After the challenges of the opening season in 1974, Great Adventure broke the sophomore slump by increasing its ride count by 50% for the 1975 season with the addition of the Fun Fair area.  Along with the additional rides came more places to eat and drink, more games, and even more restroom facilities to help address the long lines and complaints from the opening season.

While the physical area of the park was expanded with Fun Fair, Fortune Festival, and the addition of the second flume ride, even the pathways in the existing park were widened where possible and new pathways were added in an attempt to improve the flow of guests through the park and eliminate areas of congestion.

While Warner LeRoy was still the designer and creator, he was losing interest in the park with the frustrations caused by running it as a business, and the park's new investors took control. 

In order to boost revenues, the Fortune Festival area introduced an array of boardwalk style games which produce high profits. While the new rides of Fun Fair were colorful and added much needed capacity to the park, many were off the shelf portable rides, some even still mounted on trailers.   These decisions weren't fitting with the original vision of the park, but were financial necessities that allowed the park to survive.  

 The result - an 83% increase in attendance over 1974.

 

 
         

 

 

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ANTIQUE CARS ANTIQUE CARS ANTIQUE CARS
(REMOVED)
BOATS BOATS BOATS
(REMOVED)
CALYPSO CALYPSO CALYPSO
(REMOVED)
CAROUSEL CAROUSEL CAROUSEL
ENTERPRISE  ENTERPRISE  ENTERPRISE
(REMOVED)
 
FLUME FLUME SAW MILL LOG FLUME
FLYING WAVE FLYING WAVE FLYING WAVE
(REMOVED)
GIANT WHEEL GIANT WHEEL BIG WHEEL
GRAN PRIX GRAN PRIX GRAN PRIX
(REMOVED)
GREAT TRAIN GREAT TRAIN SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE RAILROAD
(REMOVED)
HYDRO FLUME  HYDRO FLUME  RIPTIDE
(REMOVED)
 
MATTERHORN MATTERHORN MATTERHORN
(REMOVED)
PANORAMA WHEEL  PANORAMA WHEEL  PHILEAS FOGG'S BALLOON RIDE
(REMOVED)
 
PRETTY MONSTER PRETTY MONSTER DREAM STREET DAZZLER
(REMOVED)
ROTOR  ROTOR  TAZ TWISTER
(REMOVED)
 
ROUND UP ROUND UP SUPER ROUND UP
(REMOVED)
SCHWABINCHEN  SCHWABINCHEN  EL SOMBRERO
(REMOVED)
 
SKOOTER SKOOTER FENDER BENDER
(REMOVED)
SKYRIDE SKYRIDE SKY WAY
SUPERCAT  SUPERCAT  SUPERCAT
(REMOVED)
SWISS BOB SWISS BOB SWISS BOB
(REMOVED)
TRAFFIC JAM TRAFFIC JAM TRAFFIC JAM
(REMOVED)
WILD FLOWER  WILD FLOWER  WILD RIDER
(REMOVED)
 


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BIG FURY BIG FURY BIG FURY
(REMOVED)
JUMBO JET  JUMBO JET JUMBO JET
(REMOVED)
RUNAWAY MINE TRAIN RUNAWAY MINE TRAIN RUNAWAY TRAIN


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CARS! CARS! CARS! CARS! ROAD RUUNER'S BEEP BEEP BUGGIES
(REMOVED)
DUNE BUGGIES DUNE BUGGIES DAFFY DUCK'S MAGIC MOTORCADE
(REMOVED)
FLYING COPTERS FLYING COPTERS FLYING COPTERS
(REMOVED)
MOON BOUNCE MOON BOUNCE MOON BOUNCE
(REMOVED)
ROUNDABOUT BOATS ROUNDABOUT BOATS PEPE LEPEW'S PLEASURE CRUISE
(REMOVED)


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BEST OF THE WEST BARBEQUE BEST OF THE WEST BARBEQUE BEST OF THE WEST
GINGERBREAD FANCY GINGERBREAD FANCY GRANNY'S COUNTRY KITCHEN
YUM YUM PALACE YUM YUM PALACE YUM YUM CAFE


