Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure: An Interactive Zoo Experience You Won’t Want To Miss

If you ever thought of going on a safari, here’s your chance— in NJ. The wildly popular Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure in Jackson opens the weekend of April 1 and is teeming with over 1,200 exotic animals from six continents ready to greet you and the whole family. Drive your car down a winding path where African elephants, reticulated giraffes, and red rhinos pass by your window (and maybe even stop traffic) in areas that mimic their natural habitats. Ready to go? Scroll down for all the details for going on a wild adventure at Six Flags Wild Safari—no passport needed. ( Feature Photo Credit: Six Flags Safari )

The zebras show off their stripes during the Six Flags in New Jersey. Photo Credit: Six Flags Safari

All the animals at Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru

Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure is unique because you never have to leave your car. The drive-thru is separated into 12 sections to show how animals live in distinct natural habitats. You’ll have the opportunity to watch a Roosevelt Elk run in The Americas, see an ostrich peck at your window in Afrikka, or view an African Lion at rest in Kingsland. As you wind around the loop, slow down by Baboon Village. This fan-favorite is where you can watch this rowdy troop jump all over a large metal piece in their exhibit (this metal piece is actually from “Lightning Loops,” a Six Flags Great Adventure rollercoaster that was deconstructed years ago). And not to worry, the baboons are no longer allowed to jump on your car like they were years ago ( whew ).

See animals in their natural habitat from the safety of your vehicle. Photo Credit: Six Flags Safari

Here’s what to know about the Drive-Thru before you go

The Six Flags Wild Safari Park is a total of 4.5 miles of paved road, and the drive-thru timing depends on the animals’ behavior (if they are out and about) and the traffic since you drive through super slowly—but expect it to take at least an hour. To make the experience even better, you can download a guide for all the details on the animals and facts. During the tour, you will see gates with signs that say “checkpost” to guide you to where you are and what you will see. Safari team members are available at many of the gates to help you with anything you might need during your adventure. And the animals can be temperamental (especially in crummy weather), so be prepared that you might not always see specific species. Whether you’re planning to go for the day or even just a quick visit, you’ll want to purchase tickets online and reserve a time and date to go. Tickets start at $24.99 for adults and $19.99 for seniors and children under 48″. 

Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru is only part of the park

If your family is still up for an adventure, New Jersey’s largest and most popular theme park, Six Flags Great Adventure , is right next door with rides, restaurants, and hours of entertainment. Six Flags Great Adventure’s main park has plenty of thrilling and tame rides for all ages and lots of special events planned for 2023. This Spring Break, visit Six Flags in New Jersey for Scream Break from April 8-15 for a frighteningly good time that includes some of the features from Fright Fest, like haunted houses, a scare zone, ghouls, and nighttime rides. If you’re thinking about going this summer, you’ll want to head over to Six Flag’s water park, Hurricane Harbor, and spend the rest of the day sliding and splashing on the lazy river and in the pools—a perfect ending to a day “on safari.” New this year, there will be lots of tamer options for younger kids, including a treehouse splash park and 7 new colorful slides that spin and whirl smaller riders. And good to know if you want to add this to your day— Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor require separate ticket purchases from the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure.

Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure 1 Six Flags Boulevard Jackson, NJ 08527 (732) 928-2000

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The Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure is once again a self-drive attraction at an extra charge (although free to Six Flags Members and Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor New Jersey pass holders). Drivers go on safari through the 350acre park with its 1,200 animals from six continents including elephants, rhinos, tigers, giraffes and lions.  The drive takes between 1 and 3 hours depending on the pace of the driver.

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Wild Safari Drive-Thru to Open at Six Flags Great Adventure

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While the theme park and waterpark remain closed, Six Flags Great Adventure is opening its Wild Safari Drive-Thru for guests to enjoy from the comfort of their own cars, complete with an advance reservation system.

kids look at giraffe during safari at six flags great adventure

The drive-thru safari is something I remember doing with my family when I was a kid, and it’s a great option for families looking for something to do, especially while we wait for things to return somewhat to normal.

Wild Safari Drive-Thru

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From 1974 to 2012, the Safari experience at Six Flags Great Adventure was a self-guided tour that allowed guests to drive their own cars through exhibit after exhibit of animals. I can remember the thrill of seeing animals right through my window when I was a kid and even seeing baboons jump on top of cars!

In 2013, the safari was changed to the Safari Off Road Adventure. It became an attraction inside the theme park that guests rode through on an open-air truck with a tour guide, with a stop at Camp Aventura for up-close encounters and a zip line. Some of the animal exhibits, like the baboons, were fenced in for this experience.

Now, with the need for social-distancing, the drive-thru aspect is back, just using the same road and exhibits from the past 7 years. That means this new version of the Wild Safari Drive-Thru won’t have any baboons jumping on cars. That’s probably disappointing for kids and reassuring for the parents. Camp Aventura will not be open as part of the drive-thru safari., but should reopen when the attraction eventually goes back to being the Safari Off Road Adventure.

Wild Safari Drive-Thru Hours and Pricing

Starting May 30, 2020, the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will operate daily from 9am to 4pm (weather permitting). Reservations will need to be made in advance, and no guests will be allowed to enter without a reservation. The safari takes about an hour to experience and Six Flags says the safari will accommodate thousands of families per day.

Pricing for the Wild Safari Drive-Thru is $17.99 per person for single day tickets. Members and Season Pass Holders are free, plus one $9.99 Bring-A-Friend ticket. Kids aged 2 and under are also free. All guests, regardless of what type of ticket they have, need a reservation to enter.

The procedure will work like this: First, guests will purchase tickets for the Wild Safari Drive-Thru. Then, you’ll go to the reservation system to choose the date and time you want to attend. (You’ll need your ticket #, order #, or season pass/membership # to confirm you purchased tickets.) When your reservation is complete you’ll receive a confirmation. Print that, or show it on your device through your window when you arrive. Printed sheets will probably be easier to scan through the window.

Tickets are available for purchase now. Members and Pass Holders will be able to start making reservations on May 27, 2020.

A Self-Guided Tour

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Your self-guided tour of the Wild Safari will slowly cruise along the 5-mile path as it winds through the 350-acre preserve. During the hour-long journey, you will have the opportunity to see 1,200 animals in simulated natural habitats. Some of these animals may cross the road, and at times you’ll have animals within a few feet of your vehicle. But rest assured that predators are fenced off from the road.

The one downside to the self-guided tour is that you won’t have a knowledgeable tour guide to point out the animals, give you facts about them, or answer any questions you may have. The tour guide was one of the highlights of my Safari Off Road Adventure experience at Six Flags Great Adventure last summer. You can brush up on the animals you’ll see and their habitats on the park’s website at  www.sixflags.com/safari . (a passenger could even have this open on a device to reference during your visit.)

Here is a list of some of the animals you can expect to see.

Wild Safari Drive-Thru Animal Guide

The americas.

  • Fallow Deer
  • Roosevelt Elk
  • African Elephants
  • White Rhino
  • Grant’s Zebra
  • Asian Water Buffalo
  • Marabou Stork

Wild Plains

  • Common Eland
  • Ellipsis Waterbuck
  • Dama Gazelle
  • Scimitar Horned Oryx
  • Reticulated Giraffe
  • Red Ankole Cattle
  • White Bearded Gnu
  • Greater Kudu

Serengeti Grassland

  • White Tailed Gnu
  • African Lions

Black Bear Ridge

  • American Black Bear
  • European Brown Bear

Conservation Area

Set aside for native species to the NJ area such as birds, foxes, turtles and even the bald eagle.

Didgeradoo Pass

  • Red Kangaroo

Tigris Asiana

  • Bangal Tigers
  • Siberian Tigers

Baboon Jungle

  • Anubis Baboons

Safari Safety – Know Before You Go

To ensure the safety of guests, Six Flag team members, and animals, the Wild Safari Drive-Thru experience will be contact-free. All tickets will need to be purchased in advance via an online reservation system . Tickets will not be available at the gate, and guests without tickets will not be permitted to enter.

  • SLOW – 5 mph speed limit
  • Maintain space between your car and others
  • Animals always have the right of way
  • Remain in your vehicle and on paved roadway at all times
  • Windows and sun roofs must remain completely closed
  • Convertible tops must be closed
  • No pets, including service animals, are permitted inside cars
  • Do not feed or touch the animals
  • No smoking or littering
  • No parking or stopping, other than yielding to animals
  • All vehicles will be screened by Six Flags Security prior to entering Wild Safari
  • No items are permitted in pickup truck beds or in vehicles with open storage
  • Cars, SUVs and consumer pickup trucks only permitted – no buses, RVs, box trucks, commercial vehicles, pickup trucks larger than a consumer pickup allowed
  • Plan ahead – no restrooms, food, or gasoline available (only portable toilets at entrance and exit)
  • Enter at your own risk

Personally, we’re looking forward to making the drive to the Wild Safari Drive-Thru. It will be great to take a little road trip. In addition to planning how to handle our food and restroom stops, we’re putting together some accessories to bring in the car to enhance the experience. Here are some of our ideas:

  • printable animal guide (we’ll share ours once we finish it)
  • scavenger hunt
  • safari bingo
  • booster seats to help little ones see
  • camera to take photos
  • safari coloring books

You can find more information on the Wild Safari Drive-Thru, including the answers to frequently asked questions, at https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/attractions/safari

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Luxurious New Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa to Welcome Guests this Spring

February 20, 2024

The new luxury safari overnight experience at Six Flags Great Adventure Resort is now accepting reservations

JACKSON, N.J. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Six Flags Great Adventure Resort is thrilled to announce the grand opening of Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa, welcoming guests beginning June 14. Reservations are now being accepted for the new luxury glamping experience nestled in the heart of the 350-acre Six Flags Wild Safari, home to over 1,200 animals. The exclusive resort promises an unforgettable, first-class experience for those seeking an indulgent retreat.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240220137032/en/

SSRS bed: Twenty luxurious glamping suites sleep up to 6 people (Photo: Business Wire)

Guests will be immersed in a one-of-a-kind resort destination where every detail has been meticulously crafted to create a haven of serenity and adventure. From the moment guests arrive, they will be greeted with warm hospitality and personalized care, with no detail overlooked.

