Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari and Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey today announced that it will raise the wages of many positions for the 2021 season.
The parks also released the launch dates for making reservations.
The park said it “many positions” will now pay $15 an hour, which is a $4 an hour increase. Leadership positions will pay more.
Some of those positions will start at $15.
“The most significant wage increases will impact food and beverage operations, custodial services, security, shuttle drivers, and lifeguards,” the park said in a news release.
“It’s a common misconception that we employ mostly teens. We offer incredible growth opportunities for all ages in careers from A to Z, aquatics to zoology,” said Human Resources Director Brad McClain. The parks employ team members as young as 14, and adults of all ages.
The park will hold a virtual job fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 to fill thousands of positions for 2021. Applications can be completed online and interviews and training will be done virtually.
Opening dates announced are:
- March 20 – Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure. Reservations will launch at noon on March 9. The self-guided experience includes an audio tour during the 4.5 mile drive. Most animals are free roaming and can walk right up to the guests’ vehicles. The 350-acre wildlife preserve will debut a variety of baby animals, including bison calves, Asian water buffalo and kangaroo joeys.
- March 27 – Six Flags Great Adventure. Reservations will be available at noon March 16. The park will debut the Jersey Devil Coaster, which is 13-stories tall and reaches speeds up to 58 mph along 3,000 feet of track through woods.
- May 15 – Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. Reservations will launch on May 4. The area has more than 20 rides, a half-mile lazy river, two pools and two interactive areas for kids.
Park reopening dates are subject to change based on local, state, and federal guidelines related to COVID-19. Daily attendance will be limited and all guests are required to make reservations. Face masks are required and temperature screenings will be done on guests and employees. On rides, some seats will be left empty to provide distance between riders.