SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (10/26/16) Cedar Point and Six Flags Great America have agreed upon a friendly wager as the two park's local baseball teams will soon be going head-to-head in the World Series. According to a video of the bet being made, Six Flags has asked that Cedar Point's team post a video of their staff performing "Go, Cubs, Go" to their social media channels if the Cubs win, meanwhile if the Indians win, Six Flags Great America's staff has to post a video performing "Cleveland Rocks".
Oh... and the losing park must temporarily rename a ride of the winner's choosing for their entire "opening weekend of 2017". The winner will choose the ride, and the new name for the weekend. You can see the video about the bet posted to Six Flags' Facebook page.
(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.
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.