Thursday, August 30, 2012

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Amazing Transformation in 2013

Six Flags Great Adventure has announced that starting in 2013 they will be able to tout a new record and it is a big one, the biggest in fact.  By combining the theme park with the current safari property, Six Flags Great Adventure will be the world's largest theme park in 2013.

With the addition of the former drive-through safari to the theme park, guests will now be able to visit their favorite animals on the Safari Off Rod Adventure, a brand new attraction at the park.

"Boasting 1,200 animals from six continents, Safari Off Road Adventure will take explorers on the most intense, up-close animal experience of their lives.  Guests will enter the amazing, fictional world of the Wilds Family, who have traveled the globe to bring the most interesting and exotic creatures to their home in Jackson, New Jersey.  Once through the rustic loading station filled with artifacts from the Wilds’ global journeys, guests will load a rugged, open-air, Safari vehicle to begin their unique adventure."

The drivers of the vehicles will be knowledgeable about the animals they encounter, adding an additional layer of fun.  When the safari closes this Fall it will undergo "a massive renovation that includes a redesign of various simulated natural habitats and the creation of Camp Aventura."

Camp Aventura will be a stop along the excursion, where guests can see animals up close, or even hand-feed or pet them.  Also located at the Camp will be an additional charge zip-line attraction that will allow guests to fly directly over some of the Safari.

Safari Off Road Adventure has a planned opening of Memorial Day weekend 2013 and will be included in park admission.  The station for the attraction will be in the Frontier Adventures section of the park near the Conestoga Wagon.

The park has released some footage created of the new attractions, which gives an exciting preview of the fun to come in 2013:

Coming off the addition of the brand new King Cobra water slide, the adjacent Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park will build Big Wave Racer in 2013.

Standing proud as the 8th slide complex at the park, Big Wave Racer will pit riders against one another as they race down over 1,800 feet of slide on individual mats toward the finish line.  Mat racing slides are already immensely popular at water parks around the country, and no doubt that Big Wave Racer will follow suit. 

With these additions Six Flags Great Adventure is sure to be one of the best values in the country next year, with 13 roller coasters, three children's areas, and a wide array of rides, games, and entertainment.