Six Flags Great Adventure sent us the following list of all the great stuff going on at the park in May including the date of daily operation which is May 22.
Hurricane Harbor opens on May 28.
We should have media and opening day information for Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom very soon as well. We'll keep you updated.
Academic Adventures: Biology Day – May 1
Six Flags is proud to bring biology students up close and personal with 1,200 animals from six continents in the 350-acre wildlife preserve, and marine mammals such as California sea lions and Asian small-clawed otters in the theme park. Experienced safari tour guides and marine mammal experts lead the day, and complete it with a fun and interactive game show in Showcase Theater. This event must be booked in advance and takes place on exclusive education days when the theme park is only open for schools/educational groups – park is closed to general public.
Cinco de Mayo presented by Ortega® – May 4
Six Flags Great Adventure will celebrate Cinco de Mayo presented by Ortega® on May 4 with a Fiesta Event featuring games, activities and trivia beginning at 1 p.m. Additionally, guests with valid event wristbands will be able to enjoy exclusive ride time on select rides 30 minutes after the park closes. Theme park admission is required to participate.
Academic Adventures: Safari Off-Road Education – May 6, 7, 13, 14
Now incorporating the new Safari Off Road Adventure, Six Flags takes students grades K-6 on a journey in learning with 1,200 animals from six continents through the 350-acre wildlife preserve lead by experienced tour guides. This program is limited to 400 students per day, and tickets are $19.99 + tax per person. This event must be booked in advance and takes place on exclusive education days when the safari is only open for schools/educational groups – theme park is closed to general public.
Theme Park Daily Operation Begins – May 22
Six Flags Great Adventure, which has been operating weekends since April 12, 2014, will begin daily operation May 22. For a full operating calendar with daily opening and closing times and a complete list of special events, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.
TEEN TRUTH Anti-Bullying Day – May 23
TEEN TRUTH gives youth a voice, challenges you to think differently, and empowers everyone to be the difference in the movement against bullying. Featuring the most dynamic speakers, student-shot films and issue-focused programs in the industry, Teen Truth builds safe and connected school communities around the world. Assembly will take place at 10:30 a.m. (subject to change). Ticket and pricing information is available online.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Opens for the 2014 Season – May 24
Six Flags Great Adventure will celebrate Memorial Day weekend with the 2014 season opening of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. The 45-acre, elaborately-themed water park is one of America’s largest, and features a million-gallon wave pool, one of the country’s longest “lazy rivers,” a giant, two-story family water playground, and more than 25 high-speed thrill slides. The park’s signature water slides include the six-slide Big Wave Racer, the giant Tornado and venomous King Cobra.
R5 Concert: MIKE AND IKE® ZOURS® Six Flags Summer Concert Series – May 25
R5 released their EP, Ready Set Rock, in 2009 and in April 2012 they signed a record deal with Hollywood Records. For the past two years, they have been headlining and selling out shows across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. In early 2013, R5 put out another four-song EP titled Loud as they racked up their followers and fans on social media. Music has not been the only success for this foursome family from Denver, CO (plus a friend), with two of the brothers landing roles on Fox’s Glee and Disney Channel’s Austin and Ally. The concert is included with theme park admission or Season Pass in the Plymouth Rock Assurance® Arena and begins at 6 p.m.
More information is available at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure or by calling 732/928-2000.
Welcome to another addition of our Six Flags Mountain Mountain updates. We were up at the park this weekend to check out the parks inaugural Easter Celebration which consisted of some Easter themed games and an Easter Egg Hunt.
In addition, the new sports bar has opened replacing Mooseburger lodge. We'll take a look inside and give you our review. We'll also have a look at the construction going on throughout the park.
Parks across the Six Flags chain held their first Easter Weekend festivities and if the crowds at Magic Mountain are any indication, it was a very popular event.
If you wanted to participate you had to get to the park early. We were at the park about 9:30am and if it wasn't for the fact I reached out to the park on Friday about covering the event we wouldn't have been able to get in.
The event was held in the Grande Oak Picnic Pavilion
The table of prizes that would be awarded to the winners.
The event started off with an Easter Bunny Hop which Nicholas and Kelly from SFMM were more than happy to demonstrate. It was a pretty hilarious moment.
They separated the groups of kids for the Easter Bunny Hop which was a good idea.
The event seemed very popular but I think the park needs to start it earlier next year. By 10:20 there were lots of people leaving the event due to early entry for the Gold Passholders. But overall, for a first year event, very well done and I would anticipate them expanding this in the future.
Bugs Bunny World and Speedy Gonzales Construction
A little more work done on Speedy Gonzales since our last update.
