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by steven
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Iron Wolf to be removed for sure.
Replies: 4
Views: 5513

Re: Iron Wolf to be removed for sure.

Thanks for sharing the info here!

Steven
by steven
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Park Music: New Location!
Replies: 10
Views: 16859

Re: Park Music: New Location!

Thank you, Rick!

Steven
by steven
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: "SCR*EA*MS and Dreams" premieres today
Replies: 7
Views: 7309

Re: "SCR*EA*MS and Dreams" premieres today

Hi, Mark!

Thank you for the report and the kind words! I can't believe that this thread somehow escaped me until now and I just now read your report. I am very excited to see the film! I'm glad that you liked it. Sounds GREAT to me!

Thanks again.

Steven
by steven
Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: 1979 video: Gurnee Skyrides
Replies: 2
Views: 5421

1979 video: Gurnee Skyrides

Thanks to the generosity of George Jen, GREATAMERICAparks.com has received ultra-rare video footage of the Gurnee park from 1979. George's father, also named George Jen, took his family to Marriott's GREAT AMERICA in 1979. And he took along a video camera, at a time when consumer video cameras were ...
by steven
Sun May 01, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: AMERICAN EAGLE's 30th anniversary celebration
Replies: 1
Views: 4748

AMERICAN EAGLE's 30th anniversary celebration

Greetings,

Our celebration of the American Eagle's 30th anniversary has begun. Check it out:
http://greatamericaparks.com/american_eagle.html

Best regards,
Steven
by steven
Sun May 01, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Farmers Market
Replies: 1
Views: 4385

Re: Farmers Market

Hi, Jim,

Was this Gurnee or Santa Clara?

Best regards,
Steven
by steven
Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: 1976 commercial for Marriott's GREAT AMERICA is now up!
Replies: 1
Views: 5814

1976 commercial for Marriott's GREAT AMERICA is now up!

I found this 1976 commercial and three others on a reel of 16mm film. Special thanks go to Dave W. and his friend Tom for making the film-to-video transfers possible!!! The colors on the films had nearly all faded to magenta, but Tom did some magic and brought a lot of the color back to life. http:/...
by steven
Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: How is the Gurnee park these days?
Replies: 5
Views: 5683

Re: How is the Gurnee park these days?

I was recently at Gurnee for the first time in twelve years. As far as the condition of the park, it all looked to be in great shape to me. Regarding the behavior of the crowds, it seemed to be your typical theme-park crowd. I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. I'm gradually uploading photo...
by steven
Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: early 1976 Marriott's GREAT AMERICA audio
Replies: 0
Views: 5496

early 1976 Marriott's GREAT AMERICA audio

A recently unearthed treasure:
http://www.greatamericaparks.com/images ... p?pid=1755

Stay tuned for more! Enjoy.

Steven
by steven
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: another 1983 Marriott's GREAT AMERICA commercial added
Replies: 2
Views: 5137

Re: another 1983 Marriott's GREAT AMERICA commercial added

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll think about it. I've had some reservations about putting any of this on YouTube. Will give it some more thought.

Glad you like what's been posted!
by steven
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Everything's Frozen & Other food memories
Replies: 1
Views: 3537

Re: Everything's Frozen & Other food memories

Interesting memories there! Seems strange, though, that everything was frozen. The pizza was somewhat famous for that. Otherwise, I never would have guessed that everything else, too, was frozen.

Steven
by steven
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Park Music for downloading!
Replies: 61
Views: 58018

Re: Park Music for downloading!

Do you have any web space for them?

Steven
by steven
Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: 1983 Marriott's GREAT AMERICA commercial for THE EDGE
Replies: 6
Views: 8003

Re: 1983 Marriott's GREAT AMERICA commercial for THE EDGE

Hi, Nicholas, Thanks! If that date is correct, then it definitely beat the Marriott installations. URC is a good site, with good info. So I'm not doubting it much. It's just that sometimes incorrect dates get published by reliable sources -- sometimes because the proper source even has it wrong. I'm...
by steven
Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: 1983 Marriott's GREAT AMERICA commercial for THE EDGE
Replies: 6
Views: 8003

Re: 1983 Marriott's GREAT AMERICA commercial for THE EDGE

Thanks, MGA1. I'm not sure about that logo, but the big thing missing from the commercial is the actual RIDE! They faked it out. It's funny, but many people view the commercial and take it for granted that they're seeing the real ride. But they are not. I guess that the commercial had to be produced...