Six Flags Great Adventure has announced plans to open its safari adventure as a drive-through experience, offering visitors a look at its exotic animals despite the coronavirus pandemic.
This comes after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy‘s executive order permitting drive-through events that implement social distancing.
Six Flags Great Adventure’s safari operated as a drive-through experience from 1974 to 2012. Since 2013, the theme park has offered guided truck tours of the safari.
However, the attraction will now return to a drive-through experience, with guests able to enjoy 1,200 exotic animals from the safety of their own cars.
Safari experience will require advance registration
Six Flags Great Adventure is currently finalising its new safety procedures, in a bid to protect guests, team members, and animals.
The safari experience will require advance registration using Six Flags’ new online reservation system, in order to prevent overcrowding.
Six Flags will confirm the opening date before activating the reservation system to allow members, season pass holders and single-day ticket holders to make reservations here.
Six Flags Great Adventure’s theme park and water park will remain closed, following the state, local and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19.
Six Flags to confirm opening date of safari
Last week, Six Flags announced the launch of its innovative guest reservation system, which will allow the company to manage daily attendance levels and avoid overcrowding, in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control.
“The health and safety of our guests and team members is always our highest priority and in the current environment, we certainly want to take extra precautions to create a safe experience for everyone,” said Six Flags president and CEO Mike Spanos.
As attractions have been closed during the coronavirus pandemic, San Antonio Zoo developed an innovative solution with the launch of its Drive-Thru Zoo tour.
Visitors can enjoy the zoo from their own vehicles, with the tour route showcasing many of the attraction’s animal inhabitants, including big cats and bears.