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  1. The clown is Sara Moore. I would say this photo is either 1983 or 1985 - definitely NOT 1976.
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    Pacman Fever

    Pacman and Ms. Pacman were in the park through at least 1984.
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    Fritz91 104

    © I snuck out of the office and made a friend. 1991

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    I think Kathy was the Assistant Manager of Public Relations.
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    Anyone else have any photos from 1986? I only have 2, this being 1.
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    The incomparable Sara "Ding" Moore, 1985.
  7. I seem to remember it was an all-original produced show. One of the songs was "Shirt Tale Strut".
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    Mike hard at work!
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    Marc and Malena in the van on the way back from Baltimore, 1983 (note the Pimlico cap). Sleep tight!
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    Brand New Shirt Tales 1983. You can put this one in the Shirt Tales gallery also. The Shirt Tales arrived fairly early in the season, maybe late May or early June 1983, and existed side by side with the "old school" characters through mid July when they completely took over. Not only did the Shirt Tales lead to the demise of the "old school" GA characters, they also led to the necessary creation of uniformed escorts for costumed characters. Because the Shirt Tales were non-verbal, had limited visibility and limited maneuverability, they were unable to protect themselves the way the "old school" characters could.
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    Photo used for the cover of the Sept 18, 1983 issue if the Sunday Trentonian community supplement.
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    scan0014 copy

    Yes, let these two 19-year-old college students hold your baby! From 1983 Employee Family Day
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    scan0039 MAR84 copy

    Despite the title, I believe this is 1983. I don't recall Sara working with us much at all in 1984.
  14. This was in the original employee wardrobe area of the "old admin" building. Costumed characters used this in 1982 and 1983 after the New Wardrobe building was completed at the admin area.
  15. In Michael Moore's film "Roger and Me" - which is about the decay of the auto industry in Flint - Michael takes a tour of Autoworld.
  16. Didn't they have their chance in the late 90s Bob Pittman/Time Warner era?
  17. How many pages CAN you read in 9 and a half minutes? I remember once Rob Einhorn was running the projector (I think it was Rob). I heard an expletive and ran up - the entire booth was covered in film. The rewinder had gone nuts. In fact, that was the most stressful part of working there, rewinding that film. I also remember making a lot of splices with scotch tape! I am sure the film lost a minute or two by then end of the season.
  18. I spent most of 1988 in Cinema 180 - when I wasn't performing the Salty Dog Puppet Show. In fact, I rmember us being so shorthanded that I did both at the same time once in a while. Not bad, since the puppet show was an outside concession - you got paid twice! The best thing about running the projector - other than car=tching up on reading - was flipping on the house lights and closing the shutter at the exact moment of the final "crash". The objective was to see how many people would fall backwards! The weirdest was during Deaf Awareness events. The guests couldn't hear the pre-show announcement, amd had no idea I was about to turn the lights out. The were all chatting away in sign language, when , bam - lights out, show starting. I always felt like I was interrupting all of their conversations.
  19. A couple of things. The hole they dug to build this ride must have been almost as deep as the ride is tall! I was one of the first to ride, albeit dressed as Bogey Orangutan, for some publicilty shots with then Park General Manager Dave Paltzik. They raised and lowered us to all different heights - the photographer was in the next chute. When they rebuilt the Games Square after 1982 - yes they wanted to drive people through there, and Parachuter's Perch was a good way to do it. They also blocked off direct access from the Carousel to the Four Tents with a large mounded garden - forcing people to walk through Games Square. Smart money move, but kind of ruined the big Fairway feel of standing at the Four Tents and looking right up the long street to Carousel - Fountain - and Big Wheel.
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    Grand Prix

    I rode this as a kid. The track was not flat, you had to get up that first hill after the start as you turned left. I think there were problems with some cars not making it up. It was a very slight incline, however - and then you came down the hill in the last turn. The Mike Douglas Show went to Great Adventure in the mid 70s - may have even been 74 or 75. I don't remember if it was a whole week, but may have been. One of the segments featured the Grand Prix. I believe Mike raced against someone - Mario Andretti, maybe, No - one of the Unsers, I think. Anyway, you get the idea. It was a cool ride.
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