Six Flags Great America celebrating 40 seasons

Posted Thursday, June 11, 2015 10:05 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Six Flags Great America is celebrating the park’s history with its “40 Seasons of Thrills” celebrations. Now one of the largest theme parks in America with more than 80 rides, shows and attractions and Hurricane Harbor, a 20-acre water park, Great America had just three roller coasters at its May 29, 1976, opening.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:09 PM

They are showing a movie about the Marriott years in the Pictorium. They resurrected some of their old radio ads and the original demon song and play them before the movie shows. The movie itself has some early footage of the park, including the building of the park, some of the old TV commercials, and a TV special that was filmed in the park the year the park opened. The film quality was pretty terrible, especially on such a large screen, but it was a nice nostalgic look back at how the park used to be in the 70s and early 80s.

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