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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. 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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  • A friend of mine had not been to the amusement parks in the Midwest for several years and asked if we could do our annual park trip to parks around me. We added this one to our itinerary. As... 
    A friend of mine had not been to the amusement parks in the Midwest for several years and asked if we could do our annual park trip to parks around me. We added this one to our itinerary. As...  more »
  • We had a blast at Great America while on vacation. We went on a day when there was 50% chance of rain, so the lines were all fairly short, and there wasn't a drop of rain the entire day. I highly... 
    We had a blast at Great America while on vacation. We went on a day when there was 50% chance of rain, so the lines were all fairly short, and there wasn't a drop of rain the entire day. I highly...  more »
  • Hurricane harbor: They charge extra for a seat at the wave pool. So your expected to stand or go in and watch your kids. 
    Hurricane harbor: They charge extra for a seat at the wave pool. So your expected to stand or go in and watch your kids.  more »
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  • My first water park experience at Hurricane Harbor! I was with Diamond Legacy club members so I got to experience the VIP treatment - the main benefit being the free refills on soft drinks, in my opinion! The lazy river was my favorite "ride" to be honest - the others that I tried were a bit too rough and scary for me personally. The water was nice, clean and felt soft on my skin which was a big plus for me. Hard water is a nightmare so I'm happy to avoid it. The safety lifeguards everywhere are great - it's too bad that they didn't notice the couple getting very down and dirty in the wave pool until another guest pointed it out! To their credit, they immediately cleared the pool out for about an hour. I do wonder if that couple was charged with indecent exposure since there's a lot of kids everywhere. I had their chicken fingers with fries and I have to say, despite the inflated prices, it was a hefty serving and I could hardly finish it all! Some of the rides had rickety, rusted, dripping metal holding it up, but hey, it's a water park so I guess that kind of dilapidation is to be expected to some degree. I really liked the gift shop - they had lots of necessities, cute shirts, and these awesome waterproof phone cases. (And if you're a fancy VIP it's half off everything!) Also, if you've never been to a water park before, come prepared - people are walking around barefoot everywhere - even the bathrooms, much to my fascination.
  • We have season passes to 6 flags and usually go to the one in Arlington, TX, so it's fun to try different locations. The rides were great, some the same, some different. We were only in the park for 2 hours, despite it being the weekend, we were able to ride 5 of the big roller coaster rides. (It was drizzly and cool which may have contributed to the park not being crowded.) We were impressed by the cleanliness of the park and the funny ride operators. We had a great time!
  • Love six flags, always a great time. Goliath is the best wooden coaster out there. Get here early, as lines even just to enter the park can get very long, very quickly. Parking can be purchased in advance for a speedy entrance, though it isn't any cheaper. Look into season passes if you live in the area, they can be almost the same price as single day tickets.
  • With the flash passes it was better, but both days the entire staff we encountered were all awesome. Super polite very helpful even during the busy lunch rush. We had an amazing weekend. And the roller-coasters were incredible!!! Highly recommended place to go!
  • Great day. It was a little rainy and it worked out in our favor. No long lines, no crowds and it was not hot ( perfect weather). Food is expensive. The meal plan was a good deal. My kiddos had fun and we'll definitely be returning to use the season pass for hurricane harbor.

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