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.

 



 
         

 

 

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CALYPSO CALYPSO CALYPSO
(REMOVED)
CAROUSEL CAROUSEL CAROUSEL
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
RENAMED
SCRAMBLER 
CENTIFUGE G-FORCE
(REMOVED)
ENTERPRISE  ENTERPRISE  SPIN MEISTER
(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
RENAMED
SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE RAILROAD
SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE RAILROAD
(REMOVED)
HAUNTED CASTLE ACROSS THE MOAT HAUNTED CASTLE ACROSS THE MOAT HAUNTED CASTLE
(REMOVED)
HAUNTED HOUSE HAUNTED HOUSE HAUNTED HOUSE
(REMOVED)
HYDRO FLUME  MOON FLUME
RENAMED
RIDE THE RAPIDS
RIPTIDE
(REMOVED)
 
MATTERHORN MATTERHORN MATTERHORN
(REMOVED)
MONSTER SPIN MONSTER SPIN MONSTER SPIN
(REMOVED)
MUSIK EXPRESS MUSIK EXPRESS MUSIK EXPRESS
(REMOVED)
PANORAMA WHEEL  PANORAMA WHEEL
RENAMED
LIL' WHEEL
PHILEAS FOGG'S BALLOON RIDE
(REMOVED)
 
ROTOR  ROTOR  TAZ TWISTER
(REMOVED)
 
ROUND UP SUPER ROUND UP SUPER ROUND UP
(REMOVED)
SCHWABINCHEN  SCHWABINCHEN  EL SOMBRERO
(REMOVED)
 
SKOOTER SKOOTER
RENAMED
FENDER BENDER
FENDER BENDER
(REMOVED)
SKYRIDE SKYRIDE SKY WAY
SUPER SIDEWINDER SUPER SIDEWINDER SUPERSIDEWINDER
(REMOVED)
SUPERCAT  SUPERCAT  SUPERCAT
(REMOVED)
SWISS BOB SWISS BOB SWISS BOB
(REMOVED)
TILT A WHIRL  TILT A WHIRL TILT A WHIRL
(REMOVED)
TRAFFIC JAM TRAFFIC JAM TRAFFIC JAM
(REMOVED)


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ALPEN BLITZ ALPEN BLITZ ALPEN BLITZ
(REMOVED)
LIGHTNIN' LOOPS LIGHTNIN' LOOPS LIGHTNIN' LOOPS
(REMOVED)
ROLLING THUNDER  ROLLING THUNDER ROLLING THUNDER
(REMOVED)
RUNAWAY MINE TRAIN RUNAWAY MINE TRAIN RUNAWAY TRAIN
WILD RIDER WILD RIDER WILD RIDER
(REMOVED)


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ASTRO LINER ASTRO LINER ASTRO LINER
(REMOVED)
CARS! CARS! THE JACKSON 500
RENAMED
HAPPY HOTRODS
ROAD RUNNER'S BEEP BEEP BUGGIES
(REMOVED)
CRAZY CARS  CRAZY CARS LOONEY TUNES LOG JAM
(REMOVED)
DUNE BUGGIES SPEED RACERS
RENAMED
DUNE BUGGIES
DAFFY DUCK'S MAGIC MOTORCADE
(REMOVED)
GREAT RACE GREAT RACE GREAT RACE
(REMOVED)
KIDDIE KAROUSEL  KIDDIE KAROUSEL BUGS BUNNY CAMP CAROUSEL 
LADY BUG LADY BUG BUGABOO
LITTLE BIG WHEEL  LITTLE BIG WHEEL ELMER FUDD FERRIS WHEEL
(REMOVED) 
MINI SWINGS  MINI SWINGS MONKEY AROUND
(REMOVED)
RED BARON RED BARON BUGS BUNNY BARNSTORMERS
(REMOVED)
ROUNDABOUT BOATS GREAT CRUISERS
RENAMED
KIDDIE BOATS
PEPE LEPEW'S PLEASURE CRUISE
(REMOVED)
SCREAMER SCREAMER
RENAMED
LIL' THUNDER
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


