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February 25, 2021

Six Flags Great Adventure Parks Announce Wage Increase and Launch of 2021 Reservations

Feb. 27 Final Virtual Job Fair Prior to Opening

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Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari, and Hurricane Harbor today announced that it will raise the wages of many positions for the 2021 season. The parks also released the highly-anticipated launch dates of guest reservations. All three parks will offer safety-focused fun and thrills, plus exciting, new additions.

“Many positions will now pay $15 per hour, which is a $4 per hour increase, and leadership positions will pay even more. We want to recruit team members who will maintain our high standards of safety and guest service, and it’s crucial that we offer competitive wages to attract and retain these top employees,” said Park President John Winkler. “This wage increase is a demonstration of our commitment to being the employer of choice for central New Jersey.”

Some positions will start at $15 per hour, while others will offer additional earning potential during certain shifts. The most significant wage increases will impact food and beverage operations, custodial services, security, shuttle drivers, and lifeguards.

“It’s a common misconception that we employ mostly teens. We offer incredible growth opportunities for all ages in careers from A to Z, aquatics to zoology,” said Human Resources Director Brad McClain. The parks employ team members as young as 14, and adults of all ages. “Teachers and second-wage earners enjoy our flexibility. Our ‘young at heart’ program for those aged 65 and up has been a staple for decades,” he added.  

Virtual Hiring Fair February 27

As one of the largest seasonal employers in the state, Six Flags is currently hiring thousands of team members for the 2021 season. The safety of park guests and employees is always the company’s top priority, and applicants may now apply for jobs in a completely virtual and contact-free environment. Applications may be completed online and interviews and training will all be done virtually; onboarding is contact-free. Candidates should apply online at www.sixflagsjobs.com

Named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by The National Association for Business Resources for five years in a row, Six Flags offers a wide variety of positions in a fun, fast-paced environment, along with paid internships for students. The company offers a myriad of benefits for team members including advancement opportunities, educational scholarships, reward and recognition programs, free park admission, and much more.

Opening Dates, Reservations Announced

  • Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure, the world’s largest drive-thru outside of Africa, will open March 20 and reservations will launch at noon March 9 at sixflags.com/reserve The park offers a contact-free, self-guided animal experience. Guests can learn about 1,200 animals from around the globe by streaming a custom audio tour along their 4.5-mile journey. Most animals are free roaming and can walk right up to the guests’ vehicles. The 350-acre wildlife preserve will debut a plethora of baby animals, including bison calves, Asian water buffalo, and kangaroo joeys. The park will expand its Academic Adventures educational series with the introduction of Cyber Safari, a new, online animal education program.
  • Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, will open to the public March 27 and launch park reservations at noon March 16 at sixflags.com/reserve. The park will shatter three world records this summer when it debuts a coaster of legendary proportions—the tallest, fastest, and longest single-rail coaster. Jersey Devil Coaster will tower 13 stories and reach speeds up to 58-miles-per-hour as riders soar through the dark and foreboding woods along 3,000 feet of imposing track. Inspired by infamous New Jersey folklore, the fiendish coaster will feature five intense elements including three dramatic inversions.
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey, one of the Northeast’s largest waterparks, will open for the 2021 season May 15 and reservations will launch May 4. This tropically-themed oasis will offer cool refreshment for the entire family with more than 20 high-speed thrill slides, a half-mile lazy river, two massive pools, and two interactive kids’ areas.

In addition to the New Jersey properties, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, is preparing to open all of its theme parks and waterparks and welcome guests back for the 2021 season. The company is celebrating its 60th anniversary season with safety at the forefront and an impressive list of record-breaking roller coasters, thrilling rides and water attractions, innovative special events, and tasty, new culinary offerings.

“Our guests and team members are ready for the return of fun and signature Six Flags thrills in 2021,” said Senior Vice President of Park Operations Bonnie Weber. “Last year, we set the standard for operating our parks safely, and entertained millions of guests in adherence to government, and CDC health guidelines at 21 of our 26 parks. We offered a local and outdoor entertainment venue spanning dozens to hundreds of acres where families and friends could safely spend time together. We kept our guests and team members safe by requiring masks to be worn in the parks, providing contactless temperature and security screenings, enhancing our cleaning and sanitization measures, and closely monitoring attendance throughout operating hours in order to maintain proper social distancing. Now we are hiring and preparing to reopen every Six Flags park in our system as we continue to work with state and government officials to set firm reopening dates for our parks in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mexico City, and Canada.”

Park reopening dates are subject to change based on local, state, and federal guidelines related to COVID-19.

Extensive Safety Measures

Six Flags’ comprehensive reopening plan, which the company developed in consultation with epidemiologists, meets or exceeds federal, state, and local guidelines for sanitization, hygiene, and social distancing protocols. The plan sets standards for executing at the highest levels of hygiene and social distancing protocols. Daily attendance is limited, and all guests, including Members and Season Pass holders, must have a reservation to visit the parks.

One-Day Tickets and Season Passes 

Six Flags will celebrate the reopening of its parks by welcoming guests back with the best Daily Ticket and Season Pass prices in years. A Season Pass pays for itself in just two visits and a Six Flags Membership includes all of the benefits of a Season Pass plus special Membership perks for an affordable monthly price. Members receive a wide range of valuable benefits such as parking on every visit, admission to all Six Flags parks, savings off almost all food and merchandise, Membership Appreciation Days, and other exclusive bonuses. Members who sign up for Six Flags Membership Rewards, the company’s loyalty program, earn points for almost everything they do at the park. Points can be redeemed for free food, merchandise, and special experiences.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 59 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling waterparks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.

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