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Sep 26, 2014, 01:00 ET
Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America with more than 250 monsters descending on theme park goers. (PRNewsFoto/Six Flags Great America)

Monsters Prowl Park Feasting on Fear

Six Flags Great America kicks off the biggest and scariest Fright Fest® ever featuring extended hours until midnight on Saturdays with SIX...

Aug 28, 2014, 05:00 ET

Six Flags Great America to Celebrate 40 Seasons in 2015

 Six Flags Great America is excited to announce a celebration of 40 Seasons of Thrills in 2015. Initially built with a $50 million dollar...

Jun 19, 2014, 05:00 ET
World's Tallest Steepest Fastest Wooden Roller Coaster only at Six Flags (PRNewsFoto/Six Flags Great America)

Record Breaking Roller Coaster Now Open at Six Flags Great America

The new GIANT in the world of wooden roller coasters makes its debut today! Six Flags Great America presents Goliath, the fastest wooden roller...

May 17, 2014, 07:00 ET
Six Flags Great America tops off near vertical, 85 degree and 180-foot drop on triple-world-record breaking wooden roller coaster, Goliath. (PRNewsFoto/Six Flags Great America)

World's Most Extreme New Roller Coaster Topped Off at Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America announced today that the world's fastest wooden roller coaster with the tallest and steepest drop, known as Goliath, was...

Aug 29, 2013, 13:16 ET
World's tallest, steepest, fastest wooden roller coaster.  (PRNewsFoto/Six Flags Great America)

Record Breaking Rollercoaster Coming to Six Flags Great America in 2014

 Get ready for the new GIANT in the world of wooden roller coasters! Six Flags Great America announced plans for the next addition to its...

Jun 17, 2013, 18:39 ET
igNIGHT - Grand Finale at Six Flags Great America.

Six Flags Great America Premieres Biggest Event in Park History, igNIGHT - Grand Finale

 Six Flags Great America is thrilled to present the premiere of igNIGHT — Grand Finale, a mesmerizing and immersive nighttime spectacle...

May 13, 2013, 11:00 ET

BATMAN: The Ride Backwards Now Open at Six Flags Great America

 Go Big. Go Backwards! For a limited time only, the world's first suspended looping coaster, BATMAN: The Ride, is more intense than ever when...

Sep 20, 2012, 14:51 ET

Six Flags Great America Brings New Thrills to Fright Fest

 Six Flags Great America kicks off its 22nd season of Fright Fest, which is presented by SNICKERS®, with new haunts and more scares than...

May 11, 2012, 15:00 ET
X Flight wing coaster debuts at Six Flags Great America in Chicago.  (PRNewsFoto/Six Flags Great America)

Cutting-Edge Wing Coaster Takes Flight at Six Flags Great America

 Get ready to take flight!  The most highly anticipated thrill experience of 2012 is ready for launch. X Flight, an extreme,...

Oct 04, 2011, 14:58 ET
Six Flags Great America in Chicago Kicks Off 21st Season of Fright Fest.  (PRNewsFoto/Six Flags Great America)

Six Flags Great America Kicks Off 21st Season of Fright Fest

Thrills by day, Fright by night.  Six Flags Great America kicks off its 21st season of Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® with new...

Jun 03, 2011, 16:47 ET
A thrill seekers paradise - Riptide Bay debuts at Six Flags Great America.  (PRNewsFoto/Six Flags Great America)

Riptide Bay Debuts at Six Flags Great America

Get ready to splash, slide and surf.  The Best Water Park in the Nation... Just Got Bigger!  Six Flags Great America unveils Riptide Bay...

Mar 25, 2009, 13:22 ET

Six Flags Great America Brings Summer Early With More Days... More Value... More Flags... More Fun

Park Opens April 3 for the Earliest Opening and Longest Season Ever Six Flags Great America, the premiere destination for affordable, close to...

Feb 26, 2009, 09:00 ET

Six Flags Great America and KeyLime Cove Announce Marketing and Sponsorship Alliance

KeyLime Cove Becomes The Official Resort of Six Flags Great America Six Flags Great America and KeyLime Cove announced today a partnership making...

May 03, 2007, 01:00 ET
A F MCDONALD'S BIG MAC MCDONALD'S BIG MAC

Carl Lewis, nine-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist, inspires members of McDonald's Olympic Champion Crew competing for the "first medals" of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games during today's Big Mac Building competition. The Crew represents 1,400 best of the best restaurant employees from around the world who are traveling to Beijing to feed the world's best athletes and officials, media and spectators at the four new McDonald's Olympic venue restaurants. (PRNewsFoto/McDonald's)[AP]
 BEIJING, CHINA
 08/07/2008

Video: Six Flags Great America Adds Wiggles World for 2007 Season

GURNEE, Ill., May 3 /PRNewswire/ - Six Flags Great America announces a newly-themed area, "Wiggles World," the park's third area devoted to kids...

Oct 05, 2005, 01:00 ET

Unprecedented Partnership Announced Between Six Flags Great America, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Brookfield Zoo, and Shedd Aquarium

GURNEE, Ill., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- It is a revolutionary concept designed to provide families with thrilling entertainment, educational...

May 25, 2005, 01:00 ET

First look at Six Flags Great America's New Hurricane Harbor Water Park!

NEW YORK, May 25/PRNewswire/ -- In 2005, Six Flags Great America introduces the largest expansion in its 29-year history, a brand new, Caribbean...

Jul 09, 2004, 01:00 ET

Prophetstown, Illinois Resident Bags $2,500 in Mr. Six Look-Alike Contest at Six Flags Great America

GURNEE, Ill., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Pope, 13, of Prophetstown, Ill., won $2,500 cash and other prizes at the Mr. Six Look-Alike Contest...

Jan 17, 2004, 00:00 ET
A F SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA MARDI GRAS SECTION SET TO DEBUT IN 2004 SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA MARDI GRAS SECTION SET TO DEBUT IN 2004

It's Party Time at Six Flags Great America. Revolution, shown here, is one of five new rides and a newly themed Mardi Gras section set to debut in 2004. (PRNewsFoto)[AS]
 GURNEE, IL USA
 01/17/2004

It's Party Time at Six Flags Great America

GURNEE, Ill., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Great America has announced plans for its third extensive family entertainment expansion in less...

Feb 05, 2003, 00:00 ET

Six Flags Great America Invites Park Guests to Fly Like a Super Hero in 2003

GURNEE, Ill., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- For centuries, man has dreamed of flying high and soaring like a Super Hero high above the world below....

Oct 04, 2001, 01:00 ET

Record-Breaking Coaster Ready to Roll!

GURNEE, Ill., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags, Inc. announces the opening of yet another prototype, record setting thrill ride -- Deja Vu -- the...