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  1. Today is letter "C" for the Carousel. The oldest ride at Great Adventure, it was built in in England in 1881 where it traveled the fair circuit, then purchased by Great Adventure and opened with the park in 1974. Originally it was steam powered, then converted to run on compressed air, and eventually electric. It still continues to delight all ages after almost 140 years! http://www.greatadventurehistory.com/Carousel.htm
  2. Today is letter "B" for the Best of the West. This restaurant is one of the three signature restaurants which opened with Great Adventure in 1974, and continues to be a favorite today. http://www.greatadventurehistory.com/BOTW.htm
  3. As we are all house bound during this unprecedented time, Great Adventure History presents The A to Z of Great Adventure History! Each day we'll post one of our spotlights in alphabetical order and we encourage everyone to share their own memories and photos of that attraction in our Forums: . Today is letter "A" for the Antique Cars. This attraction only lasted for the 1974 and 1975 seasons, but was supposed to be relocated and never returned. http://www.greatadventurehistory.com/AntiqueCars.htm
  4. They still haven't been able to keep the singles running, although this design might help since the weight is balanced better.
  5. Six Flags has enacted a stock plan to try and prevent a takeover: https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/31/six-flags-shields-itself-from-takeover-with-a-one.aspx
  6. Before the parks closed here in Orlando they started wiping down the handles on the rides between cycles. It made the load times longer, but it was a preventative measure that was needed.
  7. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment put up a form to write to elected leaders about supporting theme parks, amusement parks, zoos, etc. It only takes a moment to fill out and send it off: https://seaworldentertainment.com/action/coronavirus/
  8. The only potential "upside" of the parks being closed is some may be able to finish the installation of their new attractions in time for the park's re-opening.
  9. Yeah, looks like they got a bulk deal on those giant tinker toy structures for BBL. They were cool, and surprisingly didn't pop up in other parks, just GA.
  10. This is some very surreal video: https://www.wesh.com/article/video-walt-disney-world-empty/31670993
  11. People will get drunk in unorganized ways instead this year...
  12. I can’t remember the last time I had a two week vacation. I have big plans to try and get things done around the house, and baking, and maybe work on all my (long neglected) websites!
  13. It may not be the park's decision. There's also some speculation that Six Flags may go into bankruptcy because of this: https://www.ccn.com/coronavirus-could-send-six-flags-into-its-second-bankruptcy/
  14. There's no excuse for a lot of the stuff that has happened at WDW over the past few weeks, between the Haunted Mansion closing for several days due to a mechanical issue (caused by differed maintenance), a Jungle Cruise boat sinking, a hand falling of on the Carousel of Progress, among other things. Today it was this: Great article about the recent string of maintenance related incidents at WDW this week: https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2020/03/09/disney-worlds-no-good-very-bad-week-of-ride-accidents-points-to-a-bigger-issue-at-the-orlando-resort?fbclid=IwAR2mllapu-IUBanq4iHdCYylFHYSxJgULGf7G4CWhryiDA8J3t3F9AHquvw
  15. I'm excited that we just got some REALLY COOL new "Planned But Never Built" artwork for a spotlight we were working on! Can't wait to show it to everyone in a few days...
  16. This is a shareholder trying to make money by steering the direction of the company. H-Partners were majority shareholders before when the company came out of bankruptcy from the Red Zone/Shapiro years. It looks like they're doing the same again bringing the company back from the brink.
  17. I know assembly of this will be fairly quick, but this made me laugh the other day in the "Great Adventure Connoisseurs" group on Facebook:
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