When the theme park reopens, will you keep the self-drive-thru?
To ensure the safety of our guests and maximize on social distancing guidelines, the safari will remain a self-drive-thru experience after the Theme Park resumes operation. We aim to reopen Safari Off Road Adventure in the near future.
Will the Safari be free to active Members and Season Pass Holders who are currently paying/have paid for their annual passes?
Yes. Admission is free to Six Flags Members, Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor New Jersey Season Pass holders. Other Six Flags Season Pass holders not belonging to Six Flags Great Adventure or Hurricane Harbor New Jersey are not valid for the Safari.
Can paused Members un-pause their Memberships to take advantage of the safari? Or other Six Flags parks?
Memberships are linked to a Guest’s home theme park. Once a Membership has been paused, it will not unpause until the theme park has reopened. Billing will not resume until the theme park has opened.
Our Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure is free for active Members and Season Pass holders.
If a paused Member would like to take advantage of the new safari experience, daily tickets are available for purchase.
A paused Member will be able to utilize their Membership again for Great Adventure and any other Six Flags theme park once Great Adventure has reopened.
What is the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure?
Six Flags takes you on a self-guided journey (in the safety and privacy of your own car) through 1,200 exotic animals from six continents! You’ll slowly drive through 11 simulated natural habitats seeing animals such as giraffes, rhinos, bears, elephants, tigers, lions, baboons and more!
Animals roam freely in most sections of the safari and can venture right up to your car. All predators are safely kept behind fences but are clearly visible from your car windows.
Safety is our No. 1 priority! Remember that our animals always have the right of way, keep a safe distance between your vehicle and other vehicles, and be sure to yield to our animals. You must keep all windows, sunroofs and doors closed at all times. There is no feeding or petting of our animals. Although they may look docile, these are untrained, wild animals. Do not exit the vehicle for any reason. Any guest who violates our code of conduct will be escorted from the safari without a refund and may be prosecuted. A full list of rules is available below.
How I can I find out more about the animals?
During your journey, you can follow along the virtual tour on our website at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure to learn more about 11 sections of the safari, and the animals that reside in each section.
Will there be bathroom, snack, gift, or other facilities available?
Upon exiting the Safari, there are indoor restrooms, snacks and merchandise available for purchase.
What are the hours of operation?
Opening weekend will be April 1, 2023 and daily operation will begin May 19, 2023. Reservations are not required at this time for the 2023 season. Hours of operation vary, please check the operating calendar here
What does the Safari experience cost?
Pricing applies per person and varies per day. To get the most up-to-date pricing, please visit the ticketing page to purchase and plan your visit.
How long will it take to drive through the safari?
The drive is approximately 5 miles and takes about 1.5 – 2 hours to complete.
What rules will be in place and how will you enforce them?
Safety is a shared responsibility. Our guests must follow a strict set of rules to keep our animals safe, which will be monitored by our Security, Safety, and Animal Care teams along the path. They include:
– SLOW – 5 mph speed limit
– Maintain space between your car and others
– Animals always have the right of way
– Remain in your vehicle and on paved roadway at all times
– Windows and sun roofs must remain completely closed
– Convertible tops must be closed
– No pets, including service animals, are permitted inside cars
– Do not feed or touch the animals
– No smoking or littering
– No parking or stopping, other than yielding to animals
– All vehicles will be screened by Six Flags Security prior to entering Wild Safari
– No items are permitted in pickup truck beds or in vehicles with open storage
– Cars, SUVs and consumer pickup trucks only permitted – no buses, RVs, box trucks, – commercial vehicles, pickup trucks larger than a consumer pickup allowed
– Restrooms will be available for us before and after your adventure, but not during.
– Gasoline will not be available during your adventure, so please plan ahead.
– Food, drinks, and souvenirs are available at the end of your drive-thru adventure
– Enter at your own risk
Guests who violate the rules will be escorted from the park without a refund and may be prosecuted
How many cars will be allowed per day?
Several thousand cars can visit the safari each day
How will this experience differ from the prior drive-thru?
The safari was renovated in 2013 for the opening of Safari Off Road Adventure, and some of the sections were redefined. That pathway remains in place, plus, our guests will be able to visit the Baboon Jungle prior to exiting the safari. Camp Aventura will remain closed.
Will baboons jump on the cars like in the old days?
No. In 2003, fencing was added along the roadway to separate the baboons from the cars.
What happens if my car breaks down, overheats, etc. while I’m in the safari?
If your car can still move, please drive to the side of the road (but stay on the roadway) and place your flashers on. If you cannot move your car, just place your flashers on. One of our team members will come to assist you. Do not exit the vehicle for any reason.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
The safety of our guests, team members and animals is our top priority. During extreme weather events, such as thunderstorms and high winds, it may become necessary to temporarily suspend safari admission. Once the extreme weather passes, guest entry will resume. Guests inside safari park may be required to shelter in place inside their vehicles. Entrance, exit, and section gates may be closed to limit animal movement. Once the extreme weather passes, gates will be reopened and vehicle movement will resume. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
Why can’t my service or comfort animal ride with me in the car?
Safari animals are wild animals. Their instincts may cause them to become startled, which may accidentally cause serious injury. For this reason and others, no animals are permitted inside guest vehicles.
Why can’t I roll down my window or feed the animals?
Despite their calm appearance, safari animals are wild animals. They are not trained or domesticated. The may have large teeth and/or claws, and their behavior is unpredictable. We don’t want any guest or animal to become injured. The safari care team maintains a proper diet for each species. Just like your house pet that may become sick from “people food,” the same rule applies for exotic animals. You must keep your windows and doors closed and refrain from touching or feeding the animals. Do not exit the vehicle for any reason.