So after cutting our trip a few days short, we swung back home to recover for a few days before we continued onto another park.
We made the 5 hour drive from home to six flags great America. I really do enjoy this park, and not sure why some people give it low Mark's. We spent nearly 2 days here, and did not witness any of the problems that some people bring up. The park was very clean, the staff was friendly and semi fast, and all the rides were open except for a kiddy ride and Mardi Gras hangover for one of the days.
If I had to complain about 1 thing about this park, it would be the dining plan choices. It seemed that it was mainly the typical park fair(burgers, chicken strips, pizza) beyond that, there were not too many choices. The exceptions would be JB'S smokehouse nachos, and capones spaghetti.
While there, one of the highlights was walking by the drop tower just as they started handing out vr tickets. We ended up waiting about 5 min to ride, and were really impressed.
During our 2 days there, we never did see American eagle race. I asked a ride host, and the said that they are not allowed to race them anymore. Anybody know about this?
Another big highlight of this trip, was my son got his first upside down coaster ride. He ended up loving it, and because of that we had to ride the demon multiple times.
Onto the pictures....
We will be here for the next 2 days.
It will be interesting to see what replaces this. I'm hoping for a wonder woman clone like at sfft.
Got lucky, and scored some tickets to this.
The crew was actually pretty fast loading and unloading. It was roughly 5 min between ride cycling.
This is the parks new attraction. It seemed to be having some hiccups.
This ride is perfect for a hot day like it was.
I wonder how many kids today even know who the jetsons are?
Fun kiddy coaster though.
The fiddlers fling, was one crazy ride. Dare I say it was the most intense flat ride in the park?
American eagle is a HUGE racing wooden coaster. The structure of this coaster is mammoth.
Its nearly impossible to get a shot of the entire coaster from ground level.
Red train leaving the station
The Huge turnaround
First feeding of the day was a burger at the mooseburger lodge.
Nicely theamed restaurant, but kept smelling something that was like vomit.
I totally rocked this ride. I ended up in the top 1%
A shot of the loading area
Clean midway! I witnessed a bunch of workers walking around cleaning and sweeping.
Even noticed this big banner
Still an amazing coaster.
Lots more coming from six flags great America...stay tuned!
Me and my wife went on a pretty large coaster trip 2 years ago. One of those parking being SFGAM. It was our second favorite park of the trip behind only Kentucky Kingdom. I was blown away by great america. Im glad you enjoyed your trip and I am enjoying the photo report!
As of right now top 25 Maverick...Lightning Run...Fury325...Phantoms Revenge...Shivering Timbers...Montu...:lighting Rod...Afterburn...Mako...Storm Chaser...Goliath SFGAM...Rivine flyer2...Manta...Raging Bull ...American Thunder...Intimidator...Kumba...Millennium Force...Raptor...Voyage...Mine Blower...Renegade...Cheetah Hunt...Mr Freeze Is that 26?
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