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SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE
& Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Jackson, New Jersey
Six Flags Theme Parks

 

 

 

 

icon_STOPPark News - (3/25/22) We saw it happen last year at Cedar Point and a few others parks in need of staffing, where the parks offered to pay $20 per hour. Six Flags Great Adventure is now offering a new twist on the $20 / hour pay offer for this year’s employees. According to Six Flags the park will be paying somewhere between $15 to $20 an hour for most positions, but for ride operators it seems the pay-scale will be flexible based on when they work. Ride Ops will start at $15 per hour for day shifts, $16 per hour for night shifts and on Saturdays, Holidays and special event shifts (like Fright Fest) they will be eligible for $16 to $18 per hour.
    For comparison’s sake, Six Flags says that pre-COVID in 2019, the pay for Ride Ops started at just $12 per hour. Currently the flexible pay-scale offer is just for those looking to get hired as Ride Ops, but depending on how hiring goes at the park for the season, the program may be expanded to other departments and positions.
 
    (3/2/22) According to Six Flags Great Adventure, the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will continue to run as a separate attraction once again for the 2022 season. For years the safari ran as a stand-alone attraction but that changed in 2013 when the park internalized the tour and ran guests through the area in their own off-road trucks as part of the launch of the Safari Off-Road Adventure. In 2020 however the attraction became a self-driven tour once again, as the COVID pandemic and push for socially distant attractions allowed it to return, as guests could enjoy it from the safety of their own vehicles.
    Look for the Safari to open on March 19, 2022 while Six Flags Great Adventure itself wont be ready to open until April 2, 2022.
 
    (2/10/22) It has been awhile since we’ve heard anything about El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure. The popular wooden coaster was shut down early last season after a train experienced a partial de-rail in mid-ride last season. According to this local news report El Toro is expected to reopen sometime this Spring, following “extensive testing, inspections, and state certification.”
 
    (12/22/21) Six Flags Great Adventure’s spectacular winter festival, Holiday in the Park and its Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience, will operate daily through the holidays for the first time ever, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Plus, the theme park will host a dynamic New Year’s Eve fireworks show at 9 pm.
    For all the official details and schedules, visit the official Six Flags Great Adventure website.
 
    (11/15/21) While we haven’t heard anything about about what may be going on, you can see some footage showing off the new paint colors being tested on Bizarro at Six Flags Great Adventure in the video below. However, no way to know if this really means a retheme to Riddler, as they always be looking to turning it back into Medusa, or they may opt to not use those colors at all if they don’t like how the test paint looks. We’ll have to wait and see when the crews arrive to begin repainting the entire coaster.

 
    (11/7/21) Is something strange going on with Bizarro at Six Flags Great Adventure? I’m told that a section of the ride after the loop has been repainted to have green track with orange supports, instead of the normal dark blue / purple color scheme. (If anyone has a picture, I’d love to see it)
There was also said to be a temporary post on the park’s IG story the other day that had a color gradient going from a light orange on top to green on the bottom in the background, with the message that said, “Riddle me this… Testing, Testing, 1-2-3…” The orange is a bit of an odd choice, but between the green color and the “Riddle me this…”, is there a possible change Bizarro could become themed to The Riddler in the future?
    If so, this would actually be the third identify for the world’s first B&M Floorless roller coaster, which started off life back in 1999 as Medusa before being given the oddly slapped together Bizarro re-theme in 2009 under the Dan Snyder / Mark Shapiro era of Six Flags management that also say the ultra-popular Superman: The Ride coaster at Six Flags New England also turned into another Bizarro coaster from 2009 to 2015 before it became Superman once again, leaving the SFGAdv coaster as the only remaining Bizarro coaster.
    Can anyone else tell us more about what’s going on? This wouldn't be the only coaster in the chain changing name and themes ahead of the 2022 season.

 

icon_STOP2022 - Numerous Improvements and Updates - (3/19/22) Six Flags Great Adventure has posted a great video about the transformation of Bizarro back to Medusa, with a lot of looks at the new colors they are using to repaint the coaster. Check it out!

 

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    (3/3/22) Six Flags Great Adventure has announced a lot of interesting projects and changes coming to the park for the 2022 season. They promise that this “array of improvements” taking place will be the largest in the park’s history and will improve the guest experience in the areas of dining, rides, special events and animal experiences.  “Our largest range of enhancements in nearly five decades will focus on improving our guests’ experience through technology, innovation, and renovation,” said Park President John Winkler. “As the Northeast’s premier family entertainment destination, we’re laser-focused on providing incredible guest service in a beautiful, modern, and state-of-the art environment.”
    So what’s new? Well back in November some test paint was spotted on Bizarro which seems to indicate that the coaster track would be turning green once again. While the general speculation elsewhere though that this may be a sign that The Riddler was to arrive, my own speculation at the time involved transforming Bizarro back into Medusa. Turned out that idea was right on the money as the park will bring back the MEDUSA name and theme this season for B&M’s first Floorless coaster. Medusa will feature a new color-palette, a new version of the logo and a new “Gold Rush-era backstory”.
    Elsewhere Great Adventure will finish the two-year renovation of the former Safari Kids area into Jr. Thrillseekers. This new family area will feature eight rides, including the Lil’ Devil Coaster and the return of Barnstormer.
    Oh and look for Batman: The Ride to return this season with “a bold, shiny coast of paint” as the coaster approaches its 30th birthday.
    More efficient lines will be coming to many park attractions, including single rider lines coming to Jersey Devil, El Toro, Nitro and Meduda this season to ensure that every coaster seat is taken. The park’s former “The Flash” Pass Q-bot technology will also evolve into a new mobile based “Q SMART” system, allowing guests to access it through an app on their mobile device.
    On the food side of things, look for two restaurants to get a total makeover: Yum Yum Cafe and Granny’s, both will open with all new interior designs. Fatburger is also coming to the park in Adventure Alley with an assortment of juicy burgers, shakes and more! Starbucks coffee will also be added to Sweet Treats.
    A new “Summer Vibes Festival” is coming to the park from July 16 to August 14 featuring, “Mouth-watering treats, beat-the-heat beverages, bold, eye-popping spectacles, live entertainment, and colorful curiosities will immerse guests in the reverie of summer”.
    “The Wild Safari’s animal care team welcomes three new giraffe calves, a new male rhinoceros, and an array of spring babies. The Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will feature an entirely new audio tour guests can stream from any mobile device and an expanded, three-lane roadway with five newly paved miles”. “Great Adventure theme park will launch a new safari VIP experience, the Giraffe Encounter Tour. This off-road adventure on military-style, open-air trucks will feature an informative and engaging tour guide through seven sections of the Wild Safari and the opportunity to hand-feed giraffes at Wild Safari’s Camp Aventura. Tour guests can also meet small exotic animals up-close. Tour tickets may be purchased in advance or at the park”.

 
 

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Track Record

Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey
Six Flags Theme Parks

Tickets: as of 5/2/14
Adults: $66.99
Child (under 54”): $39.99
Ages 2 & Under Free
Parking: $25 / $35 Preferred

Abbreviation: SFGAdv
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Newest Developmemts
2021 - Jersey Devil Coaster and Lil Devil Coaster

2019 - Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth and Calypso Springs

2018 - Cyborg Cyber Spin

2017 - Justice League

2016 - The Joker

2015 - El Diablo

2014 - Zumanjaro

2013 - Safari Off-Road
Adventure

2012 - Sky Screamer &
King Cobra @ Hurricane Harbor

2011 - Green Lantern and Slingshot

2010 - Tornado

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