Splashwater Falls (Six Flags Great America)

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Splashwater Falls
Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Status Defunct
Operated May 24, 1986 to 2007
Manufacturer Hopkins
Product Shoot The Chute

Splashwater Falls was a Shoot The Chute built by US manufacturer Hopkins formerly located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, USA. It opened in 1986 and closed in 2007.


Splashwater Falls opened on May 24, 1986.[1]

The ride was closed after the 2007 season. During demolition on March 11, 2008, a 46-year-old man from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin fell 40 feet from the ride during demolition. He suffered head and chest trauma and was later pronounced dead after being taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center.[2]

Following the ride's closure, one of its boats has been used as a prop during the park's Fright Fest event.[3]


  1. "Great America's new water ride makes big splash". The Reporter. May 18, 1986. p. 72. Retrieved December 23, 2021.
  2. "Worker killed in fall off Great America ride".
  3. "Inside the Six Flags Great America Ride Cemetery at Fright Fest". Coaster101. 2023-10-17. Retrieved 2024-01-20.

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