Raging Bull

Roller coaster in the United States
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Raging Bull
Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 42°21′56″N 87°56′14″W / 42.3654617°N 87.9371040°W / 42.3654617; -87.9371040
Park section Southwest Territory
Status Operating since May 1, 1999
Cost $25,000,000[1]
Rider height 54 inch minimum
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Hyper Coaster
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Hyper
Riders per train 36
Hourly capacity 1,560
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 202 feet
Drop 208 feet
Top speed 73 mph
Length 5057 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 65°
Duration 2:30

Raging Bull is a steel hyper roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, USA. The ride opened on May 1, 1999 as the second Bolliger & Mabillard roller coaster to exceed 200 feet. Like Viper, Raging Bull is located in Southwest Territory, a frontier-themed area.


Six Flags Great America announced the addition of Raging Bull in October 1998.[2] Construction of Raging Bull started in November of that year. Raging Bull opened on May 1, 1999.

During the 2008 off-season, the sign for the coaster was replaced and the ride was repainted.[3]

On June 15, 2016, Six Flags announced that virtual reality would be put on the ride.[4]



Raging Bull is one of two Bolliger & Mabillard hyper roller coasters to feature a pre drop, with the other one being Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Unlike other Bolliger & Mabillard coasters, the coaster has a "Hyper-Twister" layout instead of the "Out and Back" layout hyper coasters usually star. The layout was different so that the ride could fit in a relatively small plot of land. It is themed to a ferocious beast that terrorized residents of the old Southwest Territory until they fled the town.

Color scheme

Raging Bull has an orange track and maroon supports.


3 trains with 9 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 36 riders per train.


On May 3, 2003, the park's first day of the season, an 11-year-old girl died while choking on a taffy during the ride.[5]



  1. "Six Flags parks investment".
  2. "New Raging Bull to give a wild ride".
  3. "19 for '99: Raging Bull at Six Flags Great America - Coaster101" (in English). 2019-08-22. Retrieved 2023-12-13.
  4. "Six Flags Great America Announces New VR Experience on Raging Bull".
  5. "Gary Girl dies after ride on coaster".

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