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Holiday in the Park by the Numbers at Six Flags Great Adventure

By on 12/26/2016

If you are a regular reader of this site, then you are no doubt familiar with the annual Six Flags seasonal event known as Holiday in the Park. However, you may not be familiar with what all goes into putting this event on each year. Six Flags Great Adventure gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to transform their iconic summertime thrill destination into a winter wonderland for Holiday in the Park.

Holiday in the Park by the numbers:

  • 1,250,000+ glittering lights
  • 42,000 feet of power cords – nearly eight miles
  • 15,000 man hours to complete
  • 7,190 ornaments
  • 6,025 feet of shiny garland
  • 1,000+ poinsettias
  • 500+ Trees
  • Cut trees: 460
  • Special Oversized Holiday Trees: 54
  • 190 oak trees wrapped in lights
  • 240-foot-tall Treetop Summit, one of the world’s tallest light trees built on parachute ride tower
  • 215 holiday wreaths
  • 100 set up crewmembers
  • 33 rides running
  • 20+ venues with holiday-themed menus
  • 15+ holiday photo ops
  • 12 themed areas
  • 10 giant props & inflatables
  • Includes “Stewie the Snowman,” a three-story, walk-through inflatable and 15-foot-tall Nutcrackers
  • 9 daily tree shows of “Holiday Magic – A Celebration of the Season”
  • 9 roller coasters
  • 8 elves
  • 6 Looney Tunes™ characters in holiday dress
  • 5 snow machines
  • 4 Jingle Jammers
  • 4 stilt-walking toy soldiers
  • 2 gingerbread characters: Dot & Drop
  • 2 royal beauties: Snow Queen and Poinsettia Princess
  • 1 Mrs. Claus
  • 1 Santa Claus

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, 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
  • Gingerbread Junction ─ Features peppermint swirl-wrapped trees, dancing lights around the carousel pavilion, Dot and Drop’s Holiday 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, plus kids can write letters to Santa and meet a talking reindeer. Last chance to visit Santa is December 23 before he travels back to the North Pole
  • Poinsettia Peak ─ Iconic Skull Mountain coaster draped in 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 Snow Queen meets guests below
  • Holiday Memories ─ Green, red and gold brighten this section filled with special photo opportunities like Mistletoe Moments and giant ornaments while nearby the Jingle Jammers sing holiday tunes by the fire pits as guests toast s’mores
  • NEW Trouble in Toyland ─ This indoor show journeys to the North Pole as Mrs. Claus aims to restore order in the Toy Shop
  • NEWMerry Market Place – Features thousands of white lights, unique gifts, and sweet treats at this holiday-inspired market
  • NEW The JOKER –Soar outside the confines of the track in wing cars facing other riders on this festive, 4D free-fly adventure located in a Holly Jolly Christmas
  • NEW HARLEY QUINN Crazy Train – The whole family can enjoy this junior roller coaster themed as a villainous train
  • NEW Sky Way – This relaxing journey 104 feet above the lights provides a scenic view of the park

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