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by dwolo
Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Focus Group@Gurnee
Replies: 15
Views: 15887

The apartment was called the Consulate Lounge and it was used to entertain vip's who came to the park. It was very plush and I remember the gold fixtures in the bathroom. Friends in the Marketing department knew I was a huge beach boys fan and took me up there the summer of 78 to meet Mike Love when...
by dwolo
Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: SHOW OPS REUNION IN DAILY HERALD
Replies: 5
Views: 10342

Hi Steven,

If I get a chance I will try to this weekend. I'm just a little swamped still getting all my video and other displays ready for the reunion.
by dwolo
Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: SHOW OPS REUNION IN DAILY HERALD
Replies: 5
Views: 10342

SHOW OPS REUNION IN DAILY HERALD

There's a nice story on the upcoming Gurnee Show Ops reunion in the Daily Herald.

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/lakesto ... r&t=Gurnee


Sadly they don't post the pictures that were in the paper. There's a nice one with me and Bugs!!
by dwolo
Mon May 15, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: Questions, Suggestions, and Site Updates
Topic: Links Need Updating
Replies: 3
Views: 5096

Already taken care of!javascript:emoticon(':D')
by dwolo
Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Fond memories of Great America
Replies: 19
Views: 16884

I remember Octoberfest! I think it was in 78. I remember it was extremely cold those weekends and attendance was low. There's a picture from the event of Hauf bra Bugs at this link,

http://www.mgareunion.com/pages/PhotosGurnee2.html
by dwolo
Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Park Music
Replies: 22
Views: 30550

Park Music

I think I saw a thread somewhere on this site talking about the music which played throughout the park. Someone recently sent me a picture of Tech Services, where all the music emanated from. You can see the reel to reels at, http://www.mgareunion.com/pages/InsideTechServices.html Thought you'd like...
by dwolo
Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: Pictures from the Shows Department
Replies: 2
Views: 7604

Hey Guys, thanks for plugging the site! :) I have almost 200 people signed up at EACH park for the Show Ops reunions being held next July. If you know anyone who worked in shows during the "Marriott Years", please let them know about it. I've heard from people from every show venue except Nemo and N...
by dwolo
Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Gurnee Press Kit Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 5582

Randy,

That's great stuff! Thanks for sharing.
by dwolo
Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Remembering Astroworld
Replies: 28
Views: 21947

I know Gene got his start at Six Flags Over Texas. So I'm sure he would have gotten over to Astroworld at some point.
by dwolo
Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Remembering Astroworld
Replies: 28
Views: 21947

Gene Patrick was the Vice President of Show Operations for Marriott's. Gene was responsible for the entertainment concepts of the parks. When the parks opened, the Show Department was HUGE! Along with the Music Hall shows there were The Bugs Bunny shows in Theatre Royle, which Gene wrote, The Circus...
by dwolo
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Marriott's GREAT AMERICA musical slide show
Replies: 15
Views: 15779

Steven,

That was really great! Thanks for putting it together.
by dwolo
Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: Bugs Bunny walkarounds
Replies: 12
Views: 23046

At the Gurnee park in 1977 we used all the Bugs costumes Ed mentioned, although I remember our Orleans costume being lite blue. The cue line shows were actually funny. The escort would pull along a rolling wagon which held the props and sound system, which was an 8-track tape running off a car batte...
by dwolo
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Shows
Topic: Show/Venue List 1976-2004 Gurnee
Replies: 22
Views: 36292

That is correct. Although I don't know if it was the full show or a scaled down version. The Bugs Bunny Show finally opened for full-time operation. And it never went to the Santa Clara park. And on the Santa Clara side, Bugs Bunny's Wonder Circus never came to Gurnee.
by dwolo
Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: maybe a GREAT day is just what you need this year
Replies: 20
Views: 18280

I beleive it was...

The Parade passes by
with its' flags flying high
shout, "hurray",
It's a day
Like the forth of July
(something, something) true
Great America on review
It's the Merry Mardi Gras Parade!
by dwolo
Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: Great America "TM Productions"
Replies: 10
Views: 14643

I danced to that track in 1978 at Proctor and Gamble's headquarters in Cincinnati Ohio. We were doing a presentation for the execs to get them to sponsor a new theater in the park. Halfway through it, the slide projectors went down, and I had to work with nothing but a blank screen. Needless to say,...