The sign at the entrance to Bugs Bunny World hasn't been installed yet, but it's received some nice rock-work.
Nothing else in the area has been touched since our last update.
Full Throttle Sports Bar
The Full Throttle Sports Bar opened up this weekend and I have to admit I'm pretty happy with the results.
A look inside from the entry area
The waiting area is bleachers, I thought this was a nice touch.
The entry area.
A look at the main seating area
There are easily 30-40 TV's in the restaurant and instead of the tree that was in Mooseburger there is a kind of scoreboard in the middle of the main seating area.
A look at the menu that comes on a coaches clip board.
The "Slap Shot" which is pretty much the Turkey Sandwich that was also on the Mooseburger Menu. Next time I'm going to try one of the burgers.
The "Hat Trick" which was a Tri Tip sandwich. They were also nice enough to put the cole slaw on the side for my son since he didn't want it on his sandwich. I tried it and it was very good and a bit tangy.
It's going to take about 4-5 visits to try everything that sounds good on the menu, and that's a good thing. Just FYI though, I ordered a Fat Tire on tap and it was $9.50. Nice to have beer on tap, but I don't even think Disney on-tap prices are that high.
Let's take a birds eye view of the new restaurant
The walls are also adorned with memorabilia which is another nice touch.
A couple of logos for the restaurant are also on the 2nd level.
Once you exit the restaurant you have a small bit of "High Sierra Territory" between the restaurant and the actual Full Throttle ride. As much as I love the Log Jammer building I'm going to guess that it's not going to last too much longer. If you are sitting on the 2nd floor of the restaurant you'd be able to see the ride if it wasn't for this building.
Overall i'd give the theme of the restaurant an 8/10. It is exactly as promised, it's a Sports Bar. Sure you are going to find many similar restaurants outside of theme parks but I think the point is that Mom and Dad can sit inside and catch a game while the kids are riding. And that's exactly what the park is hoping for.
The food and service was also very good. You could tell they were still going through the steps that would come with any opening weekend but more familiarity will come in time.
Roaring Rapids recently came back from it's yearly rehab so I figured I'd arm myself with the waterproof camera and we'd take a ride .This is one of very few area's of the park that hasn't changed since the rides debut and it remains one of the better rapids rides.
Being that it's a waterproof camera, you may see a few water spots on some of the pictures.
I did ask the ride ops if it was ok to take pictures, please don't ever take on-ride pictures without asking. Six Flags Magic Mountain expressly forbids on-ride pictures on any of their coasters.
I love that they've kept this area of the park "Wilderness" and untouched.
Next time you are at the park make sure you take the time to ride this great rapids ride.
Around The Park
A few things going on around the park as the they continue to get ready for summer operations and Grad Nite.
Getting ready to construct the stage outside of DC Universe
The Grad Nite/Full Throttle Nights stage is being reconstructed and looks to be MUCH bigger than last year. Also looks like it may be more of a permanent addition this time.
X2 is now enforcing the locker policy 100% (no exceptions). So make sure you have $1 if you have bags and want to ride X2. Personally, I always get a locker for X2 even when I don't have a bag for my keys/phone. I lost my phone on Colossus during our visit and was lucky to get it back. Wouldn't have been so lucky on X2.
Looks like the coasters in the park are getting new Flash Pass signs. We noticed a few had been changed like this one at Colossus.
Some new ad on Tatsu.
The permanent sign has been added to the new Jelly Belly store.
I think this was for one of the fog machines for Fright Fest. Hopefully this means more fog in the area between Viper and Tatsu!!
Lastly, a couple of Hurricane Harbor notes.
Whatever work they were doing on the Family Raft Ride has completed.
The chairs for the park have been brought out from storage. The opening of the water park isn't too far off!!
We didn't see any visible work being done on the new Bonzai Pipelines although we could hear them working in the area. They have some work to do if they are going to get the new slides open in time for Memorial Weekend (when the park opens).
That's going to wrap it up for this update.We should have another update for you soon, but hopefully not too soon (because that will mean I lost the bet with Great American Thrills).
If the LA Kings lose I have to ride X2 wearing a Sharks shirt and if the San Jose Sharks lose Kris has to ride Gold Striker wearing a Kings shirt.
Hope you all had a nice Spring Break. Summer is coming and many more parks will be opening soon.
Throughout May we are going to have some updates from parks like Adventureland, Six Flags Great America, Kennywood, Six Flags St. Louis, Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas, Adventuredome, Six Flags Great Adventure, Sea World Orlando and Walt Disney World!!!
