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by Mr. D.T.
Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Carousel Song
Replies: 53
Views: 33027

Recently, a forum has just opened for park music downloading. Here's to whoever said the old Main Gate music was cheesy: I THINK NOT! I listened to a sample of it and it didn't sound too disco. It felt similar to the Orleans Place soundtrack. Then again, it was recorded by the same instruments in th...
by Mr. D.T.
Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Park Music for downloading!
Replies: 61
Views: 60879

It's great that I got to hear a track from the old Main Gate soundtrack. I thought it was gonna be cheesy like I heard in another forum. I was wrong.

Thank you very dearly much for this!

Now I have to upload my collection.
by Mr. D.T.
Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Nostalgia Value at the Rehire Party
Replies: 12
Views: 7485

Nostalgia Value at the Rehire Party

As we approach the 30th anniversary of the opening of Great America, I noticed an exhibit which told you the story of the history of the theme park. I went to the employee rehire party last night and they had it at the Season Pass Processing Center. There was a model of the American Eagle on one end...
by Mr. D.T.
Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Park Music for downloading!
Replies: 61
Views: 60879

Hey, 'Tootsie', where did you get all that park music?!? :D And how is it recorded in studio format? :D Mine was recorded live with a camcorder. Forgive the massive question marks and exclamations, but I've been a fan of the music for years, ever since I've worked in Park Services for the first time...
by Mr. D.T.
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Fond memories of Great America
Replies: 19
Views: 12130

As much as you Shockwave fans miss the tall blue-and-white icon overlooking Orleans Place, and I still do along with the Sky Whirl and Hay Baler, you can ride on the near clones at SFGAd and SFMM. They go by different names but they're nearly the same ride.
by Mr. D.T.
Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: My SFGAm 2005 video
Replies: 3
Views: 2615

I appreciate videos of the park, but I don't really like videos with the music in the background. I would prefer live videos with the park atmosphere.
by Mr. D.T.
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: more MGA buttons
Replies: 8
Views: 5309

Oh I'd be afraid to stand on top of Sky Trek Tower. That is, unless I had a parachute! And make sure the park is empty so I could have plenty of landing space. These photos are great! This would certainly bring back memories for me if I were in one of those snapshots as an employee. But it's too bad...
by Mr. D.T.
Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park in Winter
Replies: 52
Views: 35453

Thanks for the winter photo too. But I wish I were full time so I could submit more pictures.
by Mr. D.T.
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park in Winter
Replies: 52
Views: 35453

Now they could use it for sledding and ice skating.
by Mr. D.T.
Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Gurnee Park in Winter
Replies: 52
Views: 35453

:lol: It's very rare you'll find a Six Flags employee rich enough to own a helicopter in his or her backyard just so he or she can fly over the park. The time I went to the park in the offseason was mostly during the re-hire events. When I was in park services in early '99, I did get to see Yukon an...
by Mr. D.T.
Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: What GREAT AMERICA did you live near?
Replies: 34
Views: 22988

Re: What GREAT AMERICA did you live near?

jonrev wrote:Gurnee. I live in Grayslake so it only takes about 10 mins to get there. :)
15-20 minutes for me.
by Mr. D.T.
Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Remembering Astroworld
Replies: 28
Views: 15575

Now we understand each other Steven. That's what I meant to say. I never did ride Turn of the Century but I know you did. So you take it not even Raging Bull or Viper beats TOTC. We all have different opinions.
by Mr. D.T.
Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Remembering Astroworld
Replies: 28
Views: 15575

You and Steven can prefer the original bunny hops since I never seen the ride when it was TOTC. I'm just saying that I assume Viper and Eagle's bunny hops give you more airtime.
by Mr. D.T.
Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Remembering Astroworld
Replies: 28
Views: 15575

I don't know why Steven wants to trade the loops for the 'original hills' on the Demon when we have the same features on Viper and American Eagle. Gene Patrick added the loops and the tunnel to the coaster because they were a unique element of the ride along with the corkscrew at the end. Another on...
by Mr. D.T.
Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Marriott Soundtracks
Replies: 4
Views: 3074

I know that, Brian. I read one of your posts in the Carousel Song column. I just wonder if Tech still even has the reel-to-reels anymore. From 1998 to 2001 Hometown's soundtrack was cut terribly short by accident to 30 minutes but then most of it was recovered in 2002 but still cut short somehow. I ...