The Thunderbirds on Marine Pier were created and installed by the famous Pretzel Amusement Ride Company out of Bridgeton, NJ. An original advertisement is shown above. Pictured right is Craig Holzmer who kindly shared his photo with Funchase.


The Flying Bob's and Rock-O-Plane ride in 73'.
The Octopus Ride in 1966.
The Wild Mouse was a steel coaster with sharp turns that would make you feel like you were going to be thrown out of your car. This was a real hair-raiser and very popular in the 70's.
Crackin' the Whip in 66'.
Fly yourself on the Star Jet.
The cage ride pictured to the left was called the Swingin' Gym. Also known as "Over the Top" this ride was downright dangerous. The object was to rock your cage from side to side bouncing it higher and higher and ultimately over the top. With practice some became very good at this...others went to the emergency room. I'm surprised that it lasted as long as it did.
Grand Prix Racers in 1973.
The Turbo
The Twister in 73'.
The ever-popular Tilt-A-Whirl in 1966.
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