Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America logo.png
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]

View of most of the park.

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

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Operating[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Big Easy Balloons Zamperla Balloon Race 2004
Bouncer Zamperla Drop Tower 2007
Buccaneer Battle Mack Rides Splash Battle 2009
Chubasco Zamperla Teacups 1996
Columbia Carousel Chance Rides Carousel 1976
Condor HUSS Condor 1991
Crazy Bus Zamperla Crazy Bus 1998
Dare Devil Dive Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1997
Fiddler's Fling Schwarzkopf Calypso 1976
Giant Drop Intamin Drop Tower 1997
Hometown Fun Machine Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1976
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis Sally Corporation Tracked Dark Ride 2016
Krazy Kars Zamperla Juvenile Track Ride 2007
Lobster Schwarzkopf Monster 1976
Logger's Run Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1976
Mardi Gras Hangover Larson International Super Loop 2018
Revolution HUSS Frisbee 2004
Ricochet HUSS Swing Around 1977
River Rocker Zamperla Pirate Ship 1996
Roaring Rapids Intamin River Rapids 1984
Rue Le Dodge Soli Dodgems 1976
Sky Trek Tower Intamin Gyro tower 1976
Triple Play HUSS Troika 1976
Up, Up & Away Zamperla Samba Tower 2007
Whirligig Zierer Waveswinger 1976
Winner's Circle Go Karts J&J Amusements Go-Karts 1999
Yankee Clipper Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1976

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Cajun Cliffhanger Chance Rides Rotor 1976 2000 Scrapped
Great America Raceway Arrow Dynamics Juvenile Track Ride 1976 2010 Scrapped
King Chaos HUSS Top Spin 2004 2017 Scrapped
Jester's Wild Ride Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2004 2016 Scrapped
Orbit Schwarzkopf Enterprise 1976 2016 Scrapped
Power Dive Intamin Ranger 1987 2001 Scrapped
Splashwater Falls Hopkins Shoot The Chute 1986 2007 Scrapped
Trailblazer Zamperla Joker 1996 2006 Scrapped

Non-ride attractions[edit | edit source]

Sky Trail

Sky Trail was a ropes course which operated from 2010 to 2014.