Safari Off Road Adventure

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Safari Off Road Adventure
Safari Off Road Adventure promo.jpg
Six Flags Great Adventure
Area Frontier Adventures
Status Operating
Opening date May 25, 2013 (2013-05-25)[1]
Replaced Six Flags Wild Safari
Six Flags Wild Safari
Coordinates 40°8′5″N 74°25′40″W / 40.13472°N 74.42778°W / 40.13472; -74.42778Coordinates: 40°8′5″N 74°25′40″W / 40.13472°N 74.42778°W / 40.13472; -74.42778
Status Closed
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 Open air safari vehicles
Vehicles 18[2]
Riders per vehicle 35
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, it was announced that the park would be closed to private vehicles from September 30, 2012. Six Flags also announced that the animals would remain in the preserve.[4] On August 30, 2012, Six Flags Great Adventure announced that they would be opening 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. With the 350 acres (1.4 km2) safari joining Great Adventure as one whole park in 2013, it will then make Six Flags Great Adventure the largest theme park in the world with 510 acres (2.1 km2).[6] Also an up-charge zip line attraction where guest can soar over the animals.[1]

Safari Off Road Adventure is similar to Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Safari Off Road Adventure". Six Flags. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "On safari! New wildlife adventures launched". Park World Magazine: 8. May 2013. 
  3. ^ By 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. ^ a b 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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