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I am not sure of an exact date but the trailer (at least the portion with the tires) was removed prior to 1985. We use to store dustpans and brooms in the center of the Carousel for cleaning the ride and I know there weren't any tires when I worked at the ride in 1985.

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Year 2 - Photo #14 - November 5, 2013:

 

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June 6, 1979

 

Like the proud father of newborn twins, Six Flags Great Adventure general manager Larry Cochran watches as the first two trains of the brand new Rolling Thunder
racing roller coaster ascend the lift hill for the inaugural lap around the 3200 foot track circuits. Note the five car trains which were an original feature of the ride
when it opened on June 6, 1979 at 11 a.m.

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Year 2 - Photo #15 - November 15, 2013:

 

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April 1974

 

Great Adventure's Traffic Jam bumper cars was one of the first installations in the Enchanted Forest theme park. Long before most buildings were
constructed or the concrete walkways poured, the portable ride was erected in the park's Strawberry Fair section near the base of the Giant Wheel.

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Year 2 - Photo #16 - November 30, 2013:

 

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May 2001

 

Often in theme parks merchandise and snack locations are renamed and relocated to take advantage of the latest trends or changes in traffic flow
around the park. In 2001, Nitro Ride Gear made its debut just outside of the entrance to the new B&M coaster Nitro. Previously, this stand had been
used as Batman Collectibles when the Batman Stunt Show premiered and most recently as a security booth.

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Year 2 - Photo #17 - December 22, 2013:

 

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December 1987

 

Even though the holidays may seem to have us all running around in circles, we wanted to stop and take a moment to wish all our
GreatAdventureHistory.com family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2014!

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Year 2 - Photo #18 - January 3, 2014:

 

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June 1984

 

The Sarajevo Bobsled ride was installed in 1984 and named as a tribute to that year's Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. The
ride was removed towards the end of the 1988 season and was replaced by the Great American Scream Machine. Initial renderings
for the new Arrow looper featured the Bobsled's station incorporated into the new ride's queue house, however the station was leveled

when the Bobsled was removed.

 

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Year 2 - Photo #19 - January 29, 2014:

 

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June 1980

 

Great Adventure has always been a place that stays on top of the latest trends, fads, and entertainment offerings. Starting in the summer of 1980 the park featured a photo-op kiosk themed to Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back which opened in May of that year. While the replicas of Darth Vader and C-3PO were far from accurate, the photo stand which allowed guests to have their picture taken in a set from a galaxy far, far, away proved to be very popular.

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I'm surprised they didn't get in trouble for using those characters for pictures, unless they purposely made them different looking from the real characters so they could get away with it?

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Year 2 - Photo #20 - February 7, 2014:

 

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July 1989

 

As the world celebrates the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we look back to a time when Great Adventure played host to the
Stars of the U.S.S.R. - a variety show that featured the "singing and dancing and beautiful, vibrant native costumes, rich in
Russian

culture." The show was presented in the park's Showcase Theatre from July 8th to August 20, 1989

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Year 2 - Photo #21 - February 17, 2014:

 

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May 1974

 

To a guest watching a performance at Great Adventure's aqua arena the pool may appear to be a simple semi-circle. However, it is actually a perfect circle
with a diameter of 80 feet. The performing platform is located just short of center stage with several holding pens behind it in the rear portion. The large
pens were needed in the early years to hold ten dolphins while diving shows were performed in the front section of the pool.

 

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Year 2 - Photo #22 - March 10, 2014:

 

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September 1993

 

When Batman The Ride was introduced in 1993 it featured the most extensively themed queue line to date at Great Adventure.
The waiting area, Gotham City Park, included over 42,000 square feet of sod, over 950 trees and shrubs, and 300 tons of decorative
stone. The wrecked police car which appeared to have plowed into a fire hydrant was the real deal formerly serving the city of Orlando,
Florida.

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Year 2 - Photo #23 - March 23, 2014:

 

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May 1974

 

In the spring of 1974 a helicopter assisted in stringing the first set of cables across the park for the Sky Ride. The cables for
each side of this dual ride, which first premiered at the New York World's Fair in 1964, stretched over 4500 feet. With a
diameter of one inch, the cables were initially supported by six towers which reached upwards of 104 feet into the clouds.

The Sky Ride celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2014.

 

 

 

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Year 2 - Photo #24 - March 26, 2014:

 

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August 1979

 

Great Adventure's Safari Park was once home to tall trees and lush foliage that filled its many sections. Most of the trees within
the animal reserve have fallen victim to severe weather or to the animals which call these acres home. Many different attempts
were made over the years to protect the trees including cages around the tree trunks or barriers to keep the animals away,
however, nature finds a way - especially when it involves some tasty leaves or crunchy tree bark.

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Year 2 - Photo #25 - April 22, 2014:

 

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October 1977

 

Fifty years since its debut at the New York World's Fair, Great Adventure's Skyride is still going strong. Imported from Flushing Meadows, New York, the parts of the attraction that originated at the Fair
include the equipment found in the ride's two stations - the powered drive unit and tension assemblies, as well as the original fleet of 112 four passenger gondolas. The ride's six support towers are from
an aerial ride once found in the now defunct Freedomland USA in the Bronx, NY.

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Year 2 - Photo #26 - May 7, 2014:

 

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May 1974

 

The Super Teepee was one of Great Adventure's most unique structures and an example of how Warner LeRoy imagined the Enchanted Forest to be filled
with oversized structures that made guests feel as if they were in a land of fantasy. Constructed long before the days of treated timber, the huge logs were imported
from the Yukon Territory and unfortunately rotted over time. The Super Teepee operated as the Best of the West's primary merchandise location through the end
of the 2006 season, remained standing but not open in 2007, and was removed in the spring of 2008.

 

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That's a cool picture to see how it was constructed. It's too bad they couldn't find a way to save it since it was always neat to see it in the park and walk inside the store.

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Year 2 - Photo #27 - May 24, 2014:

 

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January 2000

 

Six Flags Great Adventure officially opened its third gated park on May 27, 2000 when Hurricane Harbor premiered on a 45 acre site situated

along Route 537. An in-depth storyline and a ton of tropical theming transported guests to an imaginary hideaway first discovered by factious
inventor and explorer Copernicus T. Potter. From the originally planned ticket booths (pictured above) to thrilling water slides, guests were
immersed in an oasis of watery excitement.

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Year 2 - Photo #28 - May 29, 2014:

 

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May 1974

 

Behind their fancy columns and beneath their colorful awnings Great Adventure's original food stands were very basic box-like
structures. The one story facilities were made to look twice as tall with the installation of a false wall around the perimeter of the
building's roof. On the outside, cloth tarps were draped to form a protective cover over the serving counters positioned around the
building, while on the inside the false walls hid the ventilation and utility ducts up on the roof tops. Eat! Eat!, which later became Mama
Flora's near the Big Wheel, is pictured under construction above.

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