30th Anniversary Survey

General discussion about Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
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Glorfindel7
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Post by Glorfindel7 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:29 pm

What would I like to see for a 30th anniversary?

Definitely would love to see one of the areas of the park outfitted in the way it was in 1976. My vote for this would be Hometown Square because it's the smallest of the major themed areas

I used to love when I was little going into the Hot Shoppe for dime root beers served out of a glass .. you would have to wait about 1/2 hour just to get in the door!

I also would like to see the traveling entertainment brought back to certain areas (I remember the trombone players wearing the derbys in the Farmer's Market.)

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Post by RLAiello » Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:30 am

For the Park's 30th Anniversary, I'd love to see the trolleys running again. I know Gurnee still has the trolley tracks (don't know about SC)... but that little extra touch of charm has been missing for many years now. I wonder if they even still have the trolleys?
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Post by imdaman » Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:07 am

The trolley tracks at PGA are gone, although it's easy to follow the outline of the tracks since the park just did a patch job. I'd like to see the train brought back, although only a small section of track remains near Demon at PGA.

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Post by LS202 » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:32 pm

I would also like to see the train return to PGA. Its ashame they took it out. Maybe Cedar Fair will put in a new one. One can hope......
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Post by minivanmegafun » Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:59 am

RLAiello wrote:For the Park's 30th Anniversary, I'd love to see the trolleys running again. I know Gurnee still has the trolley tracks (don't know about SC)... but that little extra touch of charm has been missing for many years now. I wonder if they even still have the trolleys?
Gurnee still has the trolleys, they're used twice a day in the parade.
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