Guests are raving about the new Holiday in the Park® festival at Six Flags Great Adventure, but what does it take to transform the summer thrill destination into a winter wonderland?
Holiday in the Park By the Numbers:
1,000,000+ glittering, dazzling lights
35,000 feet of power cord
5,025 feet of shiny garland
240 foot-tall Treetop Summit, one of the world’s tallest light trees
Cut trees: 170
Special Oversized Holiday Trees: 54
215 holiday wreaths
30 rides running
20+ holiday-themed foods & refreshments
15+ new holiday photo ops
10 giant props & inflatables
Includes “Stewie the Snowman,” a 3-story, walk through inflatable and 15-foot-tall Nutcrackers
10 themed sections
10 daily tree shows of “Holiday Magic – A Celebration of the Season”
7 roller coasters
5 snow machines
4 Jingle Jammers carolers
4 holiday-dressed Looney Tunes™ characters
2 gingerbread characters: Dot and Drop
2 stilt-walking toy soldiers
2 holiday princesses: Snow Queen and Poinsettia Princess
1 Jack Frost
1 Mrs. Claus
1 Santa Claus
Holiday in the Park runs weekends and select days through January 3, 2016. More than a million glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, Santa’s village and many popular rides provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the shopping rush, and a way for guests to create their own magical, memorable holiday moments.
Signature Holiday in the Park attractions include:
Holiday Magic: A Celebration of the Season ─ Spectacular light show on a 52-foot-tall tree in the heart of the park that dazzles nightly every 30 minutes through eye-popping effects and classic holiday music. The only show of its kind anywhere in the country.
Jack Frost’s Magical Christmas ─ Jack Frost’s evil plot to steal Christmas is reversed by the warmth and magic of the holiday season in this live stage show filled with acrobatics, illusions and surprise guests
Gingerbread Junction ─ Features peppermint swirl-wrapped trees, dancing lights around the carousel pavilion, the Gumdrop Hop dance party and a giant gingerbread man towering above
Joy to the World ─ Tranquil pathway of lit trees, luminaries and stained glass showcasing religious holidays from around the world
North Pole ─ Guests are welcomed into the warmth of Santa’s home for a meet-and-greet and holiday photos by Kodak, plus kids can write letters to Santa, meet a reindeer and build a stuffed toy
Poinsettia Peak ─ Skull Mountain roller coaster has been transformed into a mountain of dazzling red lights with a crimson beauty, the Poinsettia Princess, greeting guests nearby
Polar Point ─ Stunning, ice-blue trees twinkle with the illusion of falling snow up above, while the towering, larger-than-life Snow Queen meets guests below
Holiday Memories ─ Green, red and gold brighten this section filled with special photo opportunities like Mistletoe Moments, Wishing Tree and With Love giant greeting card, while nearby the Jingle Jammers sing holiday tunes by the fire pits as guests toast s’mores.
The sweet and savory tastes of the holiday season can be found throughout the park. Spiked egg nog, holiday-flavored coffee and hot chocolate, peppermint and mocha fudge, holiday beers, festive funnel cakes with peppermint eggnog and caramel pecan bacon toppings, specialty holiday platters of sliced turkey, smoked turkey leg and chicken platters with cranberry sauce, chili bowls, harvest salads and flatbreads and hot soups are available in various restaurants. Holiday in the Park also features 30 thrilling rides such as SkyScreamer, Carousel, Big Wheel and Tea Cups. Children can enjoy 11 pint-sized thrills in Whimsical Wonderland. Coaster fans can challenge world-class rides like Nitro, BATMAN™: The Ride, THE GREEN LANTERN and SUPERMAN – Ultimate Flight, THE DARK KNIGHT Coaster and Poinsettia Peak. All rides and entertainment are weather permitting. Frontier Adventures including Safari Off Road Adventure, Bugs Bunny National Park, Golden Kingdom and Plaza del Carnaval do not operate during the festival.