| Apr 11, 2012
| 5:30 AM
The X-Flight coaster coming in May to Six Flags Great America will take riders seated in a winged formation through a near-miss keyhole fly-through that serves as the new ride's signature element.
PHOTOS: X-Flight wing coaster at Six Flags Great America...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 4:48 PM
The $20-million Wild Eagle at Dollywood in Tennessee is on track to be the first winged coaster in the U.S. when it opens in March 2012.
> Photos: Wild Eagle winged coaster at Dollywood
With riders sitting on either side of the track in a winged...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 5:30 AM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2012, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are being teased in elaborate marketing campaigns.
| May 6, 2011
| 1:03 PM
Take a deep breath. Now picture yourself spinning nearly 30 stories above the Lake Erie shoreline in two-person swings that allow riders' feet to dangle. At the ride's pinnacle, the swings spin at 25 to 30 mph at almost 45 degrees from the tower.
| May 11, 2011
| 9:35 AM
An Indiana man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly trying to bring a loaded handgun into Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee, a police official said today.
Arthur Olvera Jr., 20, of Hammond, Ind., was charged Sunday with aggravated...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:27 PM
We all know we are supposed to pack all kinds of food for our road trips so we don't end up overspending on gas station snacks and restaurants. I succeeded this week in getting good deals on snacks to avoid the gas station part, but I still did spend on-...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:41 PM
Somebody drew the short straw.
And it wasn't me.
I was lucky enough to spend the early afternoon at Six Flags Great America's Hurricane Harbor. The waterpark added a four acre addition this year they're calling Riptide Bay, complete with a few new...
| Feb 7, 2012
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee plans to hire 3,200 seasonal positions for the 2012 season.
Employment opportunities vary from entry-level to paid internships to management-level, and can last up to eight months. Candidates can apply for positions...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 9:09 AM
Commonwealth Edison Co. reported substantial progress in restoring power lost in Monday's storms but that still left hundreds of thousands without electricity in sweltering heat. The utility warned it could take days to get everyone back on line.
| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Power has been restored to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, and the theme park will open on time at 10 a.m. today, a representative said.
Monday's storms had knocked out power to the park, closing it for the day
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| Jul 27, 2011
Somewhere between Skull Island and the Crazy Horse Saloon, I lost her. There I was in the blistering sun of a Texas summer, a 7-year-old in rumpled shorts and a pixie haircut, suddenly missing a sister 12 years my senior.
I remember feeling afraid, but I...