, I guess, Six Flags is there to make money. If this is the way they...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Highway Sign: Check out this pic I found!
Replies: 24
Views: 24320

I agree that the new sign is not as eye-friendly as the last one. I guess the company has to show the name Six Flags more predomiently than the name of the theme park. Unfortunately us old timers will never forget how nice life used to be in the 70's and 80's ;) Let's just hope that the park stays w...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: More than Sky Whirl buckets at FF
Replies: 6
Views: 7321

Hey Brian, I saw all of the items in your pics on Saturday, but I would have never known that the car was from the Hay Bailer! The cabins used from the Sky Whirl were used quite interesting. Even though the rides are gone, it is funny how us 'old timers' know the props that are used. Too bad this ge...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:02 am
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: They still put 'great' in Great America!
Replies: 8
Views: 8293

They still put 'great' in Great America!

I had the opportunity to go to Fight Fest at SFGAm on Saturday, October 14th. This was my first time at the park in three years! I was certainly surprised that I had one of the best times I ever had at the park! Even though the weather was a little cold, my sister-in-law and I had a good time. I was...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Suggest a new themed territory!
Replies: 12
Views: 17135

Suggest a new themed territory!

What would happen if the Six Flags corporation would ever expand and design a new territory for Great America? What would you suggest as part of the theme or name that would fit in the park? Personally, I think a theme of the Great Lakes area or the West Coast could be interesting. How about a Hawai...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Plaque in front of reflecting pool
Replies: 19
Views: 17836

Thanks, Steven, i knew you would be the prime source for this information!!! I must say that the plaque wording is absolutely fitting for the Marriott era in the parks. It really proved what a special place Great America was and how carefully planned the theme park came to be! As I said, I remember ...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Plaque in front of reflecting pool
Replies: 19
Views: 17836

This is the pic in the photo section that shows PGA's sign in front of the pool. I know SFGAm has one and Marriott's definitely have one. What did it say when Marriott ownder the parks? Kings Entertainment Sign at Columbia Carousel This sign was placed at the foot of the reflection pool when Kings E...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Plaque in front of reflecting pool
Replies: 19
Views: 17836

That's it?!??! I thought it would be more of a dedication or something like that. I mean its a metal plaque, like it is supposed to be more meaningful about the park.

Did the plaque say the same thing in the Marriott era?
by GreatAmerica4ever
Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Plaque in front of reflecting pool
Replies: 19
Views: 17836

No, not that one. It was nice to reread that sign about the Carousel. I am interested in the plaque that is in front of the reflecting pool just as you enter the entrance gates. There is a pic in the photo album, but it is illegible. I believe Gurnee still has one, I do not know about Santa Clara. T...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Plaque in front of reflecting pool
Replies: 19
Views: 17836

Plaque in front of reflecting pool

Can anyone tell me what the plaque in front of the reflecting pool of the Columbia actually said when Marriot owned the parks? Are they different 30 years later? Does anyone have a more legible picture of them? I do not think I ever stopped to read the plaque, but would like to know what it said/say...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Gurnee top 5 of all time
Replies: 19
Views: 28517

Gurnee top 5 of all time

1. American Eagle
2. Viper
3. Z-Force
4. Raging Bull
5. Wizzer
by GreatAmerica4ever
Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Souvenir Stationery
Replies: 7
Views: 8863

stationery scans attached!

The souvenir stationery scans are in the photo section. Thanks Steven for helping me with my mission! This souvenir stationery was purchased at Gurnee in 1982 or 83. There were 24 assorted pages (4 of each themed Marriot area) and the price was $1.50. The sheets measure 5 1/2'' x 9''. Notice that ma...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: If I were Cedarfair...
Replies: 9
Views: 9366

My gosh, with all the problems and suggestions you guys have about Santa Clara, I am very happy Gurnee isn't quite as bad!

I think that if I ever went to Santa Clara, I would probably be in shock believing that that was the same Great America that was identical to Gurnee 30 years ago.
by GreatAmerica4ever
Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Souvenir Stationery
Replies: 7
Views: 8863

I have the stationery scanned. However, can someone tell me how to post it on this website. I thought I could easily copy and paste this to the reply, but I can't.

Thanks!