Carousel Song

General discussion about Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
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Post by coasterfan71555 » Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:11 pm

Rick and Brian: Thank you both for posting the songs. You have made the day for me! I have made a CD with both tracks (among others for a very satisfying mix) and I can't wait to play it for my Great America friends! Such wonderful memories. Does anyone remember that early in the Fright Fest years the Demon Theme was used for the nightly parade? I was at the park for ACE Coaster Con this past June and remember hearing the Carousel Song while waiting for the Sunday night ERT. So glad I can now hear these songs now whenever I want! THANK YOU BOTH SO VERY MUCH! And we must be very thankful that the park still plays these tracks!:D :lol:
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Post by RandyV » Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:47 pm

Brian -- the Demon queue tape is unbelievable! I made a really bad copy of the song using a micro-cassette player and standing in front of the speakers back in '83. Thanks for sharing that MP3!
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Post by Mr. D.T. » Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:54 pm

Thanks a hundred million for the classic Carousel Song! From the time I heard it the first year I worked there, I knew it was gonna be a treasure. And now I have it on MP3!

Before I had a version recorded on my late Digital Camcorder at the end of the Fright Fest preview in 1999. More of the features you got were ambient sounds of crickets chirping, other fellow employees mingling in the background, and a piece of the Halloween theme in the beginning. I still have it but I guess I don't need it anymore.

Now I don't know if anyone knows the names of all the songs played in each section of the park during the season. I know most of it but that's another message.

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Post by PGA ROCKS » Sat Oct 15, 2005 4:00 pm

WHOA! I just listened to the 25 minute Demon soundtrack. That ride had amazing themeing. It must have scared people in line. :shock:
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Post by Mr. D.T. » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:41 am

Well duh! It's the old theming to the ride.

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Post by zingme » Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:56 pm

I got the Demon recording a couple of years ago (during Napster's heyday) but lost it - thanks for posting it!

I really enjoy the part at about 20 minutes where the safety announcements start. Especially the male voice - I remember his voice on many pre-recorded ride announcements at the Gurnee park.

Since it seems like recordings of the music that was played in the different themed areas is hard to come by, does anyone (by chance) have any of the pre-recorded ride/safety/general announcements?

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Post by Mr. D.T. » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:37 pm

What about the male announcement of several years ago for lost or separated parties which was heard throughout the park every hour? The current one is just plain getting on my nerves. There's no way to avoid it today even on ride nights.

He's the same announcer for Raging Bull, Demon, Viper, and the late Shockwave.

And by the way, I never got his name.

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Post by zjohn1988 » Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:47 pm

I doubt this, but does anyone have a sound clip of shockwave's spiels?

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Post by Mr. D.T. » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:11 pm

Recently, a forum has just opened for park music downloading.

Here's to whoever said the old Main Gate music was cheesy: I THINK NOT! I listened to a sample of it and it didn't sound too disco. It felt similar to the Orleans Place soundtrack. Then again, it was recorded by the same instruments in the same studio.
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