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AUNT JEMIMA WAFFLES AUNT JEMIMA WAFFLES VILLAIN'S CAFE
CONESTOGA WAGON CONESTOGA WAGON CONESTOGA WAGON
(REMOVED)
EAT! EAT! FAIRGROUND HAMBURGERS MAMA FLORA'S CUCINA
FORTUNE FESTIVAL HOT DOG  H.P.HOOD FROGURT STAND  GARDEN STATE GRILL 
FOUNTAIN CAFE FOUNTAIN HAMURGERS
RENAMED
GREAT AMERICAN HAMBURGERS
JOHNNY ROCKETS
GOYA FOOD STAND  GOYA FOOD STAND KINGDOM GYRO 
HOT DOGS! HOT DOGS!  HOT DOGS! HOT DOGS!
RENAMED
THE TOP DOG
MAMA FLORA'S GRILL 
JUNCTION INN  JUNCTION INN  SUBWAY HOT DOGS
 (REMOVED)
LA CANTINA  LA CANTINA MACHO NACHO 
LIGHTNIN' LOOPS CAFE LIGHTNIN' LOOPS CAFE NITRO PIZZA & JOHNNY ROCKETS
(REMOVED)
MIDWAY TREATS  MUSTARDS LAST STAND BOARDWALK STEAK & FRIES 
PIZZA FILLING STATION  PIZZA FILLING STATION
RENAMED
LA PIZZERIA 
MACHO NACHO EXPRESS
SEAFOOD STAND  FOUNTAIN SNACK STAND
RENAMED
LIBERTY HOT DOGS
LIBERTY SQUARE PIZZA 
TOWER OF PIZZA BANDSTANZA LOONEY TUNES CAMP KITCHEN
WEE DONUTS  WEE DONUTS COLD STONE CREAMERY


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DRINK STAND - DREAM STREET DRINK STAND - DREAM STREET VILLAGE SODA & SNACKS
(REMOVED)
DRINK STAND - FORT DRINK STAND - FORT FRONTIER DRINK STAND
DRINK STAND - KIDDIE KINGDOM DRINK STAND - KIDDIE KINGDOM
RENAMED
DRINK STAND - HERNANDO'S HIDE-A-WAY
PLAZA DEL CARNAVAL DIPPIN' DOTS
(REMOVED)
DRINK STAND - NEPTUNE'S KINGDOM DRINK STAND - NEPTUNE'S KINGDOM FORT INDEPENDENCE DRINK STRAND
(REMOVED)
DRINK STAND - ROLLING THUNDER DRINK STAND - ROLLING THUNDER EL TORO DRINKS
       
       


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AQUA SPECTACLE CAP N' CRUNCH
AQUA SPECTACLE
FORT INDEPENDENCE
(REMOVED)
AMERICANA MUSIC HALL AMERICANA MUSIC HALL SHOWCASE THEATRE
BANDSTAND BANDSTAND ON THE LAKE
RENAMED
BANDSTAND BY THE LAKE
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)
FORT FIREWORKS FORT FIREWORKS FORT FIREWORKS
(REMOVED)
GREAT ARENA GREAT ARENA NORTHERN STAR ARENA
LIBERTY SQUARE GAZEBO LIBERTY SQUARE GAZEBO LIBERTY SQUARE GAZEBO
PUPPET THEATER PERTHY P. PELICAN'S
PUPPET SHOW STAGE
REEL TIME STAGE
(REMOVED)
 
 


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AQUA SOUVENIRS SHIRT SHOP & LEATHER CRAFT
RENAMED
SHIRT BARN
SHIRT BARN
(REMOVED)
BICENTENNIAL PHOTOS FRONT GATE PHOTOS
RENAMED
LIBERTY SQUARE 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)
EMPORIUM EMPORIUM MAIN STREET MARKET
ENCHANTED FOREST GIFTS  ENCHANTED FOREST GIFTS  SANTA'S HOUSE 
FAIRYTALES FAIRYTALES FLAGS
FLUME PHOTOS FLUME PHOTOS FLUME PHOTOS
FORT SHOP - SIGN MAKER FORT SHOP - SIGN MAKER FORT MASSAGE CHAIRS
(SBNO)
GAF PHOTO FAIR FILM FAIR STREET STYLES
(SBNO)
HATS FOUNTAIN HAT STAND
RENAMED
PAUL REVERE'S HATS
PAUL REVERE'S HATS
(REMOVED)
HATS & HATS HAT STAND SEASON PASS PROCESSING
(REMOVED)
JEWELRY BOX JEWELRY BOX SNACKS AND SOUVENIRS
LOS SOMBREROS  LOS SOMBREROS DRY GULCH SHOOTING GALLERY
(REMOVED) 
MAIN ENTRANCE BALLOONS MAIN ENTRANCE BALLOONS MAIN ENTRACE RESTROOMS
OLD MAIN CARICATURE ARTIST OLD MAIN CARICATURE ARTIST HAND DRAWN CARICATURES
OLD TIME PHOTOS OLD TIME PHOTOS OLD TIME PHOTOS
PAST & PRESENT PAST & PRESENT
RENAMED
THE IMPORT BAZAAR
BIG TOP TERROR TRAIL
SCHULTZ'S GREENHOUSE  SCHULTZ'S GREENHOUSE SCHULTZ'S GREENHOUSE
(REMOVED)
SNAKES MAD HATTER BAVARIAN HAT WORKS
(REMOVED)
SOUVENIRS & CRAZIES SOUVENIRS & CRAZIES ATTITUDES
SUPER TEEPEE SUPER TEEPEE SUPER TEEPEE
(REMOVED)
SWEET TOOTH CANDY  SWEET TOOTH CANDY SNACKS AND SOUVENIRS
       
