JACKSON, N.J. — February 25, 2021 — Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari, and Hurricane Harbor today announced that it will raise the wages of many positions for the 2021 season. The parks also released the highly-anticipated launch dates of guest reservations. All three parks will offer safety-focused fun and thrills, plus exciting, new additions.
“Many positions will now pay $15 per hour, which is a $4 per hour increase, and leadership positions will pay even more. We want to recruit team members who will maintain our high standards of safety and guest service, and it’s crucial that we offer competitive wages to attract and retain these top employees,” said Park President John Winkler. “This wage increase is a demonstration of our commitment to being the employer of choice for central New Jersey,” he said.
Some positions will start at $15 per hour, while others will offer additional earning potential during certain shifts. The most significant wage increases will impact food and beverage operations, custodial services, security, shuttle drivers, and lifeguards.
“It’s a common misconception that we employ mostly teens. We offer incredible growth opportunities for all ages in careers from A to Z, aquatics to zoology,” said Human Resources Director Brad McClain. The parks employ team members as young as 14, and adults of all ages. “Teachers and second-wage earners enjoy our flexibility. Our ‘young at heart’ program for those aged 65 and up has been a staple for decades,” he added.
Opening Dates, Reservations Announced
- Six Flags Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure, the world’s largest drive-thru outside of Africa, will open March 20 and reservations will launch at noon March 9 at www.sixflags.com/reserve. The park offers a contact-free, self-guided animal experience. Guests can learn about 1,200 animals from around the globe by streaming a custom audio tour along their 4.5-mile journey. Most animals are free roaming and can walk right up to the guests’ vehicles. The 350-acre wildlife preserve will debut a plethora of baby animals, including bison calves, Asian water buffalo, and kangaroo joeys. The park will expand its Academic Adventures educational series with the introduction of Cyber Safari, a new, online animal education program.
- Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, will open to the public March 27 and launch park reservations at noon March 16 at www.sixflags.com/reserve. The park will shatter three world records this summer when it debuts a coaster of legendary proportions—the tallest, fastest, and longest single-rail coaster. Jersey Devil Coaster will tower 13 stories and reach speeds up to 58-miles-per-hour as riders soar through the dark and foreboding woods along 3,000 feet of imposing track. Inspired by infamous New Jersey folklore, the fiendish coaster will feature five intense elements including three dramatic inversions.
- Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey, one of the Northeast’s largest waterparks, will open for the 2021 season May 15 and reservations will launch May 4. This tropically-themed oasis will offer cool refreshment for the entire family with more than 20 high-speed thrill slides, a half-mile lazy river, two massive pools, and two interactive kids’ areas.
Park reopening dates are subject to change based on local, state, and federal guidelines related to COVID-19.
For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.