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#1 29yrswithaGApass

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:34 PM

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:57 PM

I am compiling information and photos for a GAH feature on the park's costumed street characters Does anyone have photos of Pierer Le Pup, the Drake's Duck, or the Casey Baseball characters? These could all could be found at Great Adventure in the early 1980's



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:29 PM

For several of the characters in the Costumed Characters Collection we have been fortunate to receive the "official" back stories. As and example, here is the one for Maurice Le Rat:

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MAURICE LE RAT is a very artsy French rat. Since he is French, he talks in a French accent. He talks as if he is an authority on art and painting, something of a braggart. He informs guests of all the structures he has painted in the park, things like the Super Teepee, the Carousel, the Big Wheel, and the Great Arena. Then to show his artistic taste he sizes things up with his thumb and continues to explain how he could make something look better. He is attracted to all sorts of colors, possibly picking out a guest who is wearing a favorite color of his.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:09 PM

Nice job setting up this collection. It's fun seeing the variations for the characters.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:40 PM

We set up these photos in our galleries instead of posting them to a web page (ala a Spotlight) so that viewers can add comments (and other photos) to the picture albums. We are hoping that some of the folks in those costumes will see these and add their memories to the collection. So if you can round up any of the "old gang" Steve, we would love to have them join us!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:52 PM

We still need to add all of our clown photos to this collection but check out the wonderful photo that was submitted to us in our Photo Drop!  So cool!

 

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:00 PM

It is easy to think that the Shirt Tales were just a bunch a characters that didn't last long at the park and hardly had an impact on Great Adventure.  The truth, however, is that the Shirt Tales caused the discontinuation of all the unique characters that were such an interesting backstory for the park.  Sadly, once the Shirt Tales moved in, all the other costumed body puppet characters were eliminated.



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:42 AM

A new album has been added to our Costumed Characters Collection.  Click the icon below to see the 1970's cast of characters who were behind the makeup and inside the costumes. 

 

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Here are some samples:

 

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:05 AM

Nice addition, many faces that I have not thought about in years. Who remembered that people wore overalls in the 70's!



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:09 AM

Do you know where these photos where taken?  It looks like it may have been some sort of restaurant or banquet facility.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:40 PM

It could have been Mom's Peppermill restaurant in Hightstown. 



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 10:06 PM

Another new album has been added to our Costumed Characters Collection. Click the icon below to see the Fritz character album.

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:21 PM

Anyone know what character's head is on the floor in the background?  Is that possibly Casey Baseball?

 

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 12:03 AM

Our member pcincotta has added a bunch of photos of the one-season-wonder Shirt Tales characters to our galleries.  Check them out HERE.

 

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:12 AM

Question answered!
 

This is Steve in the clown and body puppet dressing area during the 1982 season.  You can see some costumes in the background and Casey Baseball too.

 

Anyone know what character's head is on the floor in the background?  Is that possibly Casey Baseball?

 

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:48 AM

Be sure to visit the characters gallery and check out all the great new photos including some just posted by greg90.  Thanks everyone for sharing your wonderful pictures!



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Posted 17 November 2014 - 10:54 PM

Another batch of character photos has been added to our Costumed Characters Gallery especially the Raggedy Ann and Andy album.



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Posted 30 December 2014 - 09:07 PM

A new batch of classic character photos taken at the Carousel in 1976 has been added to our Costumed Characters Collection.  Here are some samples.

 

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 10:39 PM

Big Bands, Small Bands, One Man Bands, Marching Bands.  All of these have been added to our new Bands Gallery.  Click below to check them out.

 

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 07:16 PM

I still haven't been able to find a photo of Casey Baseball but did locate a shot of Casey wearing Hocken Swwippette's pants.  This photo was taken at a Great Adventure softball game.

 

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