Key Features of the Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa:

  • Luxurious accommodations: The resort offers 20 glamping suites that vary in size, sleeping two to six guests. Each suite is thoughtfully designed to provide the utmost comfort and style with world-class amenities.
  • Unmatched views and VIP experiences: During their stay, guests can choose their own adventure. Whether relaxing with sweeping views from their suite, participating in close-up animal encounters or exploring the local watering holes of the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park or Hurricane Harbor water park, guests will have opportunities to create memories to last a lifetime.
  • Included benefits: With a two-night minimum stay, guests will enjoy a giraffe feeding, daily breakfast, multi-park passes giving access to all 3 Six Flags Great Adventure Resort parks, and more.
  • VIP dining: Guests will embark on an indulgent culinary journey with featured items curated to enhance the glamping experience.
  • Spa services: Guests can rejuvenate their senses at the Savannah Sunset Spa which features holistic treatments with expert therapists to promote relaxation and wellness.
  • Event spaces: Ideal for small gatherings from weddings to corporate retreats, Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa offers a versatile event space with stunning views and top-notch service to make every celebration unforgettable.

“We are excited to welcome guests this spring to the Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa, where opulence meets the open savannah in the heart of New Jersey,” said Park President Brian Bacica. “Our team is planning every detail to create a luxury experience welcoming guests to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of our resort. Whether you seek relaxation, a family adventure, or a romantic getaway, Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa promises to exceed your expectations.”

Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa is part of one of the largest investments at Six Flags Great Adventure Resort in nearly two decades. In celebration of the destination’s 50-year history, Six Flags Great Adventure Resort is also debuting its 15 th roller coaster this summer. THE FLASH: Vertical Velocity, the first coaster of its kind in North America , joins the highly-anticipated return of the Safari Off Road Adventure, and modern updates to the nostalgic Log Flume and Big Wheel rides. In addition, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor will open Splash Island, a new family-centric area giving guests of all ages an opportunity for some interactive fun in the sun.

Visit https://www.sixflags.com/savannahsunset to reserve your spot for this one-of-kind luxurious safari overnight experience right here in the United States .

Six Flags Great Adventure will open for the 2024 season on March 16. Enjoy all season long with a Season Pass starting as low as $13 /month after initial payment. In preparation for their 50 th anniversary season, the destination is hiring for a variety of positions with great hourly pay, exciting perks and valuable benefits. Apply today at sixflagsjobs.com or text FUN to 732-307-6688 to begin the hiring process.

About Six Flags Great Adventure Resort

Six Flags Great Adventure Resort boasts 4 world-class attractions including, Six Flags Great Adventure theme park, Hurricane Harbor water park, the Wild Safari, and new, luxury Savanah Sunset Resort and Spa. The resort destination is home to the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park with award-winning rides like Kingda Ka, Nitro, El Toro and Jersey Devil Coaster. The theme park offers two areas created just for young guests, family rides the whole family can enjoy together, live entertainment, shopping and a wide variety of dining options. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is one of the Northeast’s largest water parks with more than 25 refreshing attractions for the whole family. The Wild Safari is one of the largest safaris outside of Africa where guests get up-close experiences with more than 1,200 animals from around the globe. www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 27 parks across the United States , Mexico and Canada . For 63 years, Six Flags has entertained hundreds of millions of guests with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com .

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Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure to reopen this month: Here’s what to expect for 2022 season

  • Updated: Mar. 16, 2022, 10:38 a.m. |
  • Published: Mar. 16, 2022, 10:38 a.m.

New at Six Flags in 2022

Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure in Jackson, N.J., is set to open Saturday for the 2022 season. (Courtesy/Six Flags)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will open on Saturday, March 19, for the 2022 season, with new animals and guest enhancements to improve the tour experience. Explore a 350-acre wildlife preserve that has 1,200 animals from six continents.

Throughout the spring, guests can expect to see new baby animals, including American bison, zebra, kangaroo, giraffes and more. Here are some animals that were born on site or were placed in the safari that you can spot during your Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure.

  • Sawyer, the Southern White Rhinoceros: Throughout the spring season, guests can expect to see Sawyer, the southern white rhinoceros, who will join three adult female rhinos in the Afrikka section of the safari. Six-year-old Sawyer is gray in color and weighs 3,800 pounds. As a “mega-herbivore,” he munches on mainly hay and grain, and continues to grow. He lives side-by-side with other animals native to Africa, such as elephants, ostriches and zebras.

Sawyer, southern white rhino

Sawyer, a southern white rhinoceros, joins three adult female rhinos in the Afrikka section of the safari. Six Flags Great Adventure

  • Three Reticulated Giraffe Calves: This winter, three reticulated giraffe calves were born in the safari and have joined the group of 13 giraffes. It will not be hard to spot these calves that have brown-orange patches separated by thick, bright white lines, creating a patten of polygon-shaped spots. As the tallest land mammal on Earth, these calves can grow up to 17 feet tall and weigh from 1,500 to 3,000 pounds.

Giraffe at Six Flags safari

The safari is home to 13 giraffes in total. Six Flags Great Adventure

  • Two Sable Antelope Calves: Get ready to see two sable antelope calves born in the safari and residing in the Serengeti Grasslands section. They resemble a horse, gloating a tufted tail, mane and impressive, ringed horns that curve like a scimitar. They live along with exotic hoof stock like addax, white-tailed gnu (black wildebeest) and aoudad.
  • Two Red Lechwe Calves: You can identify two red lechwe calves, born onsite this winter, by their reddish fur, white-ringed eyes and tall horns reaching up to three feet long. This type of antelope is usually found near aquatic areas in Zambia and Botswana, and are considered a “near threatened species” in the wild. In the safari, they reside in the Wilde Plains section with a vast array of African species such as giraffe, greater kudu, ankole cattle, dama gazelle, white bearded gnu, bongo and more.
  • Two Asian Water Buffalo Calves: While they bear some similarities to their African cousins, the Cape buffalo, Asian water buffalos are domesticated animals. Two Asian water buffalo calves just joined the Afrikka section in the safari -- and, staying true to their name, as they are often found submerged in ponds with only their heads visible above water.

NEW FEATURES

With Six Flags’ expansive modernization and beautification efforts, there will be a new roadway entrance and upgraded safari plaza to welcome guests.

Guests can also enjoy a smoother ride across the Safari Drive-Thru Adventure in a two-lane roadway with five newly paved miles of blacktop.

There is an option for an immersive experience with a new audio tour. Energetic narrators will showcase 11 simulated natural habitats featuring more than 70 different species of animals. Guests will learn fun and educational facts about the animals, hear fascinating animal sounds and music from around the world. The audio tour is free, and can be streamed from any mobile device.

To accommodate those who drive electric cars, there will be Volta Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, which are compatible with all electric vehicles, with available units in the safari parking lot later this season.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Six Flags Academic Adventures programs were developed by the park’s New Jersey state-certified teacher and tailored to the appropriate age groups while following state learning standards. Six Flags offers five programs that have been updated for 2022 including a new, off-road experience:

  • Safari Off Road Education – This new program introduced in 2022 includes a fun and educational tour on a giant, off-road vehicle. It features a personal tour guide and driver, and an opportunity to feed giraffes and meet small exotic animals up close.
  • Science on Safari – This contactless safari experience features a special Academic Adventure audio tour, grade-specific guidebook and optional visit with an animal educator.
  • Wild Encounters – This outreach program brings exotic animals to schools for a 45-minute presentation.
  • Cyber Safari – The safari’s virtual education program offers an animal meet and greet session, and the option for a longer virtual outreach program.
  • Free Online Classroom – Six Flags Great Adventure’s YouTube channel offers free videos for students in kindergarten through 12th grade that cover conservation, adaptation, genetics and evolution.

ADMISSION, PRICING AND HOURS

A one-day ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure costs as low as $39.99. Six Flags announced a three-tiered Pass Program to maximize the value and experience for guests in 2022. Among the three, the Thrill Seeker Pass is the most affordable, and serves those who are frequent home park visitors. The Extreme Pass is ideal for live-on-the-edge thrills all year, without blockout dates. The Ultimate Pass provides the best value for everything offered; it includes all of the advantages of an Extreme Pass, plus more.

Thrill Seeker Pass ($79.99)

  • Access to Six Flags Great Adventure, Hurricane Harbor New Jersey & Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure on Select Dates
  • General Parking
  • 1 Single-Use Skip the Line Pass (Weekday Visit; Theme Park Only)
  • 2 Specialty Rate Tickets for Friends & Family
  • Six Flags Rewards

Extreme Pass ($169.99)

  • Unlimited Access to All Six Flags Outdoor Parks
  • Includes two Junior Passes (guests under 42″, good all season!)
  • Merchandise Discount - 25% off Most Items
  • Food Discount - 15% off Most Items
  • 2 Single-Use Skip the Line Passes (Weekday Visit; Theme Park Only)
  • 1 One-Day Dining Deal
  • 5 Specialty Rate Tickets for Friends & Family
  • Flexible Pay Option

Ultimate Pass Benefits

  • Unlimited Visits to All Six Flags Outdoor Parks
  • Preferred Parking (Reservations Required)
  • Merchandise Discount - 35% off Most Items
  • Food Discount - 20% off Most Items
  • 50% Off Discount on All Season THE FLASH Pass
  • 10 Meal Dining Plan
  • $25 in Merchandise credit
  • 5 Single-Use Skip the Line Passes (Any Visit; Theme Park Only)
  • 10 Specialty Rate Tickets for Friends & Family
  • 1 Single-Use Games Play Pass (Theme Park Only)

The operating hours for the Park are typically from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.. The wild safari opens earlier at 9 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m.. Be sure to check their website for scheduled hours on the morning of the day you are going to visit because park hours are subject to change.

