Six Flags Great America is a theme park that we have not yet visited. We currently plan to visit this park on May 26, 2015. After the visit, blogs, photos and videos will all be posted to this site followed by complete park information as brought to you by the Theme Park Maniacs!

Six Flags Great America boasts 13 roller coasters. We are scheduled to visit this park on May 26, 2015. Following our visit to the park, expect blogs, vlogs and on ride videos to be included on the website!

Six Flags Great America: Visit #1
By: Kevin Michaels
May 28, 2015

And here is our final THEME PARK visit for our Memorial Day week long vacation; Six Flags Great America. My friend John lives in Indiana, so the drive to this park is a little further than the other ones we went to this week. Instead of a 2 hour or a 3 hour drive, this was a 4 hour drive and we are doing this in one day. On the upside, and the downside, the park closes at 7pm tonight. The plus side of that is that we get to leave early to get an early start to drive home. The down side? Less riding time.

Free Six Flags Tickets for ACE Members

As an ACE member, once a year you are allowed to get a free ticket to a Six Flags park. Today, both myself and Anne Marie used those to get John & Angelica into the park for free. If you are interested in joining ACE, check out their website (www.aceonline.org) for all of the perks they offer including the free tickets to Six Flags. As a Six Flags Season Passholder, I didn't need to use the tickets on myself, so I used them on John and Angelica.

Six Flags Great America
What's New for 2015?!

As of this writing, Six Flags Great America does not have any new attractions announced for 2015.

However... join Six Flags Great America as they celebrate 40 seasons of THRILLS!

Six Flags Great America: Whirligig
Manufactured by: Zierer

The Whirligig is Six Flags Great America's version of the Wave Swinger. This ride was manufactured by Zierer and it opened up at the park in 1976.

Wave Swinger rides are classic family rides at boardwalks and theme parks alike. Once you climb aboard the Whirligig, you will be raised a little bit into the air and the ride will begin to spin around.

Six Flags Great America: Triple Play
Manufactured by: Huss

Triple Play is a spinning ride, manufactured by Huss and opened up at the park in 1976. This ride is the same as Bad Apple from Kings Dominion, Shake, Rattle & Roll from Kings Island and Troika from Cedar Point!

Climb aboard Triple Play and spin around and around! This ride has three large arms that each have 7 cars on the arms. The ride will spin around in a circular motion and each of the arms will spin in the opposite direction.

Six Flags Great America: River Rocker
Manufactured by: Huss

River Rocker is a pirate ship ride at Six Flags Great America that was manufactured by Huss and opened up at the park in 1996.

This ride is designed to look like a canoe and it will rock riders back and forth like a pendulum. River Rocker will not go upside down.

Six Flags Great America: Revolution
Manufactured by: Huss

Revolution is a giant Frisbee ride at Six Flags Great America, manufactured by Huss and it opened up at the park during the 2004 operating season. This ride operates like a giant pendulum.

Once you climb aboard Revolution, get ready for some intense swinging and spinning as the ride is in motion! As the ride rocks back and forth it will spin at a high speed, rising 65 feet high at its peak height!

Six Flags Great America: Orbit
Manufactured by: Huss

The Orbit is Six Flags Great America's version of the Enterprise. This ride was opened up in 1976 and was manufactured by Huss.

Once you climb aboard the Orbit, the ride will begin to spin around. The actual ride is seated on a giant arm that will raise the ride vertically into the air as you spin around. Technically, riders will be upside down during this ride once the arm raises to its peak height.

Six Flags Great America: Hometown Fun Machine
Manufactured by: Eli Bridge Company

The Hometown Fun Machine is the Scrambler at Six Flags Great America. This ride was manufactured by the Eli Bridge Company and it opened up at the park in 1976.

Can you handle spinning? Are you ready to be scrambled? Then this is the ride for you. This ride has a total of 3 arms with 4 cars on it and the entire ride will spin in one direction while the arms spin in the opposite direction towards a fence.

Six Flags Great America: Giant Drop
Manufactured by: Intamin

Giant Drop is the Drop Tower at Six Flags Great America. This ride was manufactured by Intamin and it opened up at the park in 1997.

Are you ready for a free fall drop on the Giant Drop? Once you climb aboard the Giant Drop, you will be brought up to 227 feet high. Once you reach the top of the tower, you will get a quick view of the park before being dropped down 200 feet toward the ground at a top speed of 62 MPH!

Six Flags Great America: East River Crawler
Manufactured by: Schwarzkopf

East River Crawler is another version of the Monster. This ride opened up at the park in 1976 and it was manufactured by Schwarzkopf. This ride will start off by spinning around much like the Scrambler but after a few seconds of spinning, the arms will begin to lift the gondolas up in the air!

This is a spinning ride, so if you cannot handle spinning rides then this is not the ride for you. As the ride spins around and lifts you up in the air, your individual car will spin as well!

Six Flags Great America: Dare Devil Dive
Manufactured by: Sky Coaster

Dare Devil Dive is an up-charge attraction at Six Flags Great America that opened up at the park during the 1997 operating season. This ride is typically known as the Sky Coaster and ironically enough, the name of the company that manufactured this ride is "Sky Coaster."

This is the best of two worlds; it is a mixture of sky diving and bungee jumping. The question is, do you have the nerve to get on this attraction? Once you are secured in your harness, you will be raised up to 125 feet and it is up to you to pull your string to be released at a top speed of 60 MPH and free flying through the air!

Six Flags Great America: Big Easy Balloons
Manufactured by: Zamperla

The Big Easy Balloons is a children's ride manufactured by Zamperla and they opened up at the park in 2004. This ride is located in the Mardi Gras section of Six Flags Great America.

