Spring is in full swing and so is Six Flags Great Adventure! The park opened March 27 to kick off the 2021 season. Last year, parkgoers had to wait for summer for Six Flags to safely open during coronavirus, but now with plenty of rules and safeguards in place, it’s shaping up to be an exciting season.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor will open to guests for a two-week spring preview starting this Saturday, May 15. One of the Northeast’s largest waterparks, its tropically themed oasis will offer both cool refreshment from the summer heat and 20 high-speed thrill slides. There’s also a half-mile lazy river, two huge pools and two interactive kids’ areas. During the preview weeks, many of the park’s rides, dining and shopping locations will offer “a taste of summer” prior to the official season launch Memorial Day weekend.

Fans of Great Adventure can also look forward to the debut of the Jersey Devil Coaster this summer, which will tower 13 stories and reach speeds up to 58 miles per hour.  The newest coaster will break records as the longest, fastest, tallest single-track coaster in the world, meaning that you’ll ride single file as you ride through the woods.

“Our guests and team members are ready for the return of fun and signature Six Flags thrills in 2021,” said senior vice president of park operations Bonnie Weber. “Last year, we set the standard for operating our parks safely, and entertained millions of guests in adherence to government, and CDC health guidelines at 21 of our 26 parks.”

For animal lovers, there’s the Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru. During COVID, guests were welcomed to drive a 4.5-mile journey to see animals from around the globe while streaming an audio tour from the safety of their cars. Most animals in the safari are free roaming and the 350-acre preserve has welcomed a plethora of baby animals including bison calves, Asian water buffalo and kangaroo joeys.

Guests of Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor will need to follow safety and social distancing rules that have been in place due to COVID-19. Guests can expect temperature checks, mask mandates throughout the parks, increased sanitization and touch-free security checks, among other safety measures.