N.J. Six Flags safari to be a park ride

    The animals at a popular New Jersey theme park safari aren’t going anywhere.

    Six Flags Great Adventure is combining the safari with its amusement park into one attraction that it claims will be the world’s largest theme park next year.

    The popular drive-thru safari in Jackson Township is ending next month. But guests will be driven through a revamped safari area next year on park-provided vehicles. They’ll even be able to pet or hand-feed some of the animals, and can ride a zip line above them for an extra fee.

     

    The park also is adding Big Wave Racer, a new water slide, at Hurricane Harbor, which will remain a standalone park with separate admission.

    Ticket prices will not change next spring; some combination packages include the water park as well.

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