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      Important Log-In Info for Existing Members   09/11/2017

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  1. Fright Fest 2017

    Six Flags Great Adventure updated their 2017 operating calendar it appears Fright Fest will run from September 16 to October 29 and will be on the following days: Fridays: September 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 - 5:30PM to Midnight Saturdays: September 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 - 11AM to Midnight Sundays: September 17, 24, Oct 1, 15, 22, 29 - 11AM to 10PM (Sunday Oct 8 - 11AM to 11PM) Monday: October 9 - 11AM to 10PM
  2. Misc GA Mumblings

    The Looney Tunes figures are primarily from the old Bugs Bunny Fun Factory.
  3. Dancin' on Air at Great Adventure 1985

    Put on your parachute pants, neon "Frankie Says" t-shirts, and empty 3+ cans of hairspray and enjoy this great video from a 1985 episode of Dancin' on Air filmed at Six Flags Great Adventure! Plenty of footage of the park between all the totally rad dancing! Many thanks to Michael Schiumo for this video!
  4. Click here to see the whole Spotlight! Comments and discussions are welcomed!
  5. Dancin' on Air at Great Adventure 1985

    It is 32 years later and they still play Rock Lobster at the park! By the way, the little boy at 18:05 in the video is the person who submitted this recording to us. Thanks Michael!
  6. Celebrate! - An Americana Music Hall Show

    I love to hear that the video brought back such fond memories for your Darrell! One of the greatest rewards to me for doing this site is when we hear people say "oh wow, I remember that!" or "until I saw that picture I forgot all about that!". The video came from a bunch of Six Flags shows from the late '70s on an old VHS tape that the park shared with me. I am going to try to get this one professionally transferred in the hopes that they can eliminate the tracking interference. As far as GA, the tape also has a very early version of one of the stage shows from the Bandstand on the Lake. Now that we upgraded our server and forums, we have greater flexibility in sharing larger size files and longer videos. Many more will be added in the future.
  7. Click the logo below to view the full trip report: Samples below:
  8. Recently our Forums and Galleries have been updated. If you are an existing member please be sure to use your DISPLAY NAME to log in. Your DISPLAY NAME is the name that other members and guests see on the forums. The prior version had both LOG-IN NAME and DISPLAY NAME. LOG-IN NAME is no longer used on the new version of the forums. Your password hasn't changed. This only applies to members who had a LOG-IN NAME that was different from their DISPLAY NAME.
  9. Videos - Rides, Attractions and Events

    Videos of the rides, attractions and events featured in the GreatAdventureHistory.com Spotlights.
  10. New Features on the GAH Forums and Galleries

    Try it now!
  11. We are very excited to share our newly updated Forums and Galleries here at GreatAdventureHistory.com. In addition to being visually different, the upgraded software offers numerous new and different features, many of which we will be rolling out in the weeks ahead. This topic will help highlight and explain some of those new options and features.
  12. Celebrate! - An Americana Music Hall Show

    Here is a nice piece of Great Adventure history.... Click below to view a complete video of the very first show performed at the Americana Music Hall (now Showcase Theatre) from 1978. The video quality does have some interference but the audio (and the majority of video) allows us to relive GA's first indoor stage show.
  13. 1978 Celebrate Stage Show

    From the album Videos - Rides, Attractions and Events

    The first stage show ever at the Americana Music Hall (Showcase Theatre) from 1978.
  14. New Features on the GAH Forums and Galleries

    Customizing the appearance of your profile page By clicking the circular graphic next to your Display Name you can view your profile page. Here are three things that you can add to your profile to customize its appearance. 1. Profile Photo - Add a small graphic that will be displayed throughout our forums and galleries next to anything you post. Simply click the Profile Photo button near the bottom left of your current profile logo. If you don't add a photo, the first letter of your Display Name will be your profile photo. 2. Cover Photo - Add a large rectangular header image to your profile page. Simply click the Cover Photo button near the top right of the black box on your profile header. If you don't add a photo, a simple black box will be displayed. 3. Public Message - Add a message to your profile page that will be displayed just below your Cover Photo. Simply type in the text box labeled "Write a public message on your own feed."
  15. Welcome to GreatAdventureHistory.com!  We hope you enjoy celebrating the past, present, and future of Great Adventure's Theme Park, Safari Park, and Hurricane Harbor!

  16. Traffic Jam - UPDATED!

    Even more photos have been added to our Traffic Jam Spotlight including some pictures of the remains of the ride after it was destroyed by a winter storm! Here are some samples:
  17. El Toro wins Best Wooden Coaster Golden Ticket 2017

    Has anyone ridden Goliath at Six Flags Great America in IL? Not much is said about this relatively new coaster. Doesn't seem to be on many "must ride" lists.
  18. YouTube star from Staten Island headlines Frightfest at Six Flags Posted September 11, 2017 at 01:50 PM | Updated September 11, 2017 at 02:42 PM silive.com Photo by @RobbieJoseph STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — As if lovers of New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure needed more reason to visit during their popular and ghoulish Frightfest season, we just got another one: A YouTube sensation from Staten Island will be a headliner for the scary good show from Sept. 16-Oct. 31. Keep scrolling for details. Dr. Gracelyn Santos | gsantos@siadvance.com Native Islander Corvyx (aka recording artist Anthony Corvyx) will be a featured performer at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., for the duration of the Frightfest season. Performing four sets a night starting at 7 p.m., he will sing a selection of well-known covers in addition to his original material. Sample the sound in the video clip above. Anthony Corvyx is a 2009 alumnus of Susan Wagner High School and earned his degree in 2013 from Wagner College's prestigious theatre program. Known by his stage name Corvyx, Anthony has garnered 20,000-plus YouTube subscribers over the last three years. He's hyped as such: "Rendering provocative and haunting covers of your favorite past/current artists on Youtube, his social influence has gripped the imaginations of various demographics all over the world." (Photo by @RobbieJoseph) And here is one of Corvyx's most popular YouTube videos-- a cover of Evanescence's My Immortal. Check out his cover of Sia's Alive above. Take a gander at Corvyx's cover of Katy Perry's Rise. Dr. Gracelyn Santos | gsantos@siadvance.com Felicia Ruff, Chair of the Department of Theatre and Speech at Wagner College, informs us Frightfest also features "choreography by WCT alum and adjunct faculty member Ashley DeLane Burger, who is a back up dancer, along with Waggies Sammy DeSimone and Ariane Ryan! This is gonna be awesome!" Gotta admit-- Staten Island's own Corvyx is very talented! Are you a fan of Kesha's Praying? Well, then check out Corvyx's cover and support one of our borough's own at Frightfest this Halloween season, starting this Weekend. Check out the dates and times in the next slide. Dr. Gracelyn Santos | gsantos@siadvance.com
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