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Six Flags Great America, Gurnee

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Water Park · Theme Park
Six Flags Great America is home to nine themed areas, a waterpark, live entertainment, and a host of dining and shopping options. Adrenaline junkies, little ones, and even the faint-hearted can all find something to enjoy at this amusement park. Head to Hurricane Harbor, the connecting water park, for a lazy river, tube slide, or wave pool. (Day-ticket holders have to pay an additional fee to enter.) Outside food and drinks are not permitted. Plan to visit Six Flags Great America and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Gurnee attractions using our Gurnee travel itinerary planner.
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  • Half the rides closed including lazy river. Half the open rides running on limited capacity due to staffing shortages. I get finding workers is challenging, but allowing same number of guests and...  more »
  • A friend and I had not been to this park in a while, so we decided to make another visit. Apparently, so did everyone else within the Midwest. It took quite a while to get into the parking lot...  more »
  • If you are expecting a disney or universal type experience...better adjust your expectations. There is a reason the entry ticket is a fraction of the price. The good: Coasters are...  more »
  • It was AMAZING. The staff was very helpful especially an staff member named Debbie M. She was very helpful,joyful, and smiley she went above and beyond to make sure that all our questions were thoroughly answered and we got the best discount possible. She was very kind and professional. We were very impressed with her. And we just wanted you to know that employees like Debbie M are your greatest asset to your company that make us want to come back again and again. Please give Debbie M a raise.
  • I have been going here since I was 14 years old! I started off going a few times each summer and fright fest every year! As the years went by, I got a season pass starting when I was 18. I just turned 25. My boyfriend and I have memberships, as well as season flash passes! Both are 1000% worth it! We have already gone 7 times this season, and will go a bunch more. I love how they added on holiday in the park! It was a wonderful experience. All of the employees are always super friendly and helpful! Other than the prices being high on things (5.49$ for a powerade) it is a great place to go. They have something for everyone! Also, hurricane harbor is always fun :)
  • I come every year with my kids. We all have a blast. This is my favorite summer outing. They have the best coasters here! Prices are high but manageable with a season pass. I always pack a lunch to eat in the car so I only have to purchase one meal in the park. There are tons of drink refill stations to refill water bottles or purchase a refillable cup for free soda beverages. The food options have definitely improved in the last few years. They are bringing in more healthy and less fried options. There are plenty of restaurants and shops that offer air conditioning or a place to duck out of the rain. I witnessed the process of adding an additional train to one of the coasters. They are very thorough and safety conscience. I have never felt unsafe on any of their coasters. The park is very clean and employees are always pleasant. I have never had a bad experience in this park.
  • Had a lot of fun but noticed something small as we were leaving that really bummed me out. My wife and I decided we should try the go karts. looked fun so, why not? and I'm in line I'm paying attention trying to see which car is faster but I notice that when a particular kart is passing a couple others they end up getting passed. we get in the karts and I'm doing well, turns out if you do well they limit your revs and slow you WAY down. I wasn't sure if that was the case. maybe it was just the car. maybe just my imagination because a little girl with her dad kept mocking me. however while pulling into the paddock I decided to try and floor it like out on the track when I had no one in front of me. I barely moved. so they definitely have the ability to slow you. Guess they have to make sure no one loses and gets their feelings hurt
  • My family and I went today for a couple hours and got a main meal, snack, drinks, and went on a bunch of rides. For only being there for 3 hours, we went all the rides we wanted to with little lines (and without flash passes!) and with very kind and friendly employees, at the restaurant and as ride operators and employees helping with the flash pass users. The restrooms were extremely clean, the bathrooms were as well. Great experience, definitely will come back when back in town.

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