Wild Safari Drive Thru Adventure

Open Daily through September 28! HOT TIP: Plan your visit on a weekday for best reservation availability. Check reservation availability to schedule your experience. 

Boasting 1,200 animals from six continents including elephants, rhinos, tigers, giraffes and lions, Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure takes explorers on an exhilarating, interactive animal adventure.

Safari Adventure Lands
Tigers in water

Tigris Asiana

There are plenty of tigers to be found in Tigris Asian and other animals to meet such as Nilgai, Yak, Bengal Tiger and Siberian Tiger

Kangaroo

Didgeridoo Pass

Our safari vehicles will take you outback where you can come face to face with Red Kangaroo, Emu and Black Swan.

Brown bear

Terra Urus

Terra Ursus means “land of bears.” Here you’ll see the European brown bear, cousins to the Grizzly bears.

Black bear

Black Bear Ridge

Bear dens are plentiful in Black Bear Ridge, where you will find plenty of mamma bears and their cubs playing in the grass or relaxing in the water.

Lions

Kingsland

In the animal kingdom there is one mammal that reigns the title of king, and in Kingsland you will find your pride with plenty of Lions.

Blackbuck

Serengeti Grassland

Take a trip through the Serengeti Grasslands and encounter Blackbuck, Addax, White Tailed Gnu and Aoudad.

Crowned cane

Wild Plains

Wild Plains are home to a large variety of animals including the Common Eland, Ellipsis Waterbuck, Southern Ground Hornbill, Beisa Oryx, Peacock, Dama Gazella, Red Ankole Cattle, Scimitar Horned Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe and much, much, more.

Elephant in water

Afrikka

A mix of exotic and endangered animals indigenous to Africa like Ostrich, African Elephant, White Rhinoceros, Asian Water Buffalo, Marabou Stork and Grant’s Zebra.

Sora Animals

The Americas

Explore the inhabitants of the Americas featuring Rhea, Fallow Deer, Bison, Roosevelt Elk, Llama and Wild Turkey.

Fox

Conservation Area

Travel through an untouched part of the safari left for NJ native species like birds, foxes, turtles and even the great bald eagle.

Baboon Village

Baboon Village

They’re back! Anubis Baboons are highly social animals that can live in Savannah, grasslands and rain forests.

What to know before you go

With COVID-19, safety is a shared responsibility. Our guests must follow a strict set of rules to keep our animals safe, which will be monitored by our Security, Safety, and Animal Care teams along the path.  They include:

  • SLOW – 5 mph speed limit
  • All vehicles and passengers in vehicles are required to follow New Jersey state driving laws, including wearing a seat belt at all times while driving through the safari.
  • Maintain space between your car and others
  • Animals always have the right of way
  • Remain in your vehicle and on paved roadway at all times
  • Windows and sun roofs must remain completely closed
  • Convertible tops must be closed
  • No pets, including service animals, are permitted inside cars
  • Do not feed or touch the animals
  • No smoking or littering
  • No parking or stopping, other than yielding to animals
  • All vehicles will be screened by Six Flags Security prior to entering Wild Safari
  • No items are permitted in pickup truck beds or in vehicles with open storage
  • Cars, SUVs and consumer pickup trucks only permitted – no buses, RVs, box trucks, commercial vehicles, pickup trucks larger than a consumer pickup allowed
  • Enter at your own risk

Guests who violate the rules will be escorted from the park without a refund and may be prosecuted

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a Member/Season Pass holder. Does the safari operation count as park operation with regard to the extension of my benefits due to COVID-19?

All benefits for Members and Season Pass holders is determined by the reopening of the theme park on July 3, 2020.

When the theme park reopens, will you keep the self-drive-thru?

To ensure the safety of our guests and maximize on social distancing guidelines, the safari will remain a self-drive-thru experience after the Theme Park resumes operation. We aim to reopen Safari Off Road Adventure in the near future.

When do you anticipate being able to open the theme park?

The theme park will open exclusively to Members and Season Pass holders July 3, 2020 and to the general public July 4, 2020. Reservations will be required to visit the theme park for all Members, Season Pass holders and daily ticket holders.

What happens if my car breaks down, overheats, etc. while I’m in the safari?

If your car can still move, please drive to the side of the road (but stay on the roadway) and place your flashers on. If you cannot move your car, just place your flashers on. One of our team members will come to assist you. Do not exit the vehicle for any reason.

What happens if there is inclement weather?

The safety of our guests, team members and animals is our top priority. During extreme weather events, such as thunderstorms and high winds, it may become necessary to temporarily suspend safari admission. Once the extreme weather passes, guest entry will resume. Guests inside safari park may be required to shelter in place inside their vehicles. Entrance, exit, and section gates may be closed to limit animal movement. Once the extreme weather passes, gates will be reopened and vehicle movement will resume. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

What is the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure?

Six Flags takes you on a self-guided journey (in the safety and privacy of your own car) through 1,200 exotic animals from six continents! You’ll slowly drive through 11 simulated natural habitats seeing animals such as giraffes, rhinos, bears, elephants, tigers, lions, baboons and more!

Animals roam freely in most sections of the safari and can venture right up to your car. All predators are safely kept behind fences but are clearly visible from your car windows.

Safety is our No. 1 priority! Remember that our animals always have the right of way, keep a safe distance between your vehicle and other vehicles, and be sure to yield to our animals. You must keep all windows, sunroofs and doors closed at all times. There is no feeding or petting of our animals. Although they may look docile, these are untrained, wild animals. Do not exit the vehicle for any reason. Any guest who violates our code of conduct will be escorted from the safari without a refund and may be prosecuted. A full list of rules is available below.

