Gurnee Park Maps

Share your memories of working at Marriott's GREAT AMERICA in Gurnee
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Post by redfishpaw » Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:28 pm

This is a topic for posting park maps (or brochures). I have serveral which I will be posting.
I will start will two small maps, one from 1979 and the other from 1981. I will be posting more later

(note: see link after each map for additional views)

1981
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1981 details :arrow: http://www.pbase.com/redfishpaw/great_america_park_maps

1979
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1979 details :arrow: http://www.pbase.com/redfishpaw/great_america_park_maps
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Post by steven » Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:09 am

Thanks, redfishpaw!

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Post by jonrev » Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:20 pm

Thanks you for posting those.
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Post by redfishpaw » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:23 pm

Up next is this 1976 map which orignally sold for 48 cents (Marriott's price tag is on the back). Map is kept in its original clear plastic sleeve.

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Post by steven » Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:54 pm

Thanks for sharing these! I was looking at some of your other scans and noticed something very interesting about this one:

http://www.pbase.com/redfishpaw/image/52423309

I think that must be the only time I've seen anything from the parks that has "GREAT AMERICA" without the embedded stars on the A's and R's -- just like "GREAT AMERICA parks" the site!

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Post by jonrev » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:01 pm

Just curious, but what font are those letters?
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Post by m11stephen2 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:11 pm

Cool :D Park maps have sure come a long way since then.

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Post by redfishpaw » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:41 pm

Next is the 1987 map for Gurnee

here is a nice large version
:arrow: http://www.pbase.com/redfishpaw/image/53285066/original

The large 1987 map worked out nicely, I may increase the file size on my earlier posts so they are easier to see. I've been trying to figuire out what is the best way to post poster sized maps.

I had to piece this one together in photoshop, so there are some seams.
(I do have access to a large format scanner, but it is b/w only.)
The back of the map has full decriptions of everything, I can scan that shortly.

Next map will be 1986 (sorry about going out of order) which has nearly identical artwork. So they revised the 86 map for 87, I didn't realize this until today. The 1986 map is interesting, no Edge, no Power Dive, no Delta Flyer (skyride or the later flat ride) etc. So, for the sake of comparing the two similar maps, 1986 will be next.

Also, earlier this week I added more info for the 1979 map, click on the link above under the image in the 1st post, if your interested.
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Post by that_guy » Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:13 pm

Thanks!

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Post by redfishpaw » Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:46 am

I have not had time to scan the next map yet, but I did come across this nice 2005 PDF file from the parks official site. Check it out >

:arrow: http://www.sixflags.com/parks/greatamerica/pdf/map.pdf

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Post by holydumb26 » Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:17 am

Honestly 1987 park map is by far the most detailed and overall most interesting and helpful I think. Its easy to read an you dont need to flip back and forth looking at stupid #'s and trying to match them up.

Also it shows a side to the park which is kinda cool and not really seen much anymore the park was in the transition faze between Marriott's caring and fun atmosphere to hard core Six Flags extreme ridiculousness. It really feels like there is truely something to do around every corner in this map its lively, fun, colorful and informative.

I wish they still did them like this! :D
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Post by that_guy » Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:30 am

Oh yeah, those numbers are SO anoying when trying to find your way, plus the paper has to be like lamenated in order to still be useful after going on water rides.
The rides are GREAT, the shows are GREAT, the fun is GREAT, at Marriott's Great America! REMEMBER Marriott's GREAT AMERICA, REMEMBER Marriott's GREAT AMERICA!

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Post by SFGAmfreak4life » Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:18 pm

My friend has the big maps from 87, 91, 92, 93, 94, and 95. I have the big 90 map and the bigs ones are great. Too bad the maps are small now.

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Post by redfishpaw » Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:33 am

Well, I finally got around to scanning the 1986 map, here it is:

:arrow: http://www.pbase.com/redfishpaw/image/56720981/original

I'm not going to scan the back this time. I have been planning on reassembling/reposting the 1976 map so that it is the same file size as the 1986 and 1987 map, then I'll scan another map

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Post by jonrev » Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:19 pm

Whatever happened to the Hometown Arcade that was by Triple Play in that map?
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