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Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Boulevard, Jackson, New Jersey, 08527 USA
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Rides & Attractions Trip Reports Park Guide Videos Nostalgia Park Maps Discussion
Roller Coaster Photos
Batman and Robin: The Chiller
Batman: The Ride
Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train
Dark Knight
El Toro
Green Lantern
Great American Scream Machine
Kingda Ka
Road Runner Railway
Rolling Thunder
Runaway Mine Train
Skull Mountain
Superman - Ultimate Flight

Other Ride Photos
Big Wheel
Congo Rapids
Deja Vu
El Diablo
Enchanted Tea Cups
Fender Benders
Houdini's Great Escape
Jolly Roger
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis
Log Flume
Parachute Training Center: Edwards AFB Jump Tower
Safari Off Road Adventure
Soarin Eagle
Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom
Ctybirg Cyber Spin (new for 2018, need photos)

TPR Trip Reports
USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff
TPR's Road to Cedar Point Tour 2011
Green Lantern Media Day
Theme Park Review's 2008 East Coast Trip
Elissa and Robb finally ride El Toro: April 22, 2007

TPR Member Photo Trip Reports
October 25th, 2014 by cfc
May 20th, 2013 by adamico2
August 4th, 2011 by mattnz
August 10th, 2008 by Hhappy
June 3rd, 2008 by sfne2005
July 1st, 2007 by DerekRx
September 26th, 2006 by pkdcoaster
May 16th, 2006 by gmoney422
April 2nd, 2006 by DerekRx
September 18th, 2005 by CoasterFanatic

The following attractions coasters should not be missed: Batman: The Ride, El Toro, Kingda Ka, Bizarro, Joker and Nitro. Non-coaster fans who like heights will enjoy Zumanjaro, Sky Screamer, Edwards AFB Parachute Jump and the SkyWay. Houdini's Great Escape provides surprising fun as one of the only two Vekoma Mad Houses in the US.. Safari Off Road Adventure is a one hour excursion to see the animals in the old safari area, but lines build quickly for this family favorite.

If you're going to try and ride all of the coasters in one day, do the following: Be at the park before it opens. Head to Kingda Ka and/or El Toro first, followed by Bizarro, Runaway Mine Train and Joker. Then head to the Boardwalk area for Superman Ultimate Flight and Green Lantern. Then head to Movie Town for Batman: The Ride, Nitro, Skull Mountain (the last car of Skull Mountain is a must), and The Dark Knight.

It is highly advisable to purchase a Flash Pass to make getting all of the coaster credits easier, especially on July/August/October weekends or busy summer weekdays.
The boardwalk area is the closest thing to a food court with best variety and tastiest of food selections: Boardwalk Steak and Fries (good cheesesteaks) Garden State Grill and Asain (Ichiban Tea House/Chicken Express) all are indoors with AC.

Macho Nacho has become a favorite eatery in the park for many locals and also serves alcohol. Name-brand food chains in the park include Panda Express, Johnny Rocket's, and Cold Stone Creamery.

Best of the West has sub-par BBQ but also serves beer.
Operating Season
The park is open from April until the end of October, with daily operation staring in May and ending in September.
Established Seasonal events
The park also hosts Fright Fest every year rom mid-September to the end of October. Holiday in the Park was also recently added as a seasonal event with limited rides open.
Access & Location
The park is located off I-195 in Jackson, NJ.
From New Jersey and New York: NJ Turnpike to Exit 7A, I-195 E to Exit 16A.
Alternate route: Garden State Parkway to Exit 98, I-195 W to exit 16. One mile west on Rte. 537 to Six Flags.

From Philadelphia: Ben Franklin Bridge to Route 38 E. NJ Turnpike N to Exit 7A to I-195 E to exit 16A.
Alternate route: Route 295 N to I-195 E to Exit 16A.

It is possible to get to the park using public transportation from New York City or Philadelphia. NJ Transit sells combination bus ticket/admission ticket

From NYC - Port Authority - New Jersey Transit Bus Route 308 goes to Great Adventure with one stop at Penn Station in Newark. Those flying into Newark can catch a train from Newark Airport to Newark's Penn Station. This trip will take about 1 hour 50 minutes.

From Philadelphia - New Jersey Transit Bus Route 318 originates at the Philadelphia Bus terminal (runs only on weekends). This trip will take about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Nearby Lodging
The closest chain hotel is Radisson in Freehold, but a cheaper option is a Days Inn on Route 9 in Freehold. These will be 15 minutes from the park.

About 20-25 minutes to the west of the park at Exit 8 (East Windsor/Highstown) on the New Jersey Turnpike there are Days Inn, Holiday Inn, and Quality Inn.

Camping in the area can be found at Timberland Lake Campground (Camp Sites and Cabins) or the Laurel Pond Resort (Cabins and RVs)
Virtual Queue Options
The park offers the Flash Pass electronic queuing system, in both regular and "gold" versions. For pricing and other information, please visit the official park website:
Animal exhibits exist at the midway point of the Safari Off Road Adventure.

The park also features a number of concerts throughout the season. Consult the official park website for the latest concert and entertainment offerings.
Green Lantern Roller Coaster POV
Kingda Ka Roller Coaster POV
Viper Off-Ride POV
Batman & Robin The Chiller Off-Ride POV
Nitro Roller Coaster POV
Zumanjaro Drop of Doom POV
El Toro Wooden Roller Coaster POV

1978 Park Brochure - Mark's Postcard Paradise
1979 Park Brochure - Shane's Amusement Attic
1980 Park Brochure - Shane's Amusement Attic
Mark's Postcard Paradise - FreeFall
Mark's Postcard Paradise - Batman and Robin: The Chiller
Mark's Postcard Paradise

Park Maps
2016 Park Map
2015 Park Map (Holiday in the Park)
2015 Park Map
2014 Park Map
2013 Park Map
2012 Park Map
2011 Park Map
2010 Park Map
2009 Park Map
2006 Park Map
2005 Park Map
2004 Park Map
1997 Park Map

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