The tenth anniversary season of Great Adventure in 1984 started out to be very promising, continuing to build on the success of the previous year. Another major new ride was added with the state of the art Sarajevo Bobsled roller coaster opening in the spring. To celebrate, guests bringing snowballs were admitted for free.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the roller coaster, one side of Rolling Thunder was operated with its trains reversed. The new ride experience was billed as "Rednuht Gnillor" (Rolling Thunder backwards) and added a new thrill to the ride in its fifth season.

For the first full year, all of the Six Flags parks welcomed the addition of the Shirt Tales animated characters. The Shirt Tales were a short-lived creation of the Hallmark Card company with their own animated series on Saturday mornings, and the parks added walk around characters and re-themed their children's areas with Shirt Tales themed attractions. Kiddie Kingdom became Shirt Tales Land and all the existing attractions were renamed and new interactive attractions like ball crawls and climbing nets were added, bringing the area up to date with the trends in children attractions.

  On May 11th, everything would change at the park when a tragic fire destroyed the Haunted Castle resulting in the death of eight teenage guests. The fire and resulting investigations and legal actions changed the entire theme park industry as fire safety regulations were beefed up nationwide in response. The fire was a black eye to the park, causing many guests to lose faith in the safety of Great Adventure and theme parks as a whole causing a 25% drop in attendance from the previous season.  A major safety sweep far exceeding the required standards was done throughout the park insuring that an accident of this magnitude could never happen again.   

 

         

 

 

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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 - Orange Julius
  LaPizzeria & The Top Dog Music Hall Drink Stand
Mustards Last Stand Western Icee
  Potato Factory Loops Icee
  Pizza Parlor Front Gate Icee
  Waffles and Creams Parachute Soft Serve
  Rapids Soft Serve
  Rancho Goya Tacos Bandstanza Pretzels
Carousel Pretzels
  Orange Julius (Dream St) Aqua Stadium Drinks
  Games Cotton Candy California Natural Stand
  Aqua Cotton Candy Skyride Snack Stand
  Cookie Shoppe Riccardi Waffle Cones - Main Entrance
  Rapids Funnel Cake Riccardi Waffle Cones - Enterprise
  Ski Show Snacks  

Dream Street Arcade & Gift Shop Skill Token Parlor/ Fascination Parlor
Bandstand by the Lake Bell Ringer
Paul Revere's Hats Hernando's Hide-a-way Games
Dream Street Portrait Artist Miniature Marvels Golf
Old Time Photos Pedro's Pitch
Fireball Express
Dug Out Sports Shop Fort Remote Boats
Great Lake Grandstands Film Fair Lightnin' Strikin' Bell Ringer
Liberty Square Photos
  Fort Shop - Old West Hats
  Flume Photos Pinball Parlor
  Parachute Rope Climb
  Crafts & Encyclopedia Britanica Guess Your Weight
  Mad Hatter  
  Main Entrance Balloons  
   
   
  Sweet Tooth Candy  
   
  Kandy Kitchen  
  Airbrush Art & Custom Wood Signs  
  Hocus Pocus Gag &
Magic Shop
 
  Liberty Square Novelties  
  Rapids Gift Shop  
  Ski Show Gifts  
  Wirecraft  
  Fotozine  
     
Gateway Toyota Parking Lot Fort Restrooms
Liberty Fountain Garden of Eatin' Western Shoot Out Restrooms
Pond Main Entrance Ticket Booths Aqua Spectacle Restrooms
Koi Pond Main Entrance Ticket Takers Pretty Monster Restrooms
Main Entrance Group Sales/Guest Relations/Season Pass Strawberry Fair
Restrooms
 
First Aid/Security Office Fun Fair Restrooms
Dream Street Blockade Lost Parents/Lost & Found Main Entrance Restrooms
Digger's Underground Climb Public Storage Old Main Entrance Restrooms
Digger's Super Sandbox Getty Gasoline Station Old Administration Restrooms
Tyg's Courageous Climb Group Sales (Outer Mall) Garden of Eatin' Restrooms
Tyg's Gymnasium Parking Lot Toll Plaza  
Bogey's Adventure House    
Rick's Ball Crawl    
     
     
   

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