Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America
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amusement park
Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Status Operating
Opened May 29, 1976
Owner Six Flags
Previous names Marriott's Great America
Area 123 acres (49.8 hectares)

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.

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present (15)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
American Eagle Intamin Wooden 1981 Operating
Batman The Ride Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted 1992 Operating
The Dark Knight Coaster Mack Rides Wild Mouse 2008 Operating
Demon Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1976 Operating
Goliath Rocky Mountain Construction Wooden 2014 Operating
Joker S&S Worldwide 4th Dimension 2017 Operating
Little Dipper Philadelphia Toboggan Company Wooden 2010 Operating
Maxx Force S&S Worldwide Launched 2019 Operating
Raging Bull Bolliger & Mabillard Hyper 1999 Operating
Sprocket Rockets Vekoma Family 1998 Operating
Superman Ultimate Flight Bolliger & Mabillard Flying 2003 Operating
Vertical Velocity Intamin Launched
2001 Operating
Viper Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Wooden 1995 Operating
Whizzer Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1976 Operating
X-Flight Bolliger & Mabillard Winged 2012 Operating

Past (8)[edit | edit source]

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 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