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Six Flags Great America Fun Guide
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Six Flags Great America offers family fun for all ages with thrilling roller coasters, a world-class water park in Hurricane Harbor, outstanding shows, a nighttime parade and three children’s areas. Conveniently located in Gurnee, Illinois, a day full of rides, slides and more has never been closer. Celebrate 40 seasons with thrills, laughs and fun with Six Flags Great America until November 1.

Featuring 14 white-knuckle roller coasters, Six Flags Great America is an adrenaline junkie’s paradise. Take flight on the X-Flight wing coaster, fight crime with Batman on The Dark Knight Coaster and soar through the skies on Superman: Ultimate Flight. Last and certainly not least, there is Goliath. The coaster was just named by the Guiness Book of World Records as the world’s tallest, fastest and steepest wooden roller coaster. This monster of a ride plunges you 180 feet at an 85 degree angle into an underground tunnel at speeds of 72 mph. But the thrills don’t end there – this wooden giant turns riders upside down not once, but twice. Read about our ride on Goliath on our blog.

The park also offers pint-sized rides and attractions for thrill seekers in training. Plan a day of fun for the youngsters in your group with our Kid’s Guide to Six Flags Great America. Plus, with high-energy shows, tasty treats, shopping and a nightly parade, there’s something for everyone at Six Flags Great America.

Cool off on those scorching summer days at Six Flags Great America’s Hurricane Harbor, a 20-acre water park with refreshing pools, lazy rivers, and mild-to-wild water slides. Everyone in your group can thrill and chill all summer long. Hurricane Harbor is free with a season pass and only $7 with a single visit ticket.

From concerts to festivals, the park hosts action-packed events all season long. To commemorate thrills for 40 seasons, Six Flags Great America doubles your rides before the park closes. That's right, you get to ride your favorite rides not once, but twice one hour before Great America closes operations for the day all season long. Each week highlights a different ride. To pay homage to the first day of summer, the longest day of the year, the Gurnee theme park is cranking up the intensity to make YOUR day even longer with exclusive ride time after the park closes, plus an dance celebration inside the park with a live DJ, prizes and more!

Other events taking place are the July 4th Fest, Slurpee Ride Event, Coasters After Dark, Labor Day Celebration, the Coaster Challenge and of course the one, the only renowned Fright Fest. On weekends from September 26-November 1, Six Flags Great America transforms into a Halloween destination for Fright Fest. The six-week event contains six haunted houses, six frightastic live shows and Halloween fun for the entire family.

Whether you’re visiting the park once or a hundred times this year, our Six Flags ticket and pass guide will help you get the most bang for your buck. And with so much to do at Six Flags Great America, spending more than one day at the park is a no-brainer. Below, you’ll find a variety of lodging accommodations that meet your needs and budget. Explore money-saving Six Flags Hotel Packages here.

Six Flags Great America is open daily from 10:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. through August 9, 2015. The park remains open daily but with varying hours until August 23, 2015. Hurricane Harbor is open daily through August 16, with weekend operation through Labor Day. Specific park operating dates and hours of operation are available here.

Save $15 on a Single Day ticket with our coupon, here.

Below is a list of hotels with Six Flags Packages.

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CouponChicago Marriott Suites Deerfield (Deerfield)
This hotel features 248 suites with a private parlor room separated by French doors. Suites include a spacious bedroom with a separate living area with sleeper sofa, wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, ...Read More

CouponCourtyard By Marriott - Waukegan/Gurnee (Waukegan)
This newly renovated, hotel located in the Fountain Square Plaza, is near Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Abbott and Cardinal Health and minu...Read More

Econo Lodge Waukegan (Waukegan)
If you're looking for a clean, quiet room with a friendly and helpful staff, Econo Lodge is the place to stay. With the newly-remodelled rooms full of amenities, your stay is sure to be comfortable an...Read More

CouponHampton Inn - Gurnee (Gurnee)
Here at the Hampton Inn, we're passionate about taking good care of you. Not only are we certain that you'll enjoy one of our 134 comfy renovated rooms, but we're convinced you'll appreciate the littl...Read More

CouponHoliday Inn & Conference Center Gurnee (Gurnee)
Discover a refreshing Lake County Illinois accommodation. When it comes to selecting the ideal accommodations for your needs, we will exceed all expectations in service, affordability and location. Ex...Read More

CouponIllinois Beach Resort & Conference Center (Zion)
Resort located on the shores of Lake Michigan. 92 guestrooms and suites, many with Lakeviews. 12,000 square feet of Meeting and Event space. Full-service Restaurant and Lounge serving Breakfast, Lu...Read More

CouponKeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort (Gurnee)
KeyLime Cove will revolutionize the way Americans vacation. It is an uniquely-designed water resort that celebrates the tropical paradise lifestyle: that no worries attitude, fun spirit, great food a...Read More

Ramada Inn Waukegan - Gurnee (Waukegan)
Full service hotel with banquet facilities, meeting rooms, and Base 42 Sports Bar & Grill serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. This hotel is located close to Read More

CouponSpringHill Suites by Marriott Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee (Waukegan)
Newly opened! Among hotels in the Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee area, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott is a breath of fresh air. As the first SpringHill Suites in North America featuring the new A.I.R. de...Read More

CouponSuper 8 Gurnee (Gurnee)
This hotel is only 30 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport and a short drive to Naval Station Great Lakes. Get the best of your stay and visit Six Flags Great America, located only 1,000 fe...Read More

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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