Six Flags to Celebrate 50 Years; Opening Day March 16

Six Flags Great Adventure Resort , Jackson, opens in nine days (March 16) , and the park is celebrating its 50th anniversary season with the addition of its 15th roller coaster,  THE FLASHÔ: Vertical Velocity, new experiences and the opening of Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa located right in the middle of one of the largest safaris outside Africa.

Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa, which the park describes as “a one-of-a-kind Wild Safari experience,” opens June 14.

“Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa is an overnight oasis offering exclusive panoramic views within our 350-acre Wild Safari which is home to over 1,200 animals from six continents,” park literature states. “Access to all 3 Six Flags Great Adventure theme parks is included in your stay. Various package options including behind-the-scenes encounters and VIP experiences may be added to your overnight stay for an additional cost.”

It continues: “Experience a getaway that redefines vacation expectations through unparalleled views and once in a lifetime experiences with accommodations featuring modern luxury with an exotic flare. Each luxury suite offers a private bathroom and access to outdoor entertainment, fire pits, restaurant & bar, spa services, event meeting space and more.”

Additionally, Hurricane Harbor will open May 18 with a new area, Splash Island, a family centric area that boasts a new tree-house play structure and seven slides geared towards younger guests.

Six Flags Great Adventure, The World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, will open weekends beginning March 16 before opening daily for Spring Break March 28-April 7.

In celebration of it’s 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.

“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.”

Six Flags Great Adventure Resort offers Season Pass holders exclusive benefits, including access to multiple parks, and discounts on food and merchandise, starting as low as $13/month after initial payment.

The Six Flags Great Adventure Resort properties are hiring now for the 2024 season. More than 10 diverse departments are hiring, with most wages ranging from $15 to $20 per hour. Applicants must be at least 14 years old. Interested applicants can text FUN to 732-307-6688, log on to or visit the Employment Center daily from 11 am to 7 pm. The Six Flags Great Adventure Employment Center is located at 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ, next to 607 Monmouth Road, Cream Ridge, NJ, approximately ½ mile west of the main park entrance.

Spring theme park enhancements and experiences include:

  • *NEW* Dream Street Pathway – In celebration of the park’s 50-year 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;
  • 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;

  • 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;
  • 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.

Coming during the 50th anniversary season:

  • *NEW* THE FLASHTM: 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;
  • *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 FLASHTM Store – THE FLASHTM store will feature all of 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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