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Six Flags Great Adventure

Key information

Jackson, New Jersey, USA

Opening date: 
Jul 1, 1974

Six Flags

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 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:

WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth
Your rating: None (1 vote)
0 reviews
Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom
Your rating: None (14 votes)
0 reviews
Soaring Eagle
Your rating: None (1 vote)
0 reviews
El Toro
Your rating: None (184 votes)
3 reviews
Safari Off Road Adventure
Your rating: None (7 votes)
1 review

Top Restaurants:

Best of the West
Your rating: None (8 votes)
0 reviews
Chop Six
Your rating: None (7 votes)
0 reviews
Kickin’ Chicken Boardwalk
Your rating: None (6 votes)
0 reviews
Primo’s Pizzeria Nitro
Your rating: None (3 votes)
0 reviews
Garden State Grill
Your rating: None (5 votes)
0 reviews

More information:

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