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Six Flags Great Adventure Announces July Events Calendar

Bad Bunny, Jory Boy and J Alvarez in Concert – July 1

Six Flags welcomes Bad Bunny, Jory Boy and J Alvarez in concert in July 1, presented by Coca Cola®. All hailing from Puerto Rico, this concert will celebrate reggaeton music. Jory Boy began his solo career with his debut album in 2015. J Alvarez’s 2012 album Otro Nivel de Musica Reloaded holds many accolades including a Latin Grammy Awards nomination. Bad Bunny rose to popularity in 2016 with the release of his early singles, “No Te Hagas,” “Soy Peor” and “Tu No Vive Así.” The concert will take place in the Northern Star Arena at 7 p.m. and is included with valid theme park admission, Season Pass and active Membership.

July 4th Fest Sponsored by Coca-Cola® – July 2, 3 & 4

Guests are invited to celebrate Fourth of July weekend at the park July 2, 3 and 4. By day, thrill seekers can celebrate the American tradition of riding their favorite roller coasters such as Nitro, Kingda Ka and El Toro. At 10 p.m. each night, Coca-Cola® will sponsor elaborate firework displays accompanied with live music, food and entertainment.

Faith, Family & Praise Day: Rock and Rejoice – July 8

Guests are encouraged to bring their loved ones to Faith, Family & Praise Day July 8 for an uplifting rock and rejoice concert celebration in the Northern Star Area. The concert is hosted by Liz Black and features Pastor Charles Jenkins, Latice Crawford, Wess Morgan, Livre, Bryan Andrew Wilson, Angel Taylor, Kasey Edwards and Dave James. This day of praise also includes an all-you-can-eat lunch in the Catered Picnic Grove from 2 to 4 p.m., which requires a separate meal ticket. The concert begins as 7 p.m. and is included with theme park admission, Season Pass and active Membership.

Fright Fest Dance Auditions – July 21 & 22

Great Adventure’s iconic Fright Fest show “Dead Man’s Party” and the new “Unleashed” stage spectacular are looking for extraordinary dancers trained in musical theater, jazz, hip hop, ballet, freestyle and partnering. Open auditions will be held July 21 at 6 p.m. and July 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the park’s Showcase Theater. Dancers should arrive with a variety of dance shoes ready to learn choreography, freestyle and bring out their best inner zombie. New applicants should apply online at www.sixflagsjobs.com before attending the auditions and enter through the employee entrance on Route 537 (1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ).

Fright Fest Zombie and Specialty Performer Auditions – July 28 & 29

Six Flags Great Adventure is seeking individuals with a love for scaring as casting for the 2017 Fright Fest begins July 28 at 6 p.m. and Saturday July 29 at 1 p.m. in the Employment Center. The Entertainment Department is looking for street zombies, haunted maze actors and specialty performers with unique skills. New candidates should apply at www.sixflagsjobs.com prior to the open auditions and come prepared to participate in fun group exercises in front of a panel of judges. Specialty performers should come prepared to showcase their talents. No costumes, props or previous scare experience is required. Applicants should enter through the employee entrance on Route 537 (1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ).

DC Summer of Super Heroes: Military Appreciation Day – July 29

Six Flags says “thank you” to our brave men and women in the military as part of the DC Super Hero Summer.  The event includes discounts on admission, exclusive ride time after hours on BATMAN: The Ride, THE DARK KNIGHT and the all-new JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis, and a performance by the USO Show Troup. Discounts are available online using the promo code HERO, and at the entrance gate for active and retired military with I.D.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis Opens Saturday at Six Flags Great Adventure

JACKSON, N.J. ─ June 16, 2017Six Flags Great Adventure, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, today announces the grand opening of  JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis, which features the next generation of interactive thrills in an all-new 4D, action-packed ride, on June 17.

“Thrill seekers, families, comic fans and gamers alike will compete on the most innovative and interactive attraction the park has ever built,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President Neal Thurman.

