Saturday - April 26th, 2014
Special Events were the words of the day as the park welcomed a half dozen or so different audiences for its various festivals, competitions, and outings. Even with all these groups merging into the park during a beautiful summer day crowds were manageable and park very enjoyable.
On with the photos....
|Movie Town was not closed!
|The stage sign now says Plymouth Rock too.
|No on-board monitors yet this year.
|The cubs are getting bigger!
|Baby in pounch!
|The new Asiana sign is still being assembled.
|The Log Flume is coming together.
|Zumanjaro work continues.
|Season pass processing has moved.
|The Garden State Grill is very nice. Once ordered, your food is delivered to your table.
|The wall behind Tiger Market is gone.
|The Fast Tracks & Food Trucks event was held in the parking lot behind Kingda Ka.
|Wine tasting and sales were available.
|More than twenty trucks offered a wide variety of foods, snacks, desserts, and beverages.
|Big Henry from NJ101.5 was in house.
|Entertainment and covered seating were also available.
|The Musik Express is just a shell of its former glamorous self.
|The Blue Parrot has been simplified.
|Ever see the show "Life After People"?
|How about the animated movie "Cars"? The part where Sally calls Lightning McQueen 'Stickers'!
|Nitro's ramps and stairs are being repainted!
|Still no choo-choo. :(
|It looks like RRRailway's trains have been refurbished.
|Future site of a new animal show - coming Memorial Day Weekend.
|Unilever has arrived.
|The Log Flume's water wheel is being refurbished! Keep your fingers crossed for a spinning wheel with running water.
|I wish the Fort's cannons would flash simulated blasts with special lighting and smoke.
|Great Adventure's signature show in Fort Independence is a lot of fun! Fish Factor includes audience participation, music, dancing, and humor to delight audiences and showoff the park's four sea lions. The cast and crew (both water and land-based!) do a great job entertaining guests!
|Picture all these Rolling Thunder cars set up in front a stage in the theme park similar to the parked cars at a drive-in movie. They could all be positioned in front of the Festival Stage and offer seating for what is now standing room only venue. Totally unqiue!