Six Flags to become world's largest theme park

| 30 Aug 2012 | 10:31

    After announcing earlier this week there will no longer be a drive-through safari, Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson released today that it will undergo its most dramatic transformation in 13 years as the 160-acre theme park and 350-acre Wild Safari animal park unite as one property to become the world’s largest theme park for 2013.
    The park will also introduce a themed attraction called Safari Off Road Adventure and a new slide complex, Big Wave Racer at Hurricane Harbor.
    Boasting 1,200 animals from six continents, Safari Off Road Adventure will take guests on an open-air Safari vehicle to get an up-close animal experience.
    When the Wild Safari closes its gates for the 2012 season this fall, it will undergo a massive renovation this winter that includes a redesign of various simulated natural habitats and the creation of Camp Aventura.
    Camp Aventura will be the main stop along the off-road excursion where guests get up-close to animals and even hand-feed or pet them. There will also be a new zip line at an additional fee.
    Safari Off Road Adventure will be included with general theme park admission and season passes in 2013, and will be accessible via the Frontier Adventures section of the theme park.
    Through Sept. 30, guests will be able to drive their own vehicles through the Wild Safari for the very last time in the park’s 38-year history.

    Hurricane Harbor

    Six Flags Hurricane Harbor will unveil another slide complex in 2013 the Big Wave Racer. The new slide towers at four stories and will send riders head-first multiple lanes on an aero-dynamically-designed water toboggan that stretches 1,800 feet ending in a pool of water.
    Big Wave Racer is slated for a summer 2013 opening and will be the eighth slide complex at Hurricane Harbor.


    Six Flags Great Adventure 2013 Season Passes are now on sale and provide unlimited visits for the rest of the 2012 season (including Fright Fest) and all of the 2013 season. For a limited time, with the purchase of a Season Pass four-pack, guests will receive a free upgrade to premium status, which includes free season passes to Hurricane Harbor, free tickets for friends and more. In addition, guests receive one free season parking pass when purchasing four or more. Offer expires Oct. 28.
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