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Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari
Jackson, New Jersey

Polar Coaster Challenge

The Polar Coaster hits Six Flags!

Take the Polar Coaster Challenge 

On December 7, Six Flags is celebrating the Polar Coaster Challenge. Named after the meteorological term for dramatically fluctuating temperatures expected for this winter, we're challenging you to ride Nitro in tank tops and shorts in the frigid winter air. 

For this quirky and fun event:

  • The challenge is free with Theme Park admission, Membership and Season Pass
  • Must be tall enough to ride Nitro (54")
  • Tank tops or T-Shirts (sleeve must be elbow length or shorter), and shorts (to the knee or shorter) must be worn. Bathing suits are not permitted. No loose articles. Gloves are permitted. Hats must be secured.
  • Must wear closed-toed shoes
  • Check-in is at 11 a.m. and will close at 11:45 a.m.
  • Event to begin at 12 p.m.
  • There will be a group photo in front of Nitro at 12:45 p.m.

We've partnered with Special Olympics New Jersey to host this event, and help kick off plunge season of the Polar Bear Plunge! $2 from every admission ticket will be donated to Special Olympics New Jersey.

In order to participate, all challengers must sign a photo/video release form and a safety waiver. Anyone under 18 years of age will require a parent or legal guardian to sign for them. Pre-registration is not required.  

Discounted admission tickets available. Use promo code "POLAR"


Event is weather permitting. Only Nitro will be operating during the Polar Coaster Challenge. All other rides and Holiday in the Park Attractions will open with the theme park at 1 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to register for this event?

This event is free with Theme Park Admission, Membership or Season Pass. Discounted tickets are available using the promo code “POLAR”. $2 from every ticket sold will be donated to Special Olympics New Jersey. Arrive at the park through the main entrance and enter through the toll plaza and Main Gate. Challengers should plan to arrive with enough time to check-in for the event. Check-in begins at 11 a.m.

Are spectators permitted?

Family and friends are welcome to come support challengers, but cannot ride or be on the ride platform. Spectators will still need to purchase a Theme Park admission ticket or use their Membership or Season Pass for entry.

What can I wear?

Riders must be in tank tops or short sleeves t-shirts (sleeves must be elbow length or shorter), and shorts (to the knee or shorter). Hats and gloves may be worn. Hats must be secured. No face masks of any kind are permitted while riding.

Do I have to come in my Polar Coaster clothes?

Challengers must be in the required clothing before boarding Nitro. Only coats will be allowed on the platform upon exiting the ride. The loose article policy will still apply during the Polar Coaster Challenge, Six Flags Great Adventure is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles.

How many times do I have to ride?

Only one ride is required, but challengers are welcome to ride as many times as they’d like between 12:00 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. Each time a challenger wants to ride Nitro, they must be in the required tank top/t-shirt and shorts.

Where can I change after I’m done?

Restrooms will be available nearby to change in to warm clothes. For the photo opportunity, all challengers should still be in their Polar Coaster clothing.

What do I do after I complete the Challenge?

Challengers are welcome to stay in the park for the duration of the event until park opening at 1 p.m. Only Nitro will be open during the Polar Coaster Challenge event.

What happens if the Polar Coaster Challenge is cancelled?

This event is weather permitting. We reserve the right to cancel the event due to any kind of inclement weather for the safety of our participants and employees. If the event is to be cancelled, it will be rescheduled for December 8.

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