I have to say when it comes to adapting to new ways to have fun, during a pandemic, Six Flags Great Adventure continues to adapt and amaze me. First, it was bringing the drive thru safari back. Then, you could drive through the park to see the Christmas lights… and now… Now dinosaurs exist at Six Flags Great Adventure Xpedition Dino!
Starting May 28, Six Flags Great Adventure Xpedition Dino will be one of the newest dinosaur attractions in New Jersey.
Six Flags Great Adventure Xpedition Dino!!
Six Flags Great Adventure announced today that it will launch Six Flags Xpedition Dino daily May 28 through September 7, 2021. It’s the newest dinosaur attraction to come to New Jersey. Find more NJ dinosaur attractions in our guide to Places to See Dinosaurs in New Jersey.
About the Six Flags Great Adventure Dinosaur Expedition, Xpedition Dino
Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park and Safari will offer two ways to experience a limited-time prehistoric adventure with dinosaurs in New Jersey. Guests will have the option to drive their own vehicles or walk through this Jurassic adventure, which will feature 30 life-size dinosaurs with realistic movement and sound.
The drive thru dinosaur experience
During the day, guests will experience Xpedition Dino as an add-on experience to the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure. Drive past life-size, roaring, moving dinosaurs along a private, wooded path all while listening to a custom soundtrack. Guests can stream from any mobile device that marries this prehistoric adventure with the 21st century.
The walk thru dinosaur experience
After the safari closes each day, from 6 pm to dusk, Xpedition Dino will become a thrilling and educational add-on NJ dinosaur experience. When guests add the Expedition Dino ticket to their general admission ticket they’ll get a wooded, walk-through adventure amongst the life-like dinosaurs. They will learn detailed information at each dinosaur. Expect unique and memorable photo experiences.
How do I get tickets to the Xpedition Dino at Great Adventure?
To prevent overcrowding, the Xpedition Dino NJ DRIVE THRU dinosaur experience will require advance registration using Six Flags’ online reservation system. If you are are doing the WALK THRU dinosaur experience you do not need a reservation, but you will need an add on ticket.
Active Members, Season Pass Holders, and single-day ticket holders can make reservations NOW at www.sixflags.com/reserve.
Drive thru tickets must be purchased online and in advance. there is a combo Safari/Dino ticket available. Sales will not be available at the gate, and guests without tickets will not be allowed to enter. Walk thru tickets can be purchased online OR at the nearby gift shop.
How do I make a reservation to visit the dinosaurs at Great Adventure?
Tickets are required. Xpedition Dino is a small upcharge to Memberships, Season Passes and daily tickets.
Once you have your ticket or pass number, you will log onto the new reservation site at www.sixflags.com/reserve. Choose a date from the calendar that is available for your ticket type. Dates are color coded on the website calendar to show availability. If there is a specific date you want to visit that is unavailable, you may join the wait list if you choose. Should the date become available, you will be notified by email. Enter the required information. When you have completed the registration, you will receive a confirmation. Please print this confirmation sheet if possible. A printed sheet is easier to scan through the car window than a phone screen. We want this experience to be as contact-free as possible.
Ticket sales are for individuals. No group sales are available.
When will it open? When will it be open?
The Xpedition Dino will operate daily, from May 28, 2021 through September 7, 2021, weather permitting. At this time there is not more specific information about the times.
How much will it cost?
Each guest will need a ticket. The price for the Great Adventure Xpedition Dino is currently listed at $5 per person. Please keep in mind that it is an add on ticket. If you are choosing to do the drive in you will need to add the ticket to a Drive Thru Safari ticket. If you are doing the dinosaur experience as a walk through experience you will need to add it to a general admission ticket.
How long will the dinosaurs be at Six Flags Great Adventure?
The dinosaurs will be at Great Adventure through Labor Day weekend, September 7, 2021.
How long will it take to see the dinosaurs at Six Flags Great Adventure?
