Six Flags Great Adventure, Green Lantern

Key Information

Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Six Flags
Opening Date
Jul 1,1974
Official Website
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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 Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure is once again a self-drive attraction available at an extra charge.

Park 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


Cyborg Cyber Spin

1 Votes
0 reviews

Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure

10 Votes
1 review

Saw Mill Log Flume

10 Votes
0 reviews

El Toro

238 Votes
3 reviews

Kingda Ka

116 Votes
1 review

Top Places To Eat

User Rating

Sweet Cakes and Cones

21 Votes
0 reviews

Seaport Fishery

18 Votes
0 reviews

Funnel Cake Factory Cakes and Cones

25 Votes
0 reviews

Seaport Eats

40 Votes
0 reviews

Chop Six

34 Votes
0 reviews

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