In a high-stakes clash between good and evil, guests become members of the Justice League Reserve team and engage in a full-sensory journey to save the city of Metropolis as they battle alongside DC Super Heroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Supergirl and Cyborg against Super Villains Lex Luthor and The Joker.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis features:

  • 4D ride experience with wind, fire, mist and fog effects, plus life-like animatronic characters;
  • Sleek, six-passenger, motion-platform cars that twist, tilt and spin while going through hairpin, 360-degree turns, all synched to the action on the screens;
  • Intense virtual loop and barrel roll, giving riders the head-over-heels feeling;
  • High definition, 3D animation that fully immerses riders into the city of Metropolis;
  • State-of-the-art, real-time gaming elements including 600 virtual and tangible targets, and
  • 20,000 square foot Hall of Justice to house this elaborate action ride.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis previews to Season Pass holders through Friday, and opens to the general public on Saturday. For more information about the 2017 season at Six Flags Great Adventure, visithttps://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.

An exclusive line of Justice League merchandise will be available at the JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis retail store.

Six Flags Great Adventure June 2017 Schedule of Events

Here’s the June schedule of events for Six Flags Great Adventure!

Crowder in Concert ­– June 3

Six Flags Great Adventure welcomes Grammy-nominated Christian folktronica artist Crowder in concert June 3 as part of the MIKE AND IKE® Summer Concert Series. Crowder’s second studio album, American Prodigal, was released September 2016 and included popular singles “Run Devil Run,” “My Victory” and “Forgiven.” The concert will be held in the Northern Star Arena. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. Concert is free with theme park admission, Season Pass or active Membership.

MIKE AND IKE® Game Zone featuring NBA 2K17 – June 3 & 4

Basketball lovers are invited to participate in the MIKE AND IKE® NBA 2K17 3 Point Challenge Game June 3 and 4. Guests who purchase any two theater boxes of MIKE AND IKE® or HOT TAMALES® at a participating in-park retail location will receive a voucher for one complimentary play of the 3 Point Challenge Game. Players who score 14 points or higher can win their very own NBA 2K17 Game, while supplies last. Until June 30, guests will also receive one coupon for $5 off the 3 Point Challenge Game with the purchase of two theater boxes.

Noah Cyrus & AJR in Concert – June 4

Six Flags Great Adventure and Coca-Cola® present Noah Cyrus and AJR in concert on June 4. Noah Cyrus is the youngest daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus and sibling to Miley Cyrus. Noah began her entertainment career on Miley’s show Hannah Montana. In November 2016, Noah began her music career by releasing her debut single “Make Me (Cry),” followed by the acoustic “Almost Famous” and 2017’s “Stay Together.” AJR is an NYC indie-pop band compromised of brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met, who produce and mix their own music. Their hit singles include “I’m Not Famous,” and “Weak.” The concert takes place at 5 p.m.in the Northern Star Arena and is included with theme park admission, Season Pass or active Membership.

Action Sports World Tour – June 10 & 11

The Action Sports World Tour returns to Six Flags Great Adventure June 10 and 11. The skateboard and BMX action will take place in Adventure Alley at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. each day. This exhibition-style event includes high air, best trick and doubles competitions. Notable athletes participating include Paul-Luc Ronchetti, Coco Zurita, Mykel Larrin, Vince Byron and Jono Schwan. The event is included with valid theme park admission, Season Pass or active Membership.

Jacob Sartorius in Concert – June 17

Six Flags Great Adventure welcomes internet sensation Jacob Sartorius June 17 as part of the MIKE AND IKE® Summer Concert Series. Sartorius initially promoted anti-bullying online, building his social media presence on Twitter, Instagram and Music.ly, delivering honest and heartfelt messages. His first original song, “Sweatshirt,” rose to the Top 5 on iTunes Overall Top Songs chart and received an RIAA Gold plaque. In October, Sartorius released his third single, “All My Friends,” which has amassed millions of streams and views. Doors open at 5 p.m., concert begins at 6 p.m. in the Northern Star Arena and is free with theme park admission, Season Pass or active Membership. VIP upgrades are available for purchase at JacobSartorius.com.

