SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (5/2/17) Some fun video footage of Drop of Doom VR running at Six Flags Great America on The Giant Drop tower can be seen below.
(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.
2017 - The Joker - (5/30/17) Six Flags Great America has opened The Joker this week, the park’s newest coaster. While we didn’t have anyone to send to the Chicago area theme park, we did just cover the opening of the identical ride from Six Flags over Texas a couple of weeks ago and you can check out our video of the Dallas ride below to get an idea of what a ride on The Joker is like.
(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.