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Located centrally between New York City and Philadelphia, Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey is America's largest Six Flags adventure park.
Themed areas include Boardwalk, Movietown, Frontier Adventures and Plaza Del Carnaval. Fifteen "thrill" rides and roller coasters combine with almost 40 family-friendly and kid-oriented rides. Adventure Alley and Bugs Bunny National Park cater specifically to families and younger children. Food, provisions and souvenirs are available for purchase throughout the park.
Adjacent to Great Adventure is the Hurricane Harbor water park and the Wild Safari, a 350-acre park with over 1,200 animals. View them up close and personal in the largest drive-through safari outside of Africa.
Great Adventure opens on weekends in early spring and begins daily operation in late May. Additional weekday hours occur on select days in April and May, as well. Daily hours end on Labor Day, while weekend operation -- and some Friday and weekday holiday hours -- continue through late October. Wild Safari features the same operating schedule, while Hurricane Harbor opens Memorial Day weekend and continues weekend hours through late June, when daily operations begin. The water park closes on Labor Day.
Great Adventure tickets can be purchased for a one-day visit or as a season pass. Groups of 15 or more may be eligible for group discounts. Upgrades are available for personal tours and front-of-the-line access, as well as designated ride times to avoid standing in line. More information is available by calling (732) 928-1821 or visiting www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.