Father’s Day Weekend, presented by Samsung – June 17 & 18

Guests are invited to celebrate Father’s Day Weekend, presented by Samsung, in the park June 17 and 18. Dads can enjoy world-class roller coasters such as SUPERMAN™ Ultimate Flight, El Toro and Nitro, and accompany their family on the Safari Off Road Adventure. Fathers can enjoy their day with treats such as funnel cake and churros in addition to music, entertainment and shopping.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Open Daily – June 23

Beginning June 23, guests can enjoy Hurricane Harbor’s tropical oasis daily. The 45-acre, elaborately-themed water park is one of America’s largest, and features a million-gallon wave pool, one of the country’s longest “lazy rivers,” two family water playgrounds and more than 25 high-speed thrill slides.

Central Jersey Blood Center Blood Drive – June 24

The Central Jersey Blood Center will host a blood drive at Six Flags Great Adventures’ Employment Center from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. Each donor will receive one theme park ticket valid for Six Flags Great Adventure. Blood supplies are typically low in the summer months and one donation can save up to three lives.

DC Super Hero Summer: Firefighter Appreciation Day – June 25

As part of the DC Super Hero Summer, Six Flags salutes super heroes of service with Firefighter Appreciation Day. Firefighters, their friends and family are invited to stay in the park for 90 minutes after it closes for exclusive ride rime on BATMAN™: The Ride, THE DARK KNIGHT™ Coaster and the all-new JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis 4D. Bill Spadea from NJ 101.5, and Chasing News will be at the park to honor firefighters for all they do. Firefighters are asked to bring their ID to the NJ 101.5 table located in the Movietown section of the park to receive an event wristband. Guests are also encouraged to submit names to be added to the Wall of Heroes on display in the park. Nominations can be submitted to njspecialevents@sixflags.com for consideration.

Drop of Doom VR at Six Flags Great Adventure Open Now

JACKSON, N.J. ─ April 20, 2017 ─ Six Flags Great Adventure, in partnership with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the “Official Technology Partner of Six Flags,” today announced an all-new, extreme virtual reality experience coming to the world’s tallest and fastest drop ride beginning May 5. Thrill-seekers will use Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus to battle giant, mutant spiders while they plunge 41 stories at speeds up to 90 mph on Drop of Doom VR, a fully-integrated virtual reality (VR) experience on Zumanjaro. “As the leader in innovation, Six Flags launched the very first VR coaster experiences. Now, we are taking virtual reality to the next level with the introduction of the first VR drop rides,” said Neal Thurman, park president. “Drop of Doom VR plays upon two of our greatest fears –extreme heights and spiders – and delivers an entirely new thrill for the spring 2017 season.” While anxious riders buckle into their floorless seats and strap on their VR headsets, they aretransported into a 360-degree virtual world where they become pilots of a futuristic gunship under attack by mutant spiders.

This intense, interactive adventure features:

  • High speed, vertical ascent up 41 actual stories that transforms into 100 virtual stories while teetering off the edge of a helicopter;
  • A 360-degree rotating view high above massive city skyscrapers that are under siege by enormous spiders;
  • A high-intensity gun battle against a giant arachnid, spewing baby spiders that virtually crawl all over the rider’s body;
  • A thrilling 10-second fiery plunge straight down at speeds up to 90 mph between towering skyscrapers;
  • The final showdown with a spider the size of a van, teeth-gnashing and in full attack mode.

For a limited time only, guests can experience the Drop of Doom virtual reality attraction free with paid park admission. Riders must be at least 48” tall to ride Drop of Doom VR, and at least 13 years old to experience Samsung Gear VR.

Drop of Doom VR Announced at Six Flags Great Adventure

JACKSON, N.J. ─ April 20, 2017Six Flags Great Adventure, in partnership with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the “Official Technology Partner of Six Flags,” today announced an all-new, extreme virtual reality experience coming to the world’s tallest and fastest drop ride beginning May 5. Thrill-seekers will use Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus to battle giant, mutant spiders while they plunge 41 stories at speeds up to 90 mph on Drop of Doom VR, a fully-integrated virtual reality (VR) experience on Zumanjaro.

