The 1976 season was one of great change at Great Adventure. The biggest and most obvious change was the relocation of the park's entrance from the end of Dream Street to the center of the park where the Fountain became a hub. The brand new entrance was patriotically themed for America's Bicentennial celebrations taking place that year, and the new "Liberty Court" and "Avenue of the States" areas made up an impressive new entrance to the park.

With the relocation of the entrance, the children's area was displaced so a new expanded children's area known as Kiddie Kingdom was added in the area that had been the old park entrance. The larger children's area included new rides and structures.

The new layout also meant a new pathway was added where the park's original Happy Feeling petting zoo was located. This new path featured a new, small powered roller coaster with the addition of the Alpen Blitz as well as a new Musik Express ride.

Other rides were relocated in the park to help expand the pathways and draw guests out to the edges of the park. Great Adventure had hired the well known park designer Randal Duell to help improve the flow and the look of the park. The Duell designs for the park included the new entrance plaza, Kiddie Kingdom, and the area along the lakefront between the Aqua Spectacle and the Skyride station.

While all the changes were taking place in the park, behind the scenes management changes were being made as park ownership changed. Warner LeRoy's involvement with the park had more or less ended during the 1975 season, and new owners and managers tried to turn things around for the park.

 



 
         

 

 

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ANTIQUE CARS ANTIQUE CARS ANTIQUE CARS
(REMOVED)
CALYPSO CALYPSO CALYPSO
(REMOVED)
CAROUSEL CAROUSEL CAROUSEL
ENTERPRISE  ENTERPRISE  ENTERPRISE
(REMOVED)
 
FLUME  LOG 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 WOODLAND EXPRESS SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE RAILROAD
(REMOVED)
HYDRO FLUME  MOON FLUME  RIPTIDE
(REMOVED)
 
MATTERHORN MATTERHORN MATTERHORN
(REMOVED)
MUSIK EXPRESS MUSIK EXPRESS MUSIK EXPRESS
(REMOVED)
PANORAMA WHEEL  PANORAMA WHEEL  PHILEAS FOGG'S BALLOON RIDE
(REMOVED)
 
PRETTY MONSTER DREAM STREET DAZZLER 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
SUPER SIDEWINDER SUPER SIDEWINDER SUPERSIDEWINDER
(REMOVED)
SUPERCAT  SUPERCAT  SUPERCAT
(REMOVED)
SWISS BOB SWISS BOB SWISS BOB
(REMOVED)
TRAFFIC JAM TRAFFIC JAM TRAFFIC JAM
(REMOVED)
WILD FLOWER  WILD RIDER  WILD RIDER
(REMOVED)
 


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ALPEN BLITZ ALPEN BLITZ ALPEN BLITZ
(REMOVED)
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! THE JACKSON 500 ROAD RUUNER'S BEEP BEEP BUGGIES
(REMOVED)
CLOWN BOUNCE CLOWNN BOUNCE CLOWN BOUNCE
(REMOVED)
DUNE BUGGIES SPEED RACERS DAFFY DUCK'S MAGIC MOTORCADE
(REMOVED)
FLYING COPTERS FLYING COPTERS FLYING COPTERS
(REMOVED)
GREAT RACE GREAT RACE GREAT RACE
(REMOVED)
LADY BUG LADY BUG BUGABOO
MOON BOUNCE MOON BOUNCE MOON BOUNCE
(REMOVED)
RED BARON RED BARON BUGS BUNNY BARNSTORMERS
(REMOVED)
ROUNDABOUT BOATS GREAT CRUISERS PEPE LEPEW'S PLEASURE CRUISE
(REMOVED)
SCREAMER SCREAMER LIL' THUNDER
(REMOVED)
       
KIDDIE CLIMB KIDDIE CLIMB KIDDIE CLIMB
(REMOVED)
PET-A-PET PET-A-PET PORKY PIG'S PETTING FARM
(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


CLICK IMAGE FOR SPOTLIGHT ORIGINAL NAME WHEN ADDED NAME IN 1976 LATEST NAME
CONESTOGA WAGON CONESTOGA WAGON CONESTOGA WAGON
(REMOVED)
EAT! EAT! ENCHANTED FOREST SNACK STAND MAMA FLORA'S CUCINA
FORTUNE FESTIVAL HOT DOG  MUSTARDS LAST STAND BOARDWALK STEAK & FRIES 
FOUNTAIN CAFE FOUNTAIN SNACK STAND JOHNNY ROCKETS
HOT DOGS! HOT DOGS!  HOT DOGS! HOT DOGS!  MAMA FLORA'S GRILL 
JUNCTION INN  JUNCTION INN  SUBWAY HOT DOGS
 (REMOVED)
MIDWAY TREATS  SWEET THOOTH'S JACKPOT  GARDEN STATE GRILL 
PIZZA FILLING STATION  PIZZA FILLING STATION  MACHO NACHO EXPRESS
SEAFOOD STAND  FOUNTAIN FISHERY LIBERTY SQUARE PIZZA 
TOWER OF PIZZA BANDSTANZA LOONEY TUNES CAMP KITCHEN


