Fast Tracks and Food Trucks, Food and Craft Beer Festival – May 4 & 5
Six Flags hosts its annual Fast Tracks and Food Trucks festival that showcases delectable cuisine from around the world, as well as craft beer on tap. The festival is free with theme park admission and food options are available for an additional fee. Guests can enjoy various dishes such as gourmet Italian street food, empanadas and Cuban sandwiches, or authentic gyros, Belgian waffles with a French touch and much more. The 18 food trucks are located in Movietown May 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and May 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Seating and live entertainment is available inside the Movietown Arena. Discounted daily theme park tickets are available for purchase online at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure
Spring Dancefest – May 5 & 19
For more than 25 years, Dancefest has created the opportunity for troupes of all ages to perform without the pressure of a competition or recital. Tickets are $32.99 plus tax and individuals will receive one free ticket for every 10 purchased. The Spring Dancefest is free with active Membership, Season Pass or theme park admission. Performances will take place inside Showcase Theatre at noon. All participants will receive a limited edition pin to take home for performing in the show. Groups must register in advance, as there are 15 minute slots available. Registration is required for group participation.
Cheerfest – May 11
Cheerleading and cross-over dance teams perform and compete for trophies and prizes at the 29th annual cheerleading and dance championship. The event is open to public and private schools, recreation and all-star teams. The competition takes place at the Movietown Arena on a 42’ x 54’ spring floor. In the event of inclement weather, a final decision to hold the competition will be made by 5 p.m. the day prior to the competition. All competitors and spectators require a Cheerfest wristband and registration. Wristbands are included with the Cheerfest tickets on the order form.
Mother’s Day – May 12
Six Flags invites mothers to enjoy their day at the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park. Moms can experience a fulfilling Mother’s Day with family and friends by enjoying the record-breaking coasters, adorable animals and tasty treats available throughout the park.
WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth Member Appreciation Event – May 18
Six Flags Members can celebrate the launch of WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth with an exclusive Member Appreciation Event. Members will ride this world record breaker before it opens to the public May 23. All Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Elite Members will have the opportunity to ride the world’s tallest pendulum ride all day, and meet WONDER WOMAN at various times between 11 am and 5 pm. The event will include double points for Membership rewards, a limited-edition WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth pin, free snacks, and a dance party with the Member DJ during the launch party.
Catholic Youth Rally & Matt Maher Concert – May 19
Six Flags welcomes its guests for a day of praise in the park May 19. A program will run in the Showcase Theater from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A mass will be held in the Northern Star Arena at 5 p.m. Following the mass, guests are welcome to stay as Christian music artist, songwriter and worship leader Matt Maher performs in concert. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for all other concert attendees.
WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth Opens to the Public – May 23
The world’s tallest pendulum ride, WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth, opens to the public May 23. Towering at a staggering 17 stories tall, this jaw-dropping, spinning disk reaches speeds up to 75 miles per hour as it spins and swings to breathtaking heights.
- Massive, 17-story pendulum that swings back and forth;
- 40 riders propelled in counterclockwise circles as the ride swings continuously;
- Speeds of nearly 75 miles per hour;
- Riders experience feelings of weightlessness at 172 feet in the air; and
- Floorless seats that leave riders’ feet dangling as they whirl through the air.
Garden State Comic Fest: Great Adventure Edition – May 25 & 26
Six Flags teams up with Garden State Comic Fest for another fun-filled mini-con May 25 and 26 from 12 to 7 p.m. The comic fest takes place in the Metropolis section of the park. There will be comic book and toy vendors as well as artists doing sketches for fans of all ages. Children 12 and under are permitted in costume (Fright Fest makeup and costume rules apply). John Wesley Shipp who played THE FLASH on the original TV series and currently plays Henry Allen and Jay Garrick on the CW Network’s version will join Comic Fest for meet and greets, autographs and photos both days of the event. Charlie Schlatter who voices THE FLASH in THE LEGO Movie will also join Comic Fest both Saturday and Sunday. Comic Fest is free with theme park admission.
LA X 96.3 Memorial Day SummerFest Feat. Jowell y Randy – May 27
Six Flags teams up with 96.3 LA X for Memorial Day SummerFest May 27. The concert begins at 5 p.m. and is free with active Membership, Season Pass or theme park admission and features Jowell y Randy, Lyanno, Shino Aguakate and Brea Frank. Jowell y Randy have solidified their place as Latin music superstars with international success and collaborations with popular names in both Latin and urban music genres. Puerto Rican singer Lyanno fuses R&B and hip hop. Aguakate is a well-known comic and urban artist now working as a beloved radio personality in New York. Frank, also known as “The Voice of the People” in the Dominican Republic, serves as an influential figure on the island’s airwaves as a DJ, TV host and philanthropist. Together, this comedic duo hosts “La Gozadera,” — comedic approach to the latest music, entertainment and pop culture.
For more information, guests can call 732/928-2000 or visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure
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