“As the leader in innovation, Six Flags launched the very first VR coaster experiences. Now, we are taking virtual reality to the next level with the introduction of the first VR drop rides,” said Neal Thurman, park president. “Drop of Doom VR plays upon two of our greatest fears – extreme heights and spiders – and delivers an entirely new thrill for the spring 2017 season.”

While anxious riders buckle into their floorless seats and strap on their VR headsets, they are transported into a 360-degree virtual world where they become pilots of a futuristic gunship under attack by mutant spiders. This intense, interactive adventure features:

  • High speed, vertical ascent up 41 actual stories that transforms into 100 virtual stories while teetering off the edge of a helicopter;
  • A 360-degree rotating view high above massive city skyscrapers that are under siege by enormous spiders;
  • A high-intensity gun battle against a giant arachnid, spewing baby spiders that virtually crawl all over the rider’s body;
  • A thrilling 10-second fiery plunge straight down at speeds up to 90 mph between towering skyscrapers;
  • The final showdown with a spider the size of a van, teeth-gnashing and in full attack mode.

For a limited time only, guests can experience the Drop of Doom virtual reality attraction free with paid park admission. Riders must be at least 48” tall to ride Drop of Doom VR, and at least 13 years old to experience Samsung Gear VR.

Six Flags Great Adventure April 2017 Events

Six Flags Great Adventure has announced their April calendar of events, starting with their 2017 opening weekend on April 1 and 2. Check out the full calendar below!

Opening Weekend ­­– April 1 & 2

Six Flags Great Adventure celebrates 2017’s opening weekend April 1 and 2. Guests can enjoy their favorite attractions such as Kingda Ka, El Toro, Nitro and Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom. On the Safari Off Road Adventure, guests can see the park’s three adorable baby giraffes for the first time. Xena, Charly and Eddie roam the Afrikka section with their mothers, weather permitting.

Spring Break – April 8 to 17

Six Flags Great Adventure welcomes guests for 10 consecutive days to celebrate Spring Break. Each day, extreme thrill seekers can enjoy their favorite world-class roller coasters, and junior thrill seekers can take a spin on more than two dozen family and kids rides. Plus, guests can journey through six continents of exotic animals on Safari Off Road Adventure, watch playful California sea lions swim in the SeaFari Theater and see small exotic animals up close on the Wild Walkway.

Easter Weekend presented by PEEPS® – Egg Hunt April 15

On Saturday, April 15, Six Flags hosts a special Easter Celebration giving guests the chance to search for eggs filled with PEEPS®. The morning event also includes onsite entertainment, games and giveaways. The first 250 guests (toddlers to age 12) to arrive by 9:30 a.m. receive a PEEPS® Egg Hunt Participant Wristband and up to three spectator wristbands for friends and family members to join in the celebration. All participants and spectators must have valid park admission and must be present at check-in to receive their event wristband. The event takes place at 10 a.m., prior to park opening.

Fast Tracks and Food Trucks Festival – April 22 & 23

Six Flags Great Adventure fuels foodies at this fourth annual festival. Guests can enjoy a variety of cuisines ranging from barbeque and tacos to hibachi and sliders, plus sweets including gourmet waffles and cupcakes. More than 15 trucks are available from 12 to 7 p.m., and several award-winning New Jersey wineries are also on hand from 1 to 5 p.m. The festival is included with theme park admission; food requires an additional fee and wine sampling requires a ticket and proof of age. Online discounted theme park tickets are available each day by using the promo code “TRUCK”.

Academic Adventures: Safari Off Road Education – April 18, 19, 25, & 26

Incorporating the Safari Off Road Adventure, Six Flags offers schools with students grades K through six a journey in learning. Experienced tour guides lead students through 1,200 animals from six continents on the 350-acre wildlife preserve. This program takes place on non-operating days when the theme park is not open and is limited to 400 students per day.

