Coming up on Wednesday, May 8th, Six Flags Great Adventure will be hosting their 2nd Annual Autism Day throughout the entire amusement park.

This means that from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM, the park will be opened exclusively for "individuals of all ages on the autism spectrum, their educators, friends, and families."

One of the major issues with bringing anyone with autism to an amusement park is that it can cause sensory overload. Therefore, Six Flags is going to tone it down a notch for the day.

Special arrangements include:

  • Lower light and music levels
  • Decompression areas stocked with sensory-friendly items including iPads will be set up throughout the park
  • Over 100 staff members from Gersh Academy to assist the children and their families various presentations throughout the day to educate the public on what it is like to live with these disabilities.

Take a look at the list of rides and attractions along with their sensory levels below. Keep in mind that there are new rides coming to Six Flags for 2019 and they may not be included just yet:

• Bugs Bunny National Park Kids Area (Multiple Rides) / SENSORY MILD
• Runaway Mine Train / SENSORY VERY HIGH
• BIZZARO / SENSORY MAX
• El Toro / SENSORY MAX
• Tango / SENSORY MODERATE
• CYBORG Cyber Spin / SENSORY MAX
• JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis / SENSORY HIGH
• THE DARK KNIGHT Coaster / SENSORY VERY HIGH
• BATMAN: The Ride /SENSORY MAX
• Nitro / SENSORY MAX
• Looney Tunes Seaport Kids Area (Multiple Rides) / SENSORY MILD
• Safari Kids Area (Multiple Rides) / SENSORY MILD
• Skyway / SENSORY MILD
• Jolly Roger / SENSORY HIGH
• Skull Mountain / SENSORY VERY HIGH
• Fender Benders Bumper Cars / SENSORY HIGH
• Buccaneer / SENSORY MODERATE
• Deja Vu Scrambler / SENSORY HIGH
• Big Wheel / SENSORY MILD
• Air Jumbo / SENSORY MILD
• Sky Screamer / SENSORY VERY HIGH
• HARLEY QUINN Crazy Train / SENSORY MODERATE
• Houdini's Great Escape / SENSORY VERY HIGH
• THE JOKER / SENSORY MAX
• GREEN LANTERN / SENSORY MAX
• SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight / SENSORY MAX:
• The Twister / SENSORY MAX
• Safari Off Road Adventure / SENSORY MODERATE
• Edwards Air Force Base: Parachute Training Center / SENSORY MODERATE
• Slingshot (Additional Fee) / SENSORY LEVEL MAX
• Dare Devil Dive (Additional fee) / SENSORY MAX
• Great American Road Race - Go Karts (Additional Fee) / SENSORY HIGH

Tickets will even be discounted!

Individual tickets will cost $39.99 + tax and for those purchasing in a group will pay $36.99 + tax and will receive 1 free ticket for every 10 purchased. To purchase tickets, click HERE or purchase tickets on the Six Flags website and use the promo code: GERSH.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email njspecialevents@sixflags.com.

For additional information, take a look at the Facebook Event Page.

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