Fourth of July Weekend - 1977
A family's day trip to Great Adventure during the July 4th weekend in 1977 is captured in the photos below. Highlights of their visit included a tour of the Garden of Marvels miniature village, shows at the Aqua Spectacle, and some views from atop the Giant Wheel and Skyride.
|The Garden of Marvels was a scenic wonder with plenty of photo opportunities throughout the miniature village.|
|Moving boats, trains, and automobiles brought the Garden of Marvels to life with constant motion and lifelike accuracy.|
|The Aqua Spectacle shows always provided an enjoyable break from a hectic day of rides at the park.|
|The Giant Wheel afforded beautiful views of the park. Note that the outer wheel was painted red back in those days.|
|Prior to the shops, the park's entranceway was lined with lush flower beds.||The Dream Street Dazzler whirled guests up and down near the Four Tents.||Always a favorite, the Runaway Train rounds the Fort on its way back to the station.|
|A low wall topped with a chain link viewing window allowed guests to see the Runaway Train circle the Fort from the queue area.|