Here’s when Six Flags’ drive-through Safari will open – SILive.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Guests will be able to experience the Safari adventure at Six Flags Great Adventure from the privacy and safety of their own vehicles beginning Saturday.
The Jackson, N.J. theme park announced last week that its Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will open May 30 and will operate daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. Active members, season pass holders, and employees can catch a special preview on Friday.
The announcement comes shortly after N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order permitted drive-through events implementing social distancing guidelines.
The new safari journey will offer a contact-free experience. Starting Saturday, guests will be able to take a self-guided journey through 1,200 exotic animals from six continents in their own vehicles.
Guests will slowly wind through 350 acres and 11 simulated natural habitats with animals like giraffes, elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers, bears and baboons. While most animals roam freely in the safari, predators are kept safely behind fences. According to Six Flags, all animals are clearly visible from car windows.
The drive is about five miles and takes about one hour to complete.
The safari operated as a self-drive-through experience from 1974 through 2012, before offering guided truck tours beginning in 2013.