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Six Flags Great Adventure announces Holiday In The Park

holidaySix Flags Great Adventure is now the latest park in the Six Flags chain to announce Holiday In the park. Great Adventure will be  extending its operating season to include the Christmas Holiday. Included with your season or membership pass Six Flags will offer some world class holiday entertainment.  Between November, 21st and January, 3rd they will have  30 Attractions schedueld to be open including Batman: The Ride, The Green Lantern, Nitro, and Superman: Ultimate Flight. The park will be transformed into a winter wonderland as well with millions of lights, holiday entertainment, seasonal food and holiday smells and animals. There will be Six distinct themed lands for guests to explore. Check out the press release below for more information.

This winter, the Santa tracker will lead right to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. Six Flags Entertainment’s (NYSE: SIX) annual holiday extravaganza — Holiday in the Park® — will debut at the world’s largest theme park on November 21 and run weekends and select days through January 3, 2016. Millions of glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, Santa’s village, animals and many popular rides will magically transform the summer thrill destination into a winter wonderland, and will be included with all season passes and active memberships.

Holiday in the Park will provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the shopping rush, and a way for guests to create their own magical, memorable holiday moments. A visual feast will await just inside the gates as six areas of the park undergo a massive makeover that showcases the world’s best holiday traditions. Each area will be an emotional journey, and bring the warmth of the season to guests in an entirely new way.

“Holiday in the Park will be a winter spectacular on every family’s must-do list and is included with every season pass and membership,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President John Fitzgerald. “We have invested years of research into making this the most incredible and immersive seasonal experience it can be, combining holiday traditions with thrills that are uniquely Six Flags.”

Stunning light shows, illuminated, towering trees, the iconic smell of fresh pine and crisp peppermint filling the air and festive street vendors offering sweet and savory treats will provide a multi-sensory journey of winter delights. Kids can join Santa in his workshop for a fun photo opportunity. A new entertainment program will feature a tree lighting spectacular, grand stage production, live carolers and a nightly awe-inspiring finale. Regardless of the weather forecast, a touch of magic will ensure that snowflakes fall gently every evening.

Holiday in the Park also features nearly 30 thrilling rides such as SkyScreamer, Carousel, Big Wheel, Parachutes and Tea Cups. Children can enjoy pint-sized thrills in the Adventure Seaport area. Coaster fans can challenge world-class rides like Nitro, BATMAN™: The Ride, THE GREEN LANTERN and SUPERMAN – Ultimate Flight, THE DARK KNIGHT Coaster and Skull Mountain, weather permitting.

More information about Holiday in the Park will be available on the web during the coming months at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.


Arson suspected at Great Adventure


A small fire at an animal enclosure Monday was being investigated as arson at this time.  While firefighters worked on the main fire four other brush fires were discovered.  No animals where injured in the fires.

NBC news Philly reports as five fires.

abc seven reports 7 fires.

Six Flags Grape Adventure Wine Festival

teaser_SafariOffRoadAdventure_NJSix Flags Great Adventures roller coasters may be closed, but they are still holding events in there Safari Tour!  They will be hosting a weekend long Wine Festival called Six Flags Grape Adventure.  The 5th Annual Grape Adventure sponsored by Santander and Kitchen Magic features 14 wineries & vineyards, Live Music, Food and Craft Vendors. They have limited Safari Packages available for a special tasting of reserve wines at Camp Aventura in the African Plains!


The One as In the Loop

In the Loop is back!  Clint, Legend, and Drew do there first show for the new website.  Drew and Legend talk a lot about Halloween Horror Nights and Busch Gardens Tamapa’s Howl-O-Scream.  Clint talks about Six Flags Great Adventure, and they all go over the latest in the news.

Review: A Look at the Safari Tour at Six Flags Great Adventure

Last year I went to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey several times with a goal of riding the Safari Off Road Adventure. I went for a trip that lasted a few days, the first of which I arrived late in the day and the Safari Ride was already closed due to capacity.  I was told to get a very early start the following day because it fills up quick. So the next day we arrived when the park opened. We went straight to El Toro. After a few rides we marched off to the Safari Tour only to find it filled to capacity. It was crazy that people were going to stand in line for over 5 hours to ride. I never was able to ride in 2013.  This year we went there for a day early in the season and it was open and ready for us to stand in line, but we only had one day to play and the line was 3 hours long.  I was upset.

10609606_773011806069024_6213083153781020306_nThis past weekend I was at the park for the Coaster Crew’s Great Adventure Online Day and they had reserved seating on the ride for the whole group.  I was final going to get a chance to ride this beast.  We arrived at the ride as a group and were taken up to the truck. The truck is a massive thing that is open in the back for all to see.  We dispatched from the hut, and on to the very bumpy road to the safari.

teaser_SafariOffRoadAdventure_NJI only had a chance to do the drive thru safari once, and enjoyed it.  The biggest issue I had is we did not know what animals we were looking at, or any information about them.  That is one of the best things about the Safari Tour.  They have a guide in your truck telling you all about the animals and areas.  The down fall to this is you can get a good guide, or a bad guide.  Our guide was amazing.  He was able to steer the driver in the direction of the animals he wanted to talk to us about.  He kept his mic on and answered any and all questions. He was funny, but not corny.

Around the halfway point we get to stop at Camp Aventura.  A small group of us got off at this point to check out the small area in the middle of this huge safari.  Its fenced off from the other animals, and highlights small animals you would not see on the tour.  Snakes, birds, and Ant Eater.  Here we were able to do the two up charge attractions: The Soaring Eagle Zip Line, and feed the giraffes.  It cost us around $12 per person with a discount to do both.

10717905_10203785594738314_535238965_nWe started with the giraffes because of their feeding time.  They eat every 2 hours so if you don’t catch it at the right time you are out of luck.  The give you some cut sweet potatoes in an ice cream cone and you get to hand feed them on a deck that overlooks the safari.  It was really cool.  I have feed giraffes before, so I knew what to expect.

After the giraffe feeding we made our way over to the Soaring Eagle Zip Line.  For the past 2 years I have done this attraction at the IAAPA Expo with Stan Checketts himself.  He used to be the man coming up with all the crazy ideas for S&S Worldwide, but has since moved on and is “The Man” at Soaring Eagle Zipline.  10717889_10203785594378305_332882574_nThey currently have over 40 ziplines world wide.  This was my first one I had to pay for in the real world, but I knew what to expect.  It was my girlfriend Shari’s first time, and I really wanted her to experience it.  First they have to weigh the two people going on the ride. It can go up to 450lbs.  We passed with flying colors, and boarded the ride.  Its two seats that hang under the line and you are seat belted crossed the waist.  The whole time you are on it, it feels like you are going to fall off!  It pulls you backwards up to the top of the tower over the safari, and then sets you free to make your way back to the ride staging area.  What an amazing ride.  If you ever get a chance to try one and it’s not super expensive, you should do it.

After our fun at Camp Aventura, we made our way back on to a truck with a new tour guide.  This one I did not like as much.  She kicked everything off great, but we did not go off the main road to find cool animals, and she turned her mic off a lot and answered questions that people had in the front row.  But we were in the back and could not understand what she was saying.  There was a lot of dead time where we were driving around looking at stuff but she was not talking to us.

Over all I highly recommend this tour.  I have done Disney’s Animal Kingdom Kilimanjaro Safaris a few times and it was okay, but they do not have the freedom to go where the animals are.  They are on a track and drive that same track every time.  I have also enjoyed a tour at Busch Gardens Tampa.  Very cool tour where there is no path.  You just drive out in to the safari and find the animals. Six Flags Great Adventure has the best safari ride yet! Keep up the good work.