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Celebrate the Season Opening of Six Flags

April 02, 2018

Calling all thrill-seekers! It’s springtime at Illinois Beach—even if our weather apps say otherwise—which means one thing for the daredevils of the bunch: it’s time for the Six Flags Great America season opening! April 21-22, 2018 will be the kickoff weekend for the popular park’s most avid coaster-fans. With 15 wild coasters—including the new Mardi Gras Hangover, the world’s largest loop coaster, and classic go-to Goliath—and a 20-acre water park, there’s no better way to spend the day than zipping through heart-pounding rides. Making the visit a family affair? Enjoy impressive shows and four separate kids-themed areas including Kidzopolis and Hometown Park with over 30 rides. Wrap the day or take a much-deserved snack break with funnel cake favorites, cotton candy, and sweets from Trudy’s Sweet Shop. The park’s season opener may happen annually, but with groundbreaking designs, there’s always something new to explore at Six Flags Great America.