For the 1979 season, Six Flags Great Adventure continued to grow and improve. The biggest addition to the park was an entirely new themed area known as Hernando's Hideaway which was a southwestern themed section complete with new games, restaurants and rides. The centerpiece of the new area was Rolling Thunder, the twin racing wooden coaster which was the biggest roller coaster at the park at the time.

Additional new rides were added in the park, replacing some of the older rides. A new version of the Enterprise was added to replace the first portable model ride which was removed in 1977. The park also added a traditional Tilt-A-Whirl ride to help round out the offerings.

Animals were a part of the changes made around the property as well for the 1979 season. A  reopened petting zoo named Pet-a-Pet was reintroduced into the Kiddie Kingdom area. The Safari also added a new Australian area featuring kangaroos and emus on the site of one of the former big cat sections.

With the success of the seasonal Haunted House brought in for the 1978 Halloween period, a brand new Haunted Mansion Across the Moat was introduced. The new attraction, twice the size of its former, featured improved capacity with mirror image mazes doubling the number of guests per hour who could go through and featured a much more elaborate new facade.

There were other changes made around the park for 1979 including new shows and entertainment. The Miniature Marvels area became a miniature golf course which helped increase games revenue. Even the parking lot made changes with a new sponsorship tie-in with the Firestone tire company.






Drink Stand - Fort 
Fairground Hamburgers Drink Stand - Kiddie Kingdom 
Great American Hamburgers Drink Stand - Dream Street 
Bandstanza Drink Stand - Neptune's Kingdom
  Drink Stand - Hernando's Hide-a-way
  LaPizzeria & The Top Dog  
Mustards Last Stand
  H.P.Hood Frogurt Stand   
  Liberty Hot Dogs  
  Aunt Jemima Waffles   
  Goya Food Stand  
  Wee Donuts  

Cap 'n Crunch

The Import Bazaar Goodtime Alley
Skeeball Palace
Bandstand by the Lake Dream Street Tent Arcade/ Fascination Parlor
Paul Revere's Hats Safari Shoot Out
Dream Street Portrait Artist Fortune Festival Stands
Old Time Photos Bell Ringer
  The Jewelry Box Hernando's Hide-a-way Games
  Film Fair Miniature Marvels Golf
  Liberty Square Photos  
  Fort Shop- Sign Maker  
  Flume Photos  
  Old Main Caricature Artist  
  Mad Hatter  
  Main Entrance Balloons  
  Sweet Tooth Candy  
  Schultz's Greenhouse  
Firestone Parking Lot Fort Restrooms
Liberty Fountain Garden of Eatin' Western Shoot Out Restrooms
Main Entrance Ticket Booths Aqua Spectacle Restrooms
Main Entrance Ticket Takers Pretty Monster Restrooms
Pond Main Entrance Group Sales/Guest Relations/Season Pass Strawberry Fair
Koi Pond First Aid/Security Office Fun Fair Restrooms
Lost Parents/Lost & Found Main Entrance Restrooms
Info Booth - Giant Wheel Old Main Entrance Restrooms
Info Booth - Old Main   
Dream Street Blockade Public Storage