       
       


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FORTUNE FESTIVAL FORTUNE FESTIVAL
RENAMED
GOODTIME ALLEY
GOODTIME ALLEY
(REMOVED)
FORTUNE FESTIVAL BELL RINGER FORTUNE FESTIVAL BELL RINGER
GOODTIME ALLEY BELL RINGER
(REMOVED)
FORTUNE FESTIVAL STANDS FORTUNE FESTIVAL STANDS
RENAMED
GOODTIME ALLEY STANDS
GOODTIME ALLEY STANDS
(REMOVED)
HERNANDO'S HIDE-A-WAY  HERNANDO'S HIDE-A-WAY  FIESTA GAMES
INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR DREAM STREET ARCADE
RENAMED
DREAM STREET ARCADE & FASCINATION PARLOR
BOARDWALK GAMES CENTER
MINIATURE MARVELS
CHIP SHOT MNIATURE GOLF 
MINIATURE MARVELS
CHIP SHOT MNIATURE GOLF 
MINIATURE MARVELS
CHIP SHOT MNIATURE GOLF
(REMOVED) 
PARA SHOOTER PARA SHOOTER PARA SHOOTER
(REMOVED)
SHOOTING GALLERY SHOOTING GALLERY
RENAMED
SAFARI SHOOTOUT
SAFARI SHOOTOUT
(REMOVED)
SKEEBALL BARN SKEEBALL BARN STUDIO 28 ARCADE
SHOOTOUT SHOOTOUT
RENAMED
WESTERN SHOOTOUT
WESTERN SHOOTOUT
(REMOVED)
       
       


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DREAM STREET BLOCKADE DREAM STREET BLOCKADE DREAM STREET BLOCKADE
FORT FORT FORT
FOUNTAIN FREEDOM FOUNTAIN
RENAMED
LIBERTY FOUNTAIN
FOUNTAIN
(REMOVED)
FROG POND POND POND
G.A.PLANTER G.A.PLANTER G.A.PLANTER
(REMOVED)
GARDEN OF MARVELS GARDEN OF MARVELS CHIP-SHOT MINIATURE GOLF
(REMOVED)
KOI POND KOI POND SHOCKWAVE POND
(REMOVED)
WOODLAND GARDENS WOODLAND GARDENS LAKEFRONT AREA
       
       


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GARDEN OF EATIN'  GARDEN OF EATIN'  CATERING PAVILIONS
GARDEN OF EATIN' - PICNIC GROVE GARDEN OF EATIN' - PICNIC GROVE OLD COUNTRY CATERING - PICNIC GROVE
INFO BOOTH - GIANT WHEEL INFO BOOTH - GIANT WHEEL INFO BOOTH - GIANT WHEEL
(REMOVED)
INFO BOOTH - OLD MAIN INFO BOOTH - OLD MAIN INFO BOOTH - OLD MAIN
(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/SEASON PASS MAIN ENTRANCE GUEST RELATIONS
LOST PARENTS LOST PARENTS
RENAMED
LOST PARENTS/LOST & FOUND
LOST PARENTS
PARKING LOT PARKING LOT
RENAMED
FIRESTONE PARKING LOT
PARKING LOT
PUBLIC STORAGE  PUBLIC STORAGE PUBLIC STORAGE
(REMOVED)
SECURITY OFFICE/FIRST AID SECURITY OFFICE/FIRST AID SECURITY OFFICE/FIRST AID
       

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ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - ORIGINAL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - ORIGINAL SUPERMAN TENT
ADMINISTRATION ANNEX -ORIGINAL ADMINISTRATION ANNEX -ORIGINAL TRAINING OFFICES
       


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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 BIG WHEEL BIG WHEEL
STRAWBERRY FAIR  STRAWBERRY FAIR JOLLY ROGER
WESTERN SHOOTOUT WESTERN SHOOTOUT SAFARI OFF ROAD ADVENTURE QUEUE
(REMOVED)
       
     

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