Fatal fire at Six Flags Great Adventure remembered 30 years later

Posted Monday, May 12, 2014 8:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Thirty years ago, a day of fun turned into a day of terror and tragedy when a fire took the lives of eight teenagers trapped inside the Haunted Castle attraction at Six Flags Great Adventure on May 11, 1984.

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Monday, May 12, 2014 9:56 AM

Wow...thirty years. I was in that castle the week before, even though walk-thru haunted houses scared the living hell out of me back then..I was about to hit my 20's, but age didn't matter. Then this happened, and I was even more frightened of them.

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Monday, May 12, 2014 11:03 AM

The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist


Monday, May 12, 2014 4:18 PM
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Saw this article earlier today on FB. While certainly tragic, this incident led to increased fire safety measures throughout the US, which have saved counltess lives since.


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