Opening Days

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JW65
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Opening Days

Post by JW65 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:32 am

A new topic.

Think back to the Marriott years. Does anyone who was either a season pass member, or worked at the IL or CA park, recall any special events or traditions that took place on opening days? I remember showing up on opening day way back in 1980, but don't recall anything out of the ordinary happening at the park to celebrate opening day. Just curious.

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Post by dwolo » Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:40 am

I seem to recall the Marriott family coming out for each opening day and they'd have a small ceremony with speeches and the Marching Band. I know that happened in Chicago at least to '79.

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