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#1 29yrswithaGApass

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:14 PM

We would like to do a Spotlight on the uniforms of Great Adventure employees through the decades. From the colorful '70s to the "stylish" '80s... from the "themed" '90s to the casual '00s - uniforms have really changed over the years.

Here is a chance for you (or your photos) to be included in a Great Adventure Spotlight! Do you have any pictures of you or your friends in their uniforms? How about a complete stranger in a Great Adventure uniform?

If so, please send us a photo at feedback@greatadventurehistory.com . smile.gif




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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:51 PM

These will be the first of many photos posted to this topic about Employee Uniforms.

Below are the His and Hers version of Great Adventure ride operator's uniforms from 1976. They almost look like pajama tops!

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:14 PM

And best of all, they're in front of two rarely seen ride installations...Dream Street Dazzler and Super Cat!

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:22 PM

i think the park should go back to the uniforms that were themed to the sections, the florescent green is pretty ugly..
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:24 PM

i think the park should go back to the uniforms that were themed to the sections, the florescent green is pretty ugly..



Amen to that!! Those hideous florescent shirts were a HUGE mistake.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:50 AM

I miss the blue shirts. I kinda like Cedar Fair's uniforms for ride ops.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:51 PM

Here are His and Hers Kiddie Kingdom overalls uniforms from 1976. The guy looks a little creepy.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 03:44 PM

nowadays you'd think twice about trusting a creepy looking guy with your kids safety
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:36 PM

Check out the styles of shoes Great Adventure employees were permitted to wear in 1977!

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:01 AM

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:47 PM

Good luck finding those shoes at those prices today. Those are in the $50-75 range for the exact ones now.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:46 PM

Below is a picture of the new ride operator uniforms for 1985. As a ride opeartor myself from 1985, I can assure you this guy had one too many buttons undone!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:59 PM

:lol: Those shirts were horrible with that flap across the chest.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:44 PM

Those shirts were rainbow colored and had blue collars, For the first year they were paired up with green pants, which weren't updated until the following season. It was sort of like wearing mis-matched Garanimals! After that the blue collared shirts and blue pants looked much better.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:09 PM

as a kid i remember those uniforms, they were pretty bad...
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:51 PM

You're right that in the black & white photos of the 1976 ride operations uniform, the shirts do look like pajamas. They didn't look like pajamas in person. Personally, these are my favorite uniforms. The Great Adventure logotype in rainbow type was all over the shirt and I think it looked great.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:12 PM

Those were pretty neat and they did fit into the Strawberry Fair section really well. I worked the log flune in 1974 and we had burgandy pants a cowbow shirt which was cream with brown bucking borncos all over it and a burgandy shoulder s and coller. with braiding tiem. And a tan cowboy hat with a dark broen band with ref stones in it. Our shoes we were alowed were squared toe cowboy boots. yea hoo partner! Oour bages were Red with the balloon letter logo and our names and host or hostess below. all carved into the name tag.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

Has security ever changed there uniforms?
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:38 PM

They used to have brown uniforms that made them look more like park rangers than security. They switched to more police like uniforms after the events of 1987.

For a while they had the screening people in white shirts with ties and grey dress pants because they wanted them to look less threatening for the children coming through. They also had the parks clowns stationed just beyond the metal detectors with the thought that they would distract the children while mommy and daddy got frisked.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:07 PM

Here's the security uniform. The shirts were tan and the pants and trim were brown.

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