Academic Adventures: Biology Day – April 21

Six Flags is proud to bring biology students up close and personal with 1,200 large, exotic animals in the 350-acre wildlife preserve, and California sea lions, pygmy goats, Vietnamese potbellied pigs and more in the theme park. Experienced safari tour guides and animal care experts lead the day. This event takes place on exclusive education days when the theme park is only open for schools and educational groups.

General Park Information

For more information, guests can call 732/928-2000 or visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

Six Flags Great Adventure Celebrates New Year’s Eve

Jackson, NJ — December 29, 2016 Amid the dazzling lights of Six Flags Great Adventure’s Holiday in the Park®, families can ring in 2017 with a spin on some of their favorite rides followed by a holiday fireworks spectacular at 9 pm.

Fireworks are free with park admission, Season Pass and active Membership. Guests will have the best view from the Main Street Christmas section, where they will feel immersed in the festive music and eye-popping pyrotechnics lighting up the sky around them.

Holiday in the Park operates daily from 1 to 9 pm through January 2, 2017. More than a million glittering lights, lively holiday entertainment and delicious seasonal treats provide an escape from the hustle and bustle, and a way for guests to create their own magical, memorable holiday moments.

Holiday in the Park also features more than 30 thrilling rides such as the Sky Way, SkyScreamer, Carousel, Big Wheel and Tea Cups. Children can enjoy 11 pint-sized thrills in Whimsical Wonderland. Coaster fans can challenge world-class rides like Nitro, BATMAN™: The Ride, THE GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN – Ultimate Flight, THE DARK KNIGHT Coaster, Skull Mountain and THE JOKER. All rides and entertainment are weather permitting. Frontier Adventures including Safari Off Road Adventure, Bugs Bunny National Park, Golden Kingdom and Plaza del Carnaval do not operate during the festival.

More information about Holiday in the Park is available at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.

Six Flags Great Adventure Holiday in the Park Festival By the Numbers

Jackson, NJ — December 21, 2016 Six Flags Great Adventure offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to transform the iconic summertime thrill destination into a winter wonderland for Holiday in the Park®.

Holiday in the Park by the numbers:

  • 1,250,000+ glittering lights
  • 42,000 feet of power cords – nearly eight miles
  • 15,000 man hours to complete
  • 7,190 ornaments
  • 6,025 feet of shiny garland
  • 1,000+ poinsettias
  • 500+ Trees

o   Cut trees: 460

o   Special Oversized Holiday Trees: 54

o   190 oak trees wrapped in lights

  • 240-foot-tall Treetop Summit, one of the world’s tallest light trees built on parachute ride tower
  • 215 holiday wreaths
  • 100 set up crewmembers
  • 33 rides running
  • 20+ venues with holiday-themed menus
  • 15+ holiday photo ops
  • 12 themed areas
  • 10 giant props & inflatables

o   Includes “Stewie the Snowman,” a three-story, walk-through inflatable and 15-foot-tall Nutcrackers

  • 9 daily tree shows of “Holiday Magic – A Celebration of the Season”
  • 9 roller coasters
  • 8 elves
  • 6 Looney Tunes™ characters in holiday dress
  • 5 snow machines
  • 4 Jingle Jammers
  • 4 stilt-walking toy soldiers
  • 2 gingerbread characters: Dot & Drop
  • 2 royal beauties: Snow Queen and Poinsettia Princess
  • 1 Mrs. Claus
  • 1 Santa Claus

Holiday in the Park runs December 23 and daily December 26, 2016 through January 2, 2017. More than a million glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, Santa’s village and many popular rides provide an escape from the hustle and bustle, and a way for guests to create their own magical, memorable holiday moments.

