Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari and Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey has 13 world class, hair-raising coasters, spectacular shows, concerts and four distinct kids areas. Fun for kids of any age.
What I remember of Great Adventure from my teen years has gotten a little more refined over the years. Six Flags Great Adventure is now more geared toward families and offers more things to do together. The awesome thrill rides and roller coasters are all still there and loads of fun for those looking for such things, but for the rest of the crowd who might not be so adventurous, there’s also now plenty of activities to do together.
You can keep busy at Great Adventure all day. There are rides for all thrill levels, sizes, and interests. With 10 different sections of the park, there’s bound to be an area that suits your group’s taste. Each section also offers shopping as well as dining options so either is never far away. Grab a park map on the way in and scope out the sections of interest to you and you’re on your way. If your kids are smaller, head for Adventure Seaport. There’s a safari for little ones, Looney Tunes Seaport, and a family rapids ride. In Frontier Adventures, there’s Bugs Bunny National Park. In Fantasy Forest, kids can enjoy the carousel, in The Golden Kingdom, cool off in Splash Water Oasis, and in Adventure Alley your smaller guest can hop on Air Jumbo or the Ferris Wheel with you. These rides are in addition to the many that they can ride with a parent or responsible adult, or ride with a group. In addition, the convenience of having rides that are kid-friendly spread across the park like this allows you to accommodate kids no matter where you are.
Great Adventure also offers activities like games of chance, a dolphin show, Houdini’s Great Escape, which is more of a fantasy ride, and safari discoveries to get you up close and personal with animals. While some are at an additional cost, these are nice alternatives to the rides when you need them. All can be done together as a family.
Each section of the park offers dining options, whether you’re looking for a meal or just a snack or dessert. We enjoyed Ben & Jerry’s ice cream while we were there. Great Adventure does offer some healthier meal options including salads, water and vitamin water, but for the most part you’ll have to surrender to the usual amusement park fare.
We found the park to be reasonably clean and not overwhelmingly crowded, although we were there in the evening after the waterpark closed. You can get a discounted pass to Great Adventure if you’ve already purchased a water park ticket for Hurricane Harbor for the day, which may be a nice option if you’re not looking to leave after enjoying Hurricane Harbor, but don’t want to break the bank on another park ticket. If you show your parking receipt from Hurricane Harbor you also won’t have to pay another $22 to park once you arrive. There was still plenty of time for us to enjoy the rides and the lines weren’t too bad at that time either – at least for the family-type rides we headed for. We liked the fact that there were things we could all do at the same time without always splitting up to take the older kids to the thrill rides and the younger one to the kiddie section. Great Adventure is still known for its ginormous roller coasters and thrill rides, yet now there’s a little more you can enjoy as a group, which might make the trip full of more memories for the whole family.
*This review is based on a complimentary visit to Six Flags Great Adventure. I received no other compensation and the business owner did not state any requirements that I express a particular point of view. The opinions I express are entirely my own.
We live about an hour from Great Adventure and my kids love it!
Everyone knows that it has great coasters and is great for older kids and families, but I truly think it's great for little kids as well. My kids are 3 and 7 and we began getting season passes the year my daughter was 3. She is tall for her age and was able to ride the 44inch rides that year (which my son can not even though he is now 3 1/2), but there are 2 fun sections for kids around 36 inches and even several choices for shorter kids if they are with an adult.
We were very sad that they removed the large jungle gym area and Wiggles themed play area, especially since my daughter was just about to be old enough to be able to navigate it by herself. But, instead there is a new small playground with water play features.
With kids at 3 and 7, it is important for us to have 2 adults so my daughter can ride some of the bigger rides with supervision while my little guy hangs out at the kiddie rides. He also loves the looney tune characters and dance shows.
We just traveled to Maryland and visited Six Flags America. We had a great time and loved seeing a new park, but were amazed at just how different the parks are. Great Adventure has significantly more dry rides (SF America combines wet and dry rides in one park).
I'm tempted to take one point away for how incredibly overpriced the food/drinks are (think Disney prices). However, you are able to bring in your own bottled water and we usually pack lots of snacks in our backpack for day trips. And all in all, the season passes are a great deal. and even include admission to all other Six Flags amusement parks.
Six Flags is a great attraction for the Jersey shore. There are A LOT of people that come from far to go here. The best time for people who live here to go is during the week, we live close enough where we could drive out there 30 minutes and stay for a few hours at night. If you plan on going more then two times, highly recommend the season pass which pays for itself. I think the park does a good job in catering to all age groups. Lots of thrills and plenty for the little ones. And when you are done for the day riding on the rides you can ride through the Safari there which is about a 30-45 ride through.
