Six Flags Great Adventure to Launch 2022 Season April 2

Theme Park and Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure to Celebrate Spring Break Daily April 9 to 24

By Stacey Jones April 1, 2022

Six Flags Great Adventure will launch the 2022 season April 2. The property will celebrate the largest array of beautification and modernization efforts in the parks’ nearly 50-year history. As guests arrive, they will experience a wide range of enhancements and see dozens of projects in progress that are slated for completion later this spring and summer including new dining, rides, events and animal experiences. 

WHEN: Six Flags Great Adventure operating dates and hours are as follows: 

*April 2 and 3, 9 to 22: 11 am to 7 pm 

*April 23 to 24: 10 am to 8 pm 

Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will operate from 9 am to 4 pm April 2 and 3, and 10 am to 4 pm daily April 9 to 24. 

WHERE: Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari: Route 537, Jackson, NJ 08527

For more information on Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari and Hurricane Harbor, visit this link. 

Six Flags Great Adventure park opening additions include: 

*Entry Pavilion – Guests will begin their theme park adventure at a new front gate pavilion featuring high-tech, touchless security screening; 

*Single Rider Lines – To shorten wait times by filling in every available seat, single rider lines will be available at Jersey Devil Coaster, El Toro, Nitro and Medusa;

*Restaurant Makeovers – Two of the park’s largest indoor restaurants, Yum Yum Café and Granny’s, will feature new floors, décor, menu boards, and traffic flow. Granny’s will also feature a new, outdoor bar; 

*New ‘Giraffe Encounter’ Safari VIP Tour – This new safari VIP experience will take guests on an off-road adventure on open-air trucks. An informative and engaging tour guide will lead guests through seven sections of the Wild Safari and provide an opportunity to hand-feed giraffes at Camp Aventura. Guests can see the safari’s new babies, including three giraffe calves, Sawyer the rhinoceros, red lechwe and sable calves, and more. The Wild Safari also features an expanded, two-lane roadway with five newly paved miles. Tour tickets may be purchased in advance or at the park, and tours will run from the theme park’s Frontier Adventures section weekends through Sept. 4; 

*Digital Maps – With a focus on conservation, Six Flags has transitioned from paper maps to digital maps. Guests will utilize oversized map boards throughout the park and scan a QR code to access the map easily on their phones; 

*Q SMART Technology – To improve the guest experience through enhanced ride line speed and efficiency, Six Flags will transition its’ THE FLASH™ Pass Q-bot to mobile Q SMART technology. From the convenience of a mobile phone and the ease of an app, with the touch of a button guests will be able to maximize their time in the park, spending less time waiting in line and more time enjoying rides, dining, shopping, and entertainment. Guests can purchase THE FLASH Pass for one ride or a full day rental; 

*New Coffee Creations – The park will feature freshly-brewed coffee creations at Sweet Treats, proudly serving Starbucks®; and

*“Wow” Moments – More emphasis will be placed on creating “Wow” moments through fun and memorable guest interactions, beautiful landscaping views including whimsical topiaries and additional seating for relaxation. Other enhancements include hydration stations to refill large water bottles; self-service drink machines for faster service in major dining locations; new pavement; new sod; painting projects including the tent-topped Boardwalk Games Center and Attitudes gift shop in the Boardwalk section, and the Main Street fountain and Buccaneer pools; new retention wall seating in the Lakefront section and a new wooden deck at the classic Buccaneer ride.