Sky Whirl (Six Flags Great America)

Ride in the United States
Sky Whirl
Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 42°22′00″N 87°56′03″W / 42.366728°N 87.934147°W / 42.366728; -87.934147
Park section County Fair
Status Defunct
Operated May 29, 1976 to 2000
Replaced by Déjà Vu
Manufacturer Waagner-Biro
Product Triple Giant Wheel
Capacity 36 gondolas
Height 105 feet

Sky Whirl was a triple Ferris Wheel built by Austrian manufacturer Waagner-Biro that was previously located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, USA.


Sky Whirl first opened with the park on May 29, 1976. In 2000, it was closed and demolished.[1] The ride was replaced by Déjà Vu in 2001. Following the ride's closure, 3-4 of its cabins are used as props for the Six Saints Cemetery, a graveyard paying tribute to Six Flags Great America’s defunct attractions during the park's Fright Fest event.[2]


  1. "Sky Whirl". Great America Parks. Retrieved 2023-08-29.
  2. "Inside the Six Flags Great America Ride Cemetery at Fright Fest". Coaster101. 2023-10-17. Retrieved 2024-01-20.

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