The Six Flags Great Adventure parks are currently hiring for the 2022 season, here is more information on how to apply.

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Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari Returns!

By: Author Jennifer Auer

Posted on Published: April 3, 2023  - Last updated: August 10, 2023

Growing up the Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari was pretty epic. It was something every family wanted to try at least once. We all had our stories of what it was like.

Years later the Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari would close and visitors enjoyed it as a perk with their Great Adventure admission ticket.

These last few weeks you may have been wondering what fun things you can do this spring in New Jersey. You may be thinking about what your summer may look like. Perhaps you’ve even reflected on the Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari in New Jersey. Did you make it there last year?

Did you want more time to experience it?

Were you worried that maybe the safari would go back to normal and driving through it would no longer be an option?

You can!! Because the Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari is back for 2023!

a tiger in the water at the Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari

Six Flags Great Adventure has its Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure as open for 2023 on April 1, 2023, and operating daily beginning May 19, 2023 weather permitting. It’s also open daily for spring break from April 5, to April 16, 2023.

Close up Sawyer, the Southern White Rhinoceros at Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari 2022

Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari is OPEN Again!!

Six Flags Great Adventure has reopened its Safari adventure as a drive-through experience. This year there’s, even MORE, to see as the Animal Care Team looks forward to welcoming an array of adorable babies, and new animals.

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About the Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari

Six Flags Great Adventure’s Safari operated as a self-drive-through experience from 1974 through 2012. Since 2013, Great Adventure has offered guided truck tours of the Safari. Returning to a standalone, drive-through format enables guests to enjoy the Safari’s 1,200 exotic animals from the privacy and safety of their own vehicles while allowing for proper social distancing.

a giraffe approaches a jeep at the drive thru safari at Great Adventure.

How do I get tickets to the Drive Thru Safari at Great Adventure?

Advance reservations are recommended, but not required at this time for the 2023 season.

Active Members, Season Pass Holders, and single-day ticket holders can make reservations NOW at www.sixflags.com.

Six Flags Great Adventure Wild Safari Drive Thru Adventure logo

How do I make a reservation to visit the safari?

Tickets are required. If you are an active Member or Season Pass holder, you do not require a separate ticket.

For those that need to buy a ticket, visit this Six Flags Great Adventure page on their site . Choose a date from the calendar that is available for your ticket type. Choose the ticket quantity. You will need 1 ticket for each person in the car. Then, enter your payment information and proceed.

When you have completed the registration, you will receive a confirmation. Please print this confirmation sheet if possible. A printed sheet is easier to scan through the car window than a phone screen. We want this experience to be as contact-free as possible.

Ticket sales are for individuals. No group sales are available.

When will it open? When will it be open?

The Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will open March 19, 2022, and operate daily beginning May 5, 2022 weather permitting.

How much will it cost?

Each guest will need a ticket. The admission price for the Great Adventure drive thru safari is as follows:

  • General Admission weekends, holidays, & spring break — $19.99 to $24.99
  • General Admission weekdays — starts at $14.99
  • Admission is free to Six Flags Members, Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor New Jersey Season Pass holders.

Baboon and baby from the Great Adventure safari.

How long is the drive thru safari?

It’s a 350 acre safari with a 5 mile roadway. It will takes about 1.5 hours to 2 hours to drive through to see all the animals.

Can I stop to take pictures?

Stopping is not allowed. For the safety of all guests and animals the traffic flow needs to keep moving.

How can I take great photos and videos safely?

If you are driving through buy this dashboard cam with our Amazon affiliate link. With this dashboard camera and a memory card you can record video and take pictures throughout the drive thru safari and dinosaur experience SAFELY. You’ll never miss a moment or an animal as the Rove R2- 4K Dash Cam Built in WiFi GPS Car Dashboard Camera Recorder dashboard camera can catch everything.

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This dashboard cam even allows you to livestream safely while recording. Take the grandparents with you on your drive thru adventures without them ever leaving home or show off to all your Instagram followers. You can also rotate the camera and do a little family caroake video.

Bonus… since we fully expect spring and summer and even Christmas drive thru events to continue, you’ll get so much use from your dashboard camera.

What kinds of animals are in the safari?

The Great Adventure safari has 1,200 animals from six continents including elephants, rhinos, tigers, giraffes and lions. They are separated into 10 areas. While most animals roam freely in the safari, predators are kept safely behind fences. All animals are clearly visible from car windows.

Guests can learn all about the animals and their habitats on the park’s website at www.sixflags.com/safari. During your drive through the safari, you can follow along the virtual tour on at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure to learn more about 11 sections of the safari, and the animals that reside in each section.

Safari Adventure Lands

  • The Americas – Explore the inhabitants of the Americas featuring Rhea, Fallow Deer, Bison, Roosevelt Elk, Llama and Wild Turkey.
  • Afrikka – A mix of exotic and endangered animals indigenous to Africa like Ostrich, African Elephant, White Rhinoceros, Asian Water Buffalo, Marabou Stork and Grant’s Zebra.
  • Wild Plains – Wild Plains are home to a large variety of animals including the Common Eland, Ellipsis Waterbuck, Southern Ground Hornbill, Beisa Oryx, Peacock, Dama Gazella, Red Ankole Cattle, Scimitar Horned Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe and much, much, more.
  • Serengeti Grassland – Take a trip through the Serengeti Grasslands and encounter Blackbuck, Addax, White Tailed Gnu and Aoudad.
  • Kingsland – In the animal kingdom there is one mammal that reigns the title of king, and in Kingsland you will find your pride with plenty of Lions.
  • Black Bear Ridge – Bear dens are plentiful in Black Bear Ridge, where you will find plenty of mamma bears and their cubs playing in the grass or relaxing in the water.
  • Terra Urus – European Brown Bear cousins to the Grizzly Bears.
  • Conservation Area – Travel through an untouched part of the safari left for NJ native species like birds, foxes, turtles and even the great bald eagle.
  • Didgeradoo Pass – Drive through the outback where you can come face to face with Red Kangaroo, Emu and Black Swan.
  • Tigris Asiana – There are plenty of tigers to be found in Tigris Asian and other animals to meet such as Nilgai, Yak, Bengal Tiger and Siberian Tiger
  • Baboon Village – Guests will be able to visit the Baboon Jungle prior to exiting the safari.

Male lions at the Great Adventure safari

What’s new at the Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari?

Similar to 2022, there are new animals to see and new enhancements to the Six Flags Safari.

New animals at the Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari

Here’s what guests visiting the drive thru safari this spring can expect to see.

Five Stunning Siberian Tiger Cubs  

  • Five Siberian tiger cubs turn one-year old in May and will be introduced to an exhibit in a new area of the safari.

Tiger Cubs at Six Flags Safari in Jackson NJ

Young Animal Additions 

  • Adorable European brown bear cubs under specialized care, a rare newborn bongo calf and a sable antelope calf all join the safari in 2023.

Sable mom and baby walking at Six Flags Safari in Jackson NJ

In 2022, these were the new Six Flags Safari animals.

Sawyer, the Southern White Rhinoceros  

  • Six-year-old (now 7 years old) Sawyer joins three adult female rhinos in the Afrikka section of the safari. Although grey in color, the southern white rhinoceros is the largest living species of the five species of rhino, averaging 4,000 to 6,000 pounds. At 3,800 pounds and growing, Sawyer has a youthful bounce in his step and enjoys human touch like scratches from a bristle brush. With a diet of hay and grain, Sawyer and his fellow rhinos are one the world’s last remaining “mega-herbivores” – a large animal that eats mainly plants. He lives side-by-side with other animals native to Africa such as elephants, ostriches and zebras.

Close up Sawyer, the Southern White Rhinoceros at Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari 2022

Three Reticulated Giraffe Calves  (now toddlers)

  • Three adorable and graceful calves were born in the safari this winter and join the safari’s “tower” (group) of 13 giraffes. Native to Africa, giraffes are the tallest land mammal on Earth. They can stand up to 17 feet tall and weigh from 1,500 to 3,000 pounds. A giraffe’s long neck measures up to seven feet long, and despite its length, contains seven vertebrae just like humans. Due to habitat loss, poaching, and other human-wildlife interferences, giraffes are considered “vulnerable to extinction.”

Six Flags Great Adventure Safari - Giraffe & SUVs

Two sable antelope calves (now toddlers)

  • This striking, horse-like antelope from Africa boasts a tufted tail, mane, and impressive, ringed horns that curve like a scimitar. Typically settling near water, the sable is an herbivore. In the wild, their beautiful horns are a highly prized trophy for hunters. Born in the safari, the pair of sable calves now reside in the Serengeti Grasslands section along with exotic hoof stock like addax, white-tailed gnu (black wildebeest), and aoudad.

Two red lechwe calves (now toddlers)

  • Identifiable by their reddish fur, white-ringed eyes, and tall horns reaching up to three feet long, this type of antelope is usually found near aquatic areas in Zambia and Botswana and are considered a “near threatened species” in the wild. The safari’s red lechwe calves, born onsite this winter, reside in the Wilde Plains section with a vast array of African species such as giraffe, greater kudu, ankole cattle, dama gazelle, white-bearded gnu (blue/brindled wildebeest), bongo and more.

