Six Flags Wild Safari giraffe

Six Flags Great Adventure has confirmed that guests will no longer be able to drive their own vehicles through its Wild Safari attraction beyond the end of September 2012.

Visitors can currently pay a separate fee to drive through the 350-acre area, which houses a wide variety of animal species. The park will confirm plans for its future on August 30, although it has already revealed via its official Facebook page that all of the animals will be remaining on site

The announcement by Six Flags Great Adventure has strengthened rumors that the park will convert Wild Safari into an on-rails theme park attraction similar in style to Kiliminjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Rhino Rally at Busch Gardens Tampa. It is not known as yet whether the park would continue to charge extra for such an attraction, or if it would incorporate it into its standard line-up.

The drive-through safari attraction has been in place since Great Adventure's opening day in 1974, prior to its takeover by the Six Flags chain.

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