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#1 29yrswithaGApass

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:00 AM

A new feature has been added to our GreatAdventureHistory.com homepage - the Photo of the Week!

Check out our homepage each and every week as we publish an interesting, impressive, and/or unusual photo from Great Adventure's past. We hope some of these pictures spark some memories and comments that you can share with our GAH community!


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:03 AM

Photo #1 - July 1, 2012:

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July 1, 1974

After just four short months of construction, Great Adventure opened its gates to the public for
the first time on July 1st, 1974. The timeline to build the park was so short that the western
area, then known as Rootin' Tootin' Rip Roarin', was still being completed.


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:21 AM

This and the new operator challenge are great additions to the site!

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:32 AM

Do i see the uphill bump on log flumne?!

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:05 PM

Do i see the uphill bump on log flumne?!


Yup! Apparently, that bump was removed due to safety reasons.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:56 PM

Why does the lake look so dirty? The parking lot looks so small!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:00 PM

The original parking lot was smaller, but it was also divided with wooded areas to break things up.

The lake often gets really muddy like that after it rains, and apparently there was a lot of rain just before opening day.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:54 PM

i saw an article where one of the log flume boats flipped over, was that due to the uphill bump?
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:09 PM

From what I understand it was actually in the spillway at the end where it turns into the station. The water level was too high (which is why it now has metal rails and holes to drain off water).

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:16 AM

Photo #2 - July 8, 2012:

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March 1978

Soon after acquiring Great Adventure, Six Flags began a park-wide campaign
of enhancements and upgrades. The Skyride received a complete makeover with
repainted stations, gondolas, and support columns, as well as a new sponsor -
Delta Airlines.


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:59 PM

I have never seen a picture of orange columns, and the station it looks cool!!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:01 PM

Miss the different color gondolas. In the background, two of the best flat rides appear.

Delta flies you to...Atlanta, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, etc. When we walked along Dream Street or down by the lake to cool off, we'd always look up at the cable cars and see what city was listed underneath. Man, those were the days!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:26 PM

I have never seen a picture of orange columns, and the station it looks cool!!


The orange on the columns is just a primer coat of paint to get it from dark (tree) green to the muted green still seen today. However, at one point the Dream Street Station was painted pumpkin orange.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 01:55 AM

I'll take one of those grape drinks right now. Those were the best on those humid summer days.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 02:17 AM

^Photo #3 - July 14, 2012:

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July 1981

A bucket of popcorn, a box of soft pretzels, Italian ice, Juice Sippers, Icee's, Dr.Pepper, and
a Coke - all classic snacks from the summer of 1981!


I'll take one of those grape drinks right now. Those were the best on those humid summer days.



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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:20 PM

Photo #4 - July 23, 2012:

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April 1974

The very first attraction built at Great Adventure was the Round-Up
ride. It was assembled and in place before any concrete was poured and
before any electrical service was available.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:12 AM

Amazing. I mean, absolutely amazing. One of my all-time favorite rides and one that was underrated even back in the day.

On another note, this "photo of the week" is becoming my favorite part of this site. Please keep them coming!

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:33 AM

Wow i never knew that!! This was my dad's home ride, he oped it in the 80's he will love to know this was the most anxious ride to be built!!

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:55 PM

It made me a little sad when we saw Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth at MM and noticed it still goes up as high as the Super Round Up used to.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:38 PM

why wont they extend ares more then 45 degrees?
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