Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great Adventure
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This park truly is a great adventure for the whole family, which features 100 rides, shows, special events and theme areas such as Boardwalk, Frontier Adventures, Fantasy Forest and Movietown.
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  • Devon W
    10 contributions
    Great time at Six Flags
    Me and my family bought season passes, best $350 I've spent! We have been 12 times (combined with Hurricane Harbor). We go (or try to) once a week. Our ride is 1hour and 30 minutes each way, and we are gonna do it again this Saturday (7/11). The flash pass is worth it, especially if you go on the weekend, it get pretty busy. The best ride we have ridden is the Nitro, I think the minimum height is 54" most of the big rides are. Buy online it will save you time in the long run, and if you can get the season passes, it's hard to do everything in one visit. They do a great job with the pandemic, but we monitor ourselves really well with the guidelines and self awareness. We haven't had a bad experience, hopefully we won't( fingers crossed)!
    We appreciate the review. Thanks for taking the time. Have a great day!
    Written November 19, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2021
    Traveled with family
    Written July 7, 2021
  • Kevin G
    5 contributions
    Good time
    Took my 12 and 16 year old children. Bought the gold flash pass (really expensive) and felt it wasn't really worth the money. We went on a weekday, mid August; on a weekend it probably would've been worth the money. Was disappointed that multiple coasters were down, but still had plenty of rides to offer. Food was nothing less than awful, or I'd have given 5 stars. My hamburger and fries were simply terrible, we waited 15 minutes for chicken tenders that my kids barely touched. On the positive, fun was had by all. Would definitely recommend a trip, everything was reasonably clean, rides and fast pass worked as expected. For the teenagers, there's plenty of thrill rides to get their hearts pumping. Staff was pleasant, and helpful when needed.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, even if your experience wasn’t great. We’re sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. Hope you’ll give us another chance in the future.
    Written August 25, 2021
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    Visited August 2021
    Written August 18, 2021
  • J.B.
    14 contributions
    Great COVID Procedures - Bad Operations
    After visiting multiple amusement parks, I decided to make my way to Six Flags Great Adventure. Most days, the parking lot opens before the set opening time. On the day I visited, the first reservation time slot was for 10, however the parking gates opened 10:20. After parking, security/temperature checks were fast and safe. Even though reservations start at 10, rides open 11. Our day consisted of only a few rides due to the long lines. This was from the every-other-row seating and frequent sanitization procedures. Towards the end of the day, I noticed fewer and fewer people wearing masks. We left around 2, only 25% of people were properly wearing masks. Six Flags was going around enforcing the policy, so it's not their fault, it's the crowd's. Disappointing considering Six Flags' great procedures. Overall, expect long lines, yet safe park.
    We appreciate the review. Thanks for taking the time. Have a great day!
    Written November 23, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2020
    Traveled with family
    Written July 5, 2020
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Nyanchibi
Brooklyn, NY3 contributions
Jun 2021
I totally agree with edgaro734. Never ever purchase the flash pass in advance!! We purchased Golden Flash Pass in advance online because they said"you can purchase the pass on site, but the number of the flash pass is limited, you can save time if you purchase online" and it was my son's birthday party.....but the reality was ... we had to wait for 2.5 hours in the line just to receive the flash pass device!! I could not believe their unreasonable inefficient way of operation! We stayed in the line only because we already paid $250 and it was non-refundable! But I want Six Flags to explain why we should wait for more than 30 min to receive an already purchased flash pass!? Our 2.5 hour waiting time for the device made the flash pass totally not worth the money. It was almost scam level of the mal-operation. I think someone in charge should be fired!
Written June 19, 2021
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Hi, we sincerely apologize for the experience you had but thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will connect with management on this matter.
Written November 20, 2021
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JillEHG
Wayne, NJ4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
My review is based on their Covid practices. A mask was required to get in and temperatures taken upon entry. After that, mask wearing was not enforced at all. Very few people had masks on on line and few following 6 feet of distancing. No one monitored the lines. The line queues were not modified so even if you left distance between the group in front of you, you were right next to the group to your right and left. Only on one ride were we told to sanitize our hands prior to boarding and only saw one ride sanitized between riders. Saw a security guard leaning against a fence in a quiet part of the park - maybe he could be walking around enforcing mask wearing. Also an issue with ride operators on Wonder Woman lasso. He let people pick their own seats so if they left four or five seats between them no one else could ride. If he had taken the time to sit people according to groups and left a couple seats between they could have fit twice as many riders. They should not have opened without proper staff and training. Was a total disappointment.
Written July 17, 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Very sorry your experience wasn’t what you’d hoped. Your comments will be shared with the rest of the team.
Written November 23, 2021
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Compass744904
Bronx, NY1 contribution
Oct 2021
Never again! We were so excited and realistically did not expect to have enough time for more than a few rides. After spending over $160 ($25 for parking, $60 per ticket x 2, service fee, and tax) and after spending almost 2 hours to drive there with gas and tolls, we ended up on not a single ride after 3 hours at the park. Everywhere you turn, the park is charging you for something. I'm surprised they didn't charge for using the rest rooms! It's a long walk to get to the adult rides, and you pass many arcades, food kiosks, and souvenier shops. Superman ride was closed. Got in line to rent a locker before getting on the ride line. (Many rides require even keys to be checked in, which means more lines each time). Got on line for about 1/2 hour for the Green Lantern ride, then as we got close to the front of the line, there was an announcement that the ride was being stopped indefinetely as something was wrong with it. We kept hearing very loud, fast, and intellibible announcements. We decided to try another ride. Tried to go to Kingda Ka ride and was told it would be a 2 hour wait! Decided to try the slingshot, even though it was an additional $15 each, but the line to purchase the ticket was at least 20 minutes, and the line to take the ride was about 1/2 hour. At this point, we were over it. If we had paid an extra $90 each, we could have bought the cheapest Flash pass, but that only reduces wait time by apx. 25%. And the park says the pass is not good for every ride. I'd say that unless you have time to spend all day on line to ride a few rides, or are willing to pay an extra $170 per ticket for the quickest Flash pass, it's just a waste of time and money. And the crazy thing is that the park was not as full as it can be! The parking lots were only 1/2 full. Hit ridiculous traffic on the way home, so our 8 hour trip was a total bust.
Written October 18, 2021
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Hello, we are disappointed to hear of your recent experience. We strive to provide fun environment to all our Guests. We would love to hear more details of your experience. Please contact us at vipsupport@sixflags.com, so we’re able to better resolve your concerns.
Written November 19, 2021
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jen s
1 contribution
Jun 2021
I read both Nyanchibi and Edgar O's reviews, and I couldn't agree with them more.

