Rides geared towards children generally are a variation on transportation or spinning rides (either horizontal or vertical), with manufacturers always looking to create unique versions of the ride experience.

The Michigan J. Frog Fun Flotilla was Great Adventure's second kiddie boat ride, offering the youngest guests a gentle ride in little boats in their own little pool. Unlike the original kids boat ride which opened with the park in 1974 as part of the Ride-A-Rama children's area, the Fun Flotilla boats were more elaborately themed with canopies and smokestacks.

Added in 1999 as part of Great Adventure's "War on Lines", the Fun Flotilla was one of the brand new rides added as part of the new Looney Tunes Seaport  area.

The exact location of the boat ride in the area was altered several times before opening as designers determined the best placement of the rides to optimize traffic flow and mixture of ride experiences.
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Michigan J. Frog Fun Flotilla


While the Fun Flotilla was a popular ride and one of the most fitting with the Seaport theme, its ridership was limited to the smallest kids. Unlike all the other rides in Looney Tunes Seaport, adults were not allowed to ride the Fun Flotilla with their children.

In 2008, the ride was removed in favor of streamlining capacities and keeping attractions that could be ridden by everyone.  The ride's former pool area was turned into a round floral planter.