JACKSON, NJ -- Six Flags Great Adventure Safari Adventure is going to be roaring back for guests to enjoy as a drive-through experience next week. The popular animal attraction will reopen for active members, season pass holders, and single-day ticket holders with reservations starting on May 27 at 10:00 am. For other guests, the park will reopen on May 30 and operate daily from 9 am to 4 pm, weather permitting.
Advance tickets and reservations are required,and the touchless experience will incorporate new safety procedures for both guests and team members. Guests without advance reservations will not be allowed to enter. Guests looking to make a reservation should check out the Great Adventure Safari Adventure website HERE.
TAPInto Hamilton/Robbinsville first reported the change of the Safari to a drive-thru experience a day after Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order permitting such activity.
According to Six Flags, the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will take guests on a self-guided journey through 1,200 exotic animals from six continents. From the safety and privacy of their own vehicles, guests will slowly wind through 11 simulated natural habitats seeing animals such as giraffes, elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers, bears and baboons. While most animals roam freely in the safari, predators are safely kept behind fences. All animals are clearly visible from car windows.
A new list of safety requirements is available on the park’s website and include keeping all windows, doors, and convertible tops closed; not feeding or touching the animals; no smoking, littering, or stopping; cars, SUVs and consumer pickup trucks with empty beds only – no buses, campers, RVs, commercial vehicles or trucks larger than a consumer pickup truck; maximum speed of 5 mph and maintaining safe distance between other cars and animals.
All vehicles will be inspected prior to entering the safari, rules will be enforced throughout the journey by park staff, and anyone who violates the rules will be ejected from the park without a refund and possibly prosecuted.
Between 1974 and 2012, Six Flags Great Adventure’s Safari operated as a self-drive-through experience. Since 2013, Great Adventure has offered guided truck tours of the Safari. Returning to a standalone, drive-through format enables guests to enjoy the Safari’s 1,200 exotic animals from the privacy and safety of their own vehicles, while allowing for proper social distancing.
Per current state regulations, no additional services will be available. Six Flags encourages guests to plan accordingly for restroom breaks, gasoline, and food. Only portable toilets will be available upon entrance and exit.
Guests can learn all about the animals and their habitats on the park’s website at www.sixflags.com/safari
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