Marriott's GA Stuff on ebay.

General discussion about Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
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Hey Everybody,

Cool vintage Gurnee MGA American Eagle mug / stein up for auction on ebay. Take a look! :P

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 7762206967
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The Eagle mug is from my own personal collection.
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^Nice mug
Here is a Tidal wave snow globe
:arrow: http://cgi.ebay.com/MARRIOTTS-GREAT-AME ... dZViewItem
It's already up to $36.00
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Marriott's Great America 1976 Opening Day Brochure!! IL

:arrow: http://cgi.ebay.com/Marriotts-Great-Ame ... dZViewItem
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Post by RLAiello »

Holy crap! Bidding is up to $41 already!!!

I have a photocopy of the cover of that very brochure, but nothing else. Would love to see the inside.

Great find!!!!!
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Post by SFGAmfreak4life »

Ive been watching that for the past few days. Last night when I checked it was $10 and when I checked this afternoon it was up to $40. I couldnt believe it and I would never pay that much for it. Hopefully another one pops up.
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Hopefully some one here ends up buying it...
And if it does happen, please share! :D
The rides are GREAT, the shows are GREAT, the fun is GREAT, at Marriott's Great America! REMEMBER Marriott's GREAT AMERICA, REMEMBER Marriott's GREAT AMERICA!
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I have this already and I did not get it from eBay. The description that it was an opening day brochure is somewhat incorrect. This was what they called a "rack brochure" that was distributed prior to the park's opening. Hence, it had the opening date prominently noted on the top of the front of the brochure. It was not a special brochure handed out just on opening day. Because it was printed up before the parks opened, all of the illustrations are artist's renderings. Later in the season, they replaced this brochure with one that had photographs taken during the 1976 season. The photos were taken at Santa Clara but used in brochures for Gurnee, too.

I have the one from Gurnee that I actually picked up from a rack of brochures. Why didn't I pick up a whole bunch of them? Anyway, as far as I know, I only have one. I don't know where it is at the moment, but next time that I run across it, I'll scan it. I also have one from Santa Clara. That one, I did get from eBay -- but quite a while ago. Don't know exactly where it is at the moment either...boxed up somewhere.

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The Grand Opening pewter plate is back (one of these was on ebay not long ago)

:arrow: http://cgi.ebay.com/Marriotts-Great-Ame ... dZViewItem
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Post by SFGAmfreak4life »

This is the nicest one Ive seen on ebay but shipping is $8.10. Ill wait for another one to show up.
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redfishpaw wrote:The Grand Opening pewter plate is back (one of these was on ebay not long ago)
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As of today, the bidding stands at $5.56.

I've been hanging on to my Grand Opening pewter plate, wondering if it will ever be worth anything . . .
Now here's proof it's worth keeping for sentimental reasons only; it's obvious it ain't gonna finance my early retirement . . . :D

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Eegads, has it been that long?
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Gurnee Ride Op - 2007
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Some guy is selling his employee name tags
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Here is a 1977 (or 1978 ) book for sale
:arrow: http://cgi.ebay.com/MARRIOTTS-GREAT-AME ... dZViewItem
I know some of you had an interest in getting one.

I am not going to bid as I already have one.
Mine is not for sale but you can see it here (previously posted):
:arrow: http://www.pbase.com/redfishpaw/1978_ma ... at_america
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Post by Arrow Guy »

Wow, what a thread.

It's great to see that people actually have this stuff! Being the Tidal Wave and Demon guy that I am, I occasionally look for items. A couple years back I watched a Tidal Wave patch go for $75 or something like that. I just couldn't stay in the running after it topped $50. Today is a different story......what I wouldn't give to have that booklet. I'm also trying to get brochures from each year (primarily Gurnee).

I did get my hands on a 12" pewter Bugs maquette. I am also fortunate to have 2 pennants (both in near mint cond. bought in the early 80's), one white with the Eagle logo, and the other gray with a Demon car and the Looney Tunes coming out of a tunnel. I'd love to know what those would go for, but not selling, sorry. 8) Also have the White Water Rampage version of the floating pen. Those were so cool.

Still hoping a "wave" from Santa Clara will show up somewhere, lights and all. I'd hate to pay shipping though. :D
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