Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Six Flags Great Adventure's Wild Safari Drive Thru Adventure to Open May 30th

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Six Flags Great Adventure's Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will officially open to guests on May 30th, the New Jersey theme park has announced.  Active members, Season Pass holders and employees can experience the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure on a preview day, May 29th.

The experience will be open daily from 9 am to 4 pm, weather permitting.  As announced previously, the attraction will require reservations and is designed to offer a contact-free experience.  Tickets must be purchased online ahead of time and are not available at the gate.

To prevent over crowding and respect social distancing, reservations must be made at the park's website using Six Flags' new online reservation system.  Active members, season pass holders and single day ticket purchasers can begin making reservations on May 27th at 10 am.

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According to the park, the "Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will take guests on a self-guided journey through 1,200 exotic animals from six continents.  From the safety and privacy of their own vehicles, guests will slowly wind through 350 acres and 11 simulated natural habitats seeing animals such as giraffes, elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers, bears and baboons.  While most animals roam freely in the safari, predators are kept safely behind fences."  Further, the park encourages guests to learn more about the Safari's inhabitants before their visit via the park's website.

The Safari will take all precautions to keep guests safe during their visit, including administering temperature and health screenings for employees each day, and providing them with masks and gloves where appropriate.  With the theme park still closed per State regulations, the Safari cannot provide any other services at this time.  As such, the park "encourages guests to plan accordingly for restroom breaks, gasoline, and food," noting that portable toilets will only be available at the entrance and exit.

It has been many years since we've driven through the Safari, and it's wonderful to see the park making the best of a tough time!