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August 30, 2023

Six Flags Great Adventure will mark 50th anniversary with new roller coaster in 2024

The ride is inspired by the DC character The Flash. Guests also will be able to stay overnight near the park's giraffes at the safari-style resort opening next year

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Six Flags Great Adventure is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024 with the addition of The Flash: Vertical Velocity, a boomerang-style roller coaster, and an overnight experience at the Wild Safari.

When Six Flags Great Adventure celebrates its 50th anniversary next year, the New Jersey amusement park will add two new attractions: a boomerang-style roller coaster and overnight glamping in the park's safari.

The Flash: Vertical Velocity is expected to open in early 2024. The coaster will zip passengers at nearly 60 mph through a 180-degree, twisted drop before quickly shifting directions and heading backwards.

Great Adventure also is set to unveil the Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa within the 350-acre Wild Safari Park, where guests can spend the night in luxury tents not far from the park's giraffesAnd there will be changes made to the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure after the attraction closes this fall. It will reopen in 2024 as the Safari Off-Road Adventure.

Brian Bacica, the Great Adventure's president, described the changes as the largest investment in the park in nearly two decades.

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Beginning in 2024, Six Flags Great Adventure's Wild Safari will debut the Savannah Sunset Resort and Spa. Guests will be treated to a glamping experience with a spa and restaurant.

Six Flags Great Adventure opened in Jackson Township in 1974. The amusement park is selling tickets and season passes, valid for the remainder of 2023 and 2024, discounted of up to 70%, through Wednesday, Sept. 5.