SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (4/11/17) Six Flags Great America has announced that 2017 will be one of the longest seasons in the park's history, with additional operating dates added to the Spring, Fright Fest and Fall seasons that will see it remain open through to mid-November with an all new special event.
New operational dates added to the calendar include April 14-16, the weekend of Sept. 16-17 for Fright Fest fun, and in the Fall we have Nov. 4-5, and 11-12.
(3/23/17) Six Flags Great America has announced that the same Drop of Doom VR experience is being added to the park's Giant Drop attraction, allowing guests to go on a virtual encounter with giant mutant spiders, all while rising high into the sky to prepare for the big drop back down to earth. The park will run the enhanced Drop of Doom VR experience on the ride from opening weekend through to Memorial Day 2017.
They reciently opened this experience at Six Flags over Georgia on that park's drop tower ride and Screamscape sent a lucky victim out to take a test ride for us. Check out the video of the new experience below.
(1/25/17) An interesting new rumor was leaked to Screamscape this week regarding the future of the park's V2: Vertical Velocity coaster. While this is simply a rumor about a possible future plan for the park, please keep in mind that plans are always subject to change and that nothing is locked in at this point in time.
With that said, Screamscape has been told that there is a chance that Vertical Velocity could possibly be closed by the later half of 2017 to be removed and sent to another smaller Six Flags theme park in order to make room for whatever the park has in store for 2018. According to our source, there was actually a period of time that V2 was considered for removal in order to build Joker for 2017, but the location of those plans changed and allowed the coaster to stay in place... for now. So if you are a fan of Vertical Velocity, then I suggest you get all the rides you can when the park opens for the season, just in case.
2017 - The Joker -
(10/14/16) A reader sent in two pictures from Six Flags Great America showing off the land prep work that has begin for The Joker. They've begun removing the old Ragin' Cajun queue lines and the East River Crawler is now almost entirely removed.
(9/1/16) It's official, as rumored The Joker (an S&S FreeFly 4D0) coaster is coming to Six Flags Great America. Check out the video below.
(9/1/16) I’m told that Six Flags will be installing three Joker clones (S&S Freefly 4D coasters) in the chain this season, with the new coasters going to Six Flags Great America, Six Flags New England and Six Flags over Texas.
(8/9/16) I was suspecting this myself as well, but according to the latest rumor the soon to be vacated spot from Jester's Wild Ride, East River Crawler and the old Ragin Cajun spot will be used to add an S&S 4D FreeFly coaster. No word on if they will give it a Joker or Batman theme, or try something unique.