This weekend (April 12th) marks opening weekend for Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags New England.
Six Flags parks will be opening in the next couple of months and we will keep you updated on opening dates and any deals the parks may be having leading up to opening day.
Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom are open year-round on weekends.
Six Flags Great Adventure - Opens April 12th
Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari’s 40th year begins April 12 with the debut of three adorable lion cubs, new shows and special events, and a countdown to the opening of the world’s tallest drop ride, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom.
Guests can see the park’s three newest lion cubs, Kanu, Kondo and Kiume, on the Safari Off Road Adventure in Camp Aventura beginning April 12, weather permitting. The trio, born earlier this year, made news when the Six Flags Animal Care Team began hand-raising them after their mothers could not adequately care for them. The playful cubs will spend most of the season at Camp Aventura, and eventually be introduced to the lion pride in the Kingsland section.
Early Season Shows & Events
The Safari’s animal experts re-launch popular Safari education programs in 2014. Safari Off Road Education offers students K-6 a journey in learning with 1,200 animals from six continents in the 350-acre wildlife preserve. Biology Day targets high school students with a special focus on land and marine biology. These programs, reserved for schools, operate when the theme park is closed. Schools can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Entertainment abounds this season with Six Flags Street Party, We Got the Beat character show, and edu-tainment presentations featuring California sea lions and Asian small-clawed otters beginning April 12. In mid-May, the Animal Training Team will debut Paw and Disorder – Animals on Patrol, a new show in the Safari Kids’ Adventure Theater. Detectives of all ages can help solve this crazy caper while encountering hilarious hijinks along the way. Dress rehearsals and early previews will be open to guests in early May.
The park’s concert series kicks off with chart topper Jason Derulo on Easter Sunday, April 20, presented by Coca Cola. Derulo’s pop/R&B hits have earned him MTV Video Music Awards, Teen Choice and American Music awards since 2010, and most recently landed him on the Billboard Hot 100 with “The Other Side, “Marry Me” and “Dirty Talk.” The concert is free with park admission in the Plymouth Rock Assurance® Arena (formerly the Northern Star Arena) at 4 pm.
The diverse special events series begins April 26 and 27 with a new event, the Fast Tracks and Food Trucks Festival. Guests can enjoy a variety of cuisines ranging from barbecue and tacos to hibachi and sliders, plus sweets including gourmet waffles and cupcakes. More than 20 trucks will be available from 12 to 7 pm, and seven award-winning New Jersey wineries will also be on hand from 1 to 6 pm for sampling and wine purchases. The festival is included with theme park admission; wine sampling and food requires an additional fee. Tickets may be purchased online with the promo code TRUCK.
Dining & Season Pass News
To expand the park’s everyday dining options, the new Garden State Grill opens April 12 in the Boardwalk section and feature specialty burgers, including turkey and veggie burgers and a variety of toppings. The Great Character Café goes “retro,” nearly returning to its original theme from 1974. Renamed the Yum Yum Café, the restaurant serves traditional fare plus ice cream.
Six Flags Season Pass holders and Members will experience a new, expedited pass processing system featuring biometrics. When guests arrive at the front gate with their ticket voucher, a scanner processes an image of their finger and assigns a unique set of numbers that are used to validate the pass holder’s card. For return visits to the park, a guest simply scans their card and finger for a match to gain entry, which eliminates the need for the photo.
The Season Pass Dining Program returns for a second season. This program offers incredible value, and includes up to two meals per day for unlimited days during the 2014 season in most of the park’s most popular dining locations for one low price.
Counting Down to Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom
Six Flags Great Adventure shatters the world record for tallest drop ride with the addition of the 41-story Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, slated for a Memorial Day Weekend opening.
Connected to the iconic Kingda Ka roller coaster—the 456-foot monster that ranks as the world’s tallest coaster and fastest in North America—Zumanjaro will hoist riders 415 feet into the sky and rocket them back to Earth at 90 miles per hour while Kingda Ka trains launch right toward them at speeds of up to 128 miles per hour.
"Thrillseekers around the world are counting down to the opening of Zumanjaro,” said John Fitzgerald, park president. “Zumanjaro solidifies Six Flags Great Adventure’s dominance as the Northeast’s thrill capital and is precisely the world-class, record-breaking attraction our guests have come to expect. With its extreme height and speed, Zumanjaro will bring out the ultimate thrillseekers and leave others watching in awe, planted firmly on the ground.”
