STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Six Flags Great Adventure is opening for the 2021 season on March 27, and guests will be able to make a reservation beginning Tuesday at noon.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Jackson, N.J., theme park will continue to use an online reservation system to manage attendance, schedule guests for entry by day, and staggering arrival times to minimize proximity exposure.
Six Flags will establish attendance caps well below the park’s capacity.
All members, season pass holders, and all guests with a single-day or group ticket will need to make a reservation at https://www.sixflags.com/reserve. Guests who need single-day tickets will be able to reserve during the purchase process.
Guests will enter their online order number, ticket number, or membership/season pass number, select the day and approximate time they want to visit, acknowledge their understanding of the company’s health policy, order pre-paid parking if needed, and watch a brief video describing new social distancing and sanitization procedures.
And for the 2021 season, Six Flags Great Adventure will shatter three world records when it debuts its coaster of legendary proportions this summer — the tallest, fastest and longest single-rail coaster, the Jersey Devil Coaster.
The coaster will tower 13 stories and reach speeds up to 58 miles per hour as riders soar through the dark and foreboding woods along 3,000 feet of track. It’s inspired by infamous New Jersey folklore, and will feature five intense elements, including three dramatic inversions.
According to Six Flags, the park is implementing extensive safety measures and hygiene protocols, including new advanced technology systems. There will be health screenings for guests and employees, face masks will be required, social distancing will be enforced, increased sanitization and disinfecting protocols, and sanitized food preparation and service.
In addition to an online reservation system, new technologies include state-of-the-art thermal imaging for temperature checks, advanced security screening technology for touchless bag checks, and mobile food ordering.
Additionally, the Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure, the world’s largest drive-thru outside of Africa, will open Saturday, March 20, according to Six Flags. The reservation system is already open for the safari.
It will be a contact-free, self-guided animal experience in which guests can learn about 1,200 animals from around the globe by streaming a custom audio tour along their 4.5-mile journey. Most animals are free-roaming and can walk right up to the guests’ vehicle. The 350-acre preserve will debut a plethora of baby animals as well, including bison calves, Asian water buffalo and kangaroo joeys.
For the 2021 season, the safari will introduce a new rare species, the African bongo.
The bongo is the world’s third-largest antelope, native to the continent of Africa. These striking, reddish-brown herbivores have unique white-and-black face markings, body stripes, and long, spiraled horns to aid with camouflage in their natural habitat.
And Six Flags Hurricane Harbor will open for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 15. Reservations for the waterpark will launch Tuesday, May 4, at noon.
This tropically-themed oasis will offer cool refreshment for the entire family with more than 20 high-speed thrill slides, a half-mile lazy river, two massive pools and two interactive kids’ areas.
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