Your Guide to Six Flags Great America

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(Updated May 12, 2023)

Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor Chicago is the quintessential experience for adults and children of all ages. Great America is open in late April through October. Hurricane Harbor Chicago opens Memorial Day weekend and closes Labor Day weekend for the season.

The Gurnee amusement park features 17 roller coasters, amazing live shows, fireworks, delicious dining options, 11-themed areas with other fantastic rides and tons more of excitement. Hurricane Harbor Chicago is highlighted by 25-water slides, a 500,000-gallon wave pool, Skull Island: the world's largest interactive water playground and so much more.

The innovative fun zone is always pushing the envelope. In 2015, Goliath became the Guinness Book of World Record's steepest, fastest and tallest wooden roller coaster on Earth. Click here to learn more about Goliath's record-breaking day.





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For the 2022 Season, the park introduced the ALL-NEW area, DC UNIVERSE, an exciting, newly themed section of the park where Guests can immerse themselves inside a DC comic book-inspired world. This area of the park features three reimagined attractions – THE FLASH™: Vertical Velocity, a high-speed launch coaster, AQUAMAN™ Splashdown, a winding flume ride with a watery plunge, and DC Super-Villains Swing™, an exhilarating spinning attraction twirling guests in a 360-degree orbit. This one-of-a-kind themed section also includes park favorites BATMAN™ The Ride and THE JOKER™ Free-Fly Coaster.

Maxx Force ride broke three records as the tallest and fastest inversion coaster in the world as well as the fastest acceleration in North America taking riders from 0-78 mph in 1.8 seconds. 

Six Flags Great America is also known for Fright Fest. Fright Fest by SNICKERS is the Halloween capital of Lake County boasting thrills by day and frights by night as the park is transformed into a haunted haven from mid-September to late October.

Experience two great parks in one destination at Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor Chicago. Explore a world of thrilling rides, a slew of serious coasters, great dining treats, charming live entertainment, an undying tribute to Looney Tunes and DC Comics and so much more at this renowned mainstay. 

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