JACKSON, NJ – A power failure that forced Six Flags Great Adventure to close on Friday ended up shutting the park down for the entire day.
“Hurricane Harbor and Wild Safari are operating as scheduled. Great Adventure theme park opening is delayed due to a loss of power. We hope to have power restored and the park operating this afternoon. Check our website banner for further updates,” the company said earlier in the day, but that never happened.
Officials said the park is expected to reopen at 10:30 am on Saturday. The cause of the power failure is unknown, but First Energy said the problem is not with the grid of their utility equipment but from within the park itself.
“The theme park will remain closed for the rest of the day. Crews are working diligently to restore power and the park is expected to open at 10:30 am tomorrow. Guests with tickets for July 22 may use their tickets through Labor Day. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience,” the amusement park operator told guests today as long lines waited to get into the park that remained closed on a scorching day with temperatures into the mid-90s.
Park officials passed out water to guests waiting in the long queues until the official announcement to close for the day was made at around 3 p.m.
Six Flags gave guests admission to the Wild Safari, which remained open. The adjacent Hurricane Harbor water park also remained open.