Signature Holiday in the Park attractions include:

  • Holiday Magic: A Celebration of the Season ─ Spectacular light show on a 52-foot-tall tree in the heart of the park that dazzles nightly every 30 minutes through eye-popping effects and classic holiday music. The only show of its kind anywhere in the country
  • Gingerbread Junction ─ Features peppermint swirl-wrapped trees, dancing lights around the carousel pavilion, Dot and Drop’s Holiday Dance Party and a giant gingerbread man towering above
  • Joy to the World ─ Tranquil pathway of lit trees, luminaries and stained glass showcasing religious holidays from around the world
  • North Pole ─ Guests are welcomed into the warmth of Santa’s home for a meet-and-greet and holiday photos, plus kids can write letters to Santa and meet a talking reindeer. Last chance to visit Santa is December 23 before he travels back to the North Pole
  • Poinsettia Peak ─ Iconic Skull Mountain coaster draped in dazzling red lights with a crimson beauty, the Poinsettia Princess, greeting guests nearby
  • Polar Point ─ Stunning, ice-blue trees twinkle with the illusion of falling snow up above, while the Snow Queen meets guests below
  • Holiday Memories ─ Green, red and gold brighten this section filled with special photo opportunities like Mistletoe Moments and giant ornaments while nearby the Jingle Jammers sing holiday tunes by the fire pits as guests toast s’mores
  • NEW – Trouble in Toyland ─ This indoor show journeys to the North Pole as Mrs. Claus aims to restore order in the Toy Shop
  • NEW – Merry Market Place – Features thousands of white lights, unique gifts, and sweet treats at this holiday-inspired market
  • NEW – The JOKER –Soar outside the confines of the track in wing cars facing other riders on this festive, 4D free-fly adventure located in a Holly Jolly Christmas
  • NEW – HARLEY QUINN Crazy Train – The whole family can enjoy this junior roller coaster themed as a villainous train
  • NEW – Sky Way – This relaxing journey 104 feet above the lights provides a scenic view of the park

The sweet and savory tastes of the holiday season can be found throughout the park. Spiked egg nog, holiday-flavored coffee and hot chocolate, peppermint and mocha fudge, holiday beers, festive funnel cakes, specialty holiday platters of sliced turkey, smoked turkey leg and chicken platters with cranberry sauce, chili bowls, harvest salads and hot soups are available in various restaurants.

Holiday in the Park also features more than 30 thrilling rides such as the Sky Way, SkyScreamer, Carousel, Big Wheel and Tea Cups. Children can enjoy 11 pint-sized thrills in Whimsical Wonderland. Coaster fans can challenge world-class rides like Nitro, BATMAN™: The Ride, THE GREEN LANTERN and SUPERMAN – Ultimate Flight, THE DARK KNIGHT Coaster, Skull Mountain and THE JOKER. All rides and entertainment are weather permitting. Frontier Adventures including Safari Off Road Adventure, Bugs Bunny National Park, Golden Kingdom and Plaza del Carnaval do not operate during the festival.

More information about Holiday in the Park is available at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.

Six Flags Great Adventure: Holiday in the Part 2016 Review

This year, I was lucky enough to attend Six Flags Great Adventure’s Holiday in the Park. Being a life-long New Jersey resident who has frequented Six Flags Great Adventure many times before, I was curious and excited to see how they would transform the park from the normal summertime vibe. Upon entering the park, the holiday spirit was found everywhere. Literally every inch was detailed in some sort of festive light and decoration – there was even fake snow! I greatly appreciated the amount of effort Six Flags took to fill the park with holiday cheer. In the center of the grand entrance, they replaced the familiar fountain with a gigantic Christmas tree (52 feet to be exact!), shining bright with lights. Every 30 minutes or so, the Christmas tree would come to life with dancing lights and festive music playing in the background. Unfortunately, because it was very cold throughout the day, most of the main roller coasters were shut down, except for Batman: The Ride and The Joker. I was also a bit surprised and disappointed to find that half of the park was closed (including Bizzaro, Dare Devil Dive, El Diablo, El Toro, Green Lantern, Kingda Ka, Nitro, Sky Screamer, Slingshot, Superman: Ultimate Fight, and Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom). I do highly recommend that folks bundle up with gloves, a winter hat, and a scarf because it can get very cold and windy. Luckily, they sell hot chocolate (editor’s note: I LOVE hot chocolate – extra marshmallows) and have fire pits to help warm you up! All in all, the entire experience is great for kids and one the whole family can enjoy together.

