Fountains have been an important part of the landscaping in amusement parks and theme parks since they came into being. Water features enhance the atmosphere with the soothing sound and the cooling effect of the water on the hottest days of the summer.
|Looney Tunes Seaport 1999-2006
|Added to the park in
1999 as part of the new Looney Tunes Seaport area's scenery, the Seaport
Fountain's fiberglass centerpiece was actually moved from the Frontier
Adventures area of the park where it had been since 1995.
|The Fountain stood at
the center of Looney Tunes Seaport until the end of the 2006 season when
a portion of the children's area was remodeled to become Wiggles World.
|The Frozen Looney Tunes Seaport Fountain
|Being a seasonal theme park, Great Adventure has occasionally been open when the weather has been unseasonably cold. Spring of 2004 was a year where the weather was colder than average and the fountain which had been filled and running for the season ended up freezing creating a unique ice sculpture for a short time.
|Wiggles World 2007-2010
|With the introduction
of the Wiggles characters to Six Flags in 2007, the front portion of
Looney Tunes Seaport area was re-themed as Wiggles World. The
fountain pool remained with its surrounding rockwork repainted in muted
color shades to contrast the loud and flashy Wiggles World motif.
The Looney Tunes centerpiece was removed and replaced with a new coral reef formation featuring Henry the Octopus with water spouting from his hat. Several fish and starfish populated the reef and also were equipped with spray features. The combination of sea creatures served as the perfect welcome to guests as they entered under the Wiggles World arched portal.
|Safari Kids 2011-Present
|For the 2011 season
the Wiggles packed up and left Great Adventure and the former Wiggles
World was converted and re-themed into Safari Kids. As part of the
transformation all references to the Wiggles characters were removed
from the area including the Henry the Octopus sculpture. The fountain was
simplified down to now feature just a single spray in the center
creating a circular mushroom-like water formation.