Music has always been a part of a day in an amusement park, quite often provided by small bands or singing groups. Theme parks incorporated the idea of bandstands providing entertainment throughout the day.
|Live music was always
one of the key elements of Great Adventure and when the park expanded
with the addition of Fun Fair in 1975, a second bandstand was added to
the park. The new bandstand would provide a variety of entertainment
throughout the day to those eating at the nearby patio,
much like the original bandstand near the Fountain.
|Live bands and
singers appeared on the bandstand stage throughout the seasons. The
sound of live music was a big part of the area's atmosphere. Over the
years the rides and attractions around the bandstand were always
changing with the addition of Lightnin' Loops being the biggest
modification to the area, completely changing the landscape when it was
built in 1978.
|At the end of the
1992 season big plans were in place to totally revamp the Fun Fair
area of the park with the introduction of Batman: The Ride and
the creation of Movie Town in 1993 . The Enchanted Bandstand was transformed into
a preview center for the new ride by being fitted with a big screen TV showing the
coming attraction for the next season. The spot once occupied by
the Enchanted Bandstand is now the site of the Batmobile.