Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure is located in Jackson, New Jersey, about half way between New York City and Philadelphia. The park opened in 1974 as The Enchanted Forest but was renamed Great Adventure in 1976 and was sold to Six Flags the next year. Six Flags Great Adventure features the tallest roller coaster in the world - Kingda Ka.

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Roller Coasters

  1. El Toro ★ ★ ★
    A 4,400-foot Intamin wooden coaster with a 176-foot drop and top speed of 70 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
  2. Jersey Devil Coaster
    A 3,000-foot RMC Raptor single-rail coaster with three inversions and a top speed of 58 mph.
    Read Bobbie Butterfield's Jersey Devil Coaster review.
  3. Kingda Ka
    This 3,118-foot Intamin Accelerator is the tallest coaster in the world at 456 feet and the second-fastest at 128 mph. Height requirement: 54 inches
  4. Nitro
    A 5,394-foot Bolliger & Mabillard hyper coaster with a 215-foot drop and top speed of 80 mph. Height requirement: 54 inches
  5. The Joker
    A 1,019-foot S&S 4D Free Spin with a 54-foot drop and top speed of 38 mph. (Inversions vary by ride.) Height requirement: 48 inches
    Read Bobbie Butterfield's review of The Joker.
  6. Green Lantern
    A 4,155-foot Bolliger & Mabillard stand-up coaster with a 144-foot drop, top speed of 63 mph and five inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
  7. Superman Ultimate Flight
    A 2,759-foot Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster with a 100-foot drop, top speed of 51 mph and two inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
  8. Medusa
    A 3,985-foot Bolliger & Mabillard floorless coaster with a 132-foot drop, top speed of 61 mph and seven inversions. Formerly called Bizarro, the coaster is getting its original name back for the the 2022 season. Height requirement: 54 inches
  9. Batman The Ride
    A 2,693-foot Bolliger & Mabillard inverted coaster with a 105-foot height, top speed of 50 mph and five inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
  10. Runaway Mine Train
    An Arrow Development mine train with a 39-foot drop and top speed of 38 mph, this is the park's first coaster. Height requirement: 44 inches
  11. Skull Mountain
    A 1,377-foot indoor Intamin family coaster with a 37-foot drop and top speed of 33 mph. Height requirement: 44 inches
  12. The Dark Knight Coaster
    A 1,213-foot indoor Mack Rides wild mouse. Height requirement: 42 inches

For kids, the park also offers Harley Quinn Crazy Train, a Zierer Tivoli and Lil' Devil Coaster, a Zamperla Family Coaster.

Other Rides

Top recommendations

  1. Justice League Battle for Metropolis
    Am award-winning Sally interactive dark ride, also found at several other Six Flags parks. Height requirement: 42 inches
  2. Cyborg Cyber Spin
    A Tourbillon spinning ride with a triple box design. Height requirement: 54 inches
    Read Bobbie Butterfield's Cyborg Cyber Spin review.
  3. Zumanjaro Drop of Doom
    An Intamin drop ride on the Kinga Ka top hat. Height requirement: 48 inches
    Read Bobbie Butterfield's review of Zumanjaro Drop of Doom.

Six Flags Great Adventure also offers a Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure through its Wild Safari animal park.

Map

Six Flags Great Adventure is located south of Interstate 195 in Jackson Township, New Jersey.