Nostalgia Value at the Rehire Party

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Nostalgia Value at the Rehire Party

Post by Mr. D.T. » Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:55 am

As we approach the 30th anniversary of the opening of Great America, I noticed an exhibit which told you the story of the history of the theme park. I went to the employee rehire party last night and they had it at the Season Pass Processing Center. There was a model of the American Eagle on one end and mannequins depicting the way the employees dressed over the years on the other end. Along the exhibit, they had tables stacked with memorabilia of the park. I will post pictures later on.

They also had a model of the park sitting in Firehouse Pizza dating back to before the park was built. It was enclosed in glass and on the sides the letters read -- you guessed it -- MARRIOTT'S GREAT AMERICA!
"Park Base to Unit 100 and all base stations please be advised.....we have the 4 O'Clock 1085. A. 1.4; B. 23.5; C. 28.7; D. 5.1. The temperature is 77 degrees.

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Post by that_guy » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:10 am

Looking forward to the pictures :D

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Post by BrianPlencner » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:46 am

The Eagle Model??? I knew they would pull that thing out for the 30th anniversary. From what I remember, that thing was quite large.

If you took pictures, please post them soon.

I'm guessing the Park Model you saw looked like this? 8)

http://www.greatamericaparks.com/sg/his ... odel01.jpg

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Post by m_force_4_ever » Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:18 am

I left before the party I just came and filled out an application, darn Im upset I missed that

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Post by Mr. D.T. » Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:08 pm

Here are the photos from the rehire party.

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mrdt41880 ... .dir=/59c7

I hope this link works.
"Park Base to Unit 100 and all base stations please be advised.....we have the 4 O'Clock 1085. A. 1.4; B. 23.5; C. 28.7; D. 5.1. The temperature is 77 degrees.

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Post by jonrev » Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:40 pm

I was there. I didnt think that AE model was that big when I saw it there. I thought it was much smaller. Im glad SFGAm decided to bring out some nostalgia for their 30th season.
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Post by Papas » Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:52 pm

It's unsure where or if this stuff will be placed during the season for guest viewing, but I sure hope it will!
Here are a few I took from last night

http://groups.msn.com/jezajeza/shoebox.msnw

Some of the pictures might appear broken in the thumbnails, but all are there if you click on them.
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Post by BrianPlencner » Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:04 pm

Awsome Pictures!

Thanks for sharing
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Post by RLAiello » Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:14 pm

Thanks for sharing these, Papas! I wish I could have been there. :(
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Post by NotBill » Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:58 pm

Great stuff man, very interesting, would have been a stitch to be there.

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Post by m_force_4_ever » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:21 am

Hey Papas you better not have violated that O!!!! (sorry everyone thats kind of an inside joke) great pics, sorry I missed the party :cry:

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Post by xxlatinogueroxx » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:51 pm

I went to the rehire party but it was to cold and i had to leave by six and it sucks because I really wanted to see it. What else did they have their of the Marriott days? Where there alot of people interested in lookin at it or no?

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Post by redfishpaw » Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:46 pm

Nice photos, it is nice to see the model of the A.E. The early park map also caught my eye. It looks like the one I have post here.

:arrow: http://www.pbase.com/redfishpaw/image/52982921

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