Apparently, Six Flags Great Adventure Park has had enough of this quarantine and is ready for some monkey business! Six Flag Great Adventure Park’s reopening will consist solely of the Safari Off-Road Adventure, located in Jackson, New Jersey. The 350-acre attraction features over 1,200 exotic animals and wild creatures from six continents, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and tigers.

The call to reopen the safari as a drive-through experience (for the first time in nearly a decade) came on Wednesday, March 13th, 2020, when Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order permitting drive-thru venues to resume operations.

Safari, so Good!

The Jackson thrill park’s safari area operated as a self-drive-through from 1974 to 2012. The park switched to guided truck tours of its safari area, accessed through the main theme park, in 2013. Since its renovation, Safari Off-Road Adventure retains the themed areas from Wild Safari. In addition, midway through the tour passengers are permitted to disembark from the vehicles at Camp Aventura. This section of the park encompasses much of Great Adventure’s bird and reptile collection, while also offering guests a rare opportunity to feed giraffes.

According to a press release, the park is presently finalizing new safety procedures for its guests, employees, and animals. Guests must visit the theme park’s new online reservation system and register in advance in order to attend the safari. Naturally, this will help with overcrowding. All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. Sales will not be available at the gate, and guests without advance reservations will not be allowed to enter. The reservation system applies to park members, season pass holders and single-day ticket holders. Reservations can be made via

The New Normal

In addition, Six Flags has been making strides in creating a new normal for theme park fans as they prep for re-opening with their newly implemented advanced reservations. Despite this exciting new development, Six Flags’ website still features the following statement:

“Following local and regional COVID-19 health directives, we will open as soon as it is safe to do so. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at the properties, the safety of our guests, team members, and animals is always our highest priority. We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation, and follow the most current guidance from federal, state, and local officials.”

Per state, local, and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19, Six Flags Great Adventure’s theme park and Hurricane Harbor water park will remain closed until further notice.