Keep your eyes peeled: Six Flags Great Adventure will open its Wild Safari as a drive-thru attraction to personal cars on May 30.
The experience was previously open for personal cars until 2012, but started allowing only guided truck tours in 2013. Wild Safari first opened in 1974.
The attraction takes guests on a self-guided tour through 1,200 exotic animals from six continents from the privacy of their own vehicles. Over 350 acres, animals such as giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and tigers are visible, most of them roaming free. Predators, however, are kept behind fences.
Unlike guided truck tours, this is a contact-free experience. All tickets must be purchased online and in advance to provide for proper social distancing; and a new list of safety requirements includes keeping all windows, doors and convertible tops closed; not feeding or touching the animals; no smoking, littering, or stopping; cars, SUVs and consumer pickup trucks with empty beds only – no buses, campers, RVs, commercial vehicles or trucks larger than a consumer pickup truck; maximum speed of 5 mph and maintaining safe distance between other cars and animals.
Six Flags employees will be temperature and health screened each day and will wear masks and gloves where appropriate.
The theme park and safari announced its opening would be delayed in March. The theme park remains closed at this time. On May 13, Gov. Phil Murphy announced in his daily COVID-19 briefing that drive-thru events around the state would be allowed immediately.