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Postby dth1971 » Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:08 am

Marriott's Great America sold for its soft drink beverages Coca-Cola and 7-up. Do you remember the soft drink stands at the MGA parks?
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Postby steven » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:32 am

Yes, I remember the soft drink stands. They called them kiosks rather than stands. The soft drinks throughout the park were served in white styrofoam cups with the Marriott's GREAT AMERICA logo on them. I still have some of these cups around. Not too many years ago, there was one seen in the second floor window of Maggie Brown's in Santa Clara. I think it was gone, however, the last time that I looked.

Service standards were fairly regimented. Employees had to use a special metal ice scoop to deliver a uniform amount of ice in each cup of Coca-Cola.

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Postby redfishpaw » Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:10 am

Around 1990 SFGA brought vending machines in to replace some of the kiosks. This was partly due to ongoing staffing problems. There was a quite a bit of discussion about this at the time because some felt this move lacked personal service. True, but the vending machine made it much easier to get a beverage, no lines, and at the time , for a mere buck, a coke was the best deal in the park. (now 3 bucks). Any thoughts?
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Re: Soft drinks sold at MGA

Postby jimmy gimbels » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:09 pm

Now $3.50 for a bottled soda out of a vending machine! Most only sell Coke, Diet Coke abd Coke Zero.
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