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

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

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by Harry Applegate, Thomas Benton
     
 

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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,

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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 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738565699
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,339,358
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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