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General discussion about Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
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Post by steven » Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:51 am

Greetings!

I've been away from the site and forums for a while. Hope to start catching up soon. Meanwhile, have some souvenir buttons:

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The white ones were employee buttons. The black Demon button was part of a special promotion with 7-UP.

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Post by that_guy » Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:09 am

I love the Marriott's Great America Salutes Indiana and such, that would be cool if the had all 50 states :)

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Post by jonrev » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:01 pm

I thought Coke was with GAm and not 7up.
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Post by steven » Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:11 am

Regarding the salute-to-the-states buttons, I believe Gurnee had only these three states. This represented their core market area. I don't know if Santa Clara had similar salutes to California or any other state. I've never seen any.

Regarding Coca-Cola and 7-UP, MGA had both.

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Post by RLAiello » Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:16 pm

I have a Wisconsin button somewhere... I have a BUNCH of buttons somewhere but I can't find them!!! :evil: I need to start hunting.

What's the story on the background paper? Looks like food wrapping or something? Very cute design!!! Reminds me of that "Tootsie Roll" commercial "Whatever it is I think I see becomes a Tootsie Roll to me" ;-)
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Post by steven » Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:11 pm

I know what you mean about having trouble finding buttons. Among those that I have but can't find are:

Have a GREAT day
Discover Marriott's GREAT AMERICA, Gurnee, Illinois
non-7-UP Demon marketing buttons (not sold at the park)
and more...

When you find yours, please post photos!

Good question about the background paper! It's the paper used for the merchandise bags. Purchases at the shops in the parks were bagged in this. It started out as paper only. Later a plastic version, with the same design, was used.

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Post by m_force_4_ever » Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:34 am

I know this isn't exactly what your looking for but its close...durring the 2005 season Six Flags started a campaign where all the employees had to wear "100% committed to your playtime" buttons, so here you go
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Post by jonrev » Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:10 pm

You probably wont see those anymore thanks to Snyder.
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Post by m_force_4_ever » Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:57 pm

^which is exactly why Im glad I have it

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Post by that_guy » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:39 pm

Snyder?

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Post by jonrev » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:09 pm

Yeah, Snyder. Hes going to turn Great America into a giant Kiddyland if he has his way. :evil:
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Post by xxlatinogueroxx » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:33 pm

Make it more like the Marriott days hopefully...

Yea I remember those button with the Mr. Six but I never went to the meetings so never had one :( and I didnt go to the meetings because noone told me! Well anyways those Great America buttons are cool to bad they dont make any nomore...

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