The return of a favorite ride, an enhanced kids’ area, a new summer festival, the debut of Fatburger and a bunch more upgrades are coming to Six Flags Great Adventure, which is set to open for the season on April 2, 2022.

“Our largest range of enhancements in nearly five decades will focus on improving our guests’ experience through technology, innovation, and renovation,” said Park President John Winkler.

Here’s what that means for you:


The Jr. Thrillseekers area (formerly Safari Kids) will have eight rides for your little kids including the Barnstormer and the Lil’ Devil Coaster, the kiddie counterpart to the Jersey Devil Coaster. This new section will also include shaded seating, dining and shopping.

Medusa is back! Longtime Six Flags fans may remember when Medusa was unveiled in 1999 as the world’s first floorless, top-rail roller coaster before it got rebranded to BIZARRO a decade ago. But now the coaster has had a major facelift and has returned to its original form.



New Animal Adventures
The Wild Safari’s animal care team is welcoming three new giraffe calves, a male rhinoceros and an assortment of three babies.

The Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure
There’s a new audio tour you can stream from any of your devices. Even better, the drive has been expanded to a three-lane roadway with five newly paved miles (making it a little easier on your car).

‘Giraffe Encounter’ Safari VIP Tour
The park is bringing back its open-air, military-style trucks, which will give riders an up-close experience to the animals in the park. Each special trip (requires a special tour ticket) includes a chance to hand-feed giraffes at Wild Safari’s Camp Aventura.



Everyone loves Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park and now summer is getting its own special festival! From July 16 to August 14, the park will be filled with brightly colored spectacles, live entertainment, special treats and cold beverages.


Fatburger,  the chain restaurant in business since 1952, will be arriving at the park with burgers, milkshakes and more in Adventure Alley. The Yum Yum Cafe and Granny’s have been remodeled.

Single rider lines will be available for the Jersey Devil Coaster, El Toro, Nitro and Medusa to help shorten wait times. A new mobile app will allow you to add your passes to your Google Pay Wallet or Apple Wallet. Q SMART Technology will allow you to manage your fast passes for rides from your phone.

Parents looking for some shady spots will find new pavilion areas near Johnny Rocket’s as well as the entry area. The park will also have more seating, new family restrooms and pretty new landscaping. If you’ve got an electric vehicle, there are charging units available at the theme park, water park and safari.


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