Raging Bull

Roller coaster
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Raging Bull
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Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Park section Southwest Territory
Status Operating since May 1, 1999
Cost $25,000,000[1]
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
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 on October 21, 1998. Construction of Raging Bull started in November of that year. Raging Bull opened on May 1, 1999.

On June 15, 2016, Six Flags announced that virtual reality would be put on the ride.[2]



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. 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.[3]



External links

Articles on Six Flags Great America
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