Six Flags Great Adventure New Jersey's Autism Day will be...

Six Flags Great Adventure New Jersey's Autism Day will be held May 8. Credit: John Greim

Kids on the autism spectrum will be able to go on roller coasters and carousels during Six Flags Great Adventure New Jersey’s Autism Day on May 8, when the park will be open only to kids on the spectrum and flashing lights, loud music and long lines will be eliminated.

This is the second year that Six Flags is hosting the event, in partnership with organizations such as Long Island’s Gersh Academy for Students on the Autism Spectrum. From 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be designated decompression areas, a rating system for rides based on sensory and thrill levels, and trained staff available parkwide to assist with children.

Tickets are $39.99 per person; parking is $9.38 when purchased in advance. Great Adventure is at 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, New Jersey. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 732-928-2000 ext. 2845 or visit

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