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Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America
Chicago, Illinois
X Flight
 
 
X Flight
 
 

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X Flight

 

Experience the Shock and Awe of one of America’s First Wing Roller Coasters!

 

Experience the ultimate sensation of flight as you soar on this one-of-a-kind wing coaster. As the dramatic music blares, you’ll feel your adrenaline pumping more and more, especially when you realize that there is no track above your head or below your dangling feet!

Slice through the sky on 3,000 feet of twisted steel, including extreme drops, insane loops, and intense fly-throughs unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. X Flight is one of the first of its kind in the world, featuring state-of-the-art technology to guarantee you’ll have a high-flying good time. Almost immediately after take-off, X Flight launches you up a 120