Six Flags Great Adventure is part of the Six Flags chain of theme parks, located in Jackson Township, New Jersey, 75 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia. The park consists of a theme park area, a Wild Safari area, and “Hurricane Harbor” water park.
Great Adventure is known for its rollor coaster lineup. “Nitro”, “Medusa”, The Great American Scream Machine”, “Rolling Thunder”, “Batman and Robin: The Chiller”, “Batman: The Ride”, “Superman:Ultimate Flight”, “Kingda Ka”, and “El Toro”. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Six Flags Great Adventure has more rides than any other theme park in the world, with over 70 rides.
The park consists of 12 distinct themed sections. “Main Street”is located at the park entrance. It’s home to shops, eateries, and exhibits, including “Dolphin Discovery”, an exhibit that showcases bottle-nose dolphins and sea lions. The Main Street Fountain is a focal point of the park. Another section, “Fantasy Forest” is the main midway connecting the east and west sides of the park. It includes a number of family rides including “Big Wheel”, “Carousel”, and “Enchanted Teacups”.The “Lakefront” is home to “Skull Mountain”, “Blackbeard’s Lost Treasure Train”, “Buccaneer” and “Jolly Roger”. The Great Lake Grandstand is also located here and features a large arena where water stunt shows and summer fireworks are held.
The “Old Country” section is home to “Die Autobahn” bumper cars. The area also has the “Old Country Picnic Grove”, used for large-scale parties with reservations.
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Another section, “Movie Town” is home to three of the park’s coasters as well as several other popular attractions. “The Boardwalk” section is home to several more coasters, a parachute tower, a looping starship, and the world’s largest games midway featuring traditional carnival-style games.
The “Frontier Adventures” section of the park has a western theme and features more rides and “The Northern Star Arena” concert venue. “Looney Tunes Seaport” features rides that adults can ride along with their children. It’s also home to “Congo Rapids” river boat ride. “Bugs Bunny National Park” is a children’s section featuring small versions of many of the parks full size rides. This section also includes several Looney Tunes themed shows for the kids.
The “Golden Kingdom” section features adult and children rides. It’s also the home of the park’s seven Bengal tigers who are featured in a 15-minute “Spirit of the Tiger” educational presentation.
The “Plaza del Carnaval” section features the park’s two wooden coasters as well as a number of other attractions. The newest section, “Wiggles World” is the park’s fourth children section and hosts a show featuring Wiggles characters Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Captain Feathersword and Henry the Octopus.
Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey 08527
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 10:30 am – 8:00 pm (seasonal)
Saturday: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm (seasonal)
Sunday: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm (seasonal)
Open weekends during off-season
- From I-95 points north – Take I-95 south (NJ Turnpike) to I-195 (exit 7A), then I-195 east to exit 16A, then one mile west on Rte. 537 to Six Flags.
- From I-95 points south – Take I-95 north (NJ Turnpike) to I-195 (exit 7A), then I-195 east to exit 16A, then one mile west on Rte. 537 to Six Flags.
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