May 2017 Events at Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags NJ - DC Super Hero Comic FestAcademic Adventures: Safari Off-Road Education – May: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17

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.

Drop of Doom VR Season Pass Preview & Grand Opening ­­– May 5 to 7

Six Flags Great Adventure will offer Season Pass holders and active Members a special preview to its newest virtual reality experience on Zumanjaro, the world’s tallest and fastest drop ride, before it opens to the public. Thrill-seekers will use Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus to battle giant, mutant spiders while they plunge 41 stories at speeds up to 90 mph on Drop of Doom VR, a fully-integrated virtual reality experience. For more information on this record-breaking thrill and the Season Pass preview, visit

Central Jersey Blood Center Blood Drive – May 7

On Sunday, May 7, Central Jersey Blood Center will host a blood drive in Six Flags Great Adventure’s Employment Center parking lot from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. Each blood donor will receive one theme park ticket valid for the 2017 season. For the best possible donation experience, appointments are strongly encouraged online or via phone at 888-71-BLOOD. Walk-in donors will be placed into empty appointment times on the schedule.

Hiring Palooza – May 7

Six Flags welcomes job seekers for a summer Hiring Palooza event on Sunday, May 7. Employment opportunities are available for entry experience, culinary, services, lifeguards, ride operations, games, and more. Employment benefits include scholarship opportunities, complimentary admission with guests, and exclusive employee events. The Hiring Palooza will feature games, giveaways, and a live radio broadcast. The event will take place at the Employment Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to apply online at before attending.

Dancefest – May 7, 20 & 21

Dance troupes of all ages and types 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. Registration is required for group participation. Visit for more information.

Cheerfest – May 13

Cheerleading and cross-over dance teams can reach for the stars as they compete for trophies and prizes at the 27th 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. All competitors and spectators require a Cheerfest wristband and registration. Visit for more information.

DC Super Hero Summer Kick-Off Honoring Local Super Women – May 13

Six Flags will offer fun, interactive events all season long that celebrate everyone’s favorite JUSTICE LEAGUE™ Super Heroes like BATMAN™, SUPERMAN™ and WONDER WOMAN™. Six Flags Great Adventure will kick-off this program Mother’s Day weekend by honoring local super women at 10:15 a.m. on May 13, including women from law enforcement, EMS, military and cancer survivors.

Mother’s Day – May 14

Guests are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day at Six Flags May 14. Moms are encouraged to enjoy the day with family and friends on their favorite thrill rides. On Safari Off Road Adventure, guests can see the safari’s newest addition, Rico the two-toed sloth. Mothers can also celebrate their day with sweet treats such as funnel cake, or browse the various shops and animal exhibits.

Business & Marketing Education Day – May 24

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.

Safety Patrol Day – May 26

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.

Memorial Day Weekend – May 27 to 29

On Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 to 29, patrons are encouraged to kick off summer at Six Flags. Thrill seekers can enjoy rides such as Zumanjaro with its limited-time Drop of Doom VR, El Toro, and GREEN LANTERN™. Families can celebrate the weekend riding HARLEY QUINN™ Crazy Train, Bumper Cars and Big Wheel.

Six Flags Great Adventure Events: John Wesley ShippDC Super Hero Summer Garden State Comic Fest – May 27

As part of the DC Super Hero Summer, Six Flags will partner with Garden State Comic Fest to bring guests a mini comic-con from 12 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 27. The event will feature comics, collectibles, artists, DC Comics cosplay, and a special celebrity appearance by actor John Wesley Shipp, known for his role in the CBS sci-fi adventure series “The Flash,” and Henry Allen in the CW’s “The Flash.” Bill Spadea from NJ 101.5 and Chasing News will be present to celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day during the mini-con. Police officers along with their friends and family will be able to stay in the park an extra 90 minutes for exclusive ride time on BATMAN™: The Ride and THE DARK KNIGHT™. The festival is included with valid theme park admission.


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

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