For the 1979 season, Six Flags Great Adventure continued to grow and improve. The biggest addition to the park was an entirely new themed area known as Hernando's Hideaway which was a southwestern themed section complete with new games, restaurants and rides. The centerpiece of the new area was Rolling Thunder, the twin racing wooden coaster which was the biggest roller coaster at the park at the time.
Additional new rides were added in the park, replacing some of the older rides. A new version of the Enterprise was added to replace the first portable model ride which was removed in 1977. The park also added a traditional Tilt-A-Whirl ride to help round out the offerings.
Animals were a part of the changes made around the property as well for the 1979 season. A reopened petting zoo named Pet-a-Pet was reintroduced into the Kiddie Kingdom area. The Safari also added a new Australian area featuring kangaroos and emus on the site of one of the former big cat sections.
With the success of the seasonal Haunted House brought in for the 1978 Halloween period, a brand new Haunted Mansion Across the Moat was introduced. The new attraction, twice the size of its former, featured improved capacity with mirror image mazes doubling the number of guests per hour who could go through and featured a much more elaborate new facade.
There were other changes made around the park for 1979 including new shows and entertainment. The Miniature Marvels area became a miniature golf course which helped increase games revenue. Even the parking lot made changes with a new sponsorship tie-in with the Firestone tire company.
|Drink Stand - Fort|
|Fairground Hamburgers||Drink Stand - Kiddie Kingdom|
|Great American Hamburgers||Drink Stand - Dream Street|
|Bandstanza||Drink Stand - Neptune's Kingdom|
|Drink Stand - Hernando's Hide-a-way|
|LaPizzeria & The Top Dog|
|Mustards Last Stand|
|H.P.Hood Frogurt Stand|
|Liberty Hot Dogs|
|Aunt Jemima Waffles|
|Goya Food Stand|
Cap 'n Crunch
|The Import Bazaar||
|Bandstand by the Lake||Dream Street Tent Arcade/ Fascination Parlor|
|Paul Revere's Hats||Safari Shoot Out|
|Dream Street Portrait Artist||Fortune Festival Stands|
|Old Time Photos||Bell Ringer|
|The Jewelry Box||Hernando's Hide-a-way Games|
|Film Fair||Miniature Marvels Golf|
|Liberty Square Photos|
|Fort Shop- Sign Maker|
|Old Main Caricature Artist|
|Main Entrance Balloons|
|Sweet Tooth Candy|
|Firestone Parking Lot||Fort Restrooms|
|Liberty Fountain||Garden of Eatin'||Western Shoot Out Restrooms|
|Main Entrance Ticket Booths||Aqua Spectacle Restrooms|
|Main Entrance Ticket Takers||Pretty Monster Restrooms|
|Pond||Main Entrance Group Sales/Guest Relations/Season Pass||
|Koi Pond||First Aid/Security Office||Fun Fair Restrooms|
|Lost Parents/Lost & Found||Main Entrance Restrooms|
|Info Booth - Giant Wheel||Old Main Entrance Restrooms|
|Info Booth - Old Main|
|Dream Street Blockade||Public Storage|