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What is you most prized souvenir, publication, map, postcard from Great Adventure?

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I have a piece of GASM and the last inspection sticker for GASM

 

The winner from Winter Adventure? Congratulations! I didn't bid against you on that. Although, I did run up the price on the Batman sign.

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gafreak    4

i have alot of stuff, to many to pick a favorite, im getting a lighted curio cabinet from ikea to put all my stuff on display in my new house. but one of my favorite pieces is probably my salt and pepper shakers shaped like pigs!

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SAM527    0

Mine is the 1975 souvenir book I got in the park when I was 11 years old. I still clearly remember the visits that summer with my sister.

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The last day of this season I bought a wooden lion's head sculpture that closely resembled the park's original lion sign once found on Rt.537. It wasn't meant to be that but it was the closest thing I've seen at teh park. I'll have to take a picture of it.

 

Here is a photo of the lion that I mentioned several months back.

 

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grounds75    0

 

 

 

On the left is my dog tag made by the wood carvers who had a stand in the Fort under the Runaway Train. It says my name, Worlds Greatest Lead, Western Dumpster, Summer “77”.

 

Who knows what is on the right?

 

 

It’s a garbage can key. The original garbage cans came from the 64-65 World’s Fair (some still had stickers on them). They were replaced in 1977 and the new cans had a lock on the door needing a key. By the end of July, all the keys were lost, but all you had to do was reach in between the door and liner and pull the locking bar, which turned out to be faster anyway. I think this is the only key in existence.

 

 

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On the left is my dog tag made by the wood carvers who had a stand in the Fort under the Runaway Train. It says my name, Worlds Greatest Lead, Western Dumpster, Summer “77”.

 

Who knows what is on the right?

 

 

It’s a garbage can key. The original garbage cans came from the 64-65 World’s Fair (some still had stickers on them). They were replaced in 1977 and the new cans had a lock on the door needing a key. By the end of July, all the keys were lost, but all you had to do was reach in between the door and liner and pull the locking bar, which turned out to be faster anyway. I think this is the only key in existence.

 

 

 

I love hearing stories like this! For some reason your photos didn't post. If you can send us the images we can add them.

 

The postcard below has those NYWF garbage cans in it!

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I have this bag from when Bally owned the park, it has the rainbow logo and the "We care about you" slogan. It was only given to employes according to my mom at a orientation.

 

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I recently received this wonderfully unique momento from Great Adventure - a laminated 1974 map autographed by one of the park's first diving teams from the Aqua Spectacle show! I love it!

 

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i just picked up 5 roaring rapids yoyos, they should be here any day, would you like one? also did you see my post about matchbook?gallery_154_472_3297825.jpg

Ooooooh! Could I have one??? I generally don't buy a whole lot of stuff from the park because it is rather pricey, I do collect the maps, though. Can I please have a yoyo? :D

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bgr861509    0

I would have to say that my most prized souvenir from Six Flags Great Adventure would be my membership that I bought this year, it is affordable and worth it. Other than that, I would have to say some ride photos that I have of myself and my best friends from previous visits.

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ReptileGuy    4

how do you guys get these great things? i have park maps for the last ten years or so, some of those old promotional pins, and a picture of me drinking experimental coca cola flavors in that coke tent from a few seasons ago.

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scott    49

Its strange to think that the original diving team is 60+ years old now. I remember the dive show a little from the 70's, I always enjoyed the dive and dolphin shows back then.

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One of the things I have in my GA collection is a segment of cable from Kingda Ka. It is about 18" long. If any of you ever have the opportunity to own one, may I make this suggestion....

 

Never drop it on your foot! It rolled off a bookcase I have from a shelf about 5 feet off the ground onto my foot. I didn't have shoes on, and I doubt my sock did anything to lessen the impact, but I can tell you that hurt like a son of a #*)%@. Of course, it couldn't land flat but instead on end. Such are the dangers of being a G.A. fan! :P

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