Safari Off Road Adventure
|Safari Off Road Adventure|
|Six Flags Great Adventure|
|Opening date||May 25, 2013|
|Replaced||Six Flags Wild Safari|
|Six Flags Wild Safari|
|Opening date||July 4, 1974|
|Closing date||September 30, 2012|
|Replaced by||Safari Off Road Adventure|
|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|
|Riders per vehicle||31|
|Number of animals||1,200 (80 species)|
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.
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. On August 30, 2012, Six Flags announced that they would open the Safari Off Road Adventure in 2013. Following Wild Safari's closure on September 30, 2012, construction began to renovate it to become the Safari Off Road Adventure. Safari Off Road Adventure opened May 25, 2013.
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 safari attraction was joined with Great Adventure to form one park in 2013, it made Six Flags Great Adventure the second-largest theme park in the world at 475 acres (1.92 km2), after Disney's Animal Kingdom. The park also added an up-charge zip line attraction.
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.
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