Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America, Gurnee: Address, Phone Number, Six Flags Great America Reviews: 4/5

Six Flags Great America
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Amusement & Theme Parks • Water Parks
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This amusement park, located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, has over 100 rides and attractions.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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greyat15
Chicago, IL29 contributions
You get what you pay for
Jun 2021
If you are expecting a disney or universal type experience...better adjust your expectations.

There is a reason the entry ticket is a fraction of the price.

The good:
Coasters are plentiful
Coasters are great (when operable, which is 50/50)
Flash pass now available on mobile phone (make sure it's fully charged)
Six flags app has a park map, which is highly useful

The bad:
Preferred parking is a complete ripoff. Avoid.
Understaffed - Many rides are closed due to lack of staff, including a few large ones but a lot of the smaller ones
Understaffed part II - Many restaurants/food options are closed, leaving less choices and very long lines (do NOT buy the tickets that include the food)
Understaffed part III - because they are having a hard time finding workers, the ones that they do find are less capable and lack social/basic decency skills
Signage throughout the park is horrendous, starting the flash pass pickup center - also has extremely long lines.

Overall you CAN have a good time...if you know what to expect.
Written June 23, 2021
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Larry W
1 contribution
A depressed theme park.
Jun 2021
My family took me and others to G.A. Saturday before Fathers Day, we thought it would be a great idea until we arrived at the park, mind you the park was coming out of the pandemic. After we arrived at the park it was our worst experience, the park was in horrible condition, there were no shows, the rides were all rusted, the grounds were filthy and the workers seemed depressed and overworked. The buildings were in bad need of paint, the ponds had trash in them, the bathrooms had water on the floors and they looked as if they had never been cleaned. The park was overcrowded, very dirty and there seemed to be a big shortage of workers. Some of the rides did not work and the ones that did work kept breaking down, I will never go to any Great America Park again.
Written June 22, 2021
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RJ Rockford il
1 contribution
Great day at the Park
Jun 2021 • Family
Went to Six Flags Great America on 06/18/2021. The experience was fantastic. The park was quite busy, very hot day. Able to get on rides in reasonable times considering how busy. Only wished that roaring rapids or the boat rides had been open for such a hot day. Enjoyed the Log ride a couple of times, lots of fun. Park was clean, staff was fantastic. Really a great day. Thank you Six Flags for continuing to play Justin Beiber in the park by the Demon. Love ❤️ Justin Beiber. Price of entrance fee is great this year. Myself, two nieces and nephew really enjoyed ourselves. Again, Thank You Six Flags for a memorable day of fun.
Written June 20, 2021
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Tamika B
2 contributions
I love Great America in Chicago/ Gurnee
Jun 2021 • Family
Excellent service for adults and kids the rides were great as usual and food at Johnny rockets was very fresh fresh!
Written June 17, 2021
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Anne J
3 contributions
Awesome Place
Jun 2021
Hadn't been to Six Flags in a coupe years and it is actually so exciting! Had so much fun, the food is amazing had the waffle fries at the waterpark and they are delicious.
Written June 14, 2021
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James L
2 contributions
Terrible!!!!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Haven’t been to Great America in a few years and probably went for the last time. Terrible experience. I never saw so many rude and disgusting people in one place in my life. There were multiple dirty, bloody band aids floating in the water as well as clumps of hair and not to mention fake eyelashes in the water. The water park workers were unbelievable. Rude entitled little brats. Half of the water rides were not even up and running which was not mentioned anywhere on their website. Bought 2 park cups with soda and a piece of pizza with fries….$71.00. Never again!
Written June 14, 2021
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Teri U
Janesville, WI12 contributions
Unbelievable lines just to get into the park.
Jun 2021 • Family
Waited 45 minutes to get into the parking lot then we were greated by the longest lines I have ever seen to get into a theme park. We stood in line for 45 minutes and weren't even half way through the line. Spoke with my teenagers and all agreed that it would be a waste of time to go in if the park was this packed. Starting to think we wasted our money on memberships now that they abandoned the reservation system.
Written June 13, 2021
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Italia199
1 contribution
Demon ride
Jun 2021 • Friends
I love the demon ride but this time around I had a mild concussion after riding, the bars need to be adjusted somehow where it’s not by our heads if it’s going to be so bumpy. I don’t recommend it at all until it’s fixed.
Written June 11, 2021
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ben j
playa del carmen1 contribution
A really fun park, but be a little forgiving
Jun 2021
We have come here a lot. Every time it starts out a bit rough. The lines are a bit too long, the drinks are a bit too hard to come by, and too much of the park is closed. Also, every time, everyone in our party has had a great time by the end. We have never left unhappy, and that is quite something.
Written June 7, 2021
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Jenny J
1 contribution
Great America was okay.
Jun 2021 • Family
Great America was very overpriced. Drinks were 8 dollars single and 20 dollars for unlimited soda pops. An Employee was smoking marijuana while operating the rides. It is totally unacceptable. My son enjoyed the outing but Great America isn’t how it use to be when I grew up.
Written June 7, 2021
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