Ever since Walt Disney World in Orlando celebrated its first Gay Days in 1991, dozens of theme parks across the country have added their own special days geared towards the LGBT community and the people who love em. Two amusement parks within driving distance of the Long Island area, Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey and Six Flags New England in Springfield, Massachusetts, will be holding their annual Out in the Park events this September.
On Friday, September 14th, Six Flags Great Adventure will be holding its 9th annual Fairgrounds Out at Night event, from 6 p.m. to midnight. This event has grown in popularity over the years and attendance is always super. In addition to all of the great rides, such as Kingda Ka, El Toro, Nitro, Rolling Thunder and more, the evening will be full of great entertainment, as well.
Several high profile hosts from the LGBT world, including Reichen of the Amazing Race, Greg Bennett of Real Housewives of NJ, and Brandon Liberati and Craig Ramsay of Thintervention, among others. DJ’s Steven Sidewalk, Seth Gold and Barney will be spinning the best beats, CHEER New York and a 40 piece marching band will be entertaining the enthusiastic crowds with their own brand of energy, and Melissa Gorga of Real Housewives of New Jersey will be on hand with her husband Joe at 10 p.m. in the brand new Dome nightclub.
Six Flags New England is home to several world-class coasters, including the new Goliath, Bizarro, Cyclone, Pandemonium, Flashback and more, and on Friday, September 21st, the park will be hosting its annual Out in the Park event from 6 to 11 p.m. This year the park is extending the fun as visitors to Friday night’s fun fest will be given free admission to continue their revelry on Saturday, September 22nd during the park’s Fright Fest.
The day is filled with all sorts of entertainment on both days, and of course the great rides. Featured performers include Miss Kitty Litter and Sabrina Blaze, two of Providence’s most beloved entertainers, DJ Joe Bermudez, Jujube and more.
These annual LGBT events have become popular days to venture into the parks, long after the summer crowds and long lines have dissipated. Out in the Park events give gay people a chance to be themselves in one of their favorite places, and as many other gay-themed events everywhere, they are always colorful and always fun! Both parks are closed to the general public for Out in the Park, so long lines are not nearly as much an issue as they usually are. Tickets and more information are available through the links provided within.