In 2005, it took the crown for the world's tallest, fastest thrill machine when it debuted the rocket coaster, Kingda Ka. Also included in its impressive collection: the wonderful hypercoaster, Nitro, the flying coaster, Superman Ultimate Flight, and the floorless coaster, Bizarro. In 2006, Six Flags Great Adventure unleashed El Toro, a new-age wood coaster that is among the best anywhere.
But the park is more than just an array of thrill rides. In recent years, it has added some extensive themeing and created elaborate shows and attractions geared more for families with younger children. The Golden Kingdom that surrounds Kingda Ka, for example, offers a jungle-themed stage show and Balin's Jungleland, a sprawling area packed with rides, an interactive play structure, and a sprayground. Six Flags Wild Safari, which is included in the cost of park admission, offers an impressive drive-through animal habitat. The Hurricane Harbor water park (separate admission) has enough water slides and rides to fill an entire day of fun.
With about 3 million guests visiting the seasonal park each season, the lines can become overbearing. If you have the resources, and you're planning to visit during prime time, you may want to consider purchasing the Q-Bot electronic FastLane ride reservation transponder. If you really want to splurge, the park also offers a VIP skip-all-the-lines pass as well as guided tours.
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Admission InfoWild Safari and Hurricane Harbor water park require separate admission from the theme park. Combo passes are available. Reduced price for children (under 54"). 3 and under are free. Discounted tickets are often available online. Season pass tickets include admission to all Six Flags parks.
For an additional fee, the park offers the Flash Pass go-to-the-front-of-the-lines program. VIP tours available for an extra fee (which is quite high).
- Kingda Ka rocket coaster
- El Toro hybrid wood coaster
- Nitro hypercoaster
- Superman Ultimate Flight flying coaster
- Bizarro floorless coaster
The Six Flags Wild Safari is a drive-through animal preserve.
Alternate route: Garden State Parkway to Exit 98, I-195 W to exit 16. One mile west on Rte. 537 to Six Flags.
From Philadelphia: Ben Franklin Bridge to Route 38 E. NJ Turnpike N to Exit 7A to I-195 E to exit 16A.
Alternate route: Route 295 N to I-195 E to Exit 16A.
Other Great Adventure Info:
- Six Flags Great Adventure Photo Gallery
- Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park overview
- Six Flags Great Adventure Wild Safari Overview
- Fright Fest Halloween Event Info
- Kingda Ka info, videos, and photos
- El Toro coaster review and photos
- Nitro coaster review and photos
- Bizarro coaster review and photos
- Superman- Ultimate Flight coaster review and photos
New at the Park:
One price will get you into both the theme park and the safari in 2013. Instead of a drive-through experience, Six Flags will provide safari vehicles to see the animals.
Also, Hurricane Harbor will get a new toboggan racing slide attraction
For 2012: SkyScreamer
The spinning swing ride will rise about 24 scream-worthy stories and reach speeds of 40 mph. Six Flags will also be getting a Scrambler spinning ride and new bumper cars.
For 2011, Six Flags Great Adventure shined the light on the "new" (actually recycled from another park) coaster, Green Lantern.