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Key information

Location:
Gurnee, Illinois, USA

Opening date: 
May 29, 1976

Operator:
Six Flags

Official website:
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Located in Gurnee, Illinois, Six Flags Great America is easily reachable from central Chicago. The park features the Six Flags chain's usual focus on extreme roller coasters, with its biggest draws including Superman: Ultimate Flight (a "flying" coaster), Raging Bull (a towering hypercoaster) and X-Flight (the second B&M Wing Rider coaster to open in the US). It is also home to a number of off-the-shelf children's rides, most of which are packed into the KIDZOPOLIS and Camp Cartoon areas. Great America is also home to Hurricane Harbor Water Park. Entry is free to Season Pass holders although there is an additional fee with day tickets.

History: Six Flags Great America was originally known as Marriott's Great America, and was one of two parks in a chain started by hotel chain Marriott (the other being California's Great America). It was acquired by Six Flags in 1984, with the other park now being owned by arch-rival Cedar Fair. The original emphasis on themed areas has diminished somewhat over the years, with Six Flags instead focusing on attracting the teen and young adult market with a selection of intense thrill rides. In 2012, the park added the X-Flight "Wing Rider" coaster, which does feature a number of theming elements to add to the experience.

Top Rides and Shows:

Bahama Mamma and Bubba Tubba
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Buccaneer Bay
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Hammerhead and Barracuda
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Hurricane Bay
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Hurricane Mountain
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Top Restaurants:

County Fair Dippin Dots
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Johnny Rockets Express
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Funnel Cake Foundry
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Mooseburger Lodge
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Primo's Pizzeria
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More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Six Flags Great America.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Six Flags Great America.

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