Six Flags Great America is a day full of thrill rides, family entertainment, shopping, food and fun for the whole family.
Six Flags Great America is a terrific family amusement park located north of Chicago. Gurnee is conveniently located off of the Interstate highway( I-294) on the Route 132 (Grand Avenue) Exit. Great America is a popular family destination for people from the Chicago area and the Milwaukee area.
New for the 2007 season is “Wiggles World”, a newly themed area for kids with pint sized adventures. There are now three areas for families with your children. The Wiggles are the world’s most popular children’s entertainers. ‘Wiggles World” features specially themed attractions and rides Children will have fun riding on the big Red Car Ride, Dorothy’s Rosy Tea Cups, The Big Red Plane Ride, Bouncin’ with Wags ride. .
There is lots to do with Henry’s Splash Fountain and the S.S. Feathersword Pirate Ship Play Area. The “get Ready to Wiggle” show features Wiggles’ friends. There is Wiggles merchandise and the Yummy Yummy Cafe serving some healthy food.
The Wiggles’ cast of supporting characters, including Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Featherswork, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus will be on hand to perform in daily shows and pose for photos. The Wiggles themselves, Anthony, Sam, Jeff and Murray, will make an appearance and perform in the park in 2007.
“Operation Spygirl” Stunt show is another new attraction in the park this year. “Operation SpyGirl” is a new original live action adventure show. .
The Bugs Bunny Starlight spectacular features a parade and pyrotechnics show in Hometown Square. The Bugs Bunny National Park has fun for the little ones. there are a number of Looney Tunes themed rides for the family. Looney Tunes characters, such as Bugs Bunny, Taz and Porky Pig will be there to meet the kids.
Thrill ride lovers will gravitate to the most exiting rides, which include the American Eagle, Deja Vu, Demon, Giant Drop, Iron Wolf, Ragin’ Cajun, Raging Bull, Superman: Ultimate Fight, Vertical Velocity and Viper. The thrilling roller coasters twist, turn, drop and spiral at high speeds to excite the riders.
Cool off in the Hurricane Harbor Waterpark rides, with more than 100,000 square feet of slides, pools and water fun. The water park features wet and wild rides such as: Bahama Mama and Bubba Tubba, Buccaneer Bay, Hammerhead and Barracuda, Hurricane Bay, Hurricane Mountain, Paradise Plunge and Riptide, Skull Island, Tornado, Vortex and Typhoon and Wahoo Racer.
There are souvenir stores throughout the park, with t-shirts, baby wear, jackets, watches and novelties. There are themed souvenirs that appeal to the young ones, as well as unique items that appeal to adults.
Thrill rides can make you hungry. There are several food areas serving a variety of flavors. Restaurants induce Aunt Martha’s Chicken Dinner, Bayou Grill, Bourbon Street Grill, Claim Jumpers, Crazy Buffalo Saloon, Fiesta Fries & Fajitas, Funnel Cake Foundry, Mooseburger Lodge and more.
Get ready for a summer of fun at Great America. General Admission Tickets $54.99. Children under 54″ $34.99. Children 3 and under FREE. Check the website for special online discounts. Season passes offer substantial savings for people who visit often. In fact, the current offer of $89.99 for unlimited visits is a terrific value for people who plan to visit twice or more. There is a charge for.parking.
People who want to stay in the vicinity overnight can find lodging in the Gurnee area. There are hotels that offer Six Flags packages to the amusement park in Gurnee and in nearby towns. Nearby hotels with Six Flags specials include Best Western in Waukegan, Gurnee Grand Hotel & Suites in Gurnee, Comfort Suites in Gurnee, Econo Lodge in Gurnee, Hawthorn Suites at Midland golf Resort, Super 8 in Waukegan, Quality Inn in Waukegan, and Ramada Inn in Waukegan. Fine hotels with Six Flags packages that are in nearby suburbs include Radisson Hotel in Northbrook, Marriott Suites in Deerfield, Hawthorn Suites in Vernon Hills, and Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center in Zion.
Six Flags Great America, 542 N. Route 21, Gurnee, Il 60031.