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Best Times to Go to Six Flags Great Adventure | Know Before You Go

Dealing with long lines, giant crowds, and lots of waiting can affect your long-awaited theme park experience.

In this page, we'll go over the best time to go to Six Flags Great Adventure, and why it's the best time to go.

Best Time to Visit Six Flags Great Adventure

The best days to visit Six Flags Great Adventure are on the weekdays, specifically Tuesday-Thursday.

six flags great adventure entrance

The best time frame to visit is in the quieter months including May & September.

Most guests plan their entire trip to the park around the weekend.

Normally on the weekends, kids are out of school, and parents are off of work.

This creates the perfect recipe for a packed park on the weekends.

By going during the weekday, there's a high chance that you'll deal with minimal crowds, less waiting time for the most popular rides, and you'll be able to experience much more in a shorter period.

six flags great adventure superman ride

Additionally, by visiting on a weekday, you won't necessarily have to follow the strict itinerary that you created beforehand.

You'll be able to be much more laid back and enjoy the park at your own pace.


The best time of the day to visit the park is definitely as soon as the park opens. Depending on what day and month you are visiting, the opening hours will vary.

Normally the park opens between 10 am and 11 am, so you'll want to double-check the Great Adventure Park hours before visiting the park.

This will heighten your chances of being one of the first people at the park, and you'll be able to head directly to your must-do ride with no waits.

By getting to the park when it opens, you'll also enjoy several hours of lighter crowds before the rest of the park begins filling up.

crowd at six flags great adventure

By the time that the park fills up, you'll have had several hours under your belt, and hopefully have done the most popular experiences as well.


A crowd calendar is an extremely helpful tool that exists for major theme parks.

The way it works is it uses historical data to predict the expected crowd levels for that time of the year.

six flags great adventure crowd calendar

It's even narrowed down by the month, week, and day.

This calendar is color-coded, which makes it very easy for the untrained eye to quickly understand, and use.

Essentially orange means extremely packed, and green means it's empty.

Something to note is this Six Flags Great Adventure isn't open every day during the year, and this crowd calendar accurately reflects that.

This calendar comes in really handy as instead of having to check the Great Adventure calendar from the actual site, and then coming to the crowd calendar, you are conveniently able to get the hours and crowd levels in one place.


Due to the park not being open year-round, Great Adventure will reduce the park hours during the less busy months.

six flags closed

Along with that, the number of staff members will be reduced temporarily until the busier months approach.

The Six Flags Great Adventure App can also provide you with crucial information such as park hours, ride closures, wait times, purchasing food with a mobile order, and a park map.

six flags great adventure app
six flags app showing hours and events

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