Six Flags Great Adventure has unveiled its August 2021 calendar of events – including Fright Fest news and a whole lot more. Also mentioned is a special hiring bonus for new employees! So, job hunters, take note!

August Hiring Features New Bonus for Employees

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and largest operator of waterparks in North America, is ramping up efforts to reward its team members by offering another cash bonus package. Seasonal team members who work through October 31, 2021, can earn up to an additional $500-$1,000 or more with a 10% bonus for wages earned from July through September and a 15% bonus for wages earned in October.

To receive the bonus, employees must be hired by October 11, 2021, and continuously employed through October 31, 2021, without prior notice of an intention to resign. Offer applies only to U.S., non-union, seasonal positions. Bonus shall be paid on total straight-time and overtime wages earned during the applicable bonus period. Further details are contained in the Six Flags Seasonal Retention Bonus program document. To apply for positions, visit for immediate openings.

Fright Fest Preview – Big Top Terror: Forgotten Carnival 3-D – July 31 to Sept. 8

To preview the Halloween season, Six Flags Great Adventure will open one of its most sought-after, indoor scare mazes July 31. At Big Top Terror: Forgotten Carnival 3-D, guests will stumble upon a forgotten carnival of rotten and collapsing tents and vicious monstrosities trapped in the netherworld. For a small additional fee, guests can experience a taste of the thrilling return of Fright Fest in the Boardwalk section. For more information, head to

Fright Fest Scare Actor/Zombie Auditions – August 6, 20 & 28

Six Flags’ iconic Fright Fest returns in 2021, and the Entertainment Team is searching for individuals with a love for Halloween. In-person scare actor/zombie auditions will take place August 6 and 20 at 6 pm, and August 28 at 2 pm in Six Flags Great Adventure’s Employment Center. Group auditions are perfect for those with no previous experience in scaring, and include fun exercise before the casting team. Applicants are encouraged to showcase their quirky, strange, funny, and creepy qualities. All participants must be at least 16 years old. Applicants will enter through the employee entrance at 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ.

Candidates should apply online before attending an audition at or text SCARE to 220MONSTER after 7/26. Fright Fest runs September 10 through October 31 on weekends and select days. Seasonal team members who work through October 31, 2021, can earn up to an additional $500-$1,000 or more with a 10% bonus for wages earned from July through September and a 15% bonus for wages earned in October.

Six Flags Slam Fest – August 15

Northeast Wrestling presents Six Flags Slam Fest August 15 at 7 pm in the Movietown Arena. The Main Event is free with theme park admission. Various wrestling superstar favorites will attend the event, including AEW TNT Champion Darby Allin, WWE Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, Tay Conti, Sgt. Slaughter, Matt Hardy and many more. Guests can upgrade their action-packed day with ring-side seats, photo opportunities and autographs for a fee. For more information and upgrades, visit

National Roller Coaster Day – August 16 – Six Flags Great Adventure will celebrate National Roller Coaster Day with a social media campaign highlighting all 13 of the park’s thrilling roller coasters. Guests who head to the park August 16 can find the social media team between 12 pm and 5 pm for a chance to share stories about their favorite Six Flags Great Adventure roller coasters. To join in the celebration, follow the park on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to join in the fun, and celebrate the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park all day long.

Xpedition Dino – August 1 to 31

Daily in August, guests will have the option to drive their own vehicles or walk through this Jurassic adventure, which features 30 life-size dinosaurs with realistic movement and sound. By day, Xpedition Dino will be an add-on experience to the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure with a custom audio tour available for streaming. After the safari closes each evening, Xpedition Dino will become a thrilling and educational walking, add-on tour to the theme park with memorable photo opportunities. Xpedition Dino will feature such iconic dinosaurs as the tyrannosaurus (T. Rex), triceratops, utahraptor, and brachiosaurus. Xpedition Dino requires a small upcharge to Memberships, Season Passes and daily tickets. Tickets and reservations should be made in advance at

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Brings Back Reservations

To improve guest service and address demand, reservations to visit Hurricane Harbor will be required for all Members and Season Pass Holders. Members and Pass Holders who arrive without a reservation will have the opportunity to make a reservation on the spot if space permits – but if the park is “sold out” for the day, no additional guests will be admitted. Additionally, Hurricane Harbor will be reserved for Six Flags’ most loyal guests. Only active Members and Season Pass holders will have access. Six Flags will no longer sell day tickets to the waterpark. Reservations can be made at

General Park Information

For more information, guests can call 732/928-2000 or visit

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