Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

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Built in 1974, Great Adventure was the larger-than-life dream of a larger-than-life personality, Warner LeRoy. The consummate showman, LeRoy had visions of a fantasy world of rides, shows, and animals in a beautiful and unspoiled woodland setting. In 1977, Great Adventure became a member of the Six Flage family of theme parks and has continued to grow ever since, with bigger and better attractions added each season. Six Flags Great Adventure revisits some of the park's past attractions, like the Garden of ...

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Overview

Built in 1974, Great Adventure was the larger-than-life dream of a larger-than-life personality, Warner LeRoy. The consummate showman, LeRoy had visions of a fantasy world of rides, shows, and animals in a beautiful and unspoiled woodland setting. In 1977, Great Adventure became a member of the Six Flage family of theme parks and has continued to grow ever since, with bigger and better attractions added each season. Six Flags Great Adventure revisits some of the park's past attractions, like the Garden of Marvels, Big Balloon, and Super Teepee, and illustrates the park's evolution into a state-of-the-art theme park enjoyed by a new generation of guests.

Harry Applegate and Thomas Benton are longtime fans of the park and have been season pass holders for more than 30 years, as well as former park employees. Together they launched the Great Adventure History.com Web site, where they have amassed a large collection of historical photographs and information about Six Flags Great Adventure to share with millions of park fans.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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In June 2009, Six Flags, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, thus raising the apprehension and nostalgia of the many fans of its Jackson, New Jersey, theme park. First opened in 1974, Six Flags Great Adventure has attracted millions of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania residents over the years with its animal and water parks, its towering roller coasters and other rides. This Images of America pictorial captures the ever-changing face of this popular amusement park.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738565699
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/31/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,373,631
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Harry Applegate and Thomas Benton are longtime fans of the park and have been season pass holders for more than 30 years, as well as former park employees. Together they launched the GreatAdventureHistory.com Web site, where they have amassed a large collection of historical photographs and information about Six Flags Great Adventure to share with millions of park fans.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 A Dream Comes True 9

2 The Greatest Day of Your Life 33

3 It's a Whole New Adventure 65

4 It's Playtime! 105

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    Posted January 19, 2013

    Rollercoasters

    I love rollrrcoasters

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