Happy Birthday Great America!!!

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zongaboy626
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Happy Birthday Great America!!!

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Today (29th) Marriots Great America opened its gates for the first time in 1976. 30 years old! PGA Stills thrils guests of all ages! Happy b-day PGA!!
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Post by Glorfindel7 »

I thought the Gurnee park opened on May29th in 1976 and the Santa Clara Park opened a few months earlier ???
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Yes. Gurnee opened today 30 years ago and Santa Clara opened earlier.
Gurnee Ride Op - 2007
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Post by BrianPlencner »

Yes, today does mark the 30th anniversary of the Gurnee park. While Santa Clara did open earlier in the season (I think it was in April), today is still a very special day.


Going to spend the day out there today. I'll take lots of pictures of everything that they do today, and everything else that I can find.

Happy Anniversary Marriott's Great America!
Saturday, May 29, 1976 - Monday, May 29, 2006

:D

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A day laugh and live, a day to have, to a day to give....
Great America! Maybe a great day is just what you need this year.
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Post by BrianPlencner »

Everyone,

I hope this link works, but it is a directory listing of the pictures that I took yesterday at Great America in Gurnee.

http://CPE-65-29-35-94.wi.res.rr.com:27 ... 5-29-2006/

Enjoy!

--Brian
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Post by dpxtreme »

Nice. I've never been to SFGam so that was cool.
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Post by that_guy »

Great pics, I love the abundance of them! :)
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 that_guy »

I just found this video of SFGAm on youtube for the 30th Anniversary if your interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrbZQPj2 ... %20America
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 »

Decent video but I don't recommend it.
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