December 09, 2017

Six Flags Great Adventure cancels snowball fight because of snow

Snow Amusement Parks
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A roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J.

Behold the irony of snow-related ironies: Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey opted to close on Saturday and cancelled its planned attempt at a world record snowball fight.

The reason?

Snow, of course.

The Central Jersey amusement park had assured everyone earlier in the morning that the "massive family friendly snowball fight" would go on as scheduled despite the season's first snowstorm, which was expected to bring as much as six inches of snow in parts of the Garden State on Saturday. (The Philadelphia area is still set for 2-4 inches.)

But the park ultimately scrapped the event, citing safety. 

The event was set to include child-friendly plush snowballs, hot chocolate, music, games, giveaways and more. Those who attended were encouraged to donate new warm clothing at the park's front gate for a 40 percent admission discount.

The event is still planned at a number of Six Flags parks around the country.