Two Asian water buffalo calves 

  • Two adorable Asian water buffalo calves join the Afrikka section. While they bear some similarities to their African cousins, the Cape buffalo, these are domesticated animals. In the wild, they are commonly found on farms as beasts of burden. Their milk, which has more fat than that of domestic cattle, is used for making liquid butter in India. In the safari, they are true to their name and are often found submerged in ponds with only their heads visible above water.

Spring brings more baby animals to the Drive Thru Safari (now toddlers)

The Animal Care Team looks forward to welcoming an array of adorable babies including the exciting arrival of giraffe babies and scimitar calves.

Baby Brown Bear at Six Flags Safari in Jackson NJ

Safety improvements at the Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari Made in 2022

  • Roadway Enhancements – Guests enjoy a smooth experience on an expanded, two-lane roadway with five newly paved miles of blacktop. The wider roadway helps to better accommodate guests who wish to enjoy the tour at their own pace and accommodates school buses for educational programs.

More Highlights for the 2023 Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari

  • Georgia the Giraffe  celebrates thirty-one years of life, likely one of the oldest giraffes under human care and a grandmother to many giraffes on property.
  • Save an Icon Pin Program  returns with proceeds benefitting the Wildlife Conservation Network. This 2023 collectible pin will feature both the Bald Eagle and Blue and Gold Macaw.
  • Monthly Safari Overnights  Six Flags Wild Safari will host their popular monthly overnight camping adventures this summer, a unique experience for a lifetime of memories.

Safari overnight 3 at Six Flags Safari in Jackson NJ

Other enhancements to the Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari made in 2022

  • Enhanced Safari Entrance –  Six Flags’ expansive modernization and beautification efforts included a new roadway entrance and upgraded safari plaza to welcome guests;
  • Enhanced Mobile App  – A new mobile app feature allowed guests to add their safari pass to their Google Pay Wallet or Apple Wallet expediting the admission experience and reduce wait time.
  • New Audio Tour –  Guests can immerse themselves in the animal world with a new audio tour. Energetic narrators will showcase 11 simulated natural habitats featuring more than 70 different species of animals. Guests will learn fun and educational facts about the animals, hear fascinating animal sounds and music from around the world. At the start of their adventure, guests will receive a handout with QR codes that take them to the audio tour and safari map. The audio tour is free and can be streamed from any mobile device.
  • Volta Electric Vehicle Charging Stations  – Compatible with all electric vehicles, units are available in the safari parking lot.
  • Safari Off Road Education –  This fun and educational tour on a giant, off-road vehicle features a personal tour guide and driver, and an opportunity to feed giraffes and meet small exotic animals up close.
  • Science on Safari  – This contactless safari experience features a special Academic Adventure audio tour, grade-specific guidebook and optional visit with an animal educator.

Pippa kangaroo and Vet Tech Lauren Reina from Six Flags Great Adventure Safari

Is it safe?

The safety of guests, team members, and animals is Six Flags’ top priority. The new safari journey will offer a contact-free experience.

A new list of safety requirements is available on the park’s website at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure and include

  • SLOW – 5 mph speed limit.
  • Maintain space between your car and others.
  • Animals always have the right of way.
  • Remain in your vehicle and on paved roadway at all times.
  • Windows and sun roofs must remain completely closed.
  • Convertible tops must be closed.
  • No pets, including service animals, are permitted inside cars.
  • Do not feed or touch the animals.
  • No smoking or littering.
  • No parking or stopping, other than yielding to animals.
  • All vehicles will be screened by Six Flags Security prior to entering Wild Safari.
  • No items are permitted in pickup truck beds or in vehicles with open storage.
  • Cars, SUVs and consumer pickup trucks only permitted – no buses, RVs, box trucks, commercial vehicles, pickup trucks larger than a consumer pickup allowed.
  • Plan ahead – no restrooms, food, or gasoline available (only portable toilets at entrance and exit).
  • Enter at your own risk.
  • Guests who violate the rules will be escorted from the park without a refund and may be prosecuted.

Bongo calf at Six Flags Great Adventure Safari

What happens if my car breaks down?

If your car can still move, please drive to the side of the road (but stay on the roadway) and place your flashers on. If you cannot move your car, just place your flashers on. One of our team members will come to assist you. Do not exit the vehicle for any reason.

a car drives past an elephant in the drive thru safari at Great Adventure.

Are there any differences between the new drive thru safari and the old one?

The safari was renovated in 2013 for the opening of Safari Off Road Adventure, and some of the sections were redefined. That pathway remains in place. Plus guests will be able to visit the Baboon Jungle prior to exiting the safari. Camp Aventura will remain closed.

You no longer have to worry about the baboons. No. In 2003, fencing was added along the roadway to separate the baboons from the cars.

How long will the drive thru safari be available?

To ensure the safety of guests and maximize on social distancing guidelines, the safari will remain a self-drive-thru experience after Six Flags Great Adventure opens for the regular season. They do plan to reopen the Safari Off Road Adventure in the near future. No date has been set.

Will there be restrooms available?

There will be indoor restrooms available at the exit of the safari.

Will there be any souvenirs to buy?

Yes! There will be concession stands for souvenirs or refreshments at the end of the safari tour.

Stay tuned. This is a developing story and we can’t wait to bring you more details.

bear cub at Six Flags great adventure safari

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Saturday 26th of August 2023

Do I need to purchase a ticket for two years old baby?

Jennifer Auer

Sunday 27th of August 2023

You would need to check with Great Adventure. - Jenn

Friday 12th of May 2023

Do we need a ticket for Wild Safari for 6 months old babies?

Sunday 14th of May 2023

You do not need a ticket for 6 month old babies. - Jenn

Colleen Carman

Thursday 20th of April 2023

I am a social director for seniors, we have a 13 seat bus.. is this allowed ? And do we pay per bus our per passenger

You would need to reach out to Six Flags Great Adventure. You have left your comment with Jersey Family Fun. - Jenn

Darlene Bennett

Thursday 28th of July 2022

I am bringing a 4 year old for the first time. What us the best time for him to have the best experience possible, he is such an animal lover!!! Thank you!

I think at dusk might be best, we've only been a few times. Perhaps give their reservation department a call and see if they have any recommendations. - Jenn

Friday 8th of April 2022

Is the safari open in the rain and do the animals come out in the rain?

We believe the safari is open rain or shine unless weather conditions would make it dangerous to do so. - Jenn

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Amusement parks | will baboons still jump on cars when drive-thru safari returns to six flags great adventure.

Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey will reopen the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure on May 29 for passholders and members and May 30 for the general public following an executive order from New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy permitting drive-thru events.

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Six Flags parks closed in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SEE ALSO: First U.S. theme parks set post-COVID-19 reopening dates

The Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will boast 1,200 animals from six continents including elephants, rhinos and giraffes. The throwback drive-thru safari experience will let visitors once again view African lions, Bengal tigers and grizzly bears from the privacy and safety of their own vehicles during an hour-long journey.

Admission will be by advance reservation only. Reservations will be available online beginning May 27. General admission tickets will range from $13 to $20 with Six Flags passholders and members admitted for free.

SEE ALSO: Six Flags pauses membership payments during coronavirus closure

The Great Adventure drive-thru safari is the perfect if unexpected solution to the COVID-19 pandemic that places a premium on social distancing. Advance reservation tickets purchased online will be scanned through vehicle windows during the contact-free admission process.

The resurrection of the drive-thru zoo offers a nostalgic return to the park’s roots when visitors drove their own vehicles through the safari experience from 1974 to 2012. Since 2013, Great Adventure trucks have taken visitors on guided tours of the safari experience.

SEE ALSO: Which Six Flags parks will reopen first? These 6 are the top contenders

The 11 safari adventure lands will be filled with red kangaroos, black swans and white tailed gnus, but everybody on the drive-thru experience will want to know one thing: Will baboons still jump on my car like the old days?

Sadly, the answer is no. Fencing was added along the roadway in 2003 to separate the baboons from the cars.

The highly-social animals that can live in savanna, grasslands and rain forests will be found in the Baboon Jungle just prior to exiting the safari.

SEE ALSO: Why passholders and members are so important to Six Flags

Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure visitors will be required to remain in their vehicles throughout the 5-mile journey with their windows and sunroofs closed. Touching or feeding the animals is prohibited. Freely-roaming animals that can venture up to vehicles always have the right of way. All predators — kept safely behind fences — will be visible from car windows.

The limited-time flashback experience will end when Six Flags receives clearance from government health officials allowing the reopening of the Great Adventure amusement park. Six Flags drivers and guides aboard park trucks will return to lead the Safari Off Road Adventure once the Jackson, N.J. park fully reopens.

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JACKSON — When the safari opens next season at Six Flags Great Adventure, you'll no longer have the option to drive through yourself.

The theme park has announced that, as a part of an overhaul for its 50th anniversary, the Wild Safari will only be accessible through guided tours come 2024.

The attraction will reopen next year as solely a "Safari Off-Road Adventure." Visitors can view animals from trucks that will be running continuously throughout the day.

" Bringing back the Safari Off-Road Adventure allows us to offer guests a personalized experience with their own tour guide and driver bringing them through our 350-acre safari," a park spokesperson said.

According to the park, the repurposed military-grade vehicles can seat around 30 people each.

Safari pricing for 2024 has not been released yet. Guests who already have a park ticket would be able to take a tour from the park (at Frontier Adventures) at no additional cost, but visitors who want to board a truck from outside the theme park would have to pay a fee.

