Monday, March 22, 2021

Six Flags Great America to Reopen With Rides + Attractions on April 24th

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Six Flags has announced that they have received approval to reopen Six Flags Great America on April 24th, followed by the reopening of Hurricane Harbor Chicago on May 29th.  Additionally, the property will be separating Hurricane Harbor Chicago into a separately gated attraction, making it the company's 27th park.  Six Flags Great America will be celebrating its 45th year when it reopens.

Both parks will operate with reduced attendance levels to adhere to state regulations, and a full reservation system will be in place for guests to use.  The same safety precautions in place at already operating Six Flags theme parks will be used at both Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor Chicago.

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Six Flags Great America’s Park President Hank Salemi noted that “Six Flags Great America is a beloved summer tradition for many, and we are excited to open our park and get our world-class collection of thrills running again.  Our team is eager to welcome back our guests in a safe environment, providing the much-needed fun we have all missed this past year.” 


The parks did not open under normal conditions during the 2020 season, with Six Flags Great America only operating without rides for Holiday In The Park.  Six Flags has already opened or received permission to open 23 of their 27 parks, and are working with officials to get the remaining 4 parks operating once again.