Whizzer (Six Flags Great America)

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roller coaster
Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Status Operating since 1976
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Model / product Speed Racer / Extended Jumbo Jet
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Electric spiral lift
Height70 feet
Drop64 feet
Top speed42 mph
Length3100 feet
One of Whizzer's cars in 2010

Whizzer is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, USA.

History[edit | edit source]

In 2002, Six Flags announced that Whizzer would be removed to make way for a new attraction (which turned out to be Superman Ultimate Flight). It was due to close on August 11. Following public outcry, the park dismantled ShockWave instead.[1]

Images[edit | edit source]

Photographs of the roller coaster in its opening year, 1976.

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