Six Flags Great Adventure celebrates 35 years; Happy birthday!
Hard to belive the Great Adventure
in Jackson, New Jersey openned 35 yrs ago this weekend. And over the years has managed to become one of the most visted theme parks in America.
Six Flags should take the time to mark this mile stone. And look back at what made the park work in the early years. And use that to makes it plans for its future.
That being said I will be attending a event there in Auguest for all past cast members. Which should be interesting.
I wonder what Warner Le Roy would think of his creation today?
Happy Birthday Great Adventure. It is a solid park that has managed to stay relevant due to its' large stable of coasters. However, in reality, the main reason it is so visited is because it is the closest quality theme park in the New York City area.
Ahh, this brings back memories, lots of memories and not all of them good. I was a season passholder for a few years at Great Adventure and well, I'm much happier being a annual passholder at Disney, Universal, Seaworld and Busch Tampa. Yeah I remember sitting in traffic at Exit 7A on the NJ Turnpike during those hot summer days, waiting behind a long line of cars for the toll taker to slowly collect his hideous tribute only to be confronted by a huge line to pay $10(now $15) to park. Another line to get in, more sick lines at the rides. Oh yes, the fights in line were legendary. Profanity? Yeah plenty. The food... not Jersey's best but edible. Yep, I darkened their doorstep more than a few times over the years. Haven't been back in a few years now though. Wonder if things have improved?
I used to live in NJ, so Great Adventure was my "default" park until I realized that it took the same amount of time to go to Dorney Park, where admission was cheaper and included a waterpark. Nowadays, I live 20 minutes from Kings Island, and I never want to go back to Great Adventure. There is no good time to visit it. The park is always packed, and lines are always long. There are some quality coasters, but you'll spend all day on line, and might not even get to ride them all. I'd rather go to a park with less of a selection, if it means I can ride everything several times in a visit.
Happy B-Day!! I have this cool vintage postcard of the candy shop from when it opened.
So googled frank, found a Digg.com forum on it, ove this response
Even for a Brit that was quite the incoherent post.
I think he wanted the next story down and hit the wrong button.
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