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Safari Off Road Adventure
Safari Off Road Adventure promo.jpg
Six Flags Great Adventure
Area Frontier Adventures
Coordinates 40°8′14.34″N 74°25′58.87″W / 40.1373167°N 74.4330194°W / 40.1373167; -74.4330194Coordinates: 40°8′14.34″N 74°25′58.87″W / 40.1373167°N 74.4330194°W / 40.1373167; -74.4330194
Status Operating
Opening date May 25, 2013 (2013-05-25)[1]
Replaced Six Flags Wild Safari
Six Flags Wild Safari
Opening date July 4, 1974 (1974-07-04)
Closing date September 30, 2012 (2012-09-30)
Replaced by Safari Off Road Adventure
General statistics
Attraction type Safari
Length 23,760 ft (7,240 m)
Site area 15,246,000 sq ft (1,416,400 m2)
Vehicle type Former Army trucks, remodeled into open air safari vehicles
Vehicles 20
Riders per vehicle 31
Number of animals 1,200 (80 species)[2]

Safari Off Road Adventure is a safari attraction currently operating at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey. It replaced Six Flags Wild Safari which closed on September 30, 2012.

History[edit]

Wild Safari was opened to the public on July 4, 1974, along with its theme park neighbor, Great Adventure.[3]

On August 20, 2012, Six Flags announced that the park would be closed to private vehicles from September 30, 2012, and that the animals would remain in the preserve.[4] On August 30, 2012, Six Flags announced that they would open the Safari Off Road Adventure in 2013.[1] Following Wild Safari's closure on September 30, 2012, construction began to renovate it to become the Safari Off Road Adventure.[5] Safari Off Road Adventure opened May 25, 2013.[1]

Overview[edit]

The former Wild Safari park covered 350 acres (1.4 km2) with the main road being 4.5 miles (7.2 km) long. It contained 11 themed sections, and was a home to 1200 animals from six different continents. When the 350 acres (1.4 km2) safari joined Great Adventure as one park in 2013, it made Six Flags Great Adventure the second-largest theme park in the world at 510 acres (2.1 km2), after Disney's Animal Kingdom.[6][7][8] The park also added an up-charge zip line attraction.[1]

Since its renovation, Safari Off Road Adventure retains the themed areas from Wild Safari. Additionally, midway through the tour passengers are able to disembark from the vehicles at an area called Camp Aventura. This section of the park contains much of Great Adventure's bird and reptile collection, while also offering guests an opportunity to feed giraffes. Safari Off Road Adventure is now one of Great Adventure's most popular rides; as a self drive-through attraction there had been little traffic through many hours of the day.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Safari Off Road Adventure". Six Flags. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "On safari! New wildlife adventures launched". Park World Magazine: 8. May 2013. 
  3. ^ Dw. Dunphy Email the author May 5, 2012 (May 5, 2012). "Relive Your Youth At Great Adventure - Bridgewater, NJ Patch". Bridgewater Patch. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ Brown, Jennifer. "Six Flags Wild Safari will stop allowing cars at end of season". The Star-Ledger. NJ.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ Perry, Wayne (31 August 2012). "Hold on tight! Tourists to zipline over wild animals". Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Kurt Snibbe (June 11, 2016). "A close-up look at Shanghai Disneyland: the newest Disney Park". Orange County Register. Retrieved March 31, 2017. 
  7. ^ Kowalczik, Christopher; Kowalczik, Carol (2008). Simply Disney: Vacation Planning Made Easy 2008. Lulu Publishing. p. 107. ISBN 9781435710054. Retrieved March 22, 2016. 
  8. ^ Stilton, Phil (October 1, 2012). "An End of an Era: A Final Look at the Six Flags Wild Safari as a Self Driven Attraction". Tom River News. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 

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