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Six Flags Great America, Gurnee

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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. Put Six Flags Great America at the forefront of your travel plans using our Gurnee trip generator.
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  • I met a friend from Chicago for a day at SF Great America. The park gets packed very quickly on a weekend. Arrive early (about an hour) and as soon as the gates open...beeline to the newest Coaster (w...  more »
  • All the rides were excellent however the bathrooms could be better and cleaner. Also we waited in a line for a very long time then they shut it down. We should get a little bit of a refund because of ...  more »
  • A school trip to the park on math-science day was very good. The park has rides for all level of riders. If you are a thrill seeker, you will have a great time. For the others there are rides tor you ...  more »
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  • If you love roller coasters you will love this place. There are roller coasters for all ages always had a good time when I went. Some days the lines are longer than others but at times the lines are pretty quick , the last visit we went on 10 rides in like 4-5 hours. I suggest packing a lunch in the cooler and leaving it in the car in the parking lot it is a lot cheaper that way. We did not do it but we saw a lot of other people doing that, and after we ate inside the park I found out why ,with the large dining bill.
  • We visited 06/17/2017. Overall we had a great time. The line to get in was well organized and efficient. Some of the rides were not in operation for the day. Ride operators were friendly and accommodating. The park is equipped with water fountains and water bottle refill stations. The park did not get 5 stars because it needs upkeep. Fixtures are rusty and need paint. The bathrooms need a little more attention. Also, Hurricane Harbor (the water park) is $10 extra, if you are not a season pass passholder. Price information is not easily found for Hurricane Harbor on the website or even around the park. Also, the restaurants inside the park need a little more attention. Tables need to be cleaned and bussed. Napkin holders refilled.
  • I love this place! Sure the prices are high but I have a season pass with the food pass (it's an awesome deal) Sure the lines are long but it is truly worth the wait! The rides are awesome! My kids love it there. I take my little one to the kid area and the older one goes off with friends to the big rides. We go there every year it's a blast!
  • Lines are so mind numbingly long. Some of the rides are great.55$ per person, we were only able to ride 5 rides all day. This places real ride is called "the line". First you wait in line to park (20 - 40 minutes) then you wait to go through security (20 - 40 minutes) then you wait to have your ticket scanned (10-20 minutes) then you wait to use the bathroom (15 minutes) then you wait for your first ride, ours was Superman (95 minutes), then Goliath (90+ minutes), then the water ride (65 minutes).... Then 30 minutes to for a 14$ pretzel and a 16$ drink... Rides are fun, could be great, absolutely do not recommend.
  • My daughter's had a good time. But the prices for food is outrageous. I couldn't believe how a family of 4 for lunch I spent $80. Unreal, it wasn't like we was eating steak. Then the water park closed cause it was a little cold. Isn't this the windy city. I came from Florida and wasn't even cold. But other than that, what count is that my daughters had a good time.

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