Three soaring Zumanjaro towers will be built on the face of the massive Kingda Ka coaster. Each drop tower will feature a gondola with eight riders. The gondolas will rise to the top of the tower in approximately 30 seconds. Riders will pause for a few terrifying moments, 41 stories in the air—even higher than London’s Big Ben and twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty—allowing them to catch a glimpse of the skyscrapers in Philadelphia 52 miles to the south before gravity plunges them back to ground level in less than 10 seconds.
Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari opens for the 2014 season April 12. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.
Six Flags New England - Opens April 12th
Be the first to ride Six Flags New England's legendary collection of world-class coasters and fan favorites on Opening Weekend, April 12-13.
Everyone knows that Six Flags is the Thrill Capital of New England with the biggest, fastest, most utterly insane thrill rides on Earth – but are you brave enough to ride them? Grab a seat if you dare on the BATMAN: The Dark Knight or Mind Eraser and show these coasters who’s boss. We hear some of you enjoy rides that whirl and swirl while you zig and zag. Well hang on tight because Tomahawk and Pandemonium are ready to spin you till you have a laugh attack. Have some junior daredevils along for the ride? Your tykes will love our kids rides and family rides like the Teacups and Stampede Bumper Cars.
There are some things in life that we all enjoy — like good times with friends, great food and of course funnel cakes! You only have to wait till Opening Weekend to treat your crew to all three… just save some room for cotton candy and Dippin' Dots. After you sample your favorite delectable theme park favorites, satisfy your hunger for great entertainment at Six Flags’ shows.
Take your friends and family on a adventure this spring they’ll never forget — mark your calendar because the fun all starts on Opening Weekend, April 12-13. What's the best part? The Six Flags New England 2014 Season Pass makes this "stay-cation" the ultimate deal. With unlimited visits all season, free tickets for friends on select days and hundreds of dollars worth of in-park savings, this is one sweet deal you can’t afford to miss.
Six Flags St. Louis - Opens April 5th
Six Flags St. Louis opens this weekend, check out this special offer for those visiting the park this weekend!!!
Six Flags St. Louis is celebrating the opening of the 2014 season on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6 with the Go Big, Go Green, Go Six Flags for MDA campaign.
The theme park is offering a special $20.14 ticket to guests who wear green on opening weekend, or purchase tickets online in advance with $1 being donated back to the local Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Season pass holders will be introduced to a biometric entry system to make their experience faster and more convenient.
Six Flags St. Louis is open for weekend operation only from April 5 through May 11. Hurricane Harbor opens for the season on May 24.
Guests can enjoy a season of thrills and fun with a 2014 Season Pass. Guests who purchase and process four or more Season Passes by April 20 will receive one free season parking pass. A Season Pass offers the best value with unlimited visits to the theme park and water park, special eCoupon offers and admission to all Six Flags theme parks.
To learn more, visit sixflags.com/stlouis.
Six Flags America - Opens April 5th
Opening Day Fun! The park opens on April 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Be sure to get here early on April 5 because you won't want to miss the Mardi Gras parade led by Eleanor Roosevelt High School's jazz band, Dixieland Combo! The new Gator King character will lead Dixieland Combo, with other Mardi Gras characters and guests, on a festive parade through the park and into the newly themed Mardi Gras area at approximately 11 a.m. As supplies last, we will be giving away lots of fun and festive beads, masks and even some yummy beignets right before the parade starts!
What's New! Experience the debut of our two new attractions on Opening Weekend with the newly themed Mardi Gras section and French Quarter Flyers! This unique family-friendly attraction features eight individual flying cars. Each vehicle has a stationary rear wing and a moveable front wing and can travel at speeds up to 40 miles-per-hour! You will be the pilot and control your own riding destiny as you pump up the thrill for a more intense, wild flight, or simply sit back, take it easy, and enjoy the ride.
Opening Weekend is your first opportunity to return to the park for all your favorite thrills, like Apocalypse and SUPERMAN: Ride of Steel. Enjoy delicious foods like cheese burgers, hot dogs, and funnel cakes plus plenty of healthier food options like grilled chicken sandwiches, Mediterranean salad, and glutton-free foods. Don’t forget the shows, the brand new Legends of the Arena: A Gladiator Stunt Show and LOL! a laugh out loud improve show. For both shows the audience determines the outcome of the actors!
Best Deal AroundExperience the thrills of Six Flags America all year with a 2014 Season Pass. A Season Pass offers unlimited visits and comes with in-park savings on food, games and souvenirs, free tickets for friends and access to exclusive events. You'll want to return again and again for hot summer thrills, Hurricane Harbor and Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS®. Or purchase a Membership and get all of the same benefits as a Season Pass for a low monthly price.
