Everyone wants to bring home a souvenir of their visit to a park, and Great Adventure has offered a plethora of merchandise locations over the years featuring a wide variety of gifts and trinkets.
|The Trading Post (1991-2006)
|Added as a part of
the Adventure Rivers section of the park in 1991, the River's Edge
Trading Post was strategically located where guests would be looking for
towels, sunscreen, t-shirts and other things that people coming off wet
attractions would need.
|Wet guests often quickly discovered that they didn't want to have wet feet or clothes for the rest of the day, so things like flip-flops and shirts were very popular items, along with other more typical theme park souvenirs and sundries. With the exit of Skull Mountain emptying right next to the shop, the Trading Post continued to be a fairly busy store even after the rest of Adventure Rivers was removed in 1999. The merchandise selection changed a great deal over time, with the shop becoming a temporary tattoo stand for a time.
|The Wiggles Gift Shop (2007-2010)
|In 2007 the Trading Post took on a new identity with the arrival of The Wiggles and the creation of Wiggle's World. The once rustically themed building was painted in bright colors, and was renamed The Wiggles Gift Shop.
Inside was a wide array of Wiggles merchandise as well as a photo
area where the Wiggles characters would pose with guests throughout the
|Wild Things (2011-Present)
|For the 2011 season
the former Wiggles World became the Safari Kids area of the park and
the former Wiggles Gift Shop became Wild Things. The building remained
just as colorful, but was fitted with new signs and a new selection of
Easy to spot, this once rustic stand now causes guests exiting Skull Mountain to squint as their eyes adjust from the dark caves of the "mountain" to the glaring hues of this vibrant merchandise location.
The new Wild Things shop featured a wide array of animal themed merchandise for kids including
t-shirts, drinkware and lots of plush animals. For a time the shop was also selling the leftover Wiggles merchandise from its prior seasons.