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Experiencing The Great Adventure

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Click HERE to read interesting letters to the editor about Great Adventure after it first opened in 1974. Just like many parks, some of the comments were very critical of Great Adventure.

 

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By the sounds of some of those letters, they picked wrong times to go. It seemes as if they had to much traffic driving in from up North, And the one person complained that there was not enough places to get out of the Rain. If it's raining why did you go? The complaint's about the long lines were valid. During peak times of the Season now it's rough with the lines, when I was little I remember waiting forever for stuff.

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Before we visited for the first time in 1974 I remember my dad reading some reviews of the park to me and my sister. It mentioned the long lines, crowded paths, and extreme waits for food and restrooms. For some reason I can still hear him saying that it cost $1 for a Coke and that the park would never last. Even so, we went in 1974 and had a great time. My sister and I still kid him about that "it won't last" remark!

 

 

 

 

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OUCH! The critisism of the 70's beat down hard on GADV. I can understand your father though. Look at Palisades and Jungle Habitat, failed. But, look on the bright side, each time you go to the park you can say BOOYAH! I WAS RIGHT OLD MAN! :P

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After reading these complaints I wonder how many people enjoyed their stay, how many people wrote the newspaper complimenting the park, which the editor felt compelled not to publish. There are two sides to every story. The first side is what the media tells us happened and the other side is what really happened. I believe the unbiased media is extremely biased. Sorry for the rant.

 

Eric

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I wonder how different things would have been had he stuck with the original plans? I wonder if it would have been a bigger hit then and if it would still be around today?

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