This is a spinning attraction, but it is a low thrill ride. This balloon ride operates similar to a carousel ride, but it raises you 33 feet up in the air as the ride spins around. Just relax and enjoy the view around the area from the Big Easy Balloons!

Six Flags Great America: X Flight
Manufactured by: Bolliger & Mabillard

X Flight is a steel roller coaster at Six Flags Great America, manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard and it opened up at the park during the 2012 operating season. This is a Wing Coaster and it is the fourth Wing Coaster in the world and the second one in the United States!

X Flight will bring you to a height of 120 feet with a 120 foot drop at a top speed of 55 MPH with a total of 5 inversions! This roller coaster is themed after an airplane and the train leaves out of the station, which is designed to look like a hangar.

Six Flags Great America: Whizzer
Manufactured by: Anton Schwarzkopf

Whizzer is a steel speedracer roller coaster at Six Flags Great America. This coaster was manufactured by Anton Schwarzkopf and it opened up with the park in 1976!

This ride is powered by a hotrail and it will bring you to a height of 70 feet with a 64 foot drop at a top speed of 42 MPH.

Six Flags Great America: Viper
Manufactured by: Six Flags

Viper is a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great America, manufactured by the Six Flags company and it opened up at the park in 1995. Viper has a layout that is a mirror image of the Coney Island Cyclone and it is the only roller coaster ever to be built directly by Six Flags!

This wooden coaster will bring you to a height of 100 feet with an 80 foot drop at a top speed of 50 MPH!

Six Flags Great America: Vertical Velocity
Manufactured by: Intamin

Vertical Velocity is a U shaped roller coaster manufactured by Intamin and it opened up at Six Flags Great America in 2001. This is a steel inverted launched roller coaster that operates much like Possessed from Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.

The coaster will launch you from 0-70 MPH in less than four seconds. First, you will go forward up the straight end of the track and then roll back into the station and increase speed as you go up the twisted "tail" of the ride! This ride will rock you forward and back a few times before coming to a stop!

Six Flags Great America: The Dark Knight Coaster
Manufactured by: Mack Rides

The Dark Knight Coaster is a steel enclosed wild mouse style roller coaster at Six Flags Great America. This very same roller coaster has been opened at three different Six Flags parks; Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Mexico and this park, Six Flags Great America.

These rides were manufactured by Mack Rides and it opened up at Six Flags Great America in 2008. This ride is themed after the movie: The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight Coaster is enclosed and it will bring you up a chain lift hill to a height of 45 feet at a top speed of 30 MPH.

Six Flags Great America: Superman -- Ultimate Flight
Manufactured by: Bolliger & Mabillard

Superman: Ultimate Flight is a steel flying roller coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard and it opened up at the park during the 2003 operating season. This roller coaster has been duplicated and placed at three different Six Flags Parks; Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags Great Adventure and this park, Six Flags Great America. The specs on each of the Superman: Ultimate Flight roller coasters are similar.

Six Flags Great America: Spacely's Sprocket Rockets
Manufactured by: Vekoma

Spacely's Sprocket Rockets is a steel junior roller coaster at Six Flags Great America, manufactured by Vekoma and it opened up at the park during the 1998 operating season.

Junior roller coasters are designed for children to get their thrills on if they aren't big enough for the larger rides just yet. Spacely's Sprocket Rockets will only bring you to a height of 27.9 feet with an 18 foot drop at a top speed of 21.7 MPH!

Six Flags Great America: Raging Bull
Manufactured by: Bolliger & Mabillard

Raging Bull is a steel hyper coaster located at Six Flags Great America, manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard and it opened up at the park during the 1999 operating season.

This steel coaster will bring you to a height of 202 feet with a 208 foot drop at a top speed of 73 MPH. Raging Bull uses the "clamshell" lap bar and there is no shoulder restraint on this one.

Six Flags Great America: Little Dipper
Manufactured by: Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters

Little Dipper is a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great America that opened up at the park in 2010 and was manufactured by the Philadelphia Toboggan Coaster Company.

This is a junior roller coaster, which means it was built and designed for small children to get their thrills on before they are tall enough for the bigger rides at the park.

Six Flags Great America: Goliath
Manufactured by: Rocky Mountain Construction

Goliath is a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great America, manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction and opened up at the park in 2014. This coaster set three world records for wooden roller coasters; the longest drop at 180 feet and the steepest drop at 85 degrees and the fastest speed at 72 MPH! This wooden roller coaster also features two inversions!

Six Flags Great America: Demon
Manufactured by: Arrow Dynamics

Demon is a steel roller coaster that opened up at Six Flags Great America in 1976 and was manufactured by Arrow Dynamics. This is a looping roller coaster and it has an identical twin at California's Great America. Both of these rides opened up as roller coasters named "Turn of the Century" but were both renamed and re-themed in 1980 to Demon.

Six Flags Great America: Batman the Ride
Manufactured by: Bolliger & Mabillard

Batman the Ride is a steel inverted roller coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard and it opened up at Six Flags Great America in 1992. This particular ride has been cloned and it is opened up at many of the different Six Flags Parks. However, this roller coaster here at Six Flags Great America was the world' first inverted roller coaster when it opened up in 1992.

Six Flags Great America: American Eagle
Manufactured by: Intamin

American Eagle is a wooding racing style roller coaster at Six Flags Great America. This coaster was manufactured by Intamin and it opened up at the park in 1981.

This racing roller coaster has two tracks and both tracks will bring you to a height of 127 feet with a dipped drop of 147 feet at a top speed of 66 MPH!