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Six Flags Great Adventure

Key information

Location:
Jackson, New Jersey, USA

Opening date: 
Jul 1, 1974

Operator:
Six Flags

Official website:
Click here

Located in Jackson, New Jersey, Six Flags Great Adventure is one of the flagship parks in the Six Flags chain. The park is home to two of the world's most highly-regarded roller coasters - twisting, turning wooden beast El Toro, and the towering Kingda Ka. As well as an extensive line-up of other coasters, it is also hosts a number of off-the-shelf kids' rides, many of which are housed in the Bugs Bunny National Park and Safari Kids areas. The formerly self-drive, separately-ticketed safari that neighbored the park is now a guided attraction that is included with park admission, known as Safari Off Road Adventure.

History: Opened at a cost of $10 million in 1974, the Great Adventure complex originally consisted of two separate, but related parks: the child-friendly Enchanted Forest and a drive-through safari. In 1977, it was purchased by Six Flags, which set about adding large-scale attractions such as the Rolling Thunder wooden coaster and Roaring Rapids water ride. Throughout the 1990s, Six Flags Great Adventure remained a relatively minor park in the chain, but this changed dramatically with the construction of the record-breaking Kingda Ka roller coaster in 2005. The enduringly popular El Toro opened a year later, earning the park its current status as a magnet for coaster enthusiasts.

Top Rides and Shows:

Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom
Your rating: None (12 votes)
0 reviews
Safari Off Road Adventure
Your rating: None (5 votes)
1 review
SkyScreamer
Your rating: None (7 votes)
0 reviews
El Toro
Your rating: None (173 votes)
3 reviews
Nitro
Your rating: None (49 votes)
1 review

Top Restaurants:

Best of the West
Your rating: None (7 votes)
0 reviews
Primo’s Pizzeria Nitro
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews
Panda Express
Your rating: None (6 votes)
0 reviews
Kickin’ Chicken Boardwalk
Your rating: None (5 votes)
0 reviews
Macho Nacho
Your rating: None (2 votes)
0 reviews

More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Six Flags Great Adventure.

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