Keep in mind if you are doing the traditional drive thru safari, it’s a 350 acre safari with a 5 mile roadway. The dinosaur trail would be in addition to that. It takes about an hour to drive through to see all the animals. At this time, we’re not sure how much additional time it will take to see the dinosaurs. Until we’ve had a chance to visit to check, we recommend you planning at least 2 hours if you’re driving through the experience.
If you plan to walk through the Xpedition Dino dinosaur adventure, I’d recommend adding another 30-45 minutes to your day. Again, we’ll have a better estimate of time once we’ve visited.
Can I take pictures?
If you are driving through stopping is not allowed. For the safety of all guests and animals the traffic flow needs to keep moving. If you are walking through taking pictures is encouraged and there will be some unique photo experiences.
How can I take great photos and videos safely?
If you are driving through buy this dashboard cam with our Amazon affiliate link. With this dashboard camera and a memory card you can record video and take pictures throughout the drive thru safari and dinosaur experience SAFELY. You’ll never miss a moment or an animal as the Rove R2- 4K Dash Cam Built in WiFi GPS Car Dashboard Camera Recorder dashboard camera can catch everything.
This dashboard cam even allows you to livestream safely while recording. Take the grandparents with you on your drive thru adventures without them ever leaving home or show off to all your Instagram followers. You can also rotate the camera and do a little family caroake video.
Bonus… since we fully expect spring and summer and even Christmas drive thru events to continue, you’ll get so much use from your dashboard camera.
If you are walking through Xpedition Dino, it’s best to wait till others are out of your way to take the best pictures. Keep in mind, if you or your family is posing with larger dinosaurs you may not be able to fit the whole dinosaur in the picture. I’ve found that I can either get a great close up shot with a dinosaur OR I can fit the full dinosaur if I stand at a distance, but then it’s harder to see the people in the picture.
What kinds of dinosaurs are at Great Adventure?
Guests will see 30 different types of dinosaurs including:
- Tyrannosaurus (T. Rex)
We’ll have more details after our visit.
Is it safe?
The safety of guests, team members and animals is Six Flags’ top priority. Expect the Expedition Dino to offer the same, safe, contact-free experience as the Six Flags Great Adventure Drive Thru Safari.
A list of safety requirements is available on the park’s website at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure and include
- SLOW – 5 mph speed limit.
- Maintain space between your car and others.
- Animals always have the right of way.
- Remain in your vehicle and on paved roadway at all times.
- Windows and sun roofs must remain completely closed.
- Convertible tops must be closed.
- No pets, including service animals, are permitted inside cars.
- Do not feed or touch the animals.
- No smoking or littering.
- No parking or stopping, other than yielding to animals.
- All vehicles will be screened by Six Flags Security prior to entering Wild Safari.
- No items are permitted in pickup truck beds or in vehicles with open storage.
- Cars, SUVs and consumer pickup trucks only permitted – no buses, RVs, box trucks, commercial vehicles, pickup trucks larger than a consumer pickup allowed.
- Plan ahead – no restrooms, food, or gasoline available (only portable toilets at entrance and exit).
- Enter at your own risk.
- Guests who violate the rules will be escorted from the park without a refund and may be prosecuted.
What happens if my car breaks down?
If your car can still move, please drive to the side of the road (but stay on the roadway) and place your flashers on. If you cannot move your car, just place your flashers on. One of our team members will come to assist you. Do not exit the vehicle for any reason.
Are the dinosaurs at Xpedition Dino scary?
We’ll have more details on this after our experience.
Will there be restrooms available?
For guests attending for the walk through dinosaur experience we expect regular park bathrooms to be open. For guests visiting for the drive thru dinosaur adventure we expect the portable toilets will be available upon entrance and exit.
Will there be any souvenirs to buy?
It’s not clear if they will be available, but I fully expect their to be some dinosaur souvenirs for sale.
Stay tuned. This is a developing story and we can’t wait to bring you more details.