Gurnee Park Maps

Share your memories of working at Marriott's GREAT AMERICA in Gurnee
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Post by SFGAmfreak4life » Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:26 pm

I like how the Demon sign is on the map.

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Post by redfishpaw » Thu May 04, 2006 11:04 am

I scanned my earlier park book today, all 20 pages. I previously thought it was from 1976 or 1977 but since Tidal Wave can be seen, we know this was from 1978 or later.

:arrow: http://www.pbase.com/redfishpaw/1978_ma ... at_america

Also, Here is my 1982 book which I had posted last year (in case you have not seen it)

:arrow: http://www.pbase.com/redfishpaw/1982

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Post by Glorfindel7 » Thu May 04, 2006 6:36 pm

I remember that book from 1982. That was the book that I had purchased in 1983 from a bargain closeout of Marriot's merchandise. Thanks for the memories...:)

While this is a little late, I also noticed the big maps from 1986 and 1987. I believe I once had both of them. Good job scanning those because from what I remember those were HUGE

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Post by SFGAmfreak4life » Sat May 06, 2006 1:53 pm

I wish I could get my hands on at least one of those books.

redfishpaw: When I looked at your earlier park book I noticed one picture towards the end had a copyright date of 1978 at the bottom.

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Post by redfishpaw » Mon May 08, 2006 6:06 am

^ I looked for the year but didn't notice it Thanks for pointing it out.

Also, Another copy of this book was for sale on ebay a month or so ago. I believe it sold for around $22.00 along with an old park map. I was tempted to bid on it in the interest of getting an extra copy,. but then I decided let it go.

I'll be scanning another park map sometime soon

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Post by minivanmegafun » Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:07 am

SFGAmfreak4life wrote:Too bad the maps are small now.
They're back, you get one when you park from the toll booth.

Which means I'll never get one, since I don't have to go through the toll booth when I visit the park. :(
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Post by jonrev » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:38 am

They sell them in the shops and they have them at Guest Relations.
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Post by SFGAmfreak4life » Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:48 pm

When I went on opening day I couldnt believe the big maps were back. Mark Shapiro wanted to bring back the maps so as long as hes around the maps will be too. I havent gone that much so far so I have about 8 maps and will continue to collect more.

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Post by redfishpaw » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:40 am

Next is the 1988 map for Gurnee

here is a large version
:arrow: http://www.pbase.com/image/62713129

On the back I noticed that the gas station is mentioned.
It was located in parking concourse ''section N'', - self service,
closed one hour after park closing.

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also, I scanned the front side of a 1995 brochure
see bottom of this gallery for 3 (HIGH RES) pics
:arrow: http://www.pbase.com/redfishpaw/great_america_park_maps

or see the (3) 1995 low res below
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Post by redfishpaw » Mon Jul 03, 2006 10:35 am

I reposted the 1976 map.
:arrow: http://www.pbase.com/redfishpaw/image/62869718/original

It is now one large file size (like I have done recently with other maps), instead of separate pieces

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Post by Glorfindel7 » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:31 pm

I actually remember that map. I didn't realize that we had one of those, but it looks fairly familiary (not bad for 30 years!)

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Post by SFGAmfreak4life » Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:20 pm

My 1976 map has a few smalls tears on the side so I hope to get a mint one. My Santa Clara 1976 map has one small tear on the side so I need a mint one as well. I have a small scanner so it would be hard for me to copy both. I could copy a map in a 1978 brochure and a 1980 booklet.

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Post by jonrev » Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:40 am

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I hate when they do this... they took a photo of Psyclone at SFMM and slapped a Viper logo on it. Six Flags is so lazy.
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Post by Glorfindel7 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:47 am

They probably did this because at the time they created these maps the rollercoaster was not fully constructed and operational.

Thanks for the heads up. My favorite used to be the commercials for the Z-Force. At the time I was thinking that there was a "dive" immediately after the initial drop. As that didn't happen, I can only surmise that either a different ride was used, or that there was another Great America park with the ride.

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Post by SFGAmfreak4life » Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:27 am

jonrev wrote:
I hate when they do this... they took a photo of Psyclone at SFMM and slapped a Viper logo on it. Six Flags is so lazy.
Six Flags still does this. I dont like it but non enthusiasts dont know the difference and if they did then they wouldnt care.

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