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Getting Ready to Celebrate 50 | Six Flags Great Adventure Resort

Updated: Mar 19


50th Anniversary Logo - Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure Resort Kick’s Off 50th Anniversary Season on March 16


Milestone year to be celebrated with commemorative Dream Street Pathway, new food & beverage options, signature events, additions to Hurricane Harbor Water Park, a new roller coaster, and the debut of Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa


Six Flags Great Adventure Resort Logo

JACKSON, N.J. ─ March 7, 2024 ─ Six Flags Great Adventure Resort announces the commencement of its 50th anniversary season on March 16. Marking the most substantial investment in nearly two decades, this milestone year introduces an array of new experiences and park enhancements, encompassing retail, dining, and aesthetic upgrades across all three resort properties – Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari, and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Notably, the theme park will be adding its’ 15th roller coaster with the launch of THE FLASH™: Vertical Velocity. And, the destination will be making history with the opening of Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa located right in the middle of one of the largest safaris outside Africa.


THE FLASH™: Vertical Velocity Rendering - Six Flags Great Adventure
THE FLASH™: Vertical Velocity

Six Flags Great Adventure, The World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, will open weekends beginning March 16 before opening daily for Spring Break on March 28-April 7. Guests should come ready to ride record-breaking roller coasters including Kingda Ka, and fan favorites like Nitro, El Toro, and the Jersey Devil Coaster. There will be plenty of milder thrills too, with two areas dedicated specifically to junior thrill-seekers.


In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Wild Safari Park will open March 30 with an all-new Safari Base Camp. This completely reimagined location at the Wild Safari entrance/exit allows guests to experience the Safari Off Road Adventure outside of the theme park. Off-road vehicles with a driver and guide will take guests on an immersive and informative safari tour. The area also includes retail and dining locations, a children’s play area, animal experiences, and more.


Safari Off-Road Adventure In Vehicle - Six Flags Great Adventure
Safari Off-Road Adventure

“Six Flags Great Adventure Resort remains committed to innovation and thrilling adventures, blending the present with a nod to our 50-year history,” says Park President Brian Bacica. “Whether it’s a guest’s first visit or their 50th, everyone, regardless of their thrill level, will discover new attractions, enhanced park features, exciting events, and nostalgic highlights within our resort destination.”


Spring Theme Park Enhancements and Experiences Include:


Dream Street Pathway 50th Anniversary Brick Example - Six Flags Great Adventure
Dream Street Pathway 50th Anniversary Bricks!

  1. NEW Dream Street PathwayIn celebration of the park’s 50th anniversary, guests are invited to become part of the adventure by purchasing an anniversary brick and keepsake. These inscribed bricks will adorn a new pathway located at the theme park’s original entrance

  2. Enhanced Retail and Dining Experiences:

  • Retail Remodels & Rethemes – Mainstreet Market and Thrillseekers shops received upgrades while two favorites, Fright Fest Fanatics and Holiday Memories, are now available to shop all season

  • Restaurant Upgrades – Best of the West Grill & Saloon, Main Street Pub, Kickin’ Chicken Sports Bar, Funnel Cake Factory, and Yum Yum Café will showcase new looks with upgraded interiors

  • NEW Signature Beverage & Food Options – Premium and signature cocktails will be available across the park and three new Roller Coaster Coffee locations will proudly serve Starbucks®. Sweat Treats (formerly Sweet Cakes) will now offer delectable treats like crepes and gelato. The park will also expand gluten-free options at Primos Pizza

  1. Updated Toll Plaza & Parking Areas – Speedy Parking allows registered guests to breeze through the toll plaza before parking in newly designated parking areas including preferred sections and car charging stations at both the water park and theme park

  2. Reimagined Safari Off-Road Adventure – Starting March 30 guests can once again embark on an unforgettable tour through a 350-acre Wild Safari embarking from Frontier Station.

Safari Off-Road Adventure Promo - Six Flags Great Adventure

Coming During The 50th Anniversary Season:

  • NEW THE FLASH™: Vertical Velocity Presented in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and DC, the first triple-launch super boomerang coaster to open in North America rushes forward and backward at nearly 60 miles per hour through a 180-degree twisted drop and zero-G roll



  • NEW Splash Island – Hurricane Harbor opens May 18 with Splash Island, a family-centric area that boasts a new tree-house play structure and seven slides geared for little splash-seekers


Splash Island Hurricane Harbor NJ - Six Flags Great Adventure
Splash Island
  • NEW Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa – Open for bookings starting June 14, guests can stay overnight within the Wild Safari with a first-class, once-in-a-lifetime safari glamping experience in the heart of New Jersey



  • NEW Six Flags Adventure World – Pop in along the Dream Street Pathway for Six Flags essentials


  • NEW THE FLASH™ Store – THE FLASH™ store will feature all of the fan favorites to commemorate the thrilling, new ride experience


  • Nostalgic Enhancements – The Sawmill Log Flume and Giant Wheel (formerly Big Wheel) will receive upgrades while Congo Rapids returns to its original namesake, Roaring Rapids.



Thrilling Event Schedule:


  • Spring Break – March 28 – April 7

  • NEW 50th Anniversary Celebration – Memorial Day through Labor Day enjoy character experiences and special entertainment throughout the park

  • Pride Night – A celebration of the LGBTQ+ community with a thrilling day of rides, music, special events, and activities followed by an evening of dancing and entertainment

  • July 4th Fireworks – Celebrate the biggest holiday of the summer with spectacular fireworks presented by Coca-Cola

  • Oktoberfest – Enjoy German-inspired cuisine and treats, fall-themed décor, musical entertainment, and delicious cold brews

  • Boo Fest – Celebrate the Halloween season with younger thrill seekers offering a variety of activities including trick-or-treating

  • Fright Fest – Weekends in the fall, be thrilled by the terror of haunted houses, scare zones, spooky entertainment, and more

  • Veterans Weekend – Honoring veterans and their service to our country with special exclusive activities and discounts for veterans and their families

  • Holiday in the Park – A magical experience with millions of glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, and more.

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