Why can’t my service or comfort animal ride with me in the car?

Safari animals are wild animals. Their instincts may cause them to become startled, which may accidentally cause serious injury. For this reason and others, no animals are permitted inside guest vehicles.

How I can I find out more about the animals?

During your journey, you can follow along the virtual tour on our website at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure to learn more about 11 sections of the safari, and the animals that reside in each section.

Why can’t I roll down my window or feed the animals?

Despite their calm appearance, safari animals are wild animals. They are not trained or domesticated. The may have large teeth and/or claws, and their behavior is unpredictable. We don’t want any guest or animal to become injured. The safari care team maintains a proper diet for each species. Just like your house pet that may become sick from “people food,” the same rule applies for exotic animals. You must keep your windows and doors closed and refrain from touching or feeding the animals. Do not exit the vehicle for any reason.

What new safety protocols will be in place?

At Six Flags, safety is our top priority. Our team has worked tirelessly to develop new safety plans that protect both our team members and our guests.

Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure is designed to be contact free. Advance reservations are required and tickets must be purchased online, which we can scan through the car glass to limit contact with our guests. By requiring advance reservations, we can regulate the amount of cars visiting the safari each day to ensure proper social distancing and eliminate overcrowding. Reservations allow us to space vehicle arrivals throughout the day.

As a safety precaution, all of our employees will be temperature and health screened each day, and wear masks and gloves where appropriate.

Per current state regulations, no additional services are available. We encourage guests to plan accordingly for restroom breaks, gasoline, and food. Only portable toilets will be available at the entrance and exit.

Will the Safari be free to active Members and Season Pass Holders who are currently paying/have paid for their annual passes?

Yes. Admission is free to Six Flags Members, Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor New Jersey Season Pass holders. Other Six Flags Season Pass holders not belonging to Six Flags Great Adventure or Hurricane Harbor New Jersey are not valid for the Safari.

Will there be bathroom, snack, gift, or other facilities available?

Upon exiting the Safari, there are indoor restrooms, snacks and merchandise available for purchase.

Can paused Members un-pause their Memberships to take advantage of the safari? Or other Six Flags parks?

Memberships are linked to a Guest’s home theme park. Once a Membership has been paused, it will not unpause until the theme park has reopened. Billing will not resume until the theme park has opened.

Our Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure is free for active Members and Season Pass holders.

If a paused Member would like to take advantage of the new safari experience, daily tickets are available for purchase.

A paused Member will be able to utilize their Membership again for Great Adventure and any other Six Flags theme park once Great Adventure has reopened.

What are the hours of operation?

We will operate daily from 9 am to 4 pm beginning May 30, weather permitting. We will offer a special preview to our Active Members, Season Pass holders, and employees on May 29, prior to the general public. Reservations will be required for our Members and Season Pass holders for the preview. All guests must make a reservation for the safari beginning May 30.

How do I make a reservation to visit the safari?

First, tickets are required. If you are an active Member or Season Pass holder, you already have a ticket number. If you are a single-day guest, paused Member, or employee, you must first purchase a ticket online.

Once you have your ticket or pass number, you will log onto our new reservation site at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/reserve. Choose a date from the calendar that is available for your ticket type. Enter the required information. When you have completed the registration, you will receive a confirmation. Please print this confirmation sheet if possible. A printed sheet is easier to scan through the car window than a phone screen. We want this experience to be as contact-free as possible.

Ticket sales are for individuals. No group sales are available.

How do I know if a date is available to visit?

Dates are color coded on the website calendar to show availability. If there is a specific date you want to visit that is unavailable, you may join the wait list if you choose. Should the date become available, you will be notified by email.

I’m a Member/Season Pass holder – do I need to make a reservation or can I just show up?

All guests, including Members and Season Pass holders, must have a reservation. Due to COVID-19, new safety procedures are in place. Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure is designed to be contact free. Advance reservations are required and tickets (if needed) must be purchased online, which we can scan through the car glass to limit contact with our guests. By requiring advance reservations, we can regulate the amount of cars visiting the safari each day to ensure proper social distancing and eliminate overcrowding. Reservations allow us to space vehicle arrivals throughout the day. Guests without reservations will not be permitted to enter.

What does the Safari experience cost?

Pricing applies per person:
General Admission — as low as $19.99
Age 2 and under — Free
Free to Six Flags Members, Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor New Jersey Season Pass holders

How long will it take to drive through the safari?

The drive is approximately 5 miles and takes about three hours to complete.

What rules will be in place and how will you enforce them?

With COVID-19, safety is a shared responsibility. Our guests must follow a strict set of rules to keep our animals safe, which will be monitored by our Security, Safety, and Animal Care teams along the path. They include:
SLOW – 5 mph speed limit
Maintain space between your car and others
Animals always have the right of way
Remain in your vehicle and on paved roadway at all times
Windows and sun roofs must remain completely closed
Convertible tops must be closed
No pets, including service animals, are permitted inside cars
Do not feed or touch the animals
No smoking or littering
No parking or stopping, other than yielding to animals
All vehicles will be screened by Six Flags Security prior to entering Wild Safari
No items are permitted in pickup truck beds or in vehicles with open storage
Cars, SUVs and consumer pickup trucks only permitted – no buses, RVs, box trucks, commercial vehicles, pickup trucks larger than a consumer pickup allowed
Plan ahead – no restrooms, food, or gasoline available (only portable toilets at entrance and exit)
Enter at your own risk
Guests who violate the rules will be escorted from the park without a refund and may be prosecuted