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Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America
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Amusement park
Location
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Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Opened May 29, 1976
Owner Six Flags
Area 123 acres (49.8 hectares)
Previous names Marriott's Great America
Website http://www.sixflags.com/greatAmerica/index.aspx

Six Flags Great America is a Six Flags theme park in the Chicago metropolitan area, located in Gurnee, Illinois. It first opened in 1976 as "Marriott's Great America". Six Flags 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, two specially themed children's areas, and various other forms of entertainment.

Ratings[edit]

Rating Description
Mild Recommended for family and kiddie rides.
Moderate Recommended for more intense family rides.
Max Recommended for thrill rides.

Roller coasters[edit]

Present (14)[edit]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Rating Status
American Eagle Intamin Wooden 1981 Operating
Batman The Ride Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted 1992 Operating
The Dark Knight Coaster Mack Rides Wild Mouse 2008 Moderate Operating
Demon Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1976 Operating
Goliath Rocky Mountain Construction Wooden 2014 Max Operating
Joker S&S Worldwide 4th Dimension 2017 Under construction
Little Dipper Philadelphia Toboggan Company Wooden 2010 Mild Operating
Raging Bull Bolliger & Mabillard Hyper 1999 Operating
Spacely's Sprocket Rockets Vekoma Family 1998 Mild Operating
Superman Ultimate Flight Bolliger & Mabillard Flying 2003 Operating
Vertical Velocity Intamin Inverted 2001 Max Operating
Viper Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Wooden 1995 Max Operating
Whizzer Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1976 Moderate Operating
X-Flight Bolliger & Mabillard Winged 2012 Max Operating

Past (8)[edit]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Déjà Vu Vekoma Shuttle 2001 2007 Silverwood Theme Park
Gulf Coaster Bradley and Kaye Kiddie 1976 1976 -
Iron Wolf Bolliger & Mabillard Stand-Up 1990 2011 Six Flags America
Rolling Thunder Intamin Bobsled 1989 1995 Great Escape
Ragin' Cajun Zamperla Spinning 2004 2013 Unknown
(speculated to have been moved to Six Flags America)
ShockWave Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1988 2002 -
Tidal Wave Schwarzkopf Launched 1978 1991 Six Flags Over Georgia
Z-Force Intamin Sit-Down 1985 1987 Six Flags Over Georgia