Six Flags Great America located north of Chicago in Gurnee, Illinois is a Six Flags theme park opened from May till October.
Six Flags Great America was built in 1976 by Marriott and named Marriott’s Great America. Six Flags later purchased the park from the Marriott Corporation in 1984, making it the seventh park in the chain. As of 2011, the park has eight themed sections, a 16-acre (65,000 m2) water park, three specially themed children’s areas, and various other forms of entertainment.
Six Flags Great America is a world-class family entertainment complex featuring thrill rides, spectacular shows and exciting attractions. The rides at Six Flags Great America include lots of thrill rides for the adventurous, as well as family rides. Entertainment includes shows, concerts and festivals.
In addition to the rides and shows, Great America has plenty of shopping and dining options. Shopping includes souvenirs, clothing and candy. Dining includes pizza, pasta, burgers, chicken, fajitas, special kids’ meals, funnel cakes and more.Six Flags Great America boasts having some of the largest variety of coasters in the world with the first inverted and first hyper coaster. This park also has a Hurricane Harbor water park connected to it.
It is better to arrive at the park before opening because often in the summer days, they will let visitors in before the official opening to soften the early morning rush. Also, we advice visitors to leave the park 20 or 30 minutes before closing in order to beat the nighttime traffic rush.
One of the most popular rides is Dark Knight Coaster . Other popular rides are Superman: Ultimate Flight or Batman The Ride orV2 (Vertical Velocity) .While walking towards American Eagle at the back of the park visitors will pass Iron Wolf which has an established reputation as a “headbanger” .
In the middle of the day it’s hot but also this is when lines are the longest, so it is a good time to cool off. The best rides in the Southwest Territory are Raging Bull, Viper and Giant Drop. Even if the lines are very long , fortunately ,due to the high loading speed will be shorter than Superman and Batman at the other end of the park. The lines will be significantly shorter and most of these rides are better experienced at night . Hurricane Harbor is also one of the best attractions here at Six Flags Great America.