Power Outage Forces Brief Evacuation Of Rides At Six Flags In New Jersey

JACKSON, N.J. (1010 WINS) — Power has been restored to Six Flags Great Adventure following an outage Saturday afternoon.

“We did unload all of the rides and then began the process of completing all of our safety checks to reopen the rides,” Spokeswoman Kristin Siebeneicher told 1010 WINS. “From what I understand, most of the rides were reopened within half an hour, and then everything was reopened within an hour,” she added.

She also noted that the back up generators for the electric fences used in their safari section activated immediately when the main power went out.

No one was hurt during the outage, which affected the entire theme park briefly around 1:22 p.m.

Did you visit Six Flags today? Sound off in our comments section below…

  • Shiva

    report is wrong. I was there with my family and friends. the power outage was for approx. 2 hours started little after 1pm. good that we didnt get stuck in any rides. when the problem happened – we enquired with the park staff- all said they were not briefed about the problem and didnt even try to help. as someone commented – they were selling tickets even when people were going out of the park due to this power outage.

  • Erich B

    I had been there after a 4 hour ride and I can tell you that I will never go to another Six Flags park. The report they gave was not accurate at all and after seeing the police show up with what looked to be tear gas, I will be staying away from that town.

  • renae brown

    That was an abolsute false report from Six Flags. We were stuck on the superman ride suspended in the air for over 5 minutes. We watched as everyone else was evacuated. We literally were facing the crowd below praying that safety belts wouldn’t open!! Since the power was loss :-(

  • Kim

    My friends and I arrived at Six Flags at 1 pm. When we walked through the gates with our online tickets, we were then informed of the power outage. Workers told us that the rides should be running shortly and that we can go pick up our flash pass that was also purchased online. However, when we arrived at the flash pass booth we were told that we can not recieve our flash pass because they were unsure about how long the power problem would continue and that this may be happening throughout the day. My friends and I felt that it was in our best interest to get a refund or atleast a voucher for another day, since we did not go on any rides or buy anything because the registers were also down. When we went to customer service, there was a mob of people fighting for a refund or voucher also. Workers closed their windows and refused to help anyone. One man was in tears beacause his daughter was still stuck upside-down, hundreds of feet in the air faceing the concrete and others had similar stories. While this was taking place, hundreds of guests were paying for tickets and being let in the park, unaware of any of this. No one recieved any refunds or vouchers, but i believe many of the guests that were involved in this will not be returning to Six Flags Great Adventure.

  • jack

    I was there with my family. Power did come back up but all the cash registers were down for at least 2 hours. I left with my young kids when I thought a large fight was going to break out by the exit gates due to mass confusion. On our way out we saw 7 Jackson cop / State Trooper cars, lights and sirens heading into the park.

  • rich

    Everything they reported was a lie. the rides were closed for
    more than an hour… The park staff was very unprofessional… And the only person with any sense there was the security.

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