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.
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.
|Fortune Festival Hot Dog|
|Hats & Hats|
|Information, Strollers, Telephones||Western Shoot Out Restrooms|
|Tram Station||Old Main Entrance Restrooms|
|Parking Lot||Aqua Spectacle Restrooms|
|First Aid||Pretty Monster Restrooms|
|Koi Pond||Garden of Eatin'||Fun Fair Restrooms|