I went to Six Flags Great Adventure a couple of Saturdays ago, and both lines at the Flash Pass building AND the Flash Pass Express station were over two hours long. I expect there to be lines when going to Great Adventure on a Saturday. However, I paid for the Flash Pass for the ENTIRE SEASON -- I should not have to wait more than a half hour for this service.

This is not a problem with the staff who work at these stations. This is an operational failure and mis-management from whomever is in charge of Guest Services/Flash Pass. I should not have to wait TWO HOURS for a service that enables me to skip the line elsewhere.
Written June 21, 2021
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Very sorry your experience wasn’t what you’d hoped. Your comments will be shared with the rest of the team.
Written November 19, 2021
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George
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Family
I was at Six Flags today and I am a diamond elite member. We first went to get out refill cups witch was a 39 minute wait. Then we had to get our skip the line passes that came with the Diamond elite pass. The line to get the flash pass was an hour. The line was to long and by the time we got to the front of it's we would've finished a ride already so we skipped it. Then we went to the log flume and the line was 2 hours. When we do finally got to the front of the line they stopped putting people on the boats. I asked a guy what the problem was and how long the wait is but he did not respond. We were waiting their for another 20 minutes not knowing what was going on and then a lady fainted. We did not know what to do and we could not leave. It was terrible communication and we did not know if the ride was going to go in. After ANOTHER 20 min they finally told us to leave and did not give us any direction. We decided to go to guest services and the line was 2 hours long to get skip the lines since we wasted time in the log flume. We came at 11:00 and we left at 8:00 and we only got 4 rides done WITH flash passes. I think six flags can change this issue by having a flash pass building ONLY for members and ine for nonmembers, OR they could have you order the flash passes in advance online because I think that it is unfair that I have to pay extra to wait on a 2 hour line to get a skip the line. Also they could'be had better communication and told us in advance whst the problem was so we did bit have to wait in a non moving ride for 2:49 minutes.
Written June 5, 2021
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Very sorry your experience wasn’t what you’d hoped. We will pass along your feedback to management.
Written November 20, 2021
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Karin H
Havre de Grace, MD1 contribution
Oct 2020
We visited Six Flags Great Adventure yesterday. It was absolutely HORRIBLE! The park was packed. I'm not sure how they can say that they are limiting their capacity. They never checked our reservation pass to see that we even had reservations. There was no social distancing at ALL and you stood in line with thousands of people for hours. We ended up buying Flash Passes (an extra $220 for four people) so that we could get through lines faster and ride more rides. We rode 4 rides the entire day! Yes! That is correct. 4 rides and that is after purchasing a flash pass. We had to wait in line for Superman for about an hour with a Flash pass!

