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1982 - ATARI VIDEO ADVENTURE

Postby redfishpaw » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:02 am

May 1982 (Marriott era) - Atari, Inc. launched a three-phase attraction at Marriott's Great America theme park in Santa Clara, California featuring a coin-operated arcade and a gift shop full of Atari merchandise.

:arrow: http://www.atarimuseum.com/otherproject ... nture.html

further interest - vintage Atari (home page):
:arrow: http://www.atarimuseum.com/mainmenu/mainmenu.html

th-th-th-that's all, folks... Have You Played Atari Today?
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Postby tillenterprises » Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:33 pm

WOW! 2 of my all time favorite things in one- Great America and Atari! I would've loved to have seen this!
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Re: 1982 - ATARI VIDEO ADVENTURE

Postby RLAiello » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:52 pm

I just came across this randomly on the 'net, and wondered if there was a post about it. Was this in the building where Cafe LeGrand/Spaghetti Levee/Bourbon Street Cafe was in Gurnee? I recall when I visited the Santa Clara park in 1990 this building was being used as an arcade then.

Love the concept drawings!
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Re: 1982 - ATARI VIDEO ADVENTURE

Postby hunmanik » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:13 pm

Some info I've added to my Atari History Timelines website,
http://mcurrent.name/atarihistory/ :


My question to all of you is, what was the fate of Atari Video Adventure at Great America? Was it ever renamed? When? When was it closed?

I've been able to trace the other four of Atari's "Adventure" locations forward in time by several years, into the early 1990's, but so far I can't find any record of Atari Video Adventure at Great America after the above article from summer of 1983. It's a mystery! I'd love to find out what happened to it, and when. If you can help, please post here and/or contact me at michael@mcurrent.name. Thanks!
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Re: 1982 - ATARI VIDEO ADVENTURE

Postby steven » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:45 am

Hello and welcome!

Some of the Santa Clara alumni may be able to answer your question. If not, we might be able to trace the dates of the Atari Video Adventure by checking old park maps and brochures. I don't know much about the Atari Video Adventure at Santa Clara. I never saw it in person. I do have a lot of photos of it, though. They should be added to the web site, I suppose. ;-)

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Re: 1982 - ATARI VIDEO ADVENTURE

Postby hunmanik » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:05 am

Maps, brochures, and your photos would all be really great to see, thanks!!
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Re: 1982 - ATARI VIDEO ADVENTURE

Postby steven » Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:37 pm

I'll take a look as soon as I can. Meanwhile, others are welcome to help out!

Best regards,
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