SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (8/9/16) Six Flags is adding even more VR Coaster experiences to their parks with the announcement of a "Rage of the Gargoyles" experience coming to The Demon at Six Flags Great America and to Kong at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Look for this new experience to open sometime in September to go with Fright Fest at Discovery Kingdom, but it will kick off on August 13th at SFGAm.
Six More coasters at other Six Flags parks will also launch the same VR Coaster experience, though I haven't been able to uncover the entire list yet. So far I've also found that Skull Mountain at SFGAdv and it is expected to replace all of "The New Revolution" experiences that have already opened at other Six Flags parks which would be SFOG on Dare Devil Dive Coaster, SFMM on Revolution at La Ronde on Goliath, SFOT on Shockwave.
(8/8/16) I'm not entirely sure what is happening, but several rumors and reports have come in on Sunday saying that the Orbit (Huss Enterprise) at Six Flags Great America was closed for good at the end of Sunday. We've also heard a rumor that the park's Jester (Zamperla Rockin Tug) may have also closed down for good as well.
According to one rumor the park's East River Crawler ride could be moved to the Orbit location, freeing up the space between itself and the nearby Jester for something new in 2017. Anyone know more?
(6/16/16) Six Flags Great America has announced that they are adding another Samsung Gear VR powered adventure to the park's Raging Bull coaster later this summer. This is supposed to be an entirely new experience and not a copy of the New Revolution or Superman VR adventures now in operation at other parks.
(10/26/15) Following the win of a baseball related bet against the chain's St. Louis park that saw one of the St. Louis coasters renamed Cubs Thunder, Six Flags Great America is now forced to honor a bet they lost against Six Flags Great Adventure after the Mets beat the Cubs. For the remainder of the season Six Flags Great America has now been renamed as "Six Flags Great Mets" and the Goliath rollercoaster has been renamed "GoMets".
(7/31/15) Six Flags Great American will offer something new and interesting this fall for Fright Fest... a sign up in the park posted to Twitter lists it as the Apocalypse Zombie Experience where you will "Shoot first or get bit by zombies! Survive... if you can!"
2016 - Justice League: Battle For Metropolis - (5/27/16) Yet another Six Flags park held a media day on Thursday, this time it was in Chicago for the opening of their new Justice League: Battle for Metropolis dark ride. Coaster-Net shot a good POV of the ride in action. The video screen segments are blurry of course, because the footage is in 3D, but you get a great view of the action anyway.
(5/17/16) Six Flags Great America has confirmed that Justice League: Battle For Metropolis will open on May 28th.
(3/7/16) While Justice League just opened at Six Flags Mexico on Friday, the latest tweet from Six Flags Great America tells us that their version is only now starting to install the ride's themeing.
(1/14/16) Six Flags Great America tweeted a great picture of the Justice League: Battle for Metropolis ride building construction site. Glad to see things are moving along quickly.
(9/3/15) Six Flags Great America has confirmed that the park will add Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, a new 4D interactive dark ride adventure to the park for 2016. The ride first opened at Six Flags over Texas and St Louis parks in 2015 and was a huge hit. Check it out below!
(8/29/15) There were a couple of interesting "leaks" out of Six Flags discovered either very late Friday night, or Saturday morning. Of course, I did not find any of these myself, as they were rumored to have been taken down by then, but of course, this also means that one or more of these leaks could possibly be fakes ahead of Six Flags big Sept. 3rd announcement. After all... we've seen enough legit accidental leaks already this season for high profile new attractions from Cedar Fair and Universal, so you never know. That said... take this with a grain of salt, as I've seen a couple of fake leaks also sent in lately.
With all that in mind, our second leak appears to be an online press release from the Six Flags Newsroom website while being viewed by a mobile device announcing that the Justice League: Battle for Metropolis dark ride will be coming to Six Flags Great America in 2016.
So is it a fake? While this one could be faked more easily than the other leak, as it is only text, I was sent two screen captures of this press release from two different source, showing the article as displayed on two different mobile devices, which makes it seem fairly legit. Of course all the Super Hero themed hints the park has been dropping this week as well as the rumors from all summer long all were pointing to a possible Justice League ride as well. So while this could be a fake-out... I'm also leaning towards this being true. Look for this to likely replace the old Southwest Territory amphitheater.
Meanwhile Demolition of the park's Southwest Amphitheater has apparently started, as seen in a photo sent in by a reader.
(6/9/15) After talking to a few people, I'm hearing that two more version of Justice League: Battle for Metropolis are being planned for the 2016 season. From the sound of things, the one solid lock for the first one seems to be for Six Flags Great America.
The location of the second one is more up for debate it seems, with rumors pointing to both Six Flags Mexico as well as Six Flags over Georgia. If I had to guess myself, I'd lean towards Georgia myself, for many of the reason I posted yesterday in my thoughts on the issue as well.
2017 - The Joker / New Coaster - (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.