April 13, 2012
Six Flags Great Adventure to Host 30th Annual Physics Day April 27, March For Babies® and Gym Class Heroes in Concert April 29
Six Flags Great Adventure invites guests to enjoy a weekend full of physics, philanthropy and fun beginning with Physics Day April 27 and continuing with the March For Babies® charity walk and a live performance by chart-toppers Gym Class Heroes April 29.
Six Flags Great Adventure will become an outdoor classroom as the park hosts teachers and students for Physics Day on Friday, April 27. Working in partnership with area physics teachers, Six Flags Great Adventure created Physics Day to help students set theory into motion.
Now in its 30th year, Physics Day challenges students to solve teacher-designed problems based on ride experience, covering aspects such as acceleration, speed, velocity, frictional force and centripetal force. Students will board coasters including Nitro, El Toro and Green Lantern to measure the ride’s “G” forces with accelerometers they have designed in the classroom.
March For Babies
Participants of all ages will gather in the park for a walk-a-thon to benefit babies of Ocean County. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk will step off at 8:30 a.m. Guests can visit marchforbabies.org for more information or to register.
March for Babies® is the premiere fundraising event of the March of Dimes ®. Money raised for March for Babies® supports the March of Dimes® mission to give every baby a healthy start by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Gym Class Heroes Live in Concert
Six Flags Great Adventure will welcome rap-rock group Gym Class Heroes presented by Coca-Cola and 92.3 NOW April 29 at 4 p.m. in the Northern Star Arena. Guests will enjoy the concert free with theme park admission or season pass.
Gym Class Heroes began when Travie McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley during their high school gym class in 1997. In 2003, the group was signed to record labels Fueled by Ramen and Decaydance Records after adding bassist Eric Roberts and guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo.
Their debut single “Cupid’s Chokehold” was released in 2006 and reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100. Gym Class Heroes will perform their classic hits as well as songs from their 2011 album The Papercut Chronicles II, including current smash-hits “Stereo Hearts and “Back Home.”
Six Flags Great Adventure will also welcome Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat and Andy Grammer June 3 to the Clearasil® Summer Concert Series. Guests will enjoy free concerts, unlimited visits and the new 24-story-tall, extreme swing ride SkyScreamer opening May 23 with a season sass. For more information and a complete schedule of events visit sixflags.com/greatadventure or call 732-928-1821.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.0 billion in revenue and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. Visit sixflags.com for more information. Attractions, shows, operating hours and prices subject to change without notice. Due to maintenance and other circumstances, some rides (including new rides) may not be open to the public.