JACKSON, NJ -- Six Flags Great Adventure announced on Thursday that it will soon open its Safari adventure as a drive-through experience. This announcement comes one day after Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order permitting drive-through events while maintaining social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
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.
The theme park is currently finalizing new safety procedures to protect guests, team members, and animals. However, in accordance with state, local, and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19, the theme park and waterpark will remain closed until further notice.
To prevent overcrowding, the Safari experience will require advance registration using Six Flags’ new online reservation system. Once the opening date is confirmed, the reservation system will be activated to allow Members, Season Pass Holders, and single-day ticket holders to make reservations at www.sixflags.com/reserve.
All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. Sales will not be available at the gate, and guests without advance reservations will not be allowed to enter.