SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE
& Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Jackson, New Jersey
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (7/27/17) While I don't know much about what is coming at this point, Six Flags Great Adventure has confirmed that their 2018 plans for the park to be announced on Aug. 31st, will include some kind of "world's first" new attraction for the park.
(7/3/17) Guests to Six Flags Great Adventure, be warned... the new policy put into effect at the park earlier this season that allows no loose articles whatsoever (not even in zippered or buttoned pockets) on your person while riding El Toro and Kingda Ka has now been expanded to also include The Joker coaster as well. So no... not even your car keys are permitted in your pocket.
Unfortunately, you have to either have a trusted friend or family member stay behind to hold your stuff, or pay to use a locker. Of course it would be nice if Six Flags would follow the example of Universal Orlando and provide a free locker for a limited time just for this purpose to make it easy on everyone, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
Editor Note: We only have the shrinking size of the cell phone to blame for this. This was never an issue back when they were the size of a banana. Now we all have to suffer until they figure out how to shrink them down to the a size where they can just be surgically implanted.
(6/24/17) You may recall an odd bit of fighting over the issue of building a 21.9 megawatt solar energy farm on property owned by Six Flags Great Adventure that started a year or two ago. The park announced plans to build a huge clean solar energy farm (Hooray... right?) to help take care of their power needs, while the environmentalists started legal action to block this plan because it would involve cutting down and clearing a big section of existing forest area to do so. I see the point that removing a perfectly good forest area may not offset the benifits of building a solar farm, but I've always been a bit confused as to where these groups have any say on what Six Flags does with their own property.
Anyhoo... the argument was that they felt Six Flags should built the solar farm over their existing parking lot instead. Given that I'm sure most guests to the park (or any park for that matter) and see just how crappy the average person drives and parks their car in these kinds of lots, I can see why Six Flags was not high on the idea of having a potential demolition derby taking place under their expensive new solar energy farm.
Looks like the issue is came to a close this week, as a Superior Court judge ruled that the local governing boards who had already looked over the plans and has previously approved them were sufficient and has thrown out the environmentalist lawsuit that has been blocking the project. With the legal issues now out of the way, I'd expect to see construction begin on this rather quickly before something else rises up to stop it.
(4/23/17) Guests be warned... Six Flags Great Adventure is taking an even more aggressive policy this season towards what personal items you will be allowed to keep with you when riding Kingda Ka and El Toro. The newly updated "Park Policies" page now states under Loose Articles that while phones, pagers and other small items must be secured in cargo or zippered pockets or waist packs, even this is now no longer allowed on Kingda Ka and El Toro. So your going to have to leave your gear with someone staying off the ride, or just suck it up and use a locker apparently.
2017 - Justice League: Battle For Metropolis - (6/17/17) Six Flags Great Adventure is opening their Justice League: Battle for Metropolis dark ride this morning. Congrats to the park for completing this epic project and while Screamscape can't be there for the opening, we do have some footage showing off the sister ride that opened at Six Flags over Georgia last month that will give you a good idea about what the new ride experience is like.
(4/4/17) Great Adventure History dropped by Six Flags Great Adventure the other day to go on a tour of the park's new Justice League: Battle for Metropolis dark ride. Visit the site and look for the link to the Construction Tour just below the main menu.
(12/28/16) A couple of photos from Six Flags Great Adventure showing off the progress on the new Justice League building construction were sent in this week. While it looks like they have only installed the building foundation walls at this point, once they get this finished and can pour the slab floor, I imagine the building itself will go up quick. At the heart of things, the building itself is essentially a quick-build industrial warehouse style structure on the inside, before the themed Hall of Justice exterior is put up over the front entrance. The structure itself appears to be identical to the one Six Flags built at the Chicago area park last season, and we are looking at it from the backside, so the entrance should be facing the pathway in the background. It isn't known if the park may try to incorporate the old Observatory structure leftover from The Chiller in any way, such as a section of outdoor queue.
(9/1/16) The official announcement is out... Justice League: Battle for Metropolis is coming to Six Flags Great Adventure in 2017. So far no word on the rumored new attraction for the waterpark however.
(9/1/16) Continuing some of the Screamscape spy network rumors, as expected from early leaks about the project, Six Flags Great Adventure will open a new Justice League Battle for Metropolis attraction in 2017. The versions of this ride opened thus far at select parks have impressed most park guests by offering a new style experience that isn’t something you would typically find at a Six Flags park, so I’m happy to see this expanding to even more parks across the nation, becoming another staple attraction experience for the Six Flags chain.
I’m told this wont be the only new attraction here however, as the Hurricane Harbor waterpark is also expected to add some kind of major new waterslide as well. We’ll know more all about it sometime later today.
(8/18/16) According to the latest town meeting notes on the Justice League project the project will go inside a 25,000 sqft building that will stand 33 feet tall. As for the location, they say that it will be located near the Chiller ride site, Batman ride and behind The Dark Knight. Later on they describe it as essentially taking over the former site of The Chiller coaster, which is what lies directly behind The Dark Knight ride building.
(7/16/16) A reader sent in the official planning board meeting addenda set for July 18th which includes granting approval for SFGAdv's new 2017 attraction structure. The document describes it as "2017 Capital Improvements - Construction of a 25,000 square foot, 33 feet tall building to house a new theme park attraction." Sure sounds like Justice League: Battle for Metropolis to me is locked in. For the doubters out there, you can find it yourself online here.
2018 - New Attraction - Rumor - (8/21/17) Six Flags Great Adventure has posted a couple teaser posters in the park hinting about what is to come in 2018. The posters aren't too far from the new Justice League ride and show off the logo of STAR. Labs from DC Comics along with a phone number you can call and hear a message. The posted also lists the names of the parents of DC hero Cyborg, Silas and Elinore Stone.
Not much is said in the message when you call other than talk about developments with gyroscopes, gravimeters and accelerometers, but my gut feeling here is that we are looking as a possible STAR Labs or Cyborg theme to be used on what may be the world's first Skywarp flat ride from Skyline Attractions. (NOTE: Fans of The Flash series on WB will be familiar with STAR Labs of course, but as Six Flags typical use of any DC Comics property involves only the comics use and not anything from TV or Film versions, I wouldn't count on The Flash being tied into this ride as a theme as I don't believe in the comics he is as associated with Star Labs as he is in the TV series.)
(8/8/17) According to the latest rumors, the new "World's First" ride coming to Six Flags Great Adventure may very well be the world's first Skywarp ride from Skyline Attractions. The choice is a little odd to me, because I would have assumed that the first Skywarp (or Skywarps) would have gone to a park that had not just installed a Larson Loop in the past couple years. Someplace like Six Flags Magic Mountain or SF Great America... but not the New Jersey park. Stranger choices have been made in the Six Flags corporate office before, so we'll just have to wait and see.