Couples 'Take the Ultimate Plunge' in Mass Wedding on New Giant Drop Freefall Ride at Six Flags Great America
WHAT: Up to 200 couples from throughout the Midwest will "Take the Ultimate Plunge" by exchanging their wedding vows in a mass ceremony on the new, 22-story Giant Drop freefall tower. (Note: the park is closed.) WHEN: Friday, May 2, 1997 Wedding Ceremony and "Plunges": 9 a.m. - noon. Scheduled satellite windows for live shots: 6-8 a.m.; 12-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m. (CT) Please RSVP; space is limited and interest is high. WHERE: In the Southwest Territory at Six Flags Great America; Gurnee, Illinois. Media should exit I-94 at Grand Avenue East; pass the Park entrance to Route 21. Take a right, to Washington Street and turn right to Washington Street entrance. WHO: Open to reporters, on-air personalities, photographers, editorial staff (and wedding parties) only. INTERVIEW NOTES: Interviews may be scheduled with: -- Jim Wintrode, Six Flags Great America President -- Harold Hudson, Sr. VP Engineering, Six Flags Theme Parks -- Rev. Cliff Herring, American Coaster Enthusiast who performs weddings on thrill rides. -- Participating brides and grooms. TECHNICAL NOTES: -- Satellite uplink and editing facilities will be provided and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis through the Public Relations office through May 1. -- TV cameras will be mounted on the ride to take advantage of this one-time opportunity to tape rider and reporter reactions. Bring beta tapes to insert. Beta and 3/4-inch b-roll of the ride will also be provided. -- Still cameras will be mounted to the ride with remote control equipment available. Bring 35mm film to insert. -- No additional cameras will be allowed on ride. -- B-roll of The Ultimate Plunge will be transmitted via satellite at 1 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. (CT) on Friday, May 2, 1997 on the following coordinates: Galaxy K-7, Transponder 14 Lower. CONTACT: Connie Costello or Kathy Krenger, both of Six Flags Great America, 847-249-2133, ext. 6100.
SOURCE Six Flags Great America
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