In the heart of Ocean County, New Jersey, lies Six Flags Great Adventure, a theme park that is currently the largest on earth since the Six Flags corporation merged its Great Adventure Park with its Wild Safari animal park. Thrills and spills are in abundance, as evidenced by wild rides like the Slingshot, which fire human beings 220 feet into the air via a giant rubber band; Bizarro, an endless series of corkscrews, loops, rolls and drops; and Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train, an all-ages trip through the world of buccaneers and buried treasure.
The Dark Knight Coaster lets riders chase the Joker under Gotham City's grimy streets on tracks contained entirely indoors.The steepest drop on wooden tracks on the planet (at the moment) is championed by the El Toro roller coaster.A 21-story drop and body-whipping twists makes Nitro the high-speed choice for adrenaline junkies.
Rates for Individual Tickets and Season Passes can be found here.
Best time to visit
The park is open from mid-April through early November, with full-week hours during the summer months.
Near by POI
In Forked River lies Popcorn Park Zoo, a modest, seven-acre preserve for animals on the mend, with public education programs and animal adoption programs on offer.In nearby Ocean County, visitors will find Artisan's Brewery, a small-batch beer maker that puts out 300 barrels a year.