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SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA
Chicago, Illinois
Six Flags Theme Parks

 

 

 

Park News - (12/12/18) Six Flags Great America reports that they have received the final approval needed to begin operations of the Magic Waters waterpark property in Rockford, IL. With this in place the new leasing agreement for the waterpark will begin on April 1, 2019. The details were not clear, but they also mentioned some kind of 2-park combo pass option is now being sold that would include Six Flags Great America and Magic Waters, which seems to indicate that a standard Six Flags season pass will not automatically be accepted at Magic Waters. For confirmation and to see what needs to be done, please check with Six Flags Great America who are advertising that guests who buy a season pass before Christmas will get an free upgrade to the 2-park combo pass option.

 

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icon_STOP2019 - Maxx Force - (5/22/19) A reader sent in some new pictures of Maxx Force at Six Flags Great America taken this week as the final touches are being applied so that testing can begin.
 
    (5/15/19) I’m told that Maxx Force at Six Flags Great America installed the last piece of track this week. If true and the structure is complete, then it is only a matter of time before testing can begin.
 
    (2/8/19) Six Flags Great America hosted a small press conference to show off the construction progress of their new MAXX FORCE roller coaster. Check out the video below to get a quick look at the site.

 
    (1/25/19) Six Flags has released the official POV video for Maxx Force. Check it out below, though unfortunately the layout is a little shorter than what I was hoping for. If the simulation is accurate, from the moment of launch until you hit the brakes outside the station, the ride experience is only about 25-30 seconds.

 

 
    (8/30/18) Six Flags Great America is opening Maxx Force in 2019, a triple-record breaking launch coaster. Maxx Force will feature a unique air-powered launch system, five high-speed inversions and custom coaster trains themed after Formula One racing cars. It will break the records for:
    Fastest Acceleration in North America, launching riders from 0-78mph in less than 2 seconds
    Tallest Double Inversion in the World at 175 Feet
    Fastest Inversion in the World, a 60mph Zero-G Roll


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Track Record

Six Flags Great America
Chicago, Illinois
Six Flags Theme Parks

Tickets: as of 4/13/18
Adults: $75.99
Child (under 48”): $55.99
Ages 2 & Under Free
Parking: $27.00

Abbreviation: SFGAm
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Newest Developments
2018 - Mardi Gras Hangover

2017 - The Joker

2016 - Justice League

2015 - Red Baron, Tot’s Libery and Ladybugs

2014 - Goliath

2013 - Batman Backwards,
igNIGHT, Viper Backwards

2012 - X-Flight

2011 - Riptide Bay

2010 - Little Dipper, Glow In The Park Parade, SkyTrail, MagiQuest

2009 - Buccaneer Battle

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