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  • Runaway Mine Train opened on July 4th, 1974 in the Rootin' Tootin' Rip Roaring section of the park(Now Fronteir Adventures). The Arrow Dynamics Mine Train coaster is the oldest coaster in the park and runs through the woods of Six Flags Great Adventure before diving above the lake and wrapping around the Fort.

  • The park offcially recognizes July 4, 1974 as the day the park opened.

  • The Saw Mill Log Flume opened on July 4, 1974 in the Rootin' Tootin' Rip Roaring section of the park(Now Fronteir Adventures). The Arrow Dynamics Log Flume stood out due to it's length(Official time of 9 minutes) and natural beauty in the forest and over the lake.

  • Super Round-Up(Also know as Fantasy Fling and Tornado, present-day Swashbuckler) opened in 1974. Although the ride has endured many name changes, locations and paint schemes, it's remained a main-stay at the park despite cut-backs made and other classic attractions lost.

  • Giant Wheel(present-day Big Wheel) was opened in 1974. At the time, it was the world's largest ferris wheel. It opened in it's current location across from the fountain on Dream Street.

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