The clowns weren't allowed to ride the rides, but we got away with a lot on the last day of the season. It was usually a bit cold and almost always a very low number of guests. The last day of the season was always a fun day. I enjoyed five seasons as Juggles the Clown at Great Adventure (from 1981 to 1985) and I loved every day performing at the park.
This guest was born the same year I began working as a clown (1981) at Great Adventure. He lived very close to the park and his parents brought him to the park often. After a while we got to know him very well. He was a hyperactive kid and he would play with the clown and run around with us a lot. It was funny to see full-size adult clowns playing with this very little kid. We were always glad to see Michael at the park.
Cool shot of the four of us each juggling four clubs. A funny story about Lucky the clown was that he seemed to be very accident-prone. One time he was riding a 6-foot unicycle and he backed into a 5-foot tall iron gate. He fell over the gate onto grass and wasn't injured. He was willing to try anything.