Everyone needs a cold drink on a hot day in a theme park, and they often try to offer multiple outlets of varying sizes to help quench that thirst and sell those drinks.

Acquired in late 1977, Great Adventure continued overall park improvements under Six Flags management, including adding more drink stands throughout the park. In 1978, the Americana Music Hall was added as the park's premier indoor show venue and three years later a nearby soda stand was added which echoed the design of the theater's facade. It featured the same steep shingled roof along with white railings atop the stand's edges and atop its peak.

The stand didn't have a sign on it for most of it's existence, but being the closest outlet to the new show venue and because of its similar design, the stand became known as the Americana Drink Stand from 1981-1986. Originally the drink stand was placed along the walkway in front of the Wild Rider coaster.
When Splashwater Falls was added for 1987 season, the walkway which was home to the Americana Drink Stand was removed.  As a result the stand was relocated just across from the show venue.  With the name change of the Americana Music Hall to Showcase Theater, the stand's name was redesignated simply as the "Drink Stand" on 1987-1992 park maps.

In 1993, with upgraded theme elements being added all around the park, the stand took on the name Theater Snacks. A new sign would finally be placed on the building, and the stand repainted to match the updated theater facade.

Theater Snacks was removed at the end of the 1996 season as the area was redeveloped for the arrival of Batman & Robin: The Chiller.  It was transported intact backstage where it remained for at least five years before being destroyed and discarded.
Original Spotlight:  August 10, 2023.  GAH Reference#:  FOOD-1981-006