The drive-through option should still be available for a couple more months in 2023, before the safari closes for the season, according to the Great Adventure website.

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Everything You Need to Know About Six Flags Great Adventures -- One of the Largest Theme Parks in the World

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Just an hour from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City, Six Flags Great Adventure in central New Jersey entertains more than 3 million visitors each year. This massive theme park is one of the largest in the world and offers thrill rides, a waterpark, animals safari and character meet-and-greets without necessitating you book flights for the family to head all the way down to Florida.

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About the Park

We've visited Six Flags Great Adventure several times with my daughter, who's now 7 years old, and have never run out of activities to enjoy. Like Disneyland and Disney World , this large park consists of many sections that feature rides beyond the typical roller coaster. You'll need a good chunk of a day, or perhaps a whole weekend to explore it all.

From intense roller coasters like Nitro and The Joker to wooden coasters like El Toro to adrenaline-pumping experiences like Kingda-Ka, the tallest and fastest coaster in North America, there's something heart-stopping for every member of the family. Besides the thrill rides, teens can belt out karaoke and kids 3 years old and up will meet Looney Tunes characters and enjoy rides like the Bugs Bunny Carousel. Even the youngest park explorer won't feel left out with rides like Air Jumbo, Buccaneer and the gentle Bugaboo mobiles. My daughter is especially fond of the Enchanted Teacups, a ride that rekindles her memories of the Mad Tea Party at Walt Disney World.

This summer the park also debuted the tallest pendulum ride in the world -- Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth.

Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth

Who Will Enjoy Six Flags Great Adventure?

The park is known for its roller coasters but if that isn't your thing, Six Flags also has gentler rides, arcade games and a waterpark (Hurricane Harbor).

Having visited Six Flags many times in more than 10 years, I have found that children, especially second graders to teens, really love the park. With more than 23 rides that have no minimum height requirement (or none if accompanied by an adult) and plenty of shows in kid zones like Adventure Alley, there's also a lot for young kids to do here.

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When to Visit

To get the most of your visit to Six Flags, timing is key. The park opens daily at 10:30am and closes at 9pm during the weekdays and 10pm Friday–Sunday. In general, it's a good idea to arrive at the park at least a half hour early and go midweek rather than weekends, especially in the peak season of summer.

If you're planning to visit Hurricane Harbor, it's best to do so early in the morning or late in the evening.

Special event days and holidays, like July Fourth, as well as seasonal activities like Fright Fest during the Halloween season, will also be extra-busy. The park is open on certain Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in November and December, but it closes for most of the winter from January 2 until late March/early April.

How to Save on Tickets

Families on a budget who want to visit will appreciate the significant savings that come with a membership ($7.10 per person per month for the Gold Plus level, $9.10 for the Platinum level and $12.10 for the Diamond level). If you purchase these memberships during a special sale, you are likely to receive a free upgrade to the next level or get extra discounts. Our family bought tickets on Memorial Day and got our membership bumped from Gold Plus to Platinum. (Not that a membership is a little different than a season pass.)

A Gold Plus pass gives you access to all Six Flags theme parks and outdoor waterparks in North America, billed monthly. It's the best way to see the park on a budget, if you want to visit more than once (for a family of four, billed monthly, the membership option works out to be $340.80 a year, pretax). A season pass comes out to $89.99 per person (or $360) but doesn't offer other some of the membership perks like free parking and park discounts, and expires at the end of the season. Only membership passholders get unlimited soft drinks with a refillable plastic cup (and trust me, these alone are a great value, especially on a hot day). You also get free parking and up to 50% off everything purchased in the park, including T-shirts and souvenirs. Season passholders don't receive these benefits.

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It's worth remembering that if you plan on visiting the park even twice a year (we go several times a year, especially in the offseason to check out rides we haven't been on), you'll save money by opting for a membership or season pass instead of purchasing individual tickets at the gate. Parking fees are $30 per visit, so on just two visits you will pay $60 in these fees alone.

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Daily passes can cost $52.99 per ticket, so if you visit the park twice, you've already spent $423.92 for a family of four, not to mention $60 for parking.

Parking Fees: Daily parking at Six Flags is $30 per car if you buy it at the park, and $25 if you purchase it online. Parking fees are waived if you are a park member or season passholder.

Dining Package: A Season Dining Pass costs $39.99 per person and includes lunch and a snack each time you enter the park. You can add this option when you purchase a season pass or a membership. A Deluxe Dining Pass (with a free upgrade to Premium) costs $84.99 per person and gets you lunch, dinner and a snack each time you visit. If you're a family of four and plan to visit many times, the meal savings add up.

Coca-Cola Discounts: Right now, you can save $15 on daily tickets by presenting a Coke can at the ticket booth, or buy your tickets online from this site to save up to $25.

AAA Member Discounts: If you are an AAA member, get up to 30% off tickets purchased online and 33% off the processing fee. Members also get a 10% discount on all gifts, candy and photo products.

Park Highlights

Six Flags Great Adventure is divided into sections:

Main Street

Main Street is what visitors see first. Lots of souvenir shops line the thoroughfare and the middle of the street has a fountain where Looney Tunes characters, like Sylvester, Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird, tend to hover before the park closes.

Fantasy Forest

Off to one side of Main Street, you'll pass through Fantasy Forest, which features lots of rides for the very little ones, including Houdini's Great Escape, a carousel and the Enchanted Teacups.

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Adventure Alley

The retro-themed Adventure Alley features several classic family rides, such as the Big Wheel and SkyScreamer. The former is 150-foot-tall Ferris wheel, recently restored, that park-goers have been riding since Six Flags opened in 1974. SkyScreamer, living up to its name, is a 242-foot-tall tower swinger that spins up to 40 miles per hour. Both rides offer great views of the park.

Adventure Seaport

Sitting at the edge of the park, Adventure Seaport is geared to younger kids, with plenty of pint-sized rides and Looney Tunes characters. It consists of two main areas: Safari Kids and Looney Tunes Seaport. Highlights include Sky Zooma, Air Safari and Bugaboo. Sky Zooma is a spinning hot-air balloon ride that rises about 15 feet in the air, allowing for a bird's-eye view of Safari Kids. Air Safari allows your kids to pretend to be pilots, while Bugaboo is a colorful, spinning bug ride.

Adventure Seaport features two other rides: Nitro and Congo Rapids. Congo Rapids' white-water rafting experience is great for families; the hypercoaster Nitro is for thrill-seekers.

The Boardwalk is a vast plaza flanked by games you can play for a fee, like Strongman Challenge, with lots of stuffed toys as prizes. It is also home to the Superman and Green Lantern roller coasters.

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The Golden Kingdom

This section features two main rides: Kingda Ka, with a 418-foot drop, and Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, which lifts you up 415 feet before a 90-mile-per-hour drop.

Plaza del Carnaval

This Mexican-inspired area features Six Flags' popular wooden roller coaster, El Toro, and Rolling Thunder. It also offers good grab-and-go Mexican food at Macho Nacho.

Frontier Adventures

Frontier Adventures features Western-themed rides, like the Saw Mill Log Flume and Bizarro, a floorless, looping coaster. The Saw Mill Log Flume is especially fun on a hot day. Sometimes you get hit with a few drops of water but you also may get doused, so pack a towel for this ride.

This is also home to the Safari Off Road Adventure (included in the price of admission). This 350-acre preserve contains more than 1,200 animals from six continents. Perfect for all ages, this special part of the park can take an hour or more to explore via off-road trucks driven by park employees.

The Lakefront features scary rides like Skull Mountain and the swinging pirate-ship ride, Buccaneer. Both rides can get crowded, especially on weekends, so head here early.

This Hollywood-themed area features rides with a DC focus, such as the popular indoor coaster, Batman: The Ride, and the Dark Knight coaster.

Hurricane Harbor

Top off a day at Six Flags with a visit to Hurricane Harbor (included with your season pass or membership). This waterpark features thrill rides like Hurricane Mountain and Big Wave Racer (height requirement: 42 inches).

If it's time to dial back the thrills, you can take a dip in the Blue Lagoon wave pool or allow the mellow current of the 2,150-foot lazy river, Taak it Eez Ee Creek, to steer you around the waterpark. Hurricane Harbor is a park highlight during warmer months.

The very young and toddler set can also have fun at Discovery Bay, a shallow-water playground for kids.

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Beyond the Rides

Entertainment: Kidz Karaoke is a stage where singers 13 and under can wow the audience. Each night, 45 minutes before the park closes, there's a Block Party at the Main Street fountain with Looney Tunes characters.

Kids will also enjoy the show "Shuffling Into Adventure with Jordan and Sam" at the outdoor Adventure Theater. It's about the quest for an alligator in the heart of the Everglades and is a dose of fun for all ages; plus, it's a respite from running between roller coasters and rides.

If you don't want to commit time and ride The Safari (which takes about an hour), try visiting the Wild Walkway at the Golden Kingdom and see exotic animals, including lions and alligators. Note that animals are available only between 10:30am and 4:30pm.

Dining: Six Flags has typical amusement park fare; the funnel cakes are especially popular. There are several vendors serving Dippin' Dots ice cream, and a few Coca-Cola refill stations (one right near Main Street) where members can refill their plastic cups throughout the day with beverages that include Dasani water and Vitamin Water.

Popular casual dining options include Chop Six (try their orange chicken) and Panda Express. Good grab-and-go Mexican fare, including guacamole, chips and salsa, is available at Macho Nacho in Plaza de Carnaval (where El Toro is located). There are also many pizza and Italian places, like Primo's Pasta, that serve spaghetti, meatballs and other types of pasta.

