Thursday, July 1, 2004 10:47 AM
July 1, 1974 yep that was the opening day of Great Adventure. Nice to see it lasted 30 years. Hope it lasts 30 more.
Thursday, July 1, 2004 11:03 AM
Cheers to my fav park of all time! Hope it lasts more than thirty more years ;)
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:38 PM
Happy 31. I thought it would be cool to reopen this old topic...
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:48 PM
Odd...considering SFGAdv has trouble keeping Kinga Ka "up" one would think the park was celebrating its 40th!
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:53 PM
Does that mean SFGAdv was in its prime after 19 years of operation?
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 5:01 PM
You'd think they knew they'd have trouble "keeping it up" from the time they built it ... I mean why else would you go buy a "big woodie" right afterwards?
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 5:32 PM
You buy a big woodie to make GADV that much better than CP. *** Edited 6/29/2005 9:32:57 PM UTC by medusa3232***
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 6:06 PM
Mr. LeRoy must be looking down smiling. His Great Adventure may yet become a world destination, albeit not in the way he originally envisioned.
Six Flags should just go for it and blow the budget on Great Adventure with the best new rides available. Hopefully the new woodie will be of the record breaking variety. And they got loads of space for future development - I don't think the giraffes are going to notice if they lose a few acres.
SF should also finally build some kind of small hotel/lodging there to see if people stay overnight. I bet they will. There really is no limit to how good this park can be.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 6:23 PM
The hotel is coming in 2007.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 10:47 PM
Only if Ka can keep it up and the woodie survives that long ...
(trying to revive what medusa killed ... )
Thursday, June 30, 2005 11:50 AM
Wow, my birthday is the same day as SFGad, do you think I could get some free tickets or a lifetime pass? Just kidding.
<---- just went there back in May after CBCon though
Friday, July 1, 2005 11:11 AM
If it opened in 74, isn't this the 31st birthday?
Friday, July 1, 2005 11:46 AM
Yes Andy....lok at posting dates up top, then to palwine who said "Happy 31. I thought it would be cool to reopen this old topic..."
My first park memories are of GAdv, the flume, the mine train, and the "Ice Cream Sundae building"...must have been opening year, MAYBE the year after...
bill, more worried about the big 4-Oh! after what mOOSH said... ;)
Saturday, July 2, 2005 4:05 PM
I see. They don't really teach us math at MIT.
Saturday, July 2, 2005 10:29 PM
In that case I'm glad most of the wooden coaster designers seem to be graduates of OHIO engineering schools....ROFL!
Talked to my mother today about the Grand Opening of the park, apparently that was the year we went. She might not be sure which child she was talking to though, so I'm not sure how much stock to put in HER recollections...wasn't there also a Himalaya-type ride by the name of Swiss-Bob(s)? I don't really RECALL going to any *shore parks* other than the Seaside Heights boardwalk...getting old ain't all it's cracked up to be! ;)