PHOTOS: Gay Night at Six Flags Great Adventure 2014
“What the fuck is an El Toro?” questioned one rainbow-clad adventure-seeker as he walked toward the ride. He was about to find out: The famed Six Flags attraction, voted best wooden coaster in the world in 2011 by the Internet Coaster Poll, is a massive 19 stories, and with speeds of 70 miles per hour, it was no wonder why it was one of the most popular attractions during Six Flags Fairgrounds Out at Night.
The rain, humidity, and storms didn’t stop hundreds of LGBTQ folks from taking part in the late-night private party at Great Adventure, the Jackson, New Jersey theme park. Conveniently located smack in the middle of Jersey, the crowd consisted of a mix of Philadelphians, New Yorkers, and just about everywhere in between.
Guests were greeted by performances from the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band and Cheer New York as they entered the park, and from there, they were free to explore the countless rides, games, shops, and arcades. I’ll admit: I’m not a fan of losing my dinner on the likes of the Green Lantern ride, but I did enjoy capturing the huge span of people who showed up to the event, and I may or may not have won a Grumpy Cat stuffed toy at a crane game …