GURNEE, Illinois -- Exciting news! Six Flags Great America is opening their doors on Friday, April 14th -- and it's the start of one of its longest seasons in park history.
According to a news release, the theme park has added additional operating dates and hours to its lineup in the Spring, during Fright Fest, and the fall. The park will be open through mid-November with all -new special events.
FRIGHT FEST – 7 Sinful Weekends
Six Flags pulled the wraps off TWO new attractions this year. The park installed the last piece of track on an all-new free-fly coaster, The Joker on February 21st, and debuted Drop of Doom VR in partnership with Samsung Electronics America, Inc. on March 22nd.
THE JOKER Free-Fly Coaster features:
Drop of Doom VR is "a thrilling, immersive encounter." Riders, using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus, will become the pilots of a futuristic gunship under attack by mutant spiders. The interactive adventure features:
The Drop of Doom virtual reality attraction is free with park admission and available through Memorial Day. IMPORTANT: You must be 13 years old to ride with VR.