As the holiday season kicks off, we got the chance to send one lucky family out to Six Flags Great Adventure’s to enjoy all the holiday fun that the park has to offer. We asked them to write down their thoughts as well as take some photos and could not be more pleased with the results. Here is their take on Holiday in the Park.
Dad – Once again, Six Flags Great Adventure opens its doors on weekends in Nov and Dec for Holiday in the Park. While the weather can be a bit unpredictable, the park remains a great time for families. You can be sure it will be chilly, and they’ve done a noteworthy job preparing for the elements as fire pits are littered throughout the park and only a few minutes away from wherever you might be. Plus, s’mores kits and hot chocolate are readily available from all the concession areas.
On the down side, not all of the rides are open, but there is still a good amount available, the only markedly quiet area we encountered was over by Frontier land where the skyway drops you off. The plus side is that the crowds are not nearly as crazy as summer so wait times for everything are usually pretty short. The longest wait we encountered about 30 minutes for Justice League.
Really though, the reason to visit this time of year is to enjoy the holiday festivities and the park is decorated accordingly. There are a massive amount of lights and decorations. Main Street really is beautiful and the view you get from any of the taller rides is awesome. Decorations throughout the park keep you in the holiday-state-of-mind and themed shows and food continue to keep spirits high.
Daughter (12) The Six Flags Holiday in the Park is an amazing experience. First of all, the decorations are amazing. The Christmas tree has a beautiful light show when it is dark. Also, all of the trees are wrapped in lights. There are giant presents and ornaments. There are many awesome photo opportunities too. The best part of the experience is the rides. Some of my favorite rides were The Swashbuckler, Battle for Metropolis, Skull Mountain and The Joker. The food is amazing too. The mac and cheese and the turkey was delicious. Don’t worry about being cold because all around the park there are fire pits. At the fire pits, you can purchase a s’more kit and make a delicious s’more. These are just some of the great things about Six Flags Holiday in the Park.
Son (9) I was excited I got to go to Holiday in the Park. Six Flags does a great job decorating and they have fire pits you can roast marshmallows on. Frost is a great show – it has a balancing act, trampoline guys, dancers, and even an acrobat.
If you like spiny rides you should go on Joker, Cyborg, Sky Screamer, and the Swashbuckler. Family coasters I enjoyed were The Dark Knight and Skull Mountain. There are many more family rides. The skyway gives a nice view of the park. Justice League Battle for Metropolis is a cool 3D ride with interactive blasters. When the ride is over you can see who got the most points.
Overall, Six Flags Great Adventure’s Holiday in the Park looks to be an outstanding family event that you shouldn’t miss out on. Holiday in the Park runs on select days until January 1, 2020. Check out their official website for ticket information and more!