Six Flags Great Adventure May 2016 Events

THE JOKER 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 later this month. The insane, Six Flags Great Adventure NJ The Jokerpurple and green 4D, free-fly coaster will make its home on the Lakefront. Riders will sit in wing seats outside the track to be lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill. The Joker will wreak havoc as riders flip head-over-heels at least six times along the seemingly weightless journey. Thrill seekers will experience exhilarating leaps and dives along a horizontal plane, along with unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to the next. The Joker is included with theme park admission, Season Pass or active Membership. A virtual ride video and construction updates are available on the web at and clicking on The Joker link from the home page.


Lifeguard Job Fair – May 1

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor heats up hiring for cool jobs this summer with a Lifeguard Job Fair May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Employment Center. Before attending, new applicants must visit 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.


Silver Safari Tours — May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

The Silver Safari Tour is the perfect group trip for senior citizens who are young at heart. Get an up-close look at 1,200 animals from six continents while riding in style on special Safari Off-Road vehicles. This tour takes place on Mondays in May when the theme park is closed so bus groups can be escorted close to the loading platform to limit walking. A stop at Camp Aventura half-way through the tour gives groups the chance to stretch, feed a giraffe, see some smaller animals and shop for souvenirs.


Academic Adventures: Safari Off-Road Education – May: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18

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 $22.99 + 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.


Business & Marketing Education Day – May 12

For years, Six Flags has invited high school and middle school students to learn about business by bringing them inside the marketing of a theme park. Professionals from different industries are invited to speak to students about all levels of marketing.  Each year, Six Flags creates a new challenge that asks students to design a business plan for everything from a new concert or sporting event to marketing non-profits. Participating students compete for theme park tickets.


Cheerfest – May 14

Cheerleading and cross-over dance teams can reach for the stars as they compete for trophies and prizes at the 26th annual Cheerleading and Dance Championship. This event is open to public and private schools, recreation and all-star teams. Competition takes place outdoors at the Movietown Arena on a 42′ x 54′ spring floor.


Dancefest – May 15, 21 & 22

Dance troupes of all ages, types and genres have the opportunity to perform without the pressure of a competition or recital. Performances start at noon inside Showcase Theater in the Movietown section of the park. All participants will receive a Dancefest ribbon to take home as a souvenir of their day.


Celebration Concert with Jeremy Camp – May 21

Six Flags presents the Celebration concert featuring Jeremy Camp May 21. The concert takes place at 5 p.m. in the Plymouth Rock Assurance® Arena and is included with theme park admission, Season Pass or active Membership as part of the MIKE AND IKE® ZOURS® Summer Concert Series.


Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Opens for the 2016 Season – May 21

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor New Caribbean CoveSix Flags Great Adventure will celebrate summer with the 2016 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. In 2016, Hurricane Harbor will welcome the addition of the all-new Caribbean Cove water play area for families. The water playground will include 55 interactive features including water jets, spray nozzles and a dumping bucket.


Theme Park Daily Operation Begins – May 26

Six Flags Great Adventure will begin daily operation May 26. The park operates every day through the summer until September 5, when it transitions to a weekend operating schedule for Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. For a full operating calendar with daily opening and closing times and a complete list of special events, visit


Safety Patrol Day – May 27

Safety Patrollers are responsible and dedicated to the safety of fellow students and their school. Reward their dedication with a fun filled trip to our annual Safety Patrol Days.  It’s a great way to recruit students for the Safety Patrol program from year to year.


More information is available at or by calling 732/928-2000.

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