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Six Flags Announces Polar Coaster Challenge

If the Polar Bear Challenge isn’t daring enough for you, Six Flags Great Adventure is upping the ante this holiday season with the introduction of The Polar Coaster Challenge.

Instead of diving into the ocean (or lazy river in Hurricane Harbor) in your bathing suit, the park is challenging guests to strip to tank tops, shorts and flip flops and the brave 230-foot-tall Nitro roller coaster in frigid temperatures Dec. 7 at noon. The event is part of the fun at the amusement park’s “Holiday in the Park” celebration.

The event will benefit the Special Olympics of New Jersey.

Here is how it works! To participate in the Polar Coaster Challenge, participants must:

  • Reach the height requirement of 54 inches to ride Nitro;
  • Wear a tank top or T-shirt (sleeves must be elbow length or shorter), and shorts (to the knee or shorter);
  • Wear closed-toed shoes; and
  • Sign a photo and video release form and a safety waiver. Anyone under 18 years of age will require a parent or legal guardian signature.

Gloves and hats may be worn. Hats must be secured. No loose articles are permitted on the ride.

The event kicks off the plunge season, which includes their popular Polar Bear Plunges at Wildwood in January and Seaside Heights in February of 2020. The Polar Coaster Challenge is free with theme park admission.

Preregistration is not required. Event check in takes place at 11 a.m., and the event begins at 12 p.m. A group photo will be taken at 12:45 p.m., and the theme park opens to the public at 1 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, go online to