History of Gurnee Park

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History of Gurnee Park

Post by JW65 » Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:53 pm

There is a nice article at Wikipedia about the history of Marriotts and Six Flags Great America in Gurnee - from conception in 1974 to present.

I had some problems accessing the page, so it may or may not work for you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Flags_Great_America

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Post by jonrev » Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:41 pm

I wrote some of that.

Check out the article I wrote on the Demon...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Demon_ ... coaster%29
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Post by JW65 » Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:55 pm

Very cool. You are a good writer, Jonrev. What a great online encyclopedia.

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Post by that_guy » Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:36 pm

I must say you did a great job with the article! But I think you should do something about "was the first roller coaster to feature a double corkscrew" since their were double corkscrews opening in 1975:

Corkscrew at Knott's Berry Farm:

http://www.rcdb.com/id177.htm

Chicago Loop at Old Chicago:

http://www.rcdb.com/id660.htm
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 NotBill » Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:18 pm

I did a major rewrite of the article at the end of January see here and then Johnrev came in and has been meticulously adding bits and pieces, it looks good.

If some of you guys could help out with photos that would be great to better document the article. If you don't want to edit yourself (anyone can) feel free to contact me and I can get them out there.

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