SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE
& Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Jackson, New Jersey
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (4/20/21) Good news for Six Flags Great Adventure guests. According to a couple of readers, it sounds like the park’s maintenance team was on the ball. They report that the new lift hill motor was installed on Batman: The Ride which was able to reopen sometime on Sunday. Glad to see this was handled so quickly.
(4/18/21) I’m not sure how much downtime this could mean, but a reader sent me a few pictures from Six Flags Great Adventure taken on Saturday showing the park using a crane to remove what looked to be the motor for Batman: The Ride’s lift hill. Not a good sign this early in the season, but better than it happening in peak summer season. (Photo credit: Dan Blaney)
(4/8/21) Six Flags Great Adventure is launching a new special event for thrill ride lovers called Coaster Power Hours. The new event will offer ERT on up to 12 different roller coasters on select evenings along with music, special food, free parking and other surprises throughout the night.
The coasters included are: Kingda Ka, Nitro, El Toro, Skull Mountain “Remix”, Bizarro, Batman, The Joker, Superman, The Dark Knight, Green Lantern, Runaway Mine Train and Harley Quinn.
This is a reservation only extra-ticket special event that will last 5-hours each night, and take place on April 16, 23, 30 and May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, and 27th. Follow the link for the official information on the event and how you buy a ticket / reservation.
(3/15/21) Six Flags Great Adventure reports that when they open the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure on March 20th they will also be able to premier a new species, the rare African Bongo. The Bongo is considered to be critically endangered, with less than 150 estimated to be left in the wild due to hunting and habitat loss. Also on the tour will be several new animal babies, including four giraffe valves and two Siberian tiger cubs.
(3/6/21) Six Flags Great Adventure has announced plans to add a drive-in laser light show at the theme park property between March 18-21, with two shows each night. Just like the one announced for Six Flags Darien Lake, they will use the same Rockin’ Drive-In Laser Light Spectacular name.
(2/27/21) The Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will return in 2021, starting on March 20th. This allows guests to take a contact-free, self-guided experience along a 4.5 mile journey past free roaming animals.
(2/26/21) In an interesting announcement from Six Flags Great Adventure, the theme park announced that they are raising the starting pay for most positions in the park quite a bit from the former levels in order to attraction the best employees. “Many positions will now pay $15 per hour, which is a $4 per hour increase, and leadership positions will pay even more. We want to recruit team members who will maintain our high standards of safety and guest service, and it’s crucial that we offer competitive wages to attract and retain these top employees,” said Park President John Winkler. “This wage increase is a demonstration of our commitment to being the employer of choice for central New Jersey,” he said.
A virtual hiring job far will take place Feb. 27 from 11am to 3pm at www.sixflagsjobs.com
(2/22/21) Six Flags Great Adventure has set March 27 as the opening day of the season for the theme park and we can expect Hurricane Harbor to open on May 15.
2021 - Jersey Devil - (5/5/21) A new video report from Six Flags Great Adventures gives us an update on the new Jersey Devil construction progress.
(4/16/21) Six Flags Great Adventure has posted a new construction video showing off the progress on The Jersey Devil coaster.
(4/9/21) A whole collection of pictures of a Jersey Devil coaster car spotted at Six Flags Great Adventure were posted to Twitter on Thursday. Check them out below, though they all show off the backside of the car and wheels… so this one will appeal mostly to the coaster gear-heads out there.
(1/28/21) Congrats to the crew installing the Jersey Devil at Six Flags Great Adventure. According to the park’s Twitter the Jersey Devil was topped off earlier this week.
(1/22/20) Six Flags Great Adventure has posted another update from the Jersey Devil construction site this week while they prepare for the Topping Off in the near future. Check it out below.
(1/20/21) A number of new pictures showing off construction progress on the Jersey Devil coaster can be seen in the tweet below.
(1/16/21) Six Flags Great Adventure has posted another new construction update for the Jersey Devil. More track has been installed, including the airtime hills and final brake run.
(1/9/21) Good news from Six Flags Great Adventure this week as the park has posted a new construction update for their Jersey Devil coaster on Twitter. According to the report they’ve installed a bunch of new tract sections include the drop after the block brakes, an overbanked turn and the “the start of airtime hills galore!”.
(12/29/20) Good news from Six Flags Great Adventure this week as the park’s Twitter account confirms that construction work has resumed on the Jersey Devil Coaster. As of yesterday they put up another piece of track and a spiral maintenance staircase onto the structure.
(7/3/20) As expected, Six Flags Great Adventure has officially now delayed the opening of The Jersey Devil coaster until 2021. As they noted in a previous statement to Screamscape, construction had stopped during the pandemic and for this reason, Six Flags will now plan to debut Jersey Devil for the 2021 season.
(4/18/20) Another great drone video has been posted showing off the construction progress on the Jersey Devil coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure.
(4/2/20) A Screamscape source sent in a new image showing off the Jersey Devil construction site, complete with supports and vertical track sections in place.
(3/7/20) Many of the supports for Jersey Devil have now been put in place according to construction photos posted by the park to Twitter this past week.
(2/24/20) Another fun look at the Jersey Devil construction site was posted to Twitter the other day. Check it out below.
(2/19/20) Six Flags Great Adventure reports that the first truckload of track for Jersey Devil has arrived at the park.
(2/13/20) Six Flags Great Adventure has posted some new progress photos from the Jersey Devil construction site, as well as a look at the Jersey Devil themed front decor that will go on the coaster train.
(2/7/20) Six Flags Great Adventure has posted a video construction update showing off the progress on their new Jersey Devil coaster.
(1/14/20) Six Flags Great Adventure has confirmed that the first truckload of steel for Jersey Devil has arrived at the park. You can see some photos in the Tweet below.
(12/8/19) Six Flags Great Adventure posted some new construction photos from the Jersey Devil coaster site to Twitter the other day. Check them out below.
(9/6/19) A new full POV video of the Jersey Devil was released by Six Flags Great Adventure. Check it out below.
(8/29/19) The rumors were all true and the Jersey Devil will be brought to life in the form of a brand new single-rail roller coaster from RMC. This new coaster will be the world’s tallest, fastest and longest single rail coaster standing 13-stories tall. Riders will hit speeds up to 58mph and travel over 3000 feet of track and through two inversions.
This is no clone of the chain’s first RMC single rail coaster which opened in 2018 in Texas, this is a completely different layout that is much larger and longer and spread-out compared to the prototype’s compact layout. The layout will feature an 87º first drop, a raven dive, a 180º Stall element, a zero-g-roll, and a ton of airtime hills along the way.
The trains are also much longer, allowing for greatly increased rider capacity. If the concept art is true these new trains will hold 12 riders at a time instead of just 8.