Six Flags Over Texas - Opens March 1st
Be the first to ride Six Flags Over Texas' legendary collection of world-class coasters and fan favorites on Opening Weekend Presented by JustGreen™. Everyone knows that Six Flags is the world headquarters for the biggest, fastest, most utterly insane thrill rides on Earth – but are you brave enough to ride them? Grab a seat if you dare on the epic Titan or BATMAN™: The Ride and show these coasters who’s boss. We hear some of you enjoy rides that whirl and swirl while you zig and zag. Well hang on tight because Pandemonium and Crazy Legs are ready to spin you till you have a laugh attack. Have some junior daredevils along for the ride? Your tykes will love our kids rides and Mini Mine Train.
There are some things in life that we all enjoy — like good times with friends, great food and of course funnel cakes! You only have to wait till Opening Weekend to treat your crew to all three… just save some room for cotton candy and a Pink Thing. After you sample your favorite delectable theme park favorites, satisfy your hunger for great entertainment at Six Flags’ incredible live music shows and performances.
Opening Weekend Special
Take your friends and family on a adventure this spring they’ll never forget — mark your calendar because the fun all starts on Opening Weekend, March 1-2. And as part of our Opening Weekend celebration, you can purchase tickets online for the amazingly low price of JUST $19.99 each. This deal isn't available at the park so buy online now. Tickets may be used March 1 or 2.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Opens March 1st
Take your friends and family on a adventure this spring they’ll never forget — mark your calendar because the thrills start on Opening Weekend, March 1-2. The fun doesn't stop there! We are open daily for Spring Break, March 8-16. What's the best part? Extreme coasters and awesome rides for the entire family including our epic Iron Rattler!
The Iron Rattler roller coaster is a unique technological marvel that combines classic wooden support structure with modern track and rails crafted of steel, allowing for unprecedented smooth and swift over-banked turns and inversions never before experienced on either a traditional steel or wooden coaster.
Enjoy exhilarating park favorites such as SUPERMAN Krypton Coaster, Goliath and soaring thrills on SkyScreamer! Towering 200 feet above the ground, SkyScreamer surpasses the height of the park’s quarry walls. Thirty-two guests board the ride and sit two across in open air swings. Climb to the top of the SkyScreamer tower while spinning round and round. At full swing, you'll soar in a 98-foot circle at speeds of 40 mph with the rest of the park far below your dangling feet.
There are some things in life that we all enjoy — like good times with friends, great food and of course funnel cakes! You only have to wait till Opening Weekend to treat your crew to all three…just save some room for cotton candy. After you sample your favorite delectable theme park favorites, satisfy your hunger for great entertainment at Six Flags Fiesta Texas' incredible live music shows and performances.
Six Flags Over Georgia - Opens March 15th
Be the first to ride Six Flags Over Georgia's legendary collection of world-class coasters and fan favorites. Everyone knows that Six Flags is the world headquarters for the biggest, fastest, most utterly insane thrill rides on Earth – but are you brave enough to ride them?
Grab a seat if you dare on the epic Goliath, Georgia Scorcher or BATMAN: The Ride and show these coasters who’s boss. We hear some of you enjoy rides that whirl and swirl while you zig and zag. Well hang on tight because Dare Devil Dive and Gotham City Crime Wave are ready to take you for a spin till you have a laugh attack. Have some junior daredevils along for the ride? Your tykes will love our kids rides and Wile E. Coyote Canyon Blaster.
There are some things in life that we all enjoy — like good times with friends, great food and of course funnel cakes! You only have to wait till Opening Weekend to treat your crew to all three… just save some room for cotton candy and Dippin' Dots. After you sample your favorite delectable theme park favorites, satisfy your hunger for great entertainment at Six Flags’ incredible live music shows and performances.
Take your friends and family on a adventure this spring they’ll never forget — mark your calendar because the fun all starts on Opening Weekend, March 15-16. What's the best part? The Six Flags Over Georgia Season Pass makes this "stay-cation" the ultimate deal. With unlimited visits all season, free tickets for friends on select days and hundreds of dollars worth of in-park savings, this is one sweet deal you can’t afford to miss.
MUST Ministries Opening Weekend Food Drive
Celebrate opening weekend at Six Flags Over Georgia and give back to the community at the same time!
Six Flags Over Georgia is once again partnering with MUST Ministries to host an Opening Weekend Food Drive to help the MUST Ministries food bank. Donate six or more non-perishable food items and you'll receive one coupon to get into the park for only $20.14 plus tax on March 15-16.
The donation center will be located near Guest Relations so stop by with your food items to receive your discount coupon before heading to the ticket booths. Each guest will need six items to receive a $20.14 coupon.