Waking up in a luxurious tent surrounded by wild safari animals is typically an experience reserved for visitors to Sub-Saharan Africa, but now that exotic experience is coming to New Jersey.

A brand new safari resort is coming to Jackson Township, offering guests luxurious bedrooms with scenic views of free-roaming giraffes, oryxes, wildebeests and many other African species.

The Savannah Sunset Resort & Spa is scheduled to open in 2024 as an addition to the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park complex, which already had a 350-acre safari available for visitors.

Also arriving next year will be an extreme, 60-mph coaster that the company claims to be the first super boomerang coaster in North America.

The new additions to the themed park complex — the second largest in the world — represent the largest investment the park has made in 20 years, Great Adventure president Brian Bacica said in a press release.

With the new resort, visitors can experience the 1,200-animal safari through an off-road guided tour and also wake up in a luxurious “glamping” experience inside it.

The resort will include a spa and a fine-dining restaurant surrounded by wild exotic fauna. The guest rooms will look like tents resembling “authentic African lodges,” said Staci Wheeler, Six Flags Great Adventure spokesperson. The resort will be the first of its kind within the Six Flags brand, Wheeler said.

“The campsite will be located in the middle of our Wild Safari,” Wheeler said. “We will have a number of animals that freely roam around the enclosed campsite.”

The safari animals will stay on site year-round with climate-controlled indoor housing available for all tropical animals. A full-time animal care team will look over their well-being, said Wheeler.

A full list of amenities and details, such as pricing and opening date, are yet to be released by the company. As of today, the company confirmed that there will be various discount packages available.

New Jersey’s Six Flags will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024.

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This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Six Flags Great Adventure 2024 coaster and sunset resort


published 2023-09-04 20:00:55