For healthy eats, visit Go Fresh Express. It offers salads and wraps. Ichiban Tea House, which has lean-protein options, smoothies and fresh juices, is another choice for those watching their carb intake. And there's Yum Yum Café, which serves black bean burgers, falafel sandwiches and even gluten-free options. For grab-and-go dining, head to Kingdom Gyro for gyros and hummus plates.

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Don't expect table service here as most dining venues offer counter service and you seat yourself. You can bring your own food to the park (there are benches and public seating areas), but consider the membership options that give you a lunch and snack as well as dinner, depending on which level you buy.

How to Minimize Lines

A visit to Six Flags is rarely crowd-free, especially on weekends. Most of the popular rides like Batman and Kingda-Ka can have wait times over 60 and even 90 minutes (especially if you want to get into the first row). If that sounds too long, buy FLASH Passes that help you skip the lines (a regular season FLASH pass costs $299 per person or $45 per day).

There are a number of FLASH Pass options, and the passes are valid for the most popular rides, including El Toro, Safari, The Dark Knight coaster and others. For a full list of rides on which the pass is valid, visit this site .

Basic FLASH Pass: This costs $45 per person per day and functions as a reservation. This means basic passholders don't have to wait in line and instead use their free time (which is the same as the current wait time) to explore other rides in the park. When it's their time to board the ride, they enter at the special FLASH pass entrance.

Gold FLASH Pass: This pass costs $80, but it shaves up to 50% off the wait time.

Platinum FLASH Pass: This pass, at $120, eliminates up to 90% of the current wait time for rides. If you're planning on riding a popular ride on a jam-packed day, this pass is worth it.

Where to Stay

There aren't too many points hotels in the immediate area of Six Flags Great Adventure, but if you've got Hilton Honors points, you can stay around 15 minutes away at the Hampton Inn & Suites Robbinsville for 30,000 points per night, or the Hilton Garden Inn Hamilton or Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton. Both of those go for 40,000 points per night.

The Residence Inn Hamilton is a Category 3 property that goes for 17,500 Marriott points per night. If you have World of Hyatt points, use them at the Hyatt Regency Princeton (8,000 points per night). Staying there will place you about 30 minutes away from the park.

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Seasonal Events

In addition to the rides, Six Flags hosts many seasonal and themed activities throughout the year. These include:

July 4 Fest : From July 3–6 you can stop by for Coca-Cola cold samples, fun games, giveaways and fireworks at the park.

Live Concerts: Some bands like CNCO perform live at the North Star Arena. Check the website for a calendar of event listings.

Fright Fest: This spooky party for Halloween means zombies in the park and ghouls sneaking up on you as you walk the midways, not to mention haunted mazes.

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When it comes to rides, Six Flags matches the diverse thrills of Disney World but is much more manageable in size and offers lots of options for all ages. Plus, buying up to the FLASH Pass ensures you don't have to wait for a ride. Six Flags Great Adventure is worth the drive for those in and around the Northeast.

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If you have ever had the desire to sleep inside of a theme park, we have a solution for you, but there is a catch — you will not be sleeping in a hotel room.

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Six Flags Great Adventure, nestled in Jackson Township, New Jersey, has been a staple for thrill-seekers on the East Coast since 1974. Spanning over 350 acres, the park boasts a diverse collection of heart-pounding roller coasters, family-friendly attractions, water rides, live shows, and captivating dining experiences.

Six Flags Great Adventure has consistently ranked among the most popular amusement parks in the world . In 2019, the park welcomed over 2.4 million guests, solidifying its position as a major tourist destination in New Jersey.

Six Flags Great Adventure caters to adrenaline junkies with a staggering twelve roller coasters, including some of the world’s most renowned thrill machines. Kingda Ka, the tallest and second-fastest roller coaster in the world, propels riders 456 feet into the sky at a staggering 128 miles per hour. For those seeking a weightless experience, Zumanjaro Drop Ride plummets riders from a colossal 415 feet, delivering a breathtaking freefall sensation.

Beyond the record-breakers, the park offers a thrilling selection of coasters for all preferences. Nitro, known for its smooth inversions and high speeds, and Green Lantern, featuring a heart-stopping launch and multiple loops, provide exhilarating experiences. For a unique twist, The Joker takes riders on a “fourth-dimensional” adventure, combining inversions with a spinning car that twists independently from the track.

Six Flags Great Adventure caters to families as well. Youngsters can embark on a jungle safari adventure on Jungle Safari Off-Road Adventure, or experience the thrills of miniaturized coasters and classic carnival rides in the Bugs Bunny Land section of the park. The park’s water park, Hurricane Harbor, offers a refreshing respite from the summer heat. Featuring wave pools, splash pads, and thrilling water slides, Hurricane Harbor provides a perfect opportunity for families to cool down and create lasting memories.

Guests riding the Jersey Devil at Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure offers a variety of live shows throughout the day, showcasing talented performers, acrobats, and captivating characters. Dining options abound, from classic amusement park fare like funnel cakes and popcorn to sit-down restaurants offering a wider variety of cuisines. The park also hosts seasonal events throughout the year, including Fright Fest for Halloween and Holiday in the Park for the winter holidays, transforming the park into a festive wonderland with dazzling lights, special shows, and holiday-themed treats.

Six Flags Great Adventure has solidified its place as a premier amusement park destination on the East Coast, so much so that in 2022, the park reported 2.535 million guests. With its record-breaking roller coasters, captivating family attractions, and commitment to providing exceptional guest experiences, Six Flags Great Adventure offers something for everyone. Whether you’re seeking heart-pounding thrills, a day of family fun, or a refreshing escape from the summer heat, Six Flags Great Adventure promises an unforgettable adventure.

Still, the Six Flags brand is looking to be continuously more unique.

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has recently unveiled its latest venture – Savannah Sunset Resort & Spa – at its expansive Six Flags Great Adventure park in Jackson, New Jersey. Nestled approximately 50 miles east of Philadelphia and 65 miles south of New York City, the new resort signifies a strategic move by Six Flags to capitalize on the growing trend of experiential tourism.

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Savannah Sunset boasts 20 luxurious glamping suites, each meticulously designed with a safari motif to complement the park’s existing Wild Safari Adventure. This drive-thru experience allows guests to encounter over 1,000 animals, including elephants, tigers, zebras, and many more. The catch is, you will be glamping, and not staying in a hotel room.

Catering to diverse guest preferences, the resort offers two distinct suite categories: couples and family-style accommodations. Couples suites provide a king-sized bed, a comfortable living area, and a convenient kitchenette. Family suites expand upon this foundation, offering additional sleeping arrangements (at least two beds) alongside the living space and kitchenette. All suites come with exclusive perks, including daily participation in a giraffe feeding experience, complimentary breakfast, and park access to all Six Flags Great Adventure locations.

Per Bloomberg , an additional layer of luxury is woven into the experience through delivery options for “conveniences such as avocado toast and Starbucks chai lattes” for suite guests. A two-night minimum stay is required, with rates starting around $600 per night during the peak summer season. Additionally, for safety reasons, all guests must be at least 5 years old.

A serene outdoor scene at dusk featuring a luxurious glamping tent with two sections, warmly lit from the inside. In the foreground, there is a small pond with ducks swimming and spraying water fountains, surrounded by lush greenery.

While Disney does not offer campsites at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, the House of Mouse does have a similar safari theme resort where guests can watch animals roam through the Savannah from their bedroom.

This expansion into the hospitality sector represents a strategic move for Six Flags, particularly in light of its upcoming $1.88 billion acquisition by Cedar Fair LP. The relocation of the company’s headquarters from Arlington, Texas to Charlotte, North Carolina further underscores Six Flags’ commitment to growth and diversification.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Six Flags Chief Marketing Officer Edithann Velez Ramey emphasized the company’s desire to cultivate an “experience economy” through unique offerings: “We needed to really deliver things that were special.”

Beyond the luxurious accommodations, Savannah Sunset offers an on-site restaurant featuring decadent meals, along with a spa specializing in unique treatments, including deep-tissue massages incorporating African rungu sticks, according to Bloomberg.

With the launch of Savannah Sunset Resort & Spa, Six Flags positions itself to not only maintain this impressive attendance but also to elevate the guest experience, solidifying its place as a premier destination in the competitive theme park industry.

You can take a look at the new “resort” below:

Considering we recently heard the news that Six Flags New Orleans , which has been closed for years, will become a new theme park without the Six Flags name attached , this news is much more positive, much like the forward direction of Six Flags Qiddiya , the theme park in development in Saudi Arabia which is expected to blow minds in 2025.

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Safari Adventures Meet Luxury at the Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa

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Finding a getaway that allots time for both adventure and relaxation can be a tall order, but that’s exactly what’s offered at the Six Flags Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa .

Located in New Jersey, the heart of the 350-acre Wild Safari offers guests ample opportunities to indulge in truly unique experiences while luxuriating in accommodations that are as unique as they are comfortable. With both family and couples glamping suites available on resort grounds, guests can fully immerse themselves in safari life—all within an hour’s drive of New York City and Philadelphia, and indulge in the culinary comforts of the exclusive on-site restaurant. After taking in the sites of more than 1,200 animals that live in the Wild Safari, prepare to be pampered at the overnight spa experience. Surrounded by sweeping views of the landscape along with exotic animals, there’s so much to see and do. Here’s how to ensure any visit to the Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa is the trip of a lifetime.

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Glamping suites bring safari magic to a guest's home away from home.

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Complete with a king-size bed and luxury concierge amenities—all suites are situated within a photo-worthy glamping retreat. The suites also offer expansive outdoor patios, African-themed decor and epic views. On site, resort guests will have access to nightly activities, including s’mores around the firepit and movies under the stars. After drifting off to the sounds of the savannah, you’ll awaken to a delicious made-to-order breakfast that’s included in your stay.