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AQUA SPECTACLE AQUA SPECTACLE FORT INDEPENDENCE
(REMOVED)
BANDSTAND BANDSTAND WILDERENESS THEATER
ENCHANTED BANDSTAND ENCHANTED BANDSTAND BATMAN THE RIDE PREVIEW CENTER
(REMOVED)
FLYING BAUERS SWAY POLES FLYING BAUERS SWAY POLES FLYING BAUER SWAY POLES
(REMOVED)
GREAT ARENA GREAT ARENA NORTHERN STAR ARENA
LIBERTY SQUARE GAZEBO LIBERTY SQUARE GAZEBO LIBERTY SQUARE GAZEBO
 
 


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BICENTENNIAL PHOTOS BICENTENNIAL PHOTOS MY SIX FLAGS PHOTOS
DECLARATION OF GIFTS DECLARATION OF GIFTS M-PORIUM
DREAM STREET PORTRAIT ARTIST DREAM STREET PORTRAIT ARTIST FANTASY FARMER MARKET
(REMOVED)
FAIRYTALES FAIRYTALES FLAGS
FLUME PHOTOS FLUME PHOTOS FLUME PHOTOS
FORT SHOP - SIGN MAKER FORT SHOP - SIGN MAKER FORT MASSAGE CHAIRS
(SBNO)
GAF PHOTO FAIR GAF PHOTO FAIR STREET STYLES
(SBNO)
HATS FOUNTAIN HAT STAND PAUL REVERE'S HATS
(REMOVED)
HATS & HATS HAT STAND SEASON PASS PROCESSING
(REMOVED)
JEWELRY BOX JEWELRY BOX SWEET TREATS
OLD TIME PHOTOS OLD TIME PHOTOS OLD TIME PHOTOS
PAST & PRESENT PAST & PRESENT BIG TOP TERROR TRAIL
SOUVENIRS & CRAZIES SOUVENIRS & CRAZIES ATTITUDES
STRAWBERRY FAIR PORTRAIT ARTIST STRAWBERRY FAIR PORTRAIT ARTIST STRAWBERRY FAIR PORTRAIT ARTIST
(REMOVED)
SUPER TEEPEE SUPER TEEPEE SUPER TEEPEE
(REMOVED)
       
       
       


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FORTUNE FESTIVAL FORTUNE FESTIVAL GOODTIME ALLEY
(REMOVED)
INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR DREAM STREET ARCADE BOARDWALK GAMES CENTER
PARA SHOOTER PARA SHOOTER PARA SHOOTER
(REMOVED)
SHOOTING GALLERY SHOOTING GALLERY SAFARI SHOOTOUT
(REMOVED)
SHOOTOUT SHOOTOUT WESTERN SHOOTOUT
(REMOVED)
       
       


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AVENUE OF THE STATES AVENUE OF THE STATES AVENUE OF THE STATES
(REMOVED)
BALLOONLAND BALLOONLAND BALLOON AREA
(REMOVED)
FORT FORT FORT
FOUNTAIN FREEDOM FOUNTAIN FOUNTAIN
(REMOVED)
FROG POND FROG POND POND
G.A.PLANTER G.A.PLANTER G.A.PLANTER
(REMOVED)
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
       
       


CLICK IMAGE FOR SPOTLIGHT ORIGINAL NAME WHEN ADDED NAME IN 1976 LATEST NAME
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)
MAIN ENTRANCE TICKET BOOTHS MAIN ENTRANCE TICKET BOOTHS MAIN ENTRANCE TICKET BOOTHS
MAIN ENTRANCE TICKET TAKERS MAIN ENTRANCE TICKET TAKERS MAIN ENTRANCE TICKET TAKERS
MAIN ENTRANCE GROUP SALES/GUEST RELATIONS MAIN ENTRANCE GROUP SALES/GUEST RELATIONS MAIN ENTRANCE GROUP SALES/GUEST RELATIONS
LOST PARENTS LOST PARENTS LOST PARENTS
PARKING LOT PARKING LOT PARKING LOT
SECURITY OFFICE/FIRST AID SECURITY OFFICE/FIRST AID SECURITY OFFICE/FIRST AID
TRAM STATION TRAM STATION TRAM STATION
(REMOVED)
       
       


CLICK IMAGE FOR SPOTLIGHT ORIGINAL NAME WHEN ADDED NAME IN 1976 LATEST NAME
AQUA SPECTACLE AQUA SPECTACLE JOKER
FORT FORT FORT
FUN FAIR  FUN FAIR BAT MOBILE
(REMOVED)
MAIN ENTRANCE MAIN ENTRANCE MAIN ENTRANCE
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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