Although this park is not great for the entire family (I don't think it is appropriate for kids under 5.), it is a great find for those families who enjoy going to amusement parks together! The roller coasters here are the best I've found on the east coast. It is well worth the money, and usually not too crowded on the weekdays!
Six Flags is a great amusement park for adults and children. There are lots of roller coasters, as well as small children's rides. It can get pretty busy, so going on a week-day helps. The tickets are expensive, but you can usually get coupons for this park to help with expense.
This is a fun park. It can get VERY crowded on weekends so be prepared to wait in line. Even during the weekdays you will probably still have to wait in line but it won't be as bad. The Flash Pass is WORTH it. I would definitely recommend splurgin on one, to help cut the waiting time on the lines, thus making your trip more enjoyable. The more rides you can go on, the more fun you will have, right? Food is a little pricey but it's an amusement part so it's to be expected. I love that it is not too far.
Six Flags is a really great theme parks for kids (of all ages) & even parents too! Look forward to a fun & adventurous time with the whole family. It's so easy for the time to fly by quick here because there's so many things to do, from the roller coasters to the Wild Safari Animal Park (best time ever!) & there's even a really fun water park, Hurricane Harbor. Take your time to enjoy every part of Six Flags!
Six Flags Great Adventure has been my favorite amusement park since my teen years. The Looney Tunes themed park is filled with excellent rides and activities to entertain people of all ages. There is an ice cream looking shop that still appears in my mind when I think of Great Adventure. It is near the merry-go-round and is always the last place we visit before leaving. This is a wonderful park for creating great family memories.
Six flags has many fun roller coasters, including Kingdaka which is the world's tallest roller coaster. They also have a section for the little kids with a fun water park and a lot of different rides. There is also the safari and a water park (Hurricane Harbor) nearby which you can purchase a combined ticket for. All in all, this is a great theme park, with a variety of fun things for the whole family!
I love visiting this Six Flags when I am in the NYC area because it is classic. Batman, The Ride is one of my favorite rides. It always is a pleasure feeling like a kid again, and entering this park for all it's great rides and summer fare. Flash Pass is worth it for the rides since the wait can get really long. The family always has a great time here! We especially love the safari & all of the animals.
Our family of five went to Six Flags Great Adventure several times when we lived in New Jersey. There are many fun attractions and places to eat. Some of my brothers and sisters were part of an independent marching band called, "South Jersey Wranglers", who performed on opening day one season.
I would recommend this park to tourists and residents. It's a great place for families, especially if you have children.
Six Flags is first of all, great when it comes to prices of admission/season ticket price--it is a great deal! There is a lot to do and many great rollercoasters! The lines can be long as this is a busy park but that is to be expected when you go to a park like this! There is ample parking a great variety of activities to do. Overall a very fun park!
Six Flags Great Adventure always seems to be an amazing experience for me and each of my children. I love going to Six Flags just to see the joy it brings my children everytime. The rides here are thrilling and extremely fun! However, the lines here are pretty bad all the time, so try to get here early or be prepared to wait for a while on line, and I mean A WHILE! Nevertheless, this park is incredible and everyone who has the opportunity should visit Six Flags Great Adventure.
this trip was a solo trip with my daughter who was 3 when we went. we went specifically to see the Wiggles. We also bought a day ticket and paid for parking. The concert location was not at all shaded. I recommend hydrating on gatorade before going on a hot summer day, wearing a hat and sunscreen, and always knowing where the potty is. The wiggles area was cool, she loved the rides. There was also a shaded free show. We got a chicken nugget kids meal in a keepsake lunchbox. right now post cereal-we bough cupcake peebles-have a free kids admission ticket inside.
I have been to Six Flags Great Adventure several times and i still have not to this day rode every ride there it is a great place to go and i especially loved the zoo part about it where you drive through and the animals are just all around you and the monkeys jump up on your car and everything it's absolutely tons of fun!!!!
We were so upset when we arrived because the Kinda Ka was broken and not running. It's the tallest, fastest roller coaster and the whole reason we chose to go to Six Flags instead of Hershey Park.
But once we got inside we saw other rides that were fun for all of us. The little kids loved the Wiggles section, they could ride the Big Red Car! They also loved the log flume and the sky ride. The older kids loved every roller coaster and went on them all (exept the broken down one). The only problem was that they got stuck on the Superman ride for about 20 minutes when it broke down. More of a funny experience for them though than a disappointment.
Next door to this park is a water park and a safari park where you can drive your own car through. We only had time for one this trip but we definitely want to go back. Especially to experience the tallest, fastest when it is working!
Six Flags is the largest amusement park near NYC. It's great fun for the whole family from rides for the adults and kids of all ages - it's worth a visit. There's a wild animal safari where you drive through the exhibit which is fun for every one. If you live close enough it's worth it to get a season pass.