Following breakfast, guests can feed a majestic herd of giraffes and interact with these gentle giants under the guidance of wildlife experts; each of whom will make sure to answer questions and take your photo with the magnificent creatures. From there, resort guests have the exclusive option of booking VIP animal-encounters and tours, or use their multi-park passes at Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor water park.

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Guests can enjoy VIP animal-encounters.

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After an adventure-filled day of animal encounters, the Savannah Sunset Spa will be waiting with luxury amenities and expert therapists. Opt for the Savannah Sunset Massage to ease muscle tension, or indulge in the Scents of Africa Massage to calm both your body and mind with essential oils sourced from Africa. In addition to these treatments, the spa offers a range of holistic massages that prioritize relaxation and wellness so that you can go back out into the world feeling fully rejuvenated.

For the most unique vacation that will satiate your sense of adventure as much as your love for luxury, the Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa is a can’t-miss experience. Book online now for the summer and fall, which includes select days through December 1, as well as summer dates in 2025.

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The lodge itself features 20 suites that can sleep anywhere from two to six people depending on the size. Of course, there are tons of safari-esque amenities and experiences for guests to enjoy like close-up animal encounters, daily giraffe feedings, and opportunities to explore the local watering holes. Savannah Sunset will also have an on-site restaurant, Mahaba Grill, and an on-site spa.  

Suites start at $599 per night during the summer season and require a two-night minimum stay. Each reservation includes multi-park admission, private transportation, and daily breakfast. Plus, hotel guests get the bonus perk of bypassing lines for roller coasters and water slides at Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor. If you’re planning a family trip, the resort does have an age restriction. According to Bloomberg, all guests must be at least 5 years old. 

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Six Flags opens its first luxury hotel, which features daily giraffe feedings at safari-themed park

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Giraffe encounters on an elevated walkway. The roar of nearby lions from a private veranda. Early morning game drives with elephants and rhinos. These experiences, typically reserved for safaris across the vast African continent, will soon be found at an amusement park in New Jersey, which also offers access to the world’s tallest roller coaster.

Six Flags Entertainment Corp.  is venturing into luxury hospitality, with a 20-room safari hotel slated to open on June 14. Located just 15 miles from New York City, inside the safari park at Six Flags Great Adventure, the  Savannah Sunset Resort & Spa  will perch guests above Ankole cattle, wildebeests and black bears that roam the property’s 350-acre African-themed expanse.

The company’s first foray into luxury hotels comes amid its planned  $1.88 billion acquisition  by  Cedar Fair LP , which owns 17 theme parks and 11 hotels, including Carowinds outside Charlotte and Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. 

Stays at Savannah Sunset begin at $599 per night during the summer season—with a two-night minimum—which puts it within range of some of Walt Disney World’s most high-end hotels. Here, that will include modern conveniences such as avocado toast and Starbucks chai lattes delivered to your canvas tent for breakfast, as well as tickets to Six Flags’ parks.

That adds to the attractions already bringing thrill-seekers to this corner of New Jersey, where Six Flags operates 510 acres filled with 14 hair-raising roller coasters, the Hurricane Harbor water park and the aforementioned Wild Safari Adventure. At the latter, guests are taken on 45-minute game drives to see 1,200 animals from six continents. While Six Flags does not release data for visitation to its individual parks, research from AECOM tracking attendance at global attractions shows that the New Jersey complex welcomed a record 3.5 million guests in 2019; in 2022, the most recent year for which AECOM data are available, that number was more than 2.1 million. 

The new hotel is a way to leverage the existing safari park for longer and more expensive stays, which in turn would drive spending in the rest of the parks. While the suites are modeled after the camps in, say, Botswana’s Okavango Delta or  Tanzania’s Serengeti , the layouts feature kitchenettes and Keurig coffee machines to cater to American families.

“We needed to really deliver things that were special,” says Edithann Velez Ramey, chief marketing officer at Six Flags.

A Company in Transition

Six Flags’ expansion into hotels comes at a critical time. This year  a survey of 3,491 US-based travelers  by Bloomberg Intelligence showed that more than half planned to visit theme parks for trips of at least three days, the second-most-popular vacation choice, after all-inclusive resorts. 

Courting visitors for multiple days is an advantage that such companies as  Walt Disney Co.  and  Comcast Corp. ’s Universal have long held over Six Flags, which has historically been focused almost exclusively on day guests. The gap has only widened, as Universal Orlando Resort readies a trio of new hotels around the 2025 debut of its Epic Universe theme park, and Disney continues to refurbish and launch new accommodations for its loyal Disney Vacation Club members.

Until now, Six Flags has operated just one hotel:  Great Escape Lodge , with 200 Adirondack-themed rooms surrounding an indoor water park in Queensbury, New York. Rooms start around $340 per night during prime summer weekends. 

The decision to experiment with luxury lodging was spurred by Chief Executive Officer Selim Bassoul, who took the helm in late 2021. It’s his most ambitious move as he shepherds the company ahead of its merger. (The close is expected to take place by the end of June, though some analysts and antitrust experts anticipate regulatory delays.) 

Marketing chief Ramey says the glamping concept was part of a strategy that encourages higher spending. The question Bassoul was asking, she says, is “How do we do things that allow us to elevate the price—and, by extension, revenues and profit?” 

In lieu of competing with Florida’s destination parks by building more attractions, Six Flags is using its proximity to the New York metro area as an advantage. Offering safari-like accommodations without a trip to the airport is unique, but as a one-off hotel, it’s a big idea that speaks to Six Flags’ current performance gaps. According to research by Bloomberg Intelligence, the company’s cash generation dropped in 2023 as per-person park spending decreased to $64 from $66, all while attendance remained lower than expected. Across all its 27 parks nationwide, Six Flags saw 22.2 million visitors last year—still far shy of 2019’s 32.8 million. 

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Savannah Sunset Resort & Spa is loaded with intriguing features and amenities—and also a heavy handful of contradictions. 

Nowhere else in the Northeast can you find rooms outfitted with genuine, handcrafted African wood furniture and vast savannah views. Daily giraffe feedings, made available exclusively to hotel guests, are the kind of thing some people associate with a bucket-list trip to Nairobi. An on-site restaurant, Mahaba Grill, will serve breakfast and dinner. Entrees, such as lobster ravioli or slow-roasted short rib, cost from $25 to $40. An on-site spa offers deep-tissue massages with a wooden African rungu stick. 

Each stay includes park admission, private transportation to the parks and expedited skip-the-line access on roller coasters and waterslides. Guests at Disney’s $300-a-night  Animal Kingdom Lodge , which claims the largest African wine list outside the continent and provides in-room views of animals roaming nearby, have to pay extra for such perks.

But there are significant challenges. Savannah Sunset requires all guests to be age 5 or older—a serious caveat for families with animal-loving preschoolers—and a restriction that’s almost impossible to find anywhere online. 

Six Flags also has to build this new business without the help of its most core demographic: Most of its guests are local and arrive with season passes in hand, which means they don’t need a hotel. 

This location is also the only Six Flag theme park that includes a safari park, so it’s unclear if this strategy can expand. 

And then there’s the issue that Savannah Sunset’s most senior staff have little experience with luxury hotels. In charge is Elizabeth Bransky-Cannata, who most recently served as traveling interim general manager for Holiday Inn Club Vacations locations. 

She’ll need to establish the hotel as a must-visit locale quickly, given its short seasonality. Six Flags Great Adventure is only open daily in summer (meaning, until Labor Day), and the hotel will be open only on select dates in the offseason. That’s a logistical issue that neither Disney nor Universal, which benefit from sunny Florida weather year-round, has to contend with at their resorts. 

Despite those caveats, Six Flags still sees enormous opportunity. 

“It’s one of our biggest, largest properties, so we knew we wanted to invest,” says Ramey. “And we’re thrilled that it’s happening in New Jersey.” 

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Do you enjoy talking to people and have a passion for educating? This could be the perfect fit for you. Help inform guests in an entertaining and educating way about a variety of animals in 3 locations: The Wild Walkway, Exploration Station, and Safari-Off Road Adventure! Whether giving a tour on one of our open-air military vehicles, or chatting with a guest visiting an animal exhibit, you’ll never have the same day twice. You’ll see animals that are playing, giving birth, watch them grow up, and even talk through animal training sessions. No previous animal experience is needed. Interested in working in the animal field? This position is a great starting point! Please note this is not a hands-on animal position. The Safari Season is from March-November with training starting in January/February. Applicants that do not meet qualifications will not be considered for this position but may be considered for other positions at Six Flags.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Learn, memorize, and retain show scripts and animal facts from all 3 areas.
  • Interact with guests in all 3 areas in a fun, informative and respectful way.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time on the trucks and in zones.
  • Speak on and off microphone to large groups or one on one regarding the animals in the 3 areas.
  • Use daily logs to check sound equipment on the trucks.
  • Maintain clean and sanitary work areas.
  • Respect Six Flags’ property, equipment, trainers, team members, and supervisors
  • Adhere to all Six Flags and departmental policies, including but not limited to attendance, punctuality, and grooming guidelines.
  • Be able to safely secure wheelchairs to the trucks.
  • Report any animal abnormalities or abnormal park conditions to the appropriate person in that area.
  • Ensure each guest has a memorable experience by entertaining and educating each individual they come in contact with.
  • Monitor exhibits closely to ensure safety of animals and guests.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the guest side of all exhibits at The Wild Walkway, Exploration Station, and the off-road trucks.
  • Complete any and all tasks as requested by Safari Management.
  • Assist with ride operations of Safari Off-Road Adventure under direction of Station Supervisors.
  • Effectively and professionally communicate on radio maintaining clear and concise transmissions.
  • Cross train with other departments performing tasks essential for daily operation including but not limited to gate guarding, rides attendant and station operator.
  • Support our Save an Icon conservation initiative by promoting that to our guests.

Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Strong public speaking skills and outgoing personality strongly preferred.
  • Acting or previous guide experience preferred but not required.
  • Ability to talk on microphone to large groups as well as one on one.
  • Able to work outdoors and be exposed to all weather conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Available to work at least 3 days per week throughout the season. This must include weekends, holidays, and nights.
  • Able to communicate effectively in the English language, including the ability to read, speak, write, and comprehend.
  • Willing to learn in all different methods including PowerPoint, hands on, reading, and written assessments.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, climb stairs or into large off-road vehicles, bend, stoop, reach, twist, and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to work around a variety of different animals.
  • Must be a team player and treat co-workers, management, and other departments with respect.
  • Cross train with other departments performing tasks essential for daily operation.
  • Must maintain strong commitment to safety.

Physical Demands:

  • May be required to stand, sit, kneel, bend and/or crouch for extended periods of time
  • Moderate walking to and from Safari Off Road trucks, from personal car to place of work and around The Wil Walkway and Exploration Station.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. This includes pulling and pushing gates in safari or on the Safari Off Road truck.
  • May be regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outdoor weather conditions including extreme cold or heat.
  • Must be able to work in close proximity to animal ambassadors.
  • Occasionally exposed to high and/or precarious places
  • May be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals (PPE will be supplied)
  • Noise level of work environment is moderate

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 58 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. With a culture built on safety, service, fun and friendliness, integrity, innovation, and results orientation, our mission at Six Flags Great Adventure is to create fun and thrills for all ages.

What’s in it for you?

  • Free food for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Juneteenth and Labor Day
  • Exclusive Rides parties for all employees
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Professional Development
  • Complimentary tickets
  • In-Park discounts and more!

Note: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Team Members may perform other related duties as required, meeting the on-going needs of the company.

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    The wildly popular Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure in Jackson opens the weekend of April 1 and is teeming with over 1,200 exotic animals from six continents ready to greet you and the whole family. Drive your car down a winding path where African elephants, reticulated giraffes, and red rhinos pass by your window (and maybe even stop ...

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    Safari Off Road Adventure. Boasting 1,200 animals from six continents including elephants, rhinos, tigers, giraffes and lions, Safari Off Road Adventure takes explorers on an exhilarating, animal adventure. Skilled drivers transport guests off-road to get up-close with exotic animals as they venture over rugged terrain in the Wild Safari.

  4. Wild Safari Six Flags Great Adventure Resort Animal Encounter

    Prepare to venture into the wild side of Six Flags Great Adventure Resort, where you can find the pulse-pounding excitement of amusement park thrills alongside up-close animal encounters. This comprehensive guide is your ticket to an unforgettable journey through the Wild Safari. Stick with us and we'll show you all the ways you can create ...

  5. Six Flags Safari

    Six Flags Safari. 441 reviews. #2 of 19 things to do in Jackson. Nature & Wildlife Areas. Write a review. About. Adjacent to Six Flags Great Adventure, this park features 350 acres that are filled with more than 1,200 animals from six continents. Meets animal welfare guidelines.

  6. Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure At Six Flags Great Adventure

    25 May 2013 ( Confirmed ) The Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure is once again a self-drive attraction at an extra charge (although free to Six Flags Members and Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor New Jersey pass holders). Drivers go on safari through the 350acre park with its 1,200 animals from six continents including elephants ...

  7. Wild Safari Drive Thru Adventure Full Review + Tips & Tricks (Six Flags

    Is the Wild Safari Drive Thru Adventure at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ worth it? What's different from previous years? And how much is it going ...

  8. Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure

    1,200. Website. Official website. Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure, formerly known as the Six Flags Wild Safari, is a drive-through safari park adjacent to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey. The park originally opened on July 4, 1974 and closed on September 30, 2012, to become its own standalone ride experience ...

  9. Wild Safari Drive-Thru Open at Six Flags Great Adventure

    Starting May 30, 2020, the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will operate daily from 9am to 4pm (weather permitting). Reservations will need to be made in advance, and no guests will be allowed to enter without a reservation. The safari takes about an hour to experience and Six Flags says the safari will accommodate thousands of families per day ...

  10. Luxurious New Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa to Welcome Guests this

    The new luxury safari overnight experience at Six Flags Great Adventure Resort is now accepting reservations JACKSON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Six Flags Great Adventure Resort is thrilled to announce the grand opening of Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa, welcoming guests beginning June 14.Reservations are now being accepted for the new luxury glamping experience nestled in the heart of the 350 ...

  11. Six Flags Great Adventure Safari Drive Thru

    Update: The theme park opens July 3rd, but the Safari will remain as a drive through separate attraction for the time being.Check out a tour & review as the ...

  12. Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure to reopen this ...

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will open on Saturday, March 19, for the 2022 season, with new animals and guest enhancements to improve the tour experience.

  13. Six Flags' drive-thru safari opens for the season

    Six Flags' safari reopened for people to drive-thru in their own cars. 🦓🐘🐅Who's ready for this adventure? (Video by Andre Malok | NJ Advance Media for NJ...

  14. Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari Returns!

    Because the Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari is back for 2023! Six Flags Great Adventure has its Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure as open for 2023 on April 1, 2023, and operating daily beginning May 19, 2023 weather permitting. It's also open daily for spring break from April 5, to April 16, 2023. Close up Sawyer, the Southern ...

  15. Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure

    With 1,200 animals including elephants, rhinos, tigers, giraffes, and lions, the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey lets you experience the wonders of wildlife from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Book this excursion that includes admission and pickup from select hotels within the Philadelphia area.

  16. Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey

    Six Flags Great Adventure is home to 14 world-class coasters, thrilling family rides and a 350-acre drive-thru safari right next door. ... Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure takes you on an exhilarating animal adventure from the comfort of your own car! Buy Now. Starting at. $14.99 One-Day Safari Ticket.

  17. Great Adventure Six Flags Safari Drive-Thru: A New ...

    In the last few years, Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park brought back one of my favorite tourist attractions from when I was young—it reopened its safari park as a drive-through adventure. The park boasts more than 1,200 animals from six continents that you get to see—some very up close—as you slowly wind your way through the 350 ...

  18. 2024 Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure

    7-Day Philadelphia, D.C, Niagara Falls, Boston Tour from New York. 6. Historical Tours. from. $932.00. per adult (price varies by group size) 2-Hour Sunset Safari Eco Cruise from Cape May. 77. Photo Shoots.

  19. Will baboons still jump on cars when drive-thru safari returns to Six

    A drive-thru safari returning for a limited time as a creative solution to the coronavirus closure of a Six Flags park will recall 1970s vacations when baboons used to jump on the hood of the ...

  20. Six Flags Wild Safari Adventure

    Six Flags Wild Safari Adventure is a safari park adjacent to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey.The attraction originally opened on July 4, 1974 as a drive-through safari park, and closed on September 30, 2012, to become its own standalone ride experience called the Safari Off Road Adventure.. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the attraction returned to being a ...

  21. Drive-thru safari is closing after 2023 at NJ Six Flags

    JACKSON — When the safari opens next season at Six Flags Great Adventure, you'll no longer have the option to drive through yourself. The theme park has announced that, as a part of an overhaul ...

  22. Six Flags Great Adventure 101

    This is also home to the Safari Off Road Adventure (included in the price of admission). This 350-acre preserve contains more than 1,200 animals from six continents. Perfect for all ages, this special part of the park can take an hour or more to explore via off-road trucks driven by park employees. Lakefront.

  23. Six Flags "Hotel" Guests Expected to Sleep Outside, Hundreds of Dollars

    Credit: Six Flags Great Adventure. Savannah Sunset boasts 20 luxurious glamping suites, each meticulously designed with a safari motif to complement the park's existing Wild Safari Adventure.

  24. Safari Adventures Meet Luxury at the Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa

    Finding a getaway that allots time for both adventure and relaxation can be a tall order, but that's exactly what's offered at the Six Flags Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa.. Located in New ...

  25. Six Flags Is Opening a Luxury Safari Lodge—in New Jersey

    Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is venturing into luxury hospitality, with a 20-room safari hotel slated to open on June 14. Located just 15 miles from New York City, inside the safari park at Six ...

  26. Six Flags Great Adventure Is Opening a Luxury Safari Resort

    A new luxury safari resort has just opened in New Jersey . Six Flags Great Adventure, a 510-acre amusement park in Ocean County, is adding another attraction to its Wild Safari Adventure—a hotel ...

  27. Plan Your Visit

    Pre-visit Guest On-boarding Program. Guests with reservations will receive on-boarding information prior to their visit explaining how they can stay safe and have a great day at the park by following our basic social distancing and hygiene guidelines. Program will include emails, documentation and videos.

  28. Six Flags opens its first luxury hotel, which features daily giraffe

    Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is venturing into luxury hospitality, with a 20-room safari hotel slated to open on June 14.Located just 15 miles from New York City, inside the safari park at Six ...

  29. Safari Off-Road Tour Guide

    Moderate walking to and from Safari Off Road trucks, from personal car to place of work and around The Wil Walkway and Exploration Station. ... Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. ...

  30. Dino Off Road Adventure

    Dino Off Road Adventure. Opening June 16! Hop in your safari car and encounter 15 life-size dinosaurs along a quarter-mile track. See a T. Rex, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptors and more!