The entire park is categorized into different holiday themes. First, there is the Gingerbread Junction. There you’ll find Peppermint Path, a cool forest of towering red and white swirly lights. There is also the Gingerbread Twist ride, otherwise known as the popular teacup ride, and a Candy Cane Chaos game where you pick a candy cane to reveal a prize, guaranteeing a winner every time! In Snowman City, there’s Pick-A-Present game, Runaway Reindeer Race game and Stewie the Snowman, a jolly inflatable that will definitely put a smile on your face. In Treetop Summit, you’ll find holiday fire pits where you can create s’mores (kits available for purchase). In Merry Market Place, folks can enjoy delectable waffles, creamy hot chocolate, spiked egg nog and cider, seasonal brews and other holiday treats.

Below are some of the main attractions, including scheduled shows, meet and greets and other holiday surprises.

Holiday Magic: A Celebration of the Season
Starting at 5pm and running at 30 minute intervals, watch the 52-foot Christmas tree light up and come to life through dancing lights and festive music. This is definitely a must-see!

Trouble in Toyland
The show is located in the Showcase Theater. When things go amiss in Santa’s North Pole workshop, Mrs. Claus will try to make it right with a touch of holiday magic! Don’t miss this stage spectacular featuring acrobatics and surprise guests.

Storytime with Mrs. Claus
The show is located in the Adventure Theater in Whimsical Wonderland. Hear one of Santa’s favorite stories from the real boss of Santa’s workshop, complete with a touch of holiday magic!

Dot and Drop’s Holiday Dance Party
Join Dot and Drop for a dance party sweet enough to eat! Located next to the Carousel in Gingerbread Junction.

Jingle Jammers
Holiday singers will warm your hearts by the fire, next to the Holiday Fire Pits in Holiday Memories.

Holiday Harmonies with Hotsy Totsy
Exclusive to Saturdays, enjoy the modern melodies of this lively, 1950’s style trio, celebrating the release of their new album “Fresh Pineapple”, located near Fender Benders in North Pole.

Meet and Greet opportunities include: Santa, Snow Queen, Poinsettia Princess, Toy Soldiers and Dot & Drop Gingerbread.

You can find ticket information and more over at Six Flags Great Adventure’s official Holiday in the Park website.

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Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Holiday in the Park

Jackson, NJ — November 7, 2016The Northeast’s largest Halloween party, Six Flags Great Adventure’s Fright Fest, magically transforms into a winter wonderland for Holiday in the Park® weekends and select days November 19 through January 2, 2017. More than a million glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, Santa’s village and many popular rides provide a way for guests to create memorable holiday moments at Six Flags Great Adventure this winter.

Opening for its second season in 2016, Holiday in the Park features two newly-themed sections, new shows, shops, additional rides and a variety of new dining options. The event is included with all Season Passes and active Memberships.

“Guests are awestruck by the beauty of Holiday in the Park,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President Neal Thurman. “This festival combines holiday traditions with thrills that are uniquely Six Flags, landing it on every family’s must-do list this winter.”

A multi-sensory feast awaits just inside the gates throughout 12 specially-themed areas of the park. The sights, sounds, scents and experiences are carefully coordinated to provide an incredibly immersive and magical holiday experience.

