May 20, 2013
Six Flags Great America Officially Kicks Off Summer
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor. The park will welcome its one hundred millionth guest since 1976, open the sprawling 20-acre Hurricane Harbor water park, provide discounted tickets to U.S. military personnel and top it all off with a ceremony on Memorial Day with the U.S. Army.
Great America opened its gates for the first time on May 29, 1976 and since then millions of guests have flocked to the theme park for thrills. The one hundred millionth guest will be awarded a VIP tour of the park that includes instant ride access, game play, food and beverages.
As the summer kicks off on this holiday weekend, Hurricane Harbor opens its gates with nearly thirty slides, a half million gallon wave pool, a colossal interactive water playground, lazy river, activity pool, surfing and more!
United States military personnel are invited to join us Memorial Day weekend and save 20% off a one day general admission ticket by presenting a valid military ID at the main gate ticket sales office.
On Monday morning, a special ceremony will take place at Six Flags hill with the posting of the colors by the United States Army and the singing of our National Anthem performed by some of the members of The Fabulous Drifters known for their hit “Under the Boardwalk” and now performing as The Nostalgics. Immediately following, Gerald Paulsen, former member of the U.S. Army Green Berets, will present The Remembrance Table in honor of all of our missing POW's and MIA's followed by Taps to honor all our fallen heroes. The ceremony begins at 10:15 a.m.
“We are honored to salute our nation’s troops this Memorial Day weekend and pleased to provide a discounted admission and special ceremony as a thank you for their dedication and service to our country,” said Katy Enrique, park spokesperson of Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor. Experience Six Flags all season long with a 2013 season pass. Each pass is only $66.99 when buying four or more. The deadline on this great deal expires June 10, 2013. Buy online at sixflags.com.
About Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor
Two great parks, one low price! Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a FREE 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, three children’s themed areas with over 30 rides and an all-new fully immersive nighttime event in Hometown Square.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®.