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Six Flags Great Adventure

Jackson, New Jersey

Six Flags Great Adventure is the country's second-largest theme park at 510-acres.

Located 67 miles south of New York City and 50 miles north of Philadelphia, are three parks – Six Flags Great Adventure theme park, Six Flags Wild Safari animal park, and separate gated Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park. In 2012, Six Flags combined the 350-acre Wild Safari drive-thru park with the theme park creating the second-largest theme park in the U.S., after Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The 160-acre theme park offers more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions in ten themed areas– Main Street, Fantasy Forest, Adventure Alley, Adventure Seaport, Safari Kids, Movietown, Lakefront, Frontier Adventures, Bugs Bunny National Park, Plaza del Carnaval, The Golden Kingdom, and Boardwalk.

The park has been home to many record-breaking rides throughout the years. When Enchanted Forest opened in 1974 it featured the world's biggest tethered hot-air balloon over the entry, the world's longest Log Flume Ride, and the world's tallest Ferris Wheel, Big Wheel, a landmark attraction that operates to this day and illuminates the night with 7,824 energy-saving LED bulbs projecting an animated evening light display. The Skyway also opened with the park, a dual-sided aerial lift connecting the ends of the park, was relocated from the 1964 World's Fair. Two years later the park entrance was moved to a central location and the park renamed Great Adventure.

A year later the park was purchased by Six Flags and became Six Flags Great Adventure. This began a new era for the theme park with the construction of larger, more exciting rides and attractions.

Six Flags Great Adventure has gained a reputation for having world-class roller coasters. The large collection of 13, includes the world's tallest steel coaster– Kinda Ka, one of the world's tallest, fastest, and steepest wooden coasters– El Toro, plus other favorites like Nitro, Superman Ultimate Flight and Bizarro.

Carrying on the tradition of record-breaking thrill rides the park boasts of having the world's tallest vertical drop ride– Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, .

Besides thrill rides, Six Flags Great Adventure offers families with children three separate areas – Adventure Seaport, Safari Kids, and Bugs Bunny National Park.

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Park Information

Park type: Theme Park
Opening year: 1974
Park size: 160 acres
Attractions: 58
Roller Coasters: 13
See: Six Flags Great Adventure Roller Coasters

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Operating Season

April to December

Park Location

1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson, NJ 08527

Phone: (732) 928-2000

Map & Directions

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