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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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TripAdvisor
  • There are so many attractions to ride, and special days with seasonal offerings to attend. They have Fright Nights for Autumn - Halloween with everything decked out in Halloween array and open evening...  more »
  • My dad worked for Continental Coffee when I was little and our family was invited to a free day before it opened up to the public, so much fun, I just wish they still kept a few more of the older ride...  more »
  • This place is really the best and most fun around here! We have become regular season pass holders now, and will continue to be as long as we live here. Really recommend it for everyone. Fun for all a...  more »
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  • This park can end up being very expensive, but if you like roller-coasters it's definitely worth a visit. In addition to paying for entry to the park, you will also have to pay for parking, which was $25. Going on a weekend can be frustrating with the long lines. Most of the rides had wait times of 75-90 minutes. Even the kid-friendly rides had waits of around 30 minutes. They do offer a few different line-jumper passes (called flash passes) which help cut down on the wait time, but those can get expensive as well. There are lots of restaurants within the park, some of which offer healthy meal options, but again, nothing is cheap. For example, we had Johnny Rockets and a single patty cheeseburger meal was $13.99 plus another $3.99 for a drink, plus tax. That seemed pretty standard for pricing. All in all, it's a fun place to visit, but be prepared to spend a lot of money and a lot of time standing in line (unless you're willing to spend even more money).
  • My 2 year old LOVES this place. I would love it more(and give it 5 stars) if they would add a few more little attractions for the shorties. Seems like everything that is being taken down is small kid rides and everything going in is large roller coasters that they can't/won't ride. Consider it please.
  • Six Flags Great America is always a good time. I have been going there most of my life. The park is clean, much cleaner than other Six Flags parks I've been to. The main problem is that it can be very crowded to the point it's almost not worth it. Sometimes waits can be 2 hours for a couple minutes or so long ride. The rides are great though and something for everyone. If you see yourself going more than once a year get the season pass it's by far a better deal. Fright fest is fun in October, though I feel the quality of it has diminished.
  • I went on the last weekend of Halloween and the park was PACKED!!! I stayed from 1pm to 7pm and got to go on 2 rides and have lunch (and in one of the rides I decided to go on the single rider line). The park has a few good attractions, Goliath was very good, Dark Knight not so much. Everything is made for you to buy season tickets (upgrading one-way tickets cost $14 and you can find even season soda refills). It's worth a shot if you live in IL or WI, but not so much if you live far away. Try to avoid weekends and holidays if possible, the lines can be painful.
  • Awesome place for friends and family. Food and drinks are a little pricey, but most places like this are. They have deals and packages you can get. You can also do a payment plan. Love fright fest. They really go all out with everything. You can also buy a bracelet that jumps you to the front of the line on all rides. The have a kiddie section for parents with babies/toddlers.