Six Flags Great Adventure's 1982 season started off with a new challenge as the original Fortune Festival games area was destroyed by a fire in the off season. The fire which caused more than a million dollars in damage meant that the park's games of skill area needed to be rebuilt as quickly as possible to be ready for the 1982 season. The new Goodtime Alley was built bigger and better with state of the art games and new restaurants.

Unlike the original games area which was built in a U shape, the new buildings left room for expansion at the top of the plaza for future attractions which would draw guests past the games. The first of the attractions to be placed in Goodtime Alley was the Joust-A-Bout ride which was the first and only ride of its kind in North America.

The video game industry was exploding in the early 1980's and the park's video arcades were packed with guests dropping token after token into the latest games. Dream Street Arcade was just not big enough, so the Pinball Parlor was built at the other end of the park to double the number of video games available.

More children's attractions were added to Kiddie Kingdom to offer more things for the youngest guests to do including a Kiddie Scrambler, a new sandbox play area, and a new puppet show.

For the first time, the park charged for parking - $1.50 per car.

In an effort to grow park attendance further, Six Flags Great Adventure played host to the New Jersey State Fair. The long running fair had been struggling in its original Trenton location, so the attractions of the fair were setup at Great Adventure and the park offered far more attractions than the old State Fair ever could.    

 

         

 

 

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Drink Stand - Fort 
Wheelburger Cheesesteaks Drink Stand - Kiddie Kingdom 
Great American Hamburgers Drink Stand - Dream Street 
Bandstanza Drink Stand - Neptune's Kingdom
  Seafood House Stand Drink Stand - Hernando's Hide-a-way
  LaPizzeria & The Top Dog Music Hall Drink Stand
Mustards Last Stand  
  Potato Factory  
  Pizza Parlor  
  Aunt Jemima Waffles   
   
  Rancho Goya Tacos  
   
  Donut Kiosk  
  Games Cotton Candy  
  Aqua Cotton Candy  
  Cookie Shoppe  
  Rapids Funnel Cake  

Dream Street Arcade & Gift Shop Goodtime Alley
Skeeball Palace
Bandstand by the Lake Skill Token Parlor/ Fascination Parlor
Paul Revere's Hats Fortune Festival Stands
Dream Street Portrait Artist Bell Ringer
Old Time Photos
Hernando's Hide-a-way Games
Dug Out Sports Shop Miniature Marvels Golf
Film Fair Pedro's Pitch
  Liberty Square Photos Fireball Express
  Fort Shop - Old West Hats Fort Remote Boats
  Flume Photos Lightnin' Strikin' Bell Ringer
 
  Glass Etching & Crystal Jewelry
  Mad Hatter Pinball Parlor
  Main Entrance Balloons  
   
   
  Sweet Tooth Candy  
   
  Kandy Kitchen  
  Airbrush Art & Custom Wood Signs  
  Hocus Pocus Gag &
Magic Shop
 
  Liberty Square Novelties  
  Rapids Gift Shop  
     
Gateway Toyota Parking Lot Fort Restrooms
Liberty Fountain Garden of Eatin' Western Shoot Out Restrooms
Main Entrance Ticket Booths Aqua Spectacle Restrooms
Pond Main Entrance Ticket Takers Pretty Monster Restrooms
Koi Pond Main Entrance Group Sales/Guest Relations/Season Pass Strawberry Fair
Restrooms
 
First Aid/Security Office Fun Fair Restrooms
Lost Parents/Lost & Found Main Entrance Restrooms
Dream Street Blockade Public Storage Old Main Entrance Restrooms
Getty Gasoline Station  
  Season Pass Processing (Western Shootout)  
  Group Sales (Outer Mall)  
  Parking Lot Toll Plaza  
     
 

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