El Diablo Season Pass Preview & Grand Opening – Coming Soon!
Six Flags Great Adventure will offer Season Pass holders and active members a special preview to its newest coaster before it opens to the public this month. The giant, fiery red El Diablo looping coaster will make its home next to the world’s top-rated wooden coaster, El Toro, in the Mexican-themed Plaza del Carnaval section. It features riders sitting in “face-off” seats rocketing forward and backward pendulum style until the train gains enough momentum to complete a full revolution seven stories in the air. The coaster then kicks into high gear, completing full revolutions until it stops momentarily with riders suspended upside down, and then reverses direction for even more thrills. El Diablo is included with theme park admission, Season Pass or active membership.
Lifeguard Job Fair – May 3
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor heats up hiring for cool jobs this summer with a Lifeguard Job Fair May 3 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Employment Center. Before attending, new applicants must visit www.sixflagsjobs.com to complete an online application. Previous lifeguard experience and CPR certification is not required, all necessary trainings and certifications are provided. Six Flags offers team members many benefits including advancement opportunities, reward and recognition programs, scholarships, free park admission to the theme and water parks and more.
Cinco de Mayo presented by Ortega® – May 3
Six Flags Great Adventure will celebrate Cinco de Mayo presented by Ortega® May 3 with a Fiesta Event featuring games, activities and trivia beginning at 1 p.m. Additionally, guests with valid event wristbands will be able to enjoy exclusive ride time on select rides 30 minutes after the park closes. Theme park admission is required to participate.
Six Flags takes students grades K through 6 on a journey in learning with 1,200 animals from six continents through the 350-acre wildlife preserve lead by experienced tour guides. This program is limited to 400 students per day, and tickets are $20.99 + tax per person.This event must be booked in advance and takes place on exclusive education days when the safari is only open for schools/educational groups – theme park is closed to general public.
Military Appreciation Ceremony – May 8
Six Flags Great Adventure will celebrate our military heroes May 8. Active duty and Army reserve soldiers from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, celebrating the completion of a post-mobilization mission and a transition to pre-mobilization support, will be honored at park opening with the national anthem before enjoying a day at the park with their families and friends.
Sabrina Carpenter Concert: MIKE AND IKE® Six Flags Summer Concert Series – May 16
In 2013, Sabrina Carpenter was cast in Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World,” a sequel to the ABC series “Boy Meets World.” The following year her debut single “Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying” was released and rose on the Radio Disney and iTunes charts. In 2014, Carpenter released her debut full-length album Eyes Wide Open which was preceded by her single “We’ll Be the Stars.” The concert is included with theme park admission, Season Pass or active membership in the Plymouth Rock Assurance® Arena and begins at 5 p.m.
The Great Six Flags Triathlon – May 17
Six Flags Great Adventure’s fourth-annual Triathlon will kick off at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, May 17. Participants will swim, bike and run through the world’s largest theme park. The triathlon will conclude with breakfast, and participants are invited to stay the whole day as registration includes park entry. See http://www.sixflagstri.com/ for more details.
Theme Park Daily Operation Begins – May 21
Six Flags Great Adventure, which has been operating weekends since April 3, 2015, will begin daily operation May 21. For a full operating calendar with daily opening and closing times and a complete list of special events, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.
TEEN TRUTH Anti-Bullying Day – May 22
TEEN TRUTH gives youth a voice, challenges students to think differently, and empowers everyone to be the difference in the movement against bullying. Featuring the most dynamic speakers, student-shot films and issue-focused programs in the industry, Teen Truth builds safe and connected school communities around the world. Ticket and pricing information is available online.
Six Flags Great Adventure will celebrate Memorial Day weekend with the 2015 season opening of Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. The 45-acre, elaborately-themed water park is one of America’s largest, and features a million-gallon wave pool, one of the country’s longest “lazy rivers,” a giant, two-story family water playground, and more than 25 high-speed thrill slides. The park’s signature water slides include the six-slide Big Wave Racer, the giant Tornado and venomous King Cobra.
Becky G, Kalin and Myles Concert Presented by Coca-Cola® – May 24
Artist Becky G and duo Kalin and Myles both began their rise to popularity by posting videos of their music on YouTube. This Memorial Day weekend they will take the stage in the Plymouth Rock Assurance® Arena. Concert is included with theme park admission, Season Pass or active membership and begins at 7 p.m.
Boots, Brews and BBQs – May 30
Six Flags Great Adventure will host its first Boots, Brews and BBQs Festival May 30. Twenty breweries will be joined by three country bands located in the Old County Picnic Grove where guests will enjoy various beers produced regionally, nationally and internationally. Two tasting sessions will run from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. A variety of ticket packages are available including discounts for Season Pass holders. Guests must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID to enter. To purchase tickets and or more information visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure use promo code BEER.
East Coast Summer Salubong Festival – May 31
Six Flags Great Adventure introduces the Summer Salubong Filipino Festival on May 31from 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Festival includes a Santacruzan parade, Filipino vendors, arts and crafts, face painting, games and raffles. Concert by Bamboo and other various local artists. Tickets and more information available at www.nosajentertainment.com.
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