The parks

The memories

The site

 

security

Share your memories of working at Marriott's GREAT AMERICA in Santa Clara

security

Postby imdaman » Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:37 pm

I'm interested in photos or memorabilia of security at the park, does anyone have a photo of yourself or a friend who was a security guard, or any memorabilia? Thanks!
User avatar
imdaman
Willard's Whizzer
 
Posts: 101
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:47 pm

Postby retlawfan » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:41 am

I have some old pictures somewhere. If I can find them, I'll post a link here.

:D
User avatar
retlawfan
Yankee Clipper
 
Posts: 79
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:38 am
Location: Gilroy, CA

Postby retlawfan » Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:58 am

imdaman, were you in Security? If so, what years?
User avatar
retlawfan
Yankee Clipper
 
Posts: 79
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:38 am
Location: Gilroy, CA

Security

Postby calitg8r » Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:36 pm

Imdaman -- I was in Security from 80-83. Still remember wearing the ole "bobbie" hat on those hot summer days. I would be interested in seeing any pics you might find. [A friend from Showops recently showed me a newspaper clipping of Bill Butler's accident...Sad..we all still miss him as a good friend.)

When did you work there?
Security (80-83)
User avatar
calitg8r
Buzzy Bee
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:06 pm
Location: San Jose, CA

Postby that_guy » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:29 am

Bill Butler?
User avatar
that_guy
Tidal Wave
 
Posts: 482
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:10 pm
Location: Pacific Grove, California

Bill Butler

Postby calitg8r » Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:17 am

Bill was in Security with me and died in an auto accident while returning to San Jose from Tahoe. :(

Good guy!
Security (80-83)
User avatar
calitg8r
Buzzy Bee
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:06 pm
Location: San Jose, CA

Security

Postby calitg8r » Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:44 am

In the early 80's, the Security department was divided into three main groups (not including dispatch): Blue, Red and Mobile. The "Blue" team was comprised of the main force and usually wore the "English Bobbie" uniform. Blue team members would usually be assigned to a particular area of the park and a "Roamer" would have access to the entire park. The Blue team also was usually assigned to work the concerts. The "Red" team was designated as the anti-theft/shoplifting unit and usually wore a red coat and tie. The "Mobile" team would usually man the rear entry post and roam the parking lots in their patrol cars.

When I was working at MGA, George Buck (an ex-Sheriff) was the head supervisor/manager.
Security (80-83)
User avatar
calitg8r
Buzzy Bee
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:06 pm
Location: San Jose, CA

Postby retlawfan » Thu Jan 05, 2006 1:18 pm

George Buck remained as the Security Dept. Manager (Santa Clara) through at least 1993.

I'm not sure when he left, but not long after that, the department was "Shuffled". Buck left, and one of the supervisors, Pat Huckaby, moved to park services. He, Pat Huckaby, later returned to security as the Dept. Manager. I think he's still there today.

Pat may have moved to park services while George was still there. And then when George left, Pat may have returned to Security.
Great America Security
Santa Clara
1989-1992
User avatar
retlawfan
Yankee Clipper
 
Posts: 79
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:38 am
Location: Gilroy, CA

Postby calitg8r » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:18 am

I remember Pat...we started in security at about the same time. I didn't realize that he had stayed on with GA...what a small world.
Security (80-83)
User avatar
calitg8r
Buzzy Bee
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:06 pm
Location: San Jose, CA

Postby Bush985 » Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:08 pm

Pat is still around today.

-RD
Bush985
Gulf Coaster
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:08 pm

Postby Station1 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:45 pm

When I left in 1995 if I am not mistaken, Pat Helbling (formerly Park Ops Mngr) was Loss Prevention Manager and George Buck was still Manager of Security, I believe Pat Huckaby had just went over to Park Services as a manager (I believe) and the supes were Terri McFarlane, Dave Fox and I forget who the 3rd supe was. I remember Kelly was there when I left and Doty had retired earlier in 1995 or 1994.
84-85 Area Host - Hometown
86-87 Rides - Whizzer (86) Revolution (87)
1987 Rides - New Orleans (Rue/Delta/Orbit)
88-89 Rides - New Orleans (" " RR Rapids)
89-95 Loss Prevention - Station One
User avatar
Station1
Gulf Coaster
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:46 pm
Location: San Diego

Postby PGAsecurity99 » Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:21 am

I have a pic or 2 that I can post from when I worked Security in 1999. I just need to find them first.

As far as I know, Pat Huckaby is still the Security Director (Chief) and Aaron Ippolito is no longer in Security. He is now the Park Ops Manager.
User avatar
PGAsecurity99
Gulf Coaster
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:23 pm
Location: Los Gatos, CA

Postby soupkid » Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:31 pm

PGAsecurity99 wrote:As far as I know, Pat Huckaby is still the Security Director (Chief) and Aaron Ippolito is no longer in Security. He is now the Park Ops Manager.


Aaron Ippolito is Park Ops Manager? Man, when I worked in Security in 1987 he was just a twerpy little Security Officer that annoyed everyone. We called him Elroy because he reminded us of the kid on the Jetsons. He was trying to get one of the female security officers to go out with him once. She turned him down and he was so mad he went out to the employee parking lot and started spinning donuts in his car.
soupkid
Gulf Coaster
 
Posts: 26
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:16 am
Location: Stockton, CA

Postby PGAsecurity99 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:32 am

We use to call Aaron a leprechaun, and buy him a box of Lucky Charms for his birthday. He was a Captain when I was their. At one point Aaron, Pat and the other high brass were armed. Might still be. :?
User avatar
PGAsecurity99
Gulf Coaster
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:23 pm
Location: Los Gatos, CA

Postby Gameboy » Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:45 pm

Do the security guys still run around with walkie talkies in paper bags trying to look incognito? I always thought one day some little old lady would call park security because she saw some crazy guy talking into a paper bag.
Gameboy
Buzzy Bee
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:03 pm

Next

Return to Santa Clara

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron