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Six Flags Great Adventure Announces the Addition of

Holiday in the Park® Drive-Thru Experience

 

Limited-Time Event Features a Unique Opportunity to Drive Thru the 140-Acre Theme Park While Enjoying More than a Million Dazzling Lights, Themed Areas, and Distanced Entertainment in a Safe, Outdoor Environment

 

Jackson, NJ — November 23, 2020 — For the first time in its history, Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, will offer a drive-thru experience of its winter spectacular, Holiday in the Park. Featuring more than a million dazzling lights, festive holiday theming, and seasonal music favorites, this innovative, one-of-a-kind, nighttime event will operate Monday through Thursday evenings Nov. 30 through Dec. 17. While the thrill of the park’s iconic roller coasters, festive fire pits, and delicious holiday treats will operate only on weekends, this unique Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience will delight revelers of all ages on weeknights, and offer an exciting way to celebrate the spirit of the season from the comfort and safety of their own vehicles.

 

“We are proud to debut another way for our guests to safely celebrate the holidays with this unprecedented, magical event,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President John Winkler. “We have successfully transformed the traditional weekend operation of our beloved Holiday in the Park into a new, drive-thru experience during the week. The popularity of our Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure showed us that families are craving ways to create special memories together that are safe and socially distant, and we are honored to welcome them into our theme park winter wonderland. Plus, theme park enthusiasts won’t want to miss this extremely rare opportunity to drive through the park,” he added.

 

As one of the largest holiday drive-thru events in the Northeast and the only one inside a theme park, the Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience will include 12 immersive, distinctly different areas throughout the 140-acre theme park which will be filled with an exquisite palette of colorful twinkling lights, live entertainment, and festive music. Guests will enjoy distanced greetings from beloved holiday characters decked out for the holidays, popular iconic holiday decorations, a drive-by featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus and their helpful elves, and much more.

 

Highlights of the new Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience include:

  • Jolly Jamboree: The journey begins in this new section for 2020 which features live entertainment, twinkling trees, and a red sky pathway;
  • Holiday Heroes: Patriotic colors and projected stars signify the start of Holiday Heroes, a section home to some of the most iconic, hero-themed thrill rides. Guest cross the Metropolis-Narrows Bridge adorned with shimmering garland, and pass a dazzling and bold red, white and blue-wrapped tree;
  • Holiday Memories: Traditional red, white and green décor evokes the warm memories of the holidays in this charming section featuring a glistening tree, festive wreaths, and glowing mistletoe balls swinging gently from the trees above;
  • North Pole: This section transforms into a kaleidoscope of color with Santa’s House – completely engulfed in lights – anchoring the center while two massive nutcrackers stand guard outside, and dancing lights travel around the Bumper Cars pavilion;
  • Polar Point: Guests pass the 15-story Big Wheel, illuminated in lavender, to enter a world of brilliant, ice-blue trees offering the illusion of falling snow;
  • A Main Street Christmas: Located in the heart of the park, this Main Street reminiscent of a colonial Christmas is home to a spectacular, five-story, LED tree and gently-falling snow;
  • Gingerbread Junction: This feast for the eyes features the Carousel pavilion’s exciting light show, peppermint swirl-wrapped trees, and giant, peppermint light projections;
  • Poinsettia Peak: The section is awash in bold red tones with a beautiful tree comprised of poinsettias. Poinsettia projection lights and Skull Mountain, illuminated in red, complete this area;
  • Holly Jolly Christmas: Guests will feel the chill as they pass Polar Point on their way toward THE JOKER, where Holly Jolly Christmas offers traditional red and green decor and a massive Santa inflatable;
  • Joy to the World: Next, the warm, yellow glow of wrapped trees frame tranquil luminaries highlighting religious holidays from around the world along the still, moonlit Great Lake. Then, guests will journey over massive snowflake light projections under dramatically illuminated trees and continue through the dazzling Twinkle Tunnel;
  • Snowman City: Standing tall – extremely tall -- the jolly, three-story inflatable snowman known as Stewey welcomes guests to Snowman City, punctuated by bright white lights and shimmering tinsel; and
  • Deck the Halls: The journey draws to a close in the Boardwalk section as guests pass iconic roller coasters, larger-than-life illuminated presents, and twinkling, oversized tree trimmings.
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The Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience will debut Nov. 30 and run Monday through Thursday evenings through Dec. 17. All guests are required to make a reservation at www.sixflags.com/reserve. Reservations and tickets for Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience will be available soon. Tickets for this first-ever event will be available on a first come, first served basis and will be sold per person for each night. Admission is free with active Memberships and Season Passes, and reservations are required. Ticket sales will not be available at the gate. The event and its live entertainment are weather permitting.

 

The safety of guests and team members is always Six Flags’ top priority. The new Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience will offer a contactless experience that follows CDC, state, and county health and safety guidelines. To prevent overcrowding and provide proper social distancing, a limited number of cars will be allowed each night. 

 

Event requirements include use of masks if windows are down, no smoking, littering, stopping, or exiting vehicles. Due to the limited size of certain areas and terrain within the theme park, only cars, SUVs, vans, and pick-up trucks are permitted. No busses, RVs, commercial vehicles, dually pick-up trucks, trailers, or motorcycles will be allowed.  A maximum speed of three mph, and maintaining a safe distance between cars, will be strictly enforced. 

 

As part of Six Flags’ comprehensive safety procedures, all employees are required to wear masks and are temperature-checked and health-screened each day. Gloves are worn as appropriate, per guidelines. Six Flags encourages guests to plan accordingly for restroom breaks, gasoline, and food. Portable restrooms will be available at the entrance and exit. For the full Holiday in the Park experience, including world-class thrill rides, festive treats, holiday shopping, fire pits, live entertainment and more, guests are encouraged to plan their visit weekends and select days through Jan. 3, 2020.  

 

For more information on Six Flags Great Adventure’s Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru, and the traditional Holiday in the Park event, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

 

 

 

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  • 29yrswithaGApass changed the title to SFGA Announces the Addition of Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience

Once again I am truly impressed with how Six Flags (and Great Adventure in particular) has lead the theme park industry on how to be creative and how to operate a park safely during this crazy pandemic.  When most other parks have thrown in the towel, Great Adventure has forged ahead and thought outside of the box on how they can keep us entertained this year.  Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience is another example of this!

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This is the perfect addition for the situation the park is in.  COVID Cases are spiking, and I’m going to guess attendance is down from a normal Holiday in the Park.  It worked for the Safari, and it’s going to work for the theme park.

 

Years down the line, this entire season is going to make for one hell of a spotlight!

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Being able to drive through the park itself would be fun, with all the lights and decorations it will probably be even better.  If things hopefully go back to normal by sometime next year, I still would like to see this event become a permanent addition.

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Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Extension of

Holiday in the Park® Drive-Thru Experience into January 2021

 

Due to Overwhelming Demand, Unique Theme Park Drive-Thru Event Will Operate Jan. 4 to 10 

 

 

Jackson, NJ — December 14, 2020 — Due to overwhelming demand, Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, announces an extension of its new winter drive-thru spectacular, Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience. Featuring more than a million dazzling lights, festive holiday theming, and seasonal music favorites, this innovative, one-of-a-kind, nighttime event will operate Monday through Sunday evenings Jan. 4 through 10, 2021. While the thrill of the park’s iconic roller coasters, festive fire pits, and delicious holiday treats will operate weekends and select days through Jan. 3, this unique Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience will now offer an extra week for guests to celebrate the spirit of the season from the comfort and safety of their own vehicles.

 

As one of the largest holiday drive-thru events in the Northeast and the only one inside a theme park, the Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience includes 12 immersive, distinctly different areas throughout the 140-acre theme park filled with an exquisite palette of colorful twinkling lights, live entertainment, and festive music. Guests enjoy distanced greetings from beloved holiday characters decked out for the holidays, popular iconic holiday decorations, and much more.

 

Highlights of the new Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience include:

 

  • Jolly Jamboree: The journey begins in this new section for 2020 which features live entertainment, twinkling trees, and a red sky pathway;
  • Holiday Heroes: Patriotic colors and projected stars signify the start of Holiday Heroes, a section home to some of the most iconic, hero-themed thrill rides. Guest cross the Metropolis-Narrows Bridge adorned with shimmering garland, and pass a dazzling and bold red, white and blue-wrapped tree;
  • Holiday Memories: Traditional red, white and green décor evokes the warm memories of the holidays in this charming section featuring a glistening tree, festive wreaths, and glowing mistletoe balls swinging gently from the trees above;
  • North Pole: This section transforms into a kaleidoscope of color with Santa’s House – completely engulfed in lights – anchoring the center while two massive nutcrackers stand guard outside, and dancing lights travel around the Bumper Cars pavilion;
  • Polar Point: Guests pass the 15-story Big Wheel, illuminated in lavender, to enter a world of brilliant, ice-blue trees offering the illusion of falling snow;
  • A Main Street Christmas: Located in the heart of the park, this Main Street reminiscent of a colonial Christmas is home to a spectacular, five-story, LED tree and gently-falling snow;
  • Gingerbread Junction: This feast for the eyes features the Carousel pavilion’s exciting light show, peppermint swirl-wrapped trees, and giant, peppermint light projections;
  • Poinsettia Peak: The section is awash in bold red tones with a beautiful tree comprised of poinsettias. Poinsettia projection lights and Skull Mountain, illuminated in red, complete this area;
  • Holly Jolly Christmas: Guests will feel the chill as they pass Polar Point on their way toward THE JOKER, where Holly Jolly Christmas offers traditional red and green decor and a massive Santa inflatable;
  • Joy to the World: Next, the warm, yellow glow of wrapped trees frame tranquil luminaries highlighting religious holidays from around the world along the still, moonlit Great Lake. Then, guests will journey over massive snowflake light projections under dramatically illuminated trees and continue through the dazzling Twinkle Tunnel;
  • Snowman City: Standing tall – extremely tall -- the jolly, three-story inflatable snowman known as Stewey welcomes guests to Snowman City, punctuated by bright white lights and shimmering tinsel; and
  • Deck the Halls: The journey draws to a close in the Boardwalk section as guests pass iconic roller coasters, larger-than-life illuminated presents, and twinkling, oversized tree trimmings.

All guests are required to make a reservation for Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience at www.sixflags.com/reserve. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and will be sold per person for each night. Admission is free with active Memberships and Season Passes, and reservations are required. Ticket sales will not be available at the gate. The event and its live entertainment are weather permitting.

 

The safety of guests and team members is always Six Flags’ top priority. The new Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience offers a contactless experience that follows CDC, state, and county health and safety guidelines. To prevent overcrowding and provide proper social distancing, a limited number of cars will be allowed each night. 

 

Event requirements include use of masks if windows are down, no smoking, littering, stopping, or exiting vehicles. Due to the limited size of certain areas and terrain within the theme park, only cars, SUVs, vans, and pick-up trucks are permitted. No busses, RVs, commercial vehicles, dually pick-up trucks, trailers, or motorcycles will be allowed.  A maximum speed of three mph, and maintaining a safe distance between cars, will be strictly enforced. 

 

As part of Six Flags’ comprehensive safety procedures, all employees are required to wear masks and are temperature-checked and health-screened each day. Gloves are worn as appropriate, per guidelines. Six Flags encourages guests to plan accordingly for restroom breaks, gasoline, and food. Portable restrooms are available at the entrance and exit. For the full Holiday in the Park experience, including world-class thrill rides, festive treats, holiday shopping, fire pits, live entertainment and more, guests are encouraged to plan their visit weekends and select days through Jan. 3, 2020.  

 

For more information on Six Flags Great Adventure’s Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru, and the traditional Holiday in the Park event, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

 

 

 

Source:  Six Flags Great Adventure

 

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  • 29yrswithaGApass changed the title to SFGA Announces the Addition of Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience NOW thru Jan 10th

I'm glad folks are liking this. I was definitely quite disappointed; the scale of the lights isn't really enough to hold your attention from a car (whereas in person they are certainly more impressive), and as has been mentioned, I went on a crowded night and it was handled in the typical inept SF fashion; we waited nearly two hours to begin, with no communication or explanation at all.

 

One smaller pet peeve -- and I recognize this is asking for more, but for what it's worth -- is that as we were crawling by the actors, they would all try to talk to us, but it was never in character, just like, Central Jersey teenagers kind of generically wishing you happy holidays. I don't expect Disney quality, but it would be nice if the "Poinsetta Princess" or whatever behaved at least a little bit like a princess.

 

All that said, it was cool driving through the park, but I certainly never need to do it again.

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