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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:20 PM

BRING BACK THE FALLS!
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 09:29 AM

Photo #9 - August 27, 2012:

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May 1974

Located today near Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train, a small pond was constructed in 1974 which
was home to frogs and later fish. The height of the pond's stone walls originally was lower at ground
level and surrounded by fencing. Taller stone walls were added in the late '70s and it is still possible
to see this modification in the stonework today.


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:37 PM

Photo #10 - September 2, 2012:

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March 27, 1997

A drink stand at a theme park is not that unusual, but one located within the Safari is quite unique. In 1997,
an Ice Cold Drinks stand was installed just outside of the Australian section while a small gift kiosk was
positioned within the North American area- both conveniently located for all of your Safari needs!


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:56 PM

did they actually let people out of cars to buy stuff?
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:57 PM

did they actually let people out of cars to buy stuff?


Guests did get out of their cars by the drink stand because that was located in the bird sanctuary where there weren't any animals to harm guests. However, guests had to stay in their vehicles in the North American section where the gift kiosk operated.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:45 PM

Photo #11 - September 11, 2012:

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March 1974

The entrance area to the Safari Park was one of the first regions to be carved out of the heavily wooded
Great Adventure property. Access to the ticket plaza was originally straight ahead at the end of the
property's winding entry road, encouraging guests to explore the animal park before visiting the theme park.


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:46 PM

That may be a sight we see again soon in the safari...
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:18 PM

Tomorrow's new "Photo of the Week" will bring back memories for the park's veteran guests. It is simple but memorable!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:01 AM

Photo #12 - September 18, 2012:

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July 1977

How many people remember these? Gum chewing must have been very popular in the 1970's,
and what did you do with your gum when it lost its flavor? You stuck it onto one of the many
guest-invented gum trees around the park mostly located next to a busy queue line!


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:40 AM

That's hilarious!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:51 PM

I remember there was one column in the Log Flume station that used to be covered in gum like that, and a tree like that in front of the Hydro Flume.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:10 PM

I remember there was a tree like that in the line for Congo Rapids too

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:35 PM

The wall on backside of Rolling Thunder was covered too, then one year they introduced the gum targets.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:43 PM

The gum trees sort of became attractions in themselves. This photo was actually taken from an old 8mm Great Adventure film. The camera man actually spent time using up his limited amount of film shooting the tree.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:32 AM

Photo #13 - September 25, 2012:

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May 31, 2003

After three decades of snacking on vinyl top car roofs and turning the last section of the Safari
into an automobile chop-shop, the Monkey Jungle remained closed in 2003. It reopened in 2004,
modified with the installation of fencing which would separate guests from the mischievous monkeys.


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:18 PM

When there was no fence, it was the highlight of my trip, not my parents!

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:17 AM

Photo #14 - October 2, 2012:

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May 1974

The Aqua Spectacle has long been the home for family style shows ranging from dolphins and sea lions to birds
and high diving acts. The 3500 seat arena features an 80 foot diameter pool holding 430,000 gallons of converted
salt water. At its peak, the stadium hosted 12 shows daily performed every hour from park opening to park closing.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

I love this picture! I was fortunate enough to go under the pool when a good friend of mine worked there. It was spooky but it was neat to be one of a few guests that were able to walk thru there!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:39 AM

Photo #15 - October 9, 2012:

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July 1983

The Hocus Pocus Magic and Gags Shop opened in 1980 and quickly became the place at Great Adventure for unique
merchandise, toys, and tricks which amused guests young and old alike. Visitors to Hocus Pocus were always being
watched as they shopped by dozens of scary rubber masks that lined the upper shelves of the store.


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

Now it is the height checking/lost and found station!

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