One of the most successful theme park juggernauts in the United States is Six Flags Theme Park, and New Jersey is home to the largest park offered by the company: Six Flags Great Adventure and Wild Safari, commonly known as Six Flags New Jersey. The rides and attractions found here are absolutely unmatched in the region, and this park can hold its own among the world’s best amusement parks. While it may not have the “magic” of the Magic Kingdom, Six Flags New Jersey makes up for it with rides … and more rides … and better rides than you could ever imagine.
Six Flags Great Adventure
Transportation is a snap, because the Six Flags in New Jersey is found just off Interstate 195 in Jackson, New Jersey. The park is open daily during the summer months, typically with late hours allowing the Six Flags New Jersey fun to continue into the night. In the spring and fall, check for selected weekends that Six Flags in New Jersey is open. As I recently talked to a young thrill seeker from New Jersey, it became clear that Six Flags New Jersey is a beloved attraction to locals as well as tourists, especially those that take advantage of the generous season pass deals offered by Six Flags Theme Park. It doesn’t take long to understand why Six Flags in New Jersey is so well-liked once you enter the gates, even after having paid the stiff admission fee. This place is just always adding more, and better, attractions for visitors to enjoy and remember throughout the years.
Great Adventure Rides
The thrill rides are the main event at Six Flags Theme Park. You can fly like Superman here with the ultimate feeling of flying that some say is worth the admission itself. If you are tired of being Superman, switch over to being Batman, because there are two rides that simulate his movements around Gotham City. Alcatraz the Ride is something you won’t want to escape from if you are into fast-paced action. Take your turn on Eruption, or El Toro, which is one of the tallest and fastest wooden roller coasters in the world. Medusa was the first floorless roller coaster in the world, and is still providing thrills today. If these rides aren’t enough, try on the Kingda Ka, which just happens to be the tallest, fastest roller coaster on the planet—and it’s all right here at Six Flags in New Jersey. Whether you treat Six Flags as your ultimate destination or just as a daytrip from your Ocean City family vacation, it works great in both roles.
Six Flags Map
If you have younger kids, or if you just aren’t the thrill-seeking type, there are some more tame rides that are sure to please. The Big Wheel, the Dream Street Skyway, Fantasy Fling, Jolly Roger, and Spongebob Squarepants 3D are all family favorites at Six Flags New Jersey.
In addition to the rides, Six Flags Theme Park has shows and events of all kinds that will provide special memories for the kids. “Brunch with Bugs” is a fun photo op for kids to meet the famous Bugs Bunny, which is something that young kids won’t soon forget. Six Flags New Jersey is always cooking up something special, so be sure to check the website before your trip to find out what is happening during your stay.
A couple of quick tips: though very young children can enjoy Six Flags New Jersey, a trip to the Land of Make Believe may better suit these youngsters (and the parents who are responsible for chasing them around). To get the best of New Jersey beaches and theme parks in one, stay in the Seaside Heights Beach and Boardwalk area, which is just a short drive from Six Flags Theme Park.