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by JW65
Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Games, Merchandise, Food, and more
Topic: Cool, Summer Mist
Replies: 7
Views: 9647

Cool, Summer Mist

I am sure you'll all remember the mist of water you'd feel as you walked under the bridge of the Scenic Railway going from Carousel Plaza into Hometown Square. Has that always been in the park? Was there another place in the park where you could feel a mist of water?
by JW65
Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: Gurnee Employees
Replies: 23
Views: 20475

Gurnee Employees

Steven, This new forum is a "great" way for us to share information and ask questions. You'll probably know the answer to this one since you worked in Gurnee for several years. I had heard that some, if not most of the employees who worked at GA during the summers, were from other countries. The tee...
by JW65
Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Besides Marriott's Great America
Replies: 2
Views: 2600

One of the big rivals of the Gurnee Great America was Old Chicago Amusement Park and shopping mall. http://www.negative-g.com/OldChicago/OCIndex.html It was located in Bolingbrook, IL. The concept was a good one, but I guess nobody realized that once you've been to the park a few times, the novelty ...
by JW65
Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Bally's Great America
Replies: 22
Views: 15223

Bally's Great America

I know we want to keep to the subject of Marriott's, but I recall Bally's on the signage to the Gurnnee park around 1984. Can someone explain this? Its a question I've wondered about for some time. 8)