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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  • Six flags is awesome. I get a season pass every single year and try to go once a week in the summer. I usually go at least twice a month with my brothers. We used to go on weekdays to beat the lines but we actually noticed that in the 2017 season, weekends were a little slower (or the same) so it doesn't matter when you go. All the new rides are excellent, old rides are maintained well and the park is clean as a whistle. A moderately clean whistle. 10/10 would recommend.
  • Multiple rides not in service the day I went, which can be expected at a theme park. The main reason behind the two stars rating is due to the "restaurant" (the sports "bar" inside the park) was absurdly horrible service. Was charged over $20 for a small drink and a chicken sandwich. High prices at a theme park can be expected, however their prices are worse than Disney, not an exaggeration. The cost was not the biggest problem; charging that much I would expect food to be on point and taste good. "Not on time" doesn't even do it justice. It took 75 minutes (not a typo, that was 7-5) before my receipt number was called for order pick. At the pick up counter, I show my receipt and am promptly told "oh, that person just picked up the order, you both have the same order number. We'll have to make the food again". Another 15 minutes later, my number is called again. All the food was, was a reheated, dry hockey puck of a chicken breast on a scale bun. Ridiculous and gross. The park grounds in general are pretty clean and the costumes / makeup for Frightfest were really well done.
  • I visited this place with some friends. We had a pretty good time here. Each ride has a theme and I love how its super heroes and all. I'm a comic book fan, so each super hero or villain ride I went to, I really liked it. I think I would've enjoyed it more if we went on a less colder day. But over all, very good park. Definitely coming again.
  • Excellent. Really like season pass options. Its great to have such a good park near home. Food service may need improvement and need to add more options. Number of rides for younger kids make it attractive for families. I wish they could have an indoor water park as well so we could enjoy in winter as well. Please please please, open an indoor water park as well...
  • For those with children or those who want a day off from being an adult. Six Flags is the place. Don't worry, it is clean. No hepatitis infections here. I just assume the hepatitis thing. That is not a fact that i am aware of. I know there are people who take others to court over things like that. You scum!

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