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by GreatAmerica4ever
Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee community question
Replies: 14
Views: 10994

Gurnee community question

I need to ask a question that those who have worked in the parks and/or live in the Gurnee area would know more about. Did/Does the companies who owned Great America and the area around Gurnee, Illinois always and still have a good political relationship together? I was wondering how positive the to...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Marriott's GREAT AMERICA musical slide show
Replies: 15
Views: 11239

musical slide

Steven, I must say that since I have joined this site a few weeks ago, I have watched your terrific slide show a number of times!! Marriot's could have used this show for recruiting employees and advertising for sponsors in the 70's!!! Professionally done with fabulous pictures and great timing with...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Life of Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight / Southern Cross
Replies: 62
Views: 45360

Delta Flyer stuck?

In either 1983 or 1984, the Delta Flyer in Gurnee had an incident where park guests were stuck in the cars for a number of hours. I do not know why they could not remove the guests quickly, I just remember seeing this on the local news in Milwaukee and just thinking I was happy I was not there. Does...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Souvenir Stationery
Replies: 7
Views: 6654

Souvenir Stationery

I don't have an extensive GA souvenir collection. Mostly a few of the booklets and park maps. But the most precious thing to me that I own is a collection of stationery which features six different designs of pages, one of each themed areas of the park. Does anyone else possess this? I would love to...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Weekend Trip to Chicago brings back memories and questions.
Replies: 11
Views: 7415

Circus

I don't remember hearing about that, I was seven years old in '77. Perhaps that is why the circus idea faded in the park. Now that I think about it, having huge animals like an Elephant in a theme park is a big deal!!! I bet GA couldn't do something like this now, I told think the town of Gurnee wou...
by GreatAmerica4ever
Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Weekend Trip to Chicago brings back memories and questions.
Replies: 11
Views: 7415

Circus tent

I remember that the tent/canopy over the waiting area at The Eagle used to house a Circus in the mid-70's! The first time I went to Gurnee as a kid was in 1977. My family and I went to see the Circus performances in the County Fair area. My parents still have the slides of the performers in the show...