Absolutely unacceptable! We've been going to Six Flags for many years - but they have really disappointed us this time. If you have any reservations about covid, social distancing or this place trying to protect you - DO NOT GO!
Written October 18, 2020
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Hi, we sincerely apologize for the experience you had, but thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will connect with management on this matter.
Written November 23, 2021
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Pebbles10
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
My children were so excited to spend the day at Six Flags and we had a horrible experience from the very beginning. We got there when it opened and took us almost an hour to get it. No idea why it was taking so long. Once we finally got in, just got worse from there. We waited over an hour to go on the Nitro and then the line just wasn’t moving. Having some issues with ride, so we left. Even the smaller, less popular rides were such a long wait. We stood in line for 90 minutes for the Jersey Devil and still didn’t get on. They started letting people with flash passes get on and taking only few people from our lines. It was ridiculous. My children were thirsty and had to use the restroom, so after waiting that long, we had to get out of line. We probably had another 30 minutes to go.
As far as the food, I bought a 4 person dining package. After ordering food and telling me my daughter can’t hold cheese on her $17 burger, they told me I couldn’t use my dining pass because it was already used. I just purchased it and it definitely wasn’t used. They were arguing with me telling me I used it. Wanted me to go to customer relations and wait there for an hour.
My kids were starving, so spent $60 on barely edible pizza. There are no words for how aggravated I was. My kids were highly disappointed and I am upset with myself for spending money on season passes when I don’t foresee my family returning anytime soon.
Written April 20, 2022
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Hello, we are disappointed to hear of your recent experience. We strive to provide fun environment to all our Guests. We would love to hear more details of your experience. Please contact us at vipsupport@sixflags.com, so we’re able to better resolve your concerns.
Written April 22, 2022
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JTZ04
Lehigh Valley, PA30 contributions
Oct 2021
I have been to Six Flags in other locations but I have to say, this was the worst experience at a theme park for me ever. We went for a Saturday during Fright Fest and we did pay for the extra Fright Fest activities. Reservations had to be made for both entering the park and the Fright Fest activities which I thought was how they were going to control capacity. The Fright Fest activities did not open until evening. It was a normal park experience until about 5:00 and it seemed like the park went from a manageable amount of people to a park that was completely overloaded. Lines were hours to get any type of food, you couldn't find a bathroom without a line 10-15 or more people deep outside and forget about getting on a ride without standing for hours. We paid extra for the Fright Fest activities and my husband and I did not get in to any of them and our daughter and granddaughter stood for 1.5 hrs and went through one. When we left at 8:00pm, people were still trying to get into the park and the line at the main gate was worse than the line when we initially entered during which we waited 45 minutes just to get into the gate with a ticket ready. When we got to our car, there were no park employees managing the parking situation and literally, there were no cars moving to get out of the park. We finally moved enough to go the wrong way down the next aisle and get out at the other end. Had we stayed in the main line out, we would probably be still in the parking lot. In my opinion, the $$ was more important than the comfort and security of the customers trying to enjoy the park. I will never go back.
Written October 29, 2021
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Hi, we sincerely apologize for the experience you had but thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will connect with management on this matter.
Written November 20, 2021
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Dan Connolly
1 contribution
Jul 2019
I had a great experience the first time I went to Six Flags. As a person who enjoys bigger thrill rides, this was a perfect place for me. Buying tickets before hand is a much better option than buying tickets at the gate. It is much easier to have the tickets with you on your phone than buying them at the park and waiting in line to buy them. Arrive at about 9:30 for the park to open at 10:00 am so the lines will not be too long.
I really enjoyed my first time there. The park is easy to navigate, there was plenty of parking, the lines weren’t long, and the rides did not disappoint.
The best time to go for shorter lines and a faster day is in April and May. All the kids are in school and skipping one day isn’t gonna kill you. However, the best time to go for the best entertainment is during Halloween time when the Fright Fest season is happening. If long lines don’t bother you, Fright Fest is definitely the most fun.
Six Flags is primarily a thrill ride theme park meaning it has multiple high intense rides so if you don’t like big roller coasters then Six Flags is not the place for you. But if you like Hershey Park, Six Flags is definitely the next best theme park to check out.
Written January 14, 2020
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Hello, we appreciate your feedback about your experience. We take pride in serving our customers and hope to see you again soon!
Written November 20, 2021
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Bob H
2 contributions
Oct 2021
The most embarrassing effort I have ever seen from an amusement park or any business for that matter. We came on a Sunday with pre purchased tickets (for $120 each btw) only to be greeted by the least organized entrance I have ever seen. We waited over 2 hours TO TRY TO GET INTO THE PARK. The lines were chaotic and clearly there was nowhere near enough staff to handle the crowd size. There appeared to be roughly 5 or 6 people scanning tickets for what had to be several thousand people trying to enter. Zero security controlling lines, which led to even more chaos and fights/arguments. If you are understaffed then maybe don't sell so many tickets!!! We never even entered the park after giving up with the 2 hour plus wait. Our group of 6 spent over $750 and had nothing to show for it other than a ruined Sunday.

The complete disregard for families spending their hard earned money is absolutely disgusting. Imagine scraping together enough money for your family to spend their Sunday together and then being met with this type of utter disregard. Shameful. We have already been told that there are no refunds, however, we could come back and use our tickets a different day. What kind of lunatic would subject themselves to that type of experience again. In a time when customer service is at it's lowest, it is getting tough to stand out, but congratulations Six Flags you stand alone as the shining example of what a disgraceful business looks like.

P.S. Don't bother replying to this with your automated email asking me to reach out to customer support so that they can tell me no refunds are available. Your cold and predictable reply message will perpetuate the lie that you care about the guests experiences and we shouldn't bother with that charade.
Written October 20, 2021
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Hello, we are concerned to hear this and would like an opportunity to welcome you back to our park. Please feel free to reach out to us at vipsupport@sixflags.com to further discuss details.
Written November 19, 2021
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