Great America slogans

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Great America slogans

Post by dth1971 » Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:32 pm

Here were the Marriott's Great America slogans from 1976 to 1984 that I know of:
1976/1977: "The Fun Country" ("It's a country of fun, for everyone, it's Marriott's Great America...")
1978/1979: "Have a Great Day"/"It's a Great Day"
1980: "What a day, what a place, what a smile on your face, at Marriott's Great America"/"The Demon Awaits You"
1981: "Maybe a great day is just what you need this year"
1982: "Go hand in hand in hand"
1983: "You're a Great American Dad"/"You can have a terrible, terrific, good time at Great America"
1984: "Get Carried Away"

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Post by steven » Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:39 pm

1978 and 1979 were more like "We've got a GREAT day just waiting for you". Among the Marriott's GREAT AMERICA advertising campaigns, I like those from "The Fun Country" through "Maybe a great day is just what you need this year" the best. I also like "Get Carried Away". I'll see about getting it put onto the site in the near future.

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Post by JW65 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:30 pm

This may be a tag line to another slogan, but the one slogan I recall was...

The rides are great! The shows are great! The fun is great! Discover Marriott's Great America!

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Post by dth1971 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:47 pm

JW65: The "rides are great..." line you gave was from the same 1976/1977 "Country of Fun" jingle for Great America.

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Post by JW65 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:50 pm

Thanks! I knew it was an "early on" slogan. Did I get the wording right?

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Post by steven » Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:35 pm

You can listen to that one here: http://www.greatamericaparks.com/mga01.ram :-)

It's also in a remix here: http://www.greatamericaparks.com/MGAmix1976.mp3

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Post by keoMGA78 » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:39 pm

My sister and I were chatting on the phone today, talking about what we were going to do this weekend and she happened upon the patter of one of the commercials for MGA..."well, we COULD clean out the GARAGE...." "Yeah,.... or we could go to Marriott's Great America!!!" Now THAT put a smile on my face!

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Post by Joe » Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:09 am

JW65 wrote:This may be a tag line to another slogan, but the one slogan I recall was...

The rides are great! The shows are great! The fun is great! Discover Marriott's Great America!
Cynically, we used to sing, "The rides are broke, the show's a joke, pay a dollar for a Coke! Discover Marriott's Great America!"

(We thought we were so cool back then...!)

-Joe :wink:
Gurnee casts of "Country Music Time!" and "Music! Music! Music!"

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Post by that_guy » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:34 pm

I'm wondering If there is any chance Steven could bring back your first link:
http://www.greatamericaparks.com/mga01.ram

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Post by steven » Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:50 pm

It's still there!

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Post by that_guy » Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:15 pm

oh yeah maybe it is... Is it Windows Media Player?

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Post by twixmix0303 » Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:51 pm

You need Real Media Player for playback.

http://www.real.com/

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Post by that_guy » Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:44 pm

Oh ok, I'm on a new computer, so I need to redownload all these video players, Thanks!

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Post by that_guy » Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:14 pm

Now that I think about "The rides are great, the shows are great, the fun is great" seems like it came from Cedar Point's "Great Park, Great Lake, Great Day"
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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Post by SFGAmfreak4life » Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:55 pm

^ Thats what I was thinking when I saw the CP video.

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