Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces July 3rd Opening

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Six Flags Great Adventure has announced that its theme park will reopen to visitors starting on July 3rd.  That day will be reserved for just season pass holders and Members, and starting July 4th the park will be open to all guests.

New Jersey's Governor, Phil Murphy, just recently released opening guidelines for amusement parks and in accordance with that Six Flags Great Adventure will operate with reduce attendance levels for now.  Attendance will be heavily restricted on the first days that the park opens, and then gradually be increased as the month progresses.

Six Flags Great Adventure is "implementing extensive new safety measures and hygiene protocols, including several new advanced technology systems to protect guests and employees.  These procedures will be adjusted on an as-needed basis to ensure compliance with state recommendations."

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“Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor are beloved outdoor destinations for so many in the Northeast, and we look forward to welcoming families back to our parks.  The safety of our guests and team members remains our number one priority, and the new safety guidelines we have put in place are designed to create a safe environment for everyone,” said Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor Park President John Winkler.

As we have seen with other Six Flags theme park re-openings, Great Adventure will utilize an online reservation system to manage attendance, allowing guests to schedule their visit ahead of time.  This will also stagger their arrival times to limit crowding.

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The park's other changes include the use of thermal imaging for temperature checks, touchless bag checks, mobile food ordering, sanitization, hygiene and social distancing protocols developed in consultation with epidemiologists, health screening and team members and guests and the mandatory use of face masks for guests aged 3 and up.

More information on the park's reopening plan can be found at this link.
The property has also clarified that the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will continue operating the same as it has since reopening May 30th, 2020.  The park has noted that its popularity and inherent social distancing qualities have led to the operational decision, though they aim "to reintroduce the Safari Off Road Adventure guided truck tours soon."