X-Flight (Six Flags Great America)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 42°21′56″N 87°56′02″W / 42.3655147°N 87.9338525°W / 42.3655147; -87.9338525
Status Operating since May 16, 2012
Replaced Great America Raceway
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Custom Wing Coaster
Type Steel - Winged
Riders per train 32
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 120 feet
Drop 110 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Length 3000 feet
Inversions 5
Duration 1:15

X-Flight is a steel winged roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, USA. Built in 2012, it is the second Wing Coaster to open in the United States after Wild Eagle at Dollywood and is the park's thirteenth roller coaster.


On September 1, 2011, it was announced that X-Flight would be coming to Six Flags Great America.[1]

Vertical construction began in January 2012.[2]

X-Flight opened to the general public on May 16, 2012.[3]



X-Flight, following the pre-drop, begins with a half-barrel roll, leading into the main drop upside down.


2 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.



  1. "Six Flags Great America announces X-Flight". Coaster101. September 1, 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  2. "X-Flight goes vertical". Coaster101. January 6, 2012. Retrieved February 6, 2022.
  3. "X Flight all about inversions".

External links

  • X-Flight on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Six Flags Great America