SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (6/4/2023) Here we go again!
According to a local news report a large fight between guests broke out at Six Flags Great America on Memorial Day (May 29th) near the front of the theme park. According to the report a police officer had to use pepper spray to break up the fight which resulted in the arrest of six teens along with minor injures reported to four police officers by the time it was all over.
(5/26/2023) The Sky Trek Tower at Six Flags Great America has been sitting closed since the pandemic started in 2020, but according to the local news, the theme park icon will finally reopen to guests tomorrow, May 27th. The 330 foot tall observation tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the county and opened at the park in 1977, the park’s second season. Local journalist and theme park ride fan Marcus Leshock was given a preview ride on the tower, and the opportunity to climb into the tower and onto the very tippy-top where the flag is. If you were ever curious what it looks like inside the Sky Trek Tower, then follow the link to see his video and photos.
(4/21/2023) Six Flags Great America is set to open for the 2023 season this weekend, and along with some internal park enhancements to select buildings, landscaping and more, the park also announced three new special events taking place over the summer:
Flavors of the World - will take place in June and July. with a focus on special limited time food and beverage items.
Neon Lights - will take place on select nights in July, July and August.
Viva La Fiesta - a celebration of Latin culture, music and food will take place in August.
(12/14/2022) According to the local news a maintenance building at Six Flags Great America caught fire sometime on Monday evening. The local fire department was called in once it was spotted and were able to quickly put out the blaze, with the building said to have only suffered from minor damage, and no injuries reported. So far the cause of the fire has not been reported.
(8/18/22) We reported it on Screamscape social media at the time as I was out of town, but a shooting took place in front of Six Flags Great America at night over the weekend. According to the report, a car drove through the parking lot to the main gate and opened fire and quickly speed off. It is thought that this shooting was after a specific target. Panic ensued inside the theme park however as the initial thought was that an active shooter may have somehow gotten inside the park, but that was not the case.
2023 - Nothing is known or expected at this time...