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Six Flags Great America, Gurnee

Categories: Water Parks, Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
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3.5/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Several nice roller coasters, but no place compares to Cedar Point. Six Flags has brought the fast pass price gouging to a new level. We did the cheapest version which seemed to work out OK. 
  • Together with a friend I went by noon to Six Flags Great America. It was a hot Monday, in the middle of the school holidays and it was very busy. Because my girlfriend has a subscription and the ' bring a friend day ' was, I paid no entrance. Despite the crowds was the control of the tickets and the safety-check pretty smoothly. In the park itself is from the hustle and bustle not much more to brands, because it is spacious. Only at the attractions and dining options, there is rows/waiting time. The waiting time varies very per attraction and it is worth it to take the where the slightly less pressure. The park has a number of large and fast roller coasters, but also provides adequate supply with smaller attractions and fun fair stalls for people who do not dare. There is also a special zone in the park for the smallest visitors. In addition to the attractions there are also different entertainment teams through the park. There is danced, there are cartoon characters and there are small shows. On the day I visited the park was very very hot. Here is good on anticipated because everywhere in the park are places where you can walk by water spray to cool off. When you don't want this, there is plenty of room for this to pass, without the haze. Be sure to bring a camera or phone, a light bag that you can shut down (leave your gear at the attractions), on warm days, sunglasses and sun protection (some attractions is the row often in full sun), Don comfortable clothes and shoes, because you are much in motion, despite the compact design of the park. You can easily entertain all day, when you are fond of amusement parks.
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  • This park is big with lots of rides for everyone. Make sure you get there early because it gets busy fast. Most of the rides worked everyday I went. Although some don't open till 11am or 1pm so you mi...  read more »
  • It's been about 12 years since I visited the park before yesterday 9/4/16. I have to say, I was extremely disappointed. Many things were closed or not working including 2 of the coke freestyle machines, the superman ride, the frozen yogurt place, one of the water rides, and many others. Employees seemed stressed, overworked, and ignorant to any workings of the park (not their fault). A meal with 3 small chicken straps and fries will cost you about $12 without a drink! The place is greedy and has no shame not cash grabbing. We won't be back. I was hoping this would be a great experience for my 10 year old but even she was uderwhelmed by the experience. With the price you pay to enter you expect better.
  • This place is way overpriced. I can't believe how much money you drop here. Easily a $500 day for a family of five. What's worse is that if you're under 54" tall, the amount of rides you can do is so much smaller and you still have to pay full price. The lines were so long and in a twelve hours period I rode about twelve rides. We didn't even stop for dinner because we wanted to make sure we got on all of them. I also did the drop slides in Hurricane Harbor and they hurt your back pretty good with welts on your back. The roller coasters were great, but in the end this park is exhausting because all you do all day is wait.
  • I honestly need to come back to the park. However, I was not impressed with opening day at all. I would avoid coming on opening day. I arrived at the park 15 minutes before open and I am a season pass holder. There were several long lines leading out into the parking lot with no clear indication which one I should have been in. I didn't actually get into the park until 45 minutes after opening. I will admit that my review of this park is based on my opening day experience.
  • The lines are the biggest hassle of any amusement park, but six flags manages to keep you entertained by playing Warner Bros cartoons as well as fun little quizzes about super heroes. This place is great for families and couples. Would definitely recommend getting the season pass if you're from the area.
  • Great day! I went last Friday while it was super hot, but the park was great about making everybody cool. Plus, nobody was there so we got to ride everything in just a few hours. The reason I am giving 4 stars is because while I got on to their raging Rapids ride I was told by the staff member that he'd prefer if I wore an "actual shirt" (I was wearing a tank top). After I told him I was in fact wearing a shirt, he told me that he was uncomfortable because my shoulders were exposed. I was going to show my disgust about this situation in an email to six flags. However, when I tried to look up the contact info. The website told me I wasn't authorized to view that page. So any females that want to go should be careful about showing their shoulders, even if it is 90 degrees out because you might offend him.
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