Nothing like spending a summer day out at a Jersey tradition since the 70s - Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson.  A day of fun with food, some animals, and great rides, but one bird try to spoil the fun for one park goer this Thursday.

Just before 5pm, officials from the park say a passenger on the Kingda Ka roller coaster had to be taken to a hospital after being struck by a bird while on the ride.  The young male is believed to have only minor injuries to his face and neck, and should make out OK.  Kingda Ka has been re-opened for business at Six Flags.

 

 

 

This happens as Great Adventure is setting up for auditions to cast for Fright Fest.  A staple of Great Adventure embarking on its 21st year, the park seeks more than 175 actors, dancers and specialty performers for its largest Fright Fest Halloween festival ever.

Dance auditions will be held in Showcase Theater - Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 at 12 p.m. Acting auditions will be in Six Flags' employment center (check the company website for more info).  Zombie, performer and female singer/host auditions will be held on Aug. 11 at 1 p.m., Aug. 12 at 1 p.m., Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 25 at 1 p.m.

Team members must be at least 16 years of age and should be available all operating days of Fright Fest, six weekends from Sept. 22 to Oct. 28, to be eligible for employment.