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Feel the Adrenaline at Six Flags Great America

May 06, 2019

Summer peeking its head around the corner means two things for Zion, Illinois - warm weather, and the annual opening of nearby Six Flags Great America. The park had its official reopening the weekend of April 19th, which means it’s go-time for a heart-pumping summer full of roller coaster extravaganzas.

Are you brave enough to mount the Raging Bull 200 feet above the ground at 73 miles per hour? Maybe you can even handle the suspense of a 227-foot vertical plunge that doesn’t care to announce when the impending doom is coming. Whatever kind of gravity-defying adventure you long for, Six Flags Great America has you covered. Make your way over and experience first-hand the upside down and spinning madness of the world’s best roller coasters!

Most of the thrill rides have a 42-54 inch minimum height requirement, but those traveling with family don’t need to worry as they will find no shortage of family and kid-themed rides and attractions. At Six Flags, the more the merrier!