Six Flags’ Safari Will Re-open as a Self-Drive-Through Experience on May 30
Six Flags Great Adventure just announced that they will soon their Wild Safari on May 30. You will be able to drive through in your own vehicle this year.
They will be operating daily from 9 am until 4 pm (weather permitting). Active Members, Season Pass holders, and employees will be available for a special preview day on May 29. can catch a special preview on May 29.
Yeah, once again: you’re going to be able to drive through the safari in your own car.
So many of us have fond memories of driving through the safari, right? The safari operated as a self-drive-through experience from 1974 through 2012. We all have memories of seeing rhinos, elephants, monkeys, and more right in front of our cars.
Since 2013 the safari has offered guided truck tours. The updated procedure will allow for social distancing and safety measures to implemented.
Earlier this month, Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order permitting drive-through events as long as they implement social distancing guidelines.
“Returning to a standalone, drive-through format enables guests to enjoy the Safari’s 1,200 exotic animals from the privacy and safety of their own vehicles while allowing for proper social distancing,” park officials announced on May 14.
Reservations will be required in advance to enter the park. Ticket sales will not be available at the gate. "To prevent overcrowding and provide proper social distancing, the safari will require all guests to make advance reservations using Six Flags’ new online reservation system," the park announced.
However, it's important to note that the Safari experience will require advanced registration.
Active Members, Season Pass Holders, and single-day ticket holders can make reservations beginning May 27 at 10 am EST on the reservations site by clicking here. It's important to note that guests without advance reservations will not be allowed to enter.
Safety requirements will be in place and they are listed on their website. They include a requirement to keep all windows, doors and convertible tops closed. There will be no feeding or touching of the animals. A maximum speed of 5 mph and maintaining a safe distance between cars and animals. Safety procedures (including temperature checks) will be in place for the park's employees.
By the way, Six Flags encourages guests to plan accordingly for restroom breaks, gasoline, and food. Only portable toilets will be available upon entrance and exit.
You can visit this page for more details on registration. Six Flags is located in Jackson (Ocean County).
Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor have NOT announced any plans for-opening yet, but last week we told you that when those parks do re-open, they too will require reservations.