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Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois

542 N State Rte 21, Gurnee, Illinois

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  • Visited: 2012-05-01
  • Submitted: 2013-02-22 01:33:09.0
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pack food in the car you can come and go often. bring extra clothes to change after you ride all the water rides. pack a bathing suit and towel if Hurricane Harbors not horribly crowded its alot of fun too! go early get in all the big rides or go on a gloomy drizzly day the rides are still open!

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Channahon, Illinois

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  • Visited: 2013-10-01
  • Submitted: 2014-04-07 15:50:36.0
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Do your homework before you go!

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Use the internet to search the park you are going to. Reviews, blogs, park website - take an hour and read up on what other people went through. There is so much information out there!

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Schaumburg, Illinois

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  • Visited: 2012-10-01
  • Submitted: 2013-03-27 20:39:10.0
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AWESOME -- Thrilling !!

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Bring your own food and drink .. leave in car if need be .. walking or taking the tram back to your car will be well worth it for the money you will save !

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Paxton, Illinois

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  • Visited: 2012-07-01
  • Submitted: 2013-03-19 12:59:40.0
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Great family fun

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Pack our own lunch.

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Submitted by: Jie S.

We are very lucky to get to this company exclusive event in Six Flags Great America every early Sept. This year we spent about 6 hours in the park and truly enjoy the whole evening. There were a few wonderful rides for 6-10 year old and for me. Demon was a nice surprise for me. I didn't think a ride with a minimum 42" height required would be so much fun. Demon has two loops and corkscrews. The whole ride was fast and smooth. My kids loved it and I was happy to rode on this with them for the second time. Giant Drop was a first time for kids this year. I was surprised they did not fear 227 feet drop. I loved the floating in the midair feeling when I was dropping and butt was not touching on the seat at all. K...

Submitted by: Krisha d.

My season passes were totally worth it! I don't take my child to eat here because the food is expensive. But I also got a parking pass, which was VERY worth it. My son never objected to going to Six Flags this summer, and was always very excited to go. I went twice without him and this year. I actually went on the Giant Drop! WHAT A RUSH! I don't know if I'd ever do it again, but I can finally say I did! When I have gone on the "Big Kid" rides the only one that had a ridiculous wait time was Super Man (also my first time riding) but totally worth the wait! My son LOVES the Demon and we always ride front or back carts. Six Flags totally made my summer and my son's! Giant Drop... Check off my Bucket List! lol ...

Submitted by: Amaliya L.

I have not been back to Six Flags Great America for almost a decade.  We couldn't justify the prices for the last 5 years because our son was way too little to ride the majority of the rides there, and the few that were didn't seem to justify the admission cost for 3 as my husband and I would not be able to participate much.  I could recall before having a child, a trip to Six Flags easily cost over $100 a person when you added tickets, parking, and food..  It still does.   This summer, we were more than ready.  My opinion of Six Flags being too expensive has somewhat changed.  We spent  $50 a wristband or $4 a ride at various mediocre rides local carnivals and festivals that truly sucked in terms of thrill ...

Submitted by: Heather H.

GHETTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unless you want to be in between a gang fight or have your kid knocked over by some ignorant scum bag with his pants at his knees and his hat tilted sideways....go anywhere but here!!!!!!!! Uggggghhhhh,...YUCK. Where do I begin. A few months ago I bought a pass as I had one many years before and really enjoyed it. Well Saturday night was the second time I went this year. The first time I went at 10 and a thunderstorm hit. We left. Second time around...I wish I never wasted my time. DISGUSTING. Parents were hard to come by. (yes,...with an S...meaning both mom and dad not single mother toting around 5 kids with the youngest straggling behind her and the oldes...

Submitted by: Heather L.

I've been making an annual trek to Great America since about 1981 with only a few misses when the kids were babies.  Needless to say my life has changed dramatically over the years but the park has not.  Sure the rides have upgraded quite a bit but my favorites are still the Whizzer, American Eagle, Triple Play, East River Crawler, Condor and Sky Trek Tower.  I don't go much for those high intensity rides anymore and my kids aren't tall enough anyway, thank goodness. Now my guess is, few of you who grew up anywhere in the tri-state region have made it this far in life without having visited so I am just going to give the Mom's out there who may be visiting with grade school kids for the first time, a few poi...

Submitted by: sara m.

Had a blast here today with work. Nothing beats getting paid to go to Six Flags! However, I found things were way different than my last visit. Like I said, the park has changed a ton since the last time I have been there (summer of 2009). Whole rides are gone, things are moved around, it's like a totally different park in some respects. For starters, where you used to wait/walk in for the American Eagle is now a Kid-opolis, a kiddy area. There is also a go-kart track smack dab in the middle of the park that you have to pay extra for. Not a good location for parents/caregivers (kids see it and go NUTS!), but a great location for them to nab business. Food was way expensive. We spent well over $100 for 11 of ...

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