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by greatamericagirl
Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Theming
Replies: 5
Views: 6976

yep Gurnee

Been going since 1978. It's very, very strange to go there. I remember being so little ridding the bumble bee ride wearing pigtails on the side of my head, to the mid 80s wearing really, really bad pink shorts and shirt (hello 1985!), to now being 35 and I can't wait to bring my own when we have the...
by greatamericagirl
Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Theming
Replies: 5
Views: 6976

Theming

Is anyone else disappointed in the theming? I went yesterday and it's a total Marvel Comics push instead of Bugs, etc (WB) push. I tried getting a t-shirt that was cute, something with Bugs or a character and it's all Marvel or general GA "tribal" wear. It sucks.
by greatamericagirl
Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Raging Bull
Replies: 2
Views: 4523

Raging Bull

Did they change the seats/harness for Raging Bull? We went there in 2005 and to me, the seats were more open and the harness was smaller. Yesterday the seats were more "enclosed" on the sides and the harness was much bigger. I also noticed that safety was pushed more (probably due to the S...
by greatamericagirl
Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Food at Marriott's Great America
Replies: 41
Views: 45665

I remember the red, white, and blue cones. That ice cream place ruled. Since I was a super picky eater, I only ate the french fries, occasional buger across from the cars (near the demon; don't remember the place but they were known for steak fries). Then had my first nachos near the Demon. My paren...
by greatamericagirl
Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: The Demon
Replies: 79
Views: 83138

just as you enter the corkscrew tunnel the sound of demons roaring was the noise. they don't have that, the mist, the red waterfall anymore. shame. it totally takes it away
by greatamericagirl
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Worse ride
Replies: 20
Views: 21507

Worse ride

To me, it's between Power Dive/Top Gun (dont' remember what it was called) and Giant Drop. Power Dive because I remember locking the shoulder harness too tight around my diaphram and almost passed out because I couldn't breathe. I knew it as soon as I did it but of course, leave it to a 16 year old ...
by greatamericagirl
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: What Do You Think About the New Highway Sign in Gurnee?
Replies: 11
Views: 13470

yea can't believe geico is all over it.

sigh. sponorship. sponsorship.
by greatamericagirl
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Wizzer pic
Replies: 0
Views: 3839

Wizzer pic

Does anyone know anything about this photo:

http://www.greatamericaparks.com/whizzer.html

I swear to God the pic of the girl in front was me!!! I remember wearing that outfit, those glasses in the 80s.
by greatamericagirl
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: My First Visit and the "Turn of the Century"
Replies: 3
Views: 6638

awsome

Dude, I too was at the park when it first opened but I was too little to ride on these type of rides. Amazing how the park has changed since then. DO you still go? My husband and I went 2 years ago and had horrible deja vu. It was ultra weird to remember every nook and cranny and say, "remember...