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Six Flags Great America

1 Great America Pkwy, Gurnee, IL 60031
+1 847-249-1776
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Summer visit for kids

Pricey but my kids and I arrived pretty early before the park opened and luckily were able to ride... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2015
Deshell W
via mobile
Very long lines even during the week

Our family decided to go to six flags during the week because we thought that it wouldn't be so... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2015
agoodiel
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South Range, Wisconsin
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This amusement park, located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, has over 100 rides and attractions.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Great America Pkwy, Gurnee, IL 60031
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Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Pricey but my kids and I arrived pretty early before the park opened and luckily were able to ride all of what we wanted with very little wait

1  Thank Deshell W
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

Our family decided to go to six flags during the week because we thought that it wouldn't be so busy. We were wrong...with wait lines up to 2 hours of not more. We were there for 8 hours and could only go on 5 rides....More

Thank agoodiel
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

Great America is a fun amusement park with plenty of great roller coasters, rides and games. The place is clean and the staff seemed well trained and knowledgeable. My only gripe about this place is the food prices. I understand the fact that at an...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2015

During my stay in Chicago I visited Six Flags amusement park. Everything was the excitement but there was the long tine of waiting in line. Entertainment is provided for all generations. Although I love all the action on the water but in that part of...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2015

Gone are the days of going to Great America with $100. Been awhile since I've gone but we dropped a grand & still said no to many of the extras. U HAVE to buy a flash pass for $110 to hit all the coasters in...More

1  Thank Ashirley3
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

I hadn't been to Great America in years, but I got a great deal on tickets through my company so my family and I went yesterday. We had a lot of fun, but I couldn't believe how expensive it had gotten! Regular ticket price is...More

3  Thank Hollykutty
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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

I went after 5 yrs and I had a great time. The only problem was as usual, the huge lines. We had to wait for at least 30-40 mins for some rides and didn't even get ti Goliath! Tickets are overpriced tbh. Especially for families...More

Thank Faiqah
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

They have really thrilling rides. The Goliath ride is great. However, I would advise bringing a picnic to have at your car for lunch. The food is so over-priced. Souvenirs are too. They will give you free cups of water if it is really hot....More

Thank Julia K
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

We have season passes but this was our first trip to their waterpark Hurricane Harbor. They closed some of the rides around 2:30 due to some bad weather. We decided to grab our bags and go out to the parking lot to eat lunch. We...More

6  Thank Debbie Q
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

As a middle-aged Mom on a budget, my objective was just to make it through the day at Six Flags, not necessarily have fun. My school-aged kids had earned Six Flags vouchers from their elementary school, but it still cost over $100 for our family...More

9  Thank Square-on-Wheels
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only1slicknick74
19 April 2018|
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Response from elizabethatapp | Reviewed this property |
No. They usually do give promotions with the family pass...such as free guest tickets, etc.
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Jacquelin S
3 April 2018|
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Response from wickedjesse |
I believe it varies on which pass you get. (Superman, Batman ect. Regular, gold,ect.) I have a batman gold and the bring a friend free days for July are July 10-13.
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ArganautAngus
21 March 2018|
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Response from aomalle O | Reviewed this property |
Gold pass is an upgrade from regular season pass. It covers admission every visit, as well as admission to all other SF parks. It does NOT cover parking EXCEPT at the home park. Ie it will cover SFGA parking and... More
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