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Post by Santa Cruisin » Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:40 pm

Does anyone remember the sponsors for the parks in the Marriott days? All I remember for Santa Clara were:

AMC "Grand Music Hall"
Union 76 "Barney Oldfield Speedway"
1st California Bank "Skytower"

I think there were also Encyclopedia Britannica"You Are Here" signs. Were there any sponsors for the other shows, attractions or food outlets?

Did Gurnee have different sponsors?

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Post by steven » Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:51 pm

Here are some more that I can think of off the top of my head.

Santa Clara:
Lockheed -- Pictorium
Carnation -- ice cream

Gurnee:
AMC -- Grand Music Hall
Amoco / Standard Oil -- Barney Oldfield Speedway
First Federal of Chicago -- Sky Trek Tower
Jewel / Hillfarm -- ice cream
Procter and Gamble -- Pictorium

Encyclopaedia Britannica sponsored some information booths in Gurnee.

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Post by coasterfan71555 » Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:01 pm

I remember that at one time, maybe for a season or two, Pictorium at the Gurnee park was sponsored by American Airlines. I clearly remember seeing the AA logo above the Pictorium logo. I was at the park last week with a friend and commented to her that I remembered seeing that sponsorship. I also remember the great IMAX films shown there in the Marriott years, especially "To Fly" (the FIRST Pictorium film!). :D
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Post by dth1971 » Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:25 am

The Pictorium film "To Fly" was sponsored by Proctor and Gamble.

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Post by RLAiello » Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:49 pm

I remember in the early Six Flags years Chevrolet sponsored the Pictorium in Gurnee. This was around the time of their "Heartbeat of America" campaign and they would play the jingle before the show started... and strangely enough, everyone would start clapping along to the song. I guess it was kinda catchy. :)
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Post by steven » Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:41 pm

Yeah, "Heartbeat of America" was a good song!

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