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#21 ThemeParkRider

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:38 PM

only at Great Adventure! And I never realized it actually went at a higher angle?

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:06 AM

I believe that was one of the changes they made in the safety sweep in 1988.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:24 AM

Photo #5 - July 29, 2012:

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May 1974

Traffic Jam was installed in 1974 and was the first of six bumper cars at the park including two kiddie and four
adult sized rides. The latest version is this year's new Fender Benders opening in August.


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:58 PM

i think one of those style cars is underneath the station for batman the ride, you can see it in the roll up door as you go up the hill for nitro
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:44 PM

This is good. And I mean real good.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:55 PM

Photo #6 - August 5, 2012:

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August 1975

Great Adventure's second flume ride often suffered from an identity crisis through
the years. The ride had numerous names including the Hydra Flume, Hydro Flume,
Moon Flume, Ride the Rapids, Splash Down, Irrawaddy Riptide, Poland Spring Plunge,
and simply Riptide.


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:41 PM

execllent shot!
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:49 PM

This is a great photo!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:56 AM

I have not seen this photo since 1976. I once had the press kit for that season and it featured this photo in it. Wish I still had that press kit. Would have sent it to you to add to the collection.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 02:16 PM

^The press kit I have didn't have this photo. Thanks for thinking of our collection - I would have loved to check out your press kit.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:53 PM

I miss this ride. In my opinion it was worth keeping around, especially now.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:37 PM

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!


i want to go on it

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:54 PM

Photo #7 - August 13, 2012:

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July 1982

In 1976, Great Adventure relocated its main entrance closer to the park's
centrally located fountain. The historic style entry featured iron gates, colonial
brick, and ornate woodwork. These gates would remain at the park until the 1988
season when they were replaced to incorporated metal detectors.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:16 AM

What year was this at the front entrance?

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:34 AM

What year was this at the front entrance?


These entrance gates were at the park from April 1976 through October 1987. This photo is from July 1982.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:55 AM

Wow, I wish our entrance looked this nice.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:19 PM

Its funny how now the metal detectors are located prior to the entrance gate. Those gates look so much nicer then the ones we have today.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:04 PM

i think we could see an entrance remodel soon, along with a SP entrance.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:56 AM

Photo #8 - August 20, 2012:

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Winter 1981

The construction of Roaring Rapids required the removal of 20,000 cubic yards of dirt from a 5.5
acre site. The ride made use of 3,500 cubic yards of concrete and 32,000 lbs of reddish brown toner
to color the 60 tons of fabricated rockwork. Roaring Rapids opened on June 16, 1981 and was renamed
Congo Rapids when Adventure Rivers opened on June 6, 1991.


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:49 AM

They should really intensify the rapids again! :)

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