Six Flags Great America, Gurnee

3.5
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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  • If you are used to your typical amusement park (Cedar Point, Kings Island, Other Six Flags), then you won't be surprised with this park. Parking is expensive, tickets are expensive and food is expensi...  more »
  • We bought season passes last year and again this year for our four MI grandchildren. They spend 5-7 days with us during the summer. Once we got familiar with the park, it was easier to choose the ride...  more »
  • They have shows and they are highly professional. Great music and dance and keeps the audience entertained. Its good for all ages.  more »
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  • Grew up getting a seasons pass each summer. We made tons of great memories running around the park riding to our hearts content. Fun rides, decent shows, lots to do. Now that I’m older my body doesn’t handle the rides as well but we still try to go every other year. Still have a blast.
  • Six flags is an amazing theme park. I love going here every year because it is so much fun and they always add new stuff. They are about to put a giant loop in and it's gonna be a crazy ride. The park is always well kept and super clean. Smoking is only allowed in certain marked areas so kids and people who hate smoke aren't bothered at all. The bathrooms are always exceptionally cleaned and cared for. If you get there early parking is a breeze. Security is more than diligent and they search well but they are efficiant and get your through the line very quickly. I love that there are places to put yours items right next to the rides so you don't need lockers unless you have a lot of stuff.
  • Coasters coasters coasters! Some of the best coasters in the nation at this park. The daily admission isn't horrible, it's cheaper if you bring a coke can with the discount deal. My family and I just buy season passes. They pay for themselves on your second visit. They have some good food here but it's astronomically overpriced. Best advice is to bring your own in a cooler and keep it in your car.
  • We are season ticket holders. It is absolutely mind blowing that they allow vulgar t-shirts to be worn. My brother has an old tattoo of a woman (not naked but in bikini) on his leg, and he was forced to use a marker to cover it or wear long pants (as expected). I saw so many young people with the F-word on their hats or T-shirts and that was completely Okay. I wish Great America would go back to strict clothing enforcement.
  • Extremely expensive and more fun if you can find a day that is not very crowded. My kids probably like the water park best and it's only open part of the year (when it's warm). On busy days there's a line for EVERYTHING... 30 min for food, 90 most for most rides. The annual membership that they push hard is a good deal on admission but remember to count food and other expenses which can add up if you go more than once in a season.
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