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Monday, September 15th, 2014
35 Years Ago Today

Here's a commercial for Marriott's Great America that is a bit of a take-off on the old Batman TV show. You can see a M in the upper right hand corner, an H in the lower right hand corner and an I in the upper left hand corner one second into the video.

This commercial aired on September 16, 1979.

Marriott's Great America (Commercial, 1979)

Here's a neat commercial for Marriott's Great America that is a bit of a take-off on the old Batman TV show.

This commercial aired on local Chicago television on Sunday, September 16th 1979.

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WoW! Is the Tidal Wave of Turn of the Century/Demon even there anymore? I haven't been since 1985.
Comment posted by cskwiatkowski on Sunday, February 15th 2009 at 8:10pm.

If you didn't mind sitting in one of the middle seats you could ride the Tidal Wave all day long if you wanted to. The Demon was a lot of fun to always ended the night with a ride on it. One thing about the Demon is that I never rode it when all of the lights in the tunnel and the water spray was working.
Comment posted by hpkid on Sunday, February 15th 2009 at 9:33pm.

Did they get William Dozier to do the VO? It sounds like him in his "Desmond Doomsday" mode.
Comment posted by Bertonator on Friday, June 26th 2009 at 10:21pm.

YEEAAAAA! - what does that mean?
Comment posted by Dth1971 on Tuesday, September 11th 2012 at 8:11pm.

You can see a M in the upper right hand corner, an H in the lower right hand corner and an I in the upper left hand corner one second into the video.
Comment posted by Szake on Monday, September 15th 2014 at 9:14pm.

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You can see a M in the upper right hand corner, an H in the lower right hand corner and an I in the upper left hand corner one second into the video.


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