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CONESTOGA WAGON CONESTOGA WAGON CONESTOGA WAGON
(REMOVED)
EAT! EAT! EAT! EAT! MAMA FLORA'S CUCINA
FORTUNE FESTIVAL HOT DOG  FORTUNE FESTIVAL HOT DOG  BOARDWALK STEAK & FRIES 
FOUNTAIN CAFE FOUNTAIN CAFE JOHNNY ROCKETS
HOT DOGS! HOT DOGS!  HOT DOGS! HOT DOGS!  MAMA FLORA'S GRILL 
JUNCTION INN  JUNCTION INN  SUBWAY HOT DOGS
 (REMOVED)
MIDWAY TREATS  MIDWAY TREATS  GARDEN STATE GRILL 
PIZZA FILLING STATION  PIZZA FILLING STATION  MACHO NACHO EXPRESS
SEAFOOD STAND  SEAFOOD STAND  LIBERTY SQUARE PIZZA 
TOWER OF PIZZA BANDSTAND CAFE LOONEY TUNES CAMP KITCHEN


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AQUA SPECTACLE AQUA SPECTACLE FORT INDEPENDENCE
(REMOVED)
BANDSTAND BANDSTAND WILDERENESS THEATER
GREAT ARENA GREAT ARENA NORTHERN STAR ARENA
THE HAPPENING THE HAPPENING THE HAPPENING
(REMOVED)
 
 


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FAIRYTALES FAIRYTALES FLAGS
HATS HATS PAUL REVERE'S HATS
(REMOVED)
HATS & HATS HATS & HATS SEASON PASS PROCESSING
(REMOVED)
INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR BOARDWALK GAMES CENTER
PAST & PRESENT PAST & PRESENT BIG TOP TERROR TRAIL
SOUVENIRS & CRAZIES SOUVENIRS & CRAZIES ATTITUDES
SUPER TEEPEE SUPER TEEPEE SUPER TEEPEE
(REMOVED)
       
       
       


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FORTUNE FESTIVAL FORTUNE FESTIVAL GOODTIME ALLEY
(REMOVED) 
SHOOTOUT SHOOTOUT WESTERN SHOOTOUT
(REMOVED)
       
       


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BALLOONLAND BALLOONLAND BALLOON AREA
(REMOVED)
FORT FORT FORT
FOUNTAIN FOUNTAIN FOUNTAIN
(REMOVED)
FROG POND FROG POND POND
GARDEN OF MARVELS GARDEN OF MARVELS CHIP-SHOT MINIATURE GOLF
(REMOVED)
HAPPY FEELING HAPPY FEELING HAPPY FEELING
(REMOVED)
KOI POND KOI POND SHOCKWAVE POND
(REMOVED)
SNAKES SNAKES BAVARIAN HAT WORKS
(REMOVED)
WOODLAND GARDENS WOODLAND GARDENS LAKEFRONT AREA
       
       


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ENCHANTED FOREST ENTRANCE ENCHANTED FOREST ENTRANCE ENCAHNTED FOREST ENTRANCE
(REMOVED)
ENCHANTED FOREST EXIT ENCHANTED FOREST EXIT ENCHANTED FOREST EXIT
(REMOVED)
FIRST AID FIRST AID FIRST AID
(REMOVED)
GARDEN OF EATIN'  GARDEN OF EATIN'  CATERING PAVILIONS
INFORMATION, STROLLERS, TELEPHONES INFORMATION, STROLLERS, TELEPHONES AIRBRUSH OUTFITTERS
(REMOVED)
PARKING LOT PARKING LOT PARKING LOT
TRAM STATION TRAM STATION TRAM STATION
(REMOVED)
       
       


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AQUA SPECTACLE AQUA SPECTACLE JOKER
FORT FORT FORT
FUN FAIR  FUN FAIR BAT MOBILE
(REMOVED)
OLD MAIN ENTRANCE OLD MAIN ENTRANCE FOUR TENTS
PRETTY MONSTER PRETTY MONSTER BIG WHEEL
STRAWBERRY FAIR  STRAWBERRY FAIR JOLLY ROGER
WESTERN SHOOTOUT WESTERN SHOOTOUT SAFARI OFF ROAD ADVENTURE QUEUE
(REMOVED)
       
     

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