Signature Holiday in the Park attractions include:

  • Holiday Magic: A Celebration of the Season ─ Spectacular light show on a 52-foot-tall tree in the heart of the park that dazzles nightly every 30 minutes through eye-popping effects, stirring music and gently falling snow.
  • North Pole ─ Guests are invited into the warmth of Santa’s home for a meet-and-greet and holiday photos, plus kids can write letters to Santa and even meet a talking reindeer.
  • Gingerbread Junction ─ A giant, inflatable gingerbread man welcomes guests to this whimsical section featuring peppermint swirl-wrapped trees, dancing lights around the carousel pavilion and Dot & Drop’s Holiday Dance Party.
  • Joy to the World ─ Tranquil pathway of warmly lit trees, luminaries and stained glass showcasing religious holidays from around the world.
  • Polar Point ─ Stunning, ice-blue trees twinkle with the illusion of falling snow up above, while the regal Snow Queen meets guests below.
  • Poinsettia Peak ─ Skull Mountain roller coaster has been transformed into a mountain of dazzling red lights with a crimson beauty, the Poinsettia Princess, greeting guests nearby.
  • Holiday Fire Pits – Three sections of the park feature wood-burning fire pits that warm the soul and are popular spots for toasting s’mores.
  • Holiday Eats – The sweet and savory tastes of the holiday season can be found throughout the park, like spiked egg nog, holiday-flavored coffee and hot chocolate, peppermint and mocha fudge, holiday beers, festive funnel cakes with peppermint eggnog and caramel pecan bacon toppings, specialty holiday platters of sliced turkey, smoked turkey leg and chicken platters with cranberry sauce, chili bowls, harvest salads and flatbreads and hot soups.
  • Festive Photo Spots – An antique sleigh, twinkling mistletoe, larger-than-life characters, Santa’s elaborate home, giant greeting card and a new kiddie train are just a few of the fun photo spots guests can preserve their holiday memories.

New in 2016:

  • Trouble in Toyland ─ When things go amiss in Santa’s North Pole workshop, Mrs. Claus arrives in the nick of time to make it right with a sprinkle of holiday magic. This live stage production features acrobatics, comedy and surprise special guests in the Showcase Theater.
  • Merry Market Place – This newly-themed area offers shops, treats and warm fire pits. Guests can find great stocking stuffers, holiday candies and even build their own swords, Teddy bears and baskets. They can also enjoy delectable Belgian waffles and creamy, hot chocolate.
  • Holly Jolly Christmas – This newly-themed area features THE JOKER 4D, free-fly coaster, HARLEY QUINN Crazy Train and Villains Café.
  • Holiday Harmonies with Hotsy Totsy – Guests can enjoy the lively harmonies of this New Jersey-based, 1950’s-style vocal trio, celebrating the recent release of their album “Fresh Pineapple.” Saturdays through December 17 in the North Pole, weather permitting.
  • Expanded ride package – In addition to nearly 30 favorites like Nitro, BATMAN the Ride and SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight, guests can now take a spin on THE JOKER, HARLEY QUINN Crazy Train, and soar high above the twinkling lights on the breathtaking Sky Way. All rides are weather permitting. Frontier Adventures including Safari Off Road Adventure, Bugs Bunny National Park and Plaza del Carnaval do not operate during the festival.
  • Additional dining options – Guests can enjoy additional eateries like the Snowman City Food Court featuring Ichiban Tea House, Chicken Express and Totally Kickin’ Chicken; Whimsical Wonderland’s Go Fresh Café and the new Macho Nacho in Holiday Memories.

Holiday in the Park Special Events

Holiday in the Park’s opening weekend features two special events Sunday, Nov. 20. The morning begins with the Santa Run 5K race at 11 a.m., and an Elf Run 1K for kids that includes a meet-and-greet with Santa at noon. Tickets and registration are available online. The Holiday Express band will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. free with park admission. Holiday Express is comprised of 1,700 volunteers including more than 100 professional musicians and delivers music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those in need during the holiday season.

On December 10, Six Flags will attempt to break the world record for most couples kissing under the mistletoe. Guests interested in participating will find more information online at sixflags.com/greatadventure. The Coca-Cola® Polar Bear will make a special appearance that day between 1 and 6 p.m.

The Central Jersey Blood Center will host a holiday blood drive December 11 in the park’s Employment Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests who donate a pint of blood will receive one theme park ticket valid for Holiday in the Park. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are encouraged and available by visiting the web.

More information about Holiday in the Park is available at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.