Located in Jackson, New
Jersey Six Flags - Great Adventures is a mighty attraction in our
I recall visiting this wonderful theme park when I was a child
and being driven through the Wildlife Safari wherein animals of
all sorts came up to our car. Heck, we broke the rules back then
by feeding an Oreo Cookie to a very curious Ostrich. (and no, you're
not supposed to feed the animals). We've returned on a regular
basis and it's all just as I remember it. Fun, fun and then even
more fun! The rides there will satisfy the kid in everyone and
yes, there are rides as well for the kids. You
may want to see some of the many photos we'd taken during
our first 2005 season visit.
Last Year's Posting: We can't wait to return and catch up on all
that we'd missed during our last visit. There's the magic show
we're anxious to see as well as the Temple of the Tiger Exhibit
featuring Bengal Tigers performing for one and all...'and Crud!
We even missed out on Kingda Ka which is to be the tallest and
fastest rollercoaster on Earth! Yours truly stopped to ask folks
as they'd left the ride and well, they were all speechless. We'll
be sure to ride this coaster on our next trip to Six Flags. As
big as this park is and as many people there are visiting, there's
always something for everyone. So why not give a chance if you
haven't as of yet? Heck, we can't wait for Autumn when the air
is brisk and sharp and they'll have their Fright Fest with the
park all dolled up and ready for Halloween.
Certain things to keep in mind follow:
- The Parking lot is huge. So although you'll be allowed to exit
and enter the park by having your hand stamped, you may not find
yourself doing this often if at all considering the immense size
of the parking area. Mind you, the disabled parking is of course
conveniently located near the entrance. Yours truly being disabled
had no problem whatsoever in this regard.
- Lockers are available within for a cost. These would come in
handy should you be carrying something which can't be brought
onboard some of the many rides.
- Food is not allowed at entry.
It all started many years ago when Angus Wynne, a Texas Oil Barren
got the vision to create a theme park to end all others. The first
Six Flags Over Texas opened in 1961 and the subsequent park openings
continued all over America. Today Six Flags owns and operates 30
parks across the country with what seems to be more on the way.
- Besides getting there by car which we'll discuss below on this
page, there's also the NJ Transit Bus which leaves from the Port
Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. According to their
site as of this writing, buses depart from NYC at 9:30am and will
return you in the evening at and around 10:20pm. Visit
their site for additional details.
- Travel Time by car from
midtown Manhattan came to 1.5 hours for us considering a traffic
accident along the way which slowed us down...no, not ours.
Our own car trip to Great Adventures was pretty simple and straightforward.
We took the Lincoln Tunnel from NYC onto the Jersey Side where
we got onto Interstate 95 heading south (note that this changes
into the NJ Turnpike. We then rode along until we came across
Interstate 195 heading East and got off at Exit 16A. From there
on you should see signs along the way indicating that Six Flags
- Also take a look at the map link on the right hand side of this
visit MSN Maps for detailed driving instructions on how to
get there. Plus, if you're using any sort of other mapping software
then consider that the address for Six Flags is: 599 Monmouth
Rd, Jackson, NJ 08527
on any one of these
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