Six Flags reopens Saturday: Here’s what to know before you go

STATEN ISLAND, NY – It’s time to get ready for thrilling rides and experiences, as Six Flags Great Adventure reopens Saturday for the 2022 season.

The Jackson, NJ, theme park invites guests to experience a wide range of upgrades and see dozens of projects in the works opening later this summer, including new restaurants, rides, events and experiences with animals.

Six Flags will be open Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will then open for spring break from April 9 to 22, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will also operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. pm both days this weekend, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily April 9-24.

The theme park and safari will then only open on weekends and some Fridays until the start of daily operations from May 26. Park hours may vary, so be sure to check the Six Flags park operating schedule for more information.

If there are no opening hours listed for a particular date, the park is closed.

Six Flags will only open on weekends and select Fridays until daily operations begin May 26. Six Flags Great Adventure

WHAT’S NEW

This year will feature beautification and modernization efforts throughout the theme park and Wild Safari.

These include: increased capacity and streamlined operations in rides, catering and admissions; new theme and reintroduction of several popular rides for daredevils and junior thrill seekers; aesthetic and comfort improvements in the two parks; the launch of popular food brands and new dining options; a major summer event and more amenities for guests.

Medusa returns

Thrill seekers can expect the return of the snake-haired Gorgon at Frontier Adventures – a seven-loop beast unveiled in 1999 as the world’s first floorless, top-rail roller coaster, Medusa.

The ride was renamed BIZARRO just 10 years later, but will return to its original form with a new color scheme, new logo and a Gold Rush-era story, according to Six Flags.

Junior Thrill Seekers

Six Flags will also complete its two-year revamp of the action-packed section called Jr. Thrillseekers.

Formerly known as Safari Kids, the park’s largest family area will feature eight rides, all perfect for parents to enjoy with their young children, like Lil’ Devil Coaster – Jersey Devil Coaster’s kid-friendly counterpart – and Barnstormer, which returns for 2022. The section will also include shops, restaurants and new shaded seating.

Single passenger lines

Additionally, Six Flags will add single-seat lines to Jersey Devil Coaster, El Toro, Nitro and Medusa. These lines shorten waiting times by filling every available seat.

New Flash Pass Technology

And to enhance the customer experience through increased line speed and efficiency, Six Flags will upgrade its Q-bot THE FLASH Pass to Q SMART mobile technology. Through a mobile app, guests can maximize their time in the park and spend less time waiting in line and more time enjoying the rides, dining, shopping and entertainment.

New Mobile App Features

Another new mobile app feature will allow customers to add their pass to their Google Pay or Apple Wallet to speed up the front door entry experience and reduce waiting time.

Six Flags Great Adventure

The Jersey Devil roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure.Michael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

MORE HIGHLIGHTS

Here’s a look at some of the other highlights of the 2022 season at Six Flags Great Adventure:

  • Restaurant makeovers – Two of the park’s largest indoor restaurants, Yum Yum Café and Granny’s, will reopen with an all-new interior look. New floors, decor, menu boards and circulation will enhance the dining experience.
  • fat burger – Since 1952, Fatburger has been serving delicious meals made to order. Now with over 200 locations worldwide, Fatburger will deliver hot and fresh treats like juicy burgers, creamy milkshakes and skinny fries to Adventure Alley guests.
  • New dining options – The park will expand its culinary options with freshly roasted rotisserie chicken added to the menu at Granny’s, freshly ground coffee creations at Sweet Treats – proudly serving Starbucks – and many additional high-quality offerings.
  • Charging stations for electric vehicles Volta – Compatible with all electric vehicles, units will be available in the theme park, water park and safari car parks.
  • Summer Vibes Festival – As sunny dreams come to life, guests will soak in a kaleidoscope of color at this new summer festival, which runs from July 16 to August 14. -Brilliant shows, shows and colorful curiosities will immerse guests in summer reverie.
  • New animal adventures – The Wild Safari animal care team welcomes three new giraffe calves, a new male rhino and a range of spring babies. The Wild Safari Drive-Thru adventure will feature an all-new audio tour that customers can stream from any mobile device, and a three-lane widened road with five newly paved miles.
  • New “Giraffe Encounter” Safari VIP Tour – The theme park will launch a new VIP safari experience, the Giraffe Encounter Tour. This off-road adventure on military-style open-top trucks will include an informative and engaging tour guide through seven sections of the Wild Safari and the chance to hand-feed giraffes at Wild Safari’s Camp Aventura. Tour guests can also encounter small exotic animals up close. Tour tickets can be purchased in advance or at the park.
  • BATMAN the ride – The epic, floorless, chairlift-style BATMAN The Ride will return with a bold, shiny coat of paint. This five-loop scream machine continues to be a fan favorite as it approaches its 30th anniversary.
New to Six Flags in 2022

New enhancements will be coming to Six Flags Great Adventure in 2022. (Courtesy/Six Flags)

TICKET PRICES

One-day admission to the park is $89.99 per person, but an ongoing sale has tickets as low as $44.99. Children 2 and under are free.

Also new in 2022, Six Flags announced a three-tier pass program, focused on maximizing value and experience for customers.

  • the Pass for thrill seekers is perfect for frequent home park visits. It’s $89.99 per pass. You get access to: all three Jackson-based parks (with certain blackout dates); general parking; a skip-the-line pass on a weekday visit to the theme park only; two special fare tickets for friends and family; Six Flags Rewards.
  • the extreme pass is ideal for experiencing thrills all year round, with no deadlines. It’s $159.99 per pass. It includes: unlimited access to all Six Flags parks; general parking; two junior passes; merchandise and food discounts; two skip-the-line passes on a weekday visit to the theme park only; a one-day catering offer; five special fare tickets for friends and family; Six Flags Awards; a flexible compensation option.
  • the Ultimate Pass offers the best value for everything offered. The $299.99 pass includes: unlimited visits to all Six Flags parks; preferred parking; discounts on goods and doos; a 50% discount on the all-season Flash Pass; 10-meal meal plan; two junior passes; $25 merchandise credit.

For more advantages and savings, with the purchase of an Extreme or Ultimate Pass, two Junior Passes will be offered for each pass purchased. The junior pass is for people under 42 inches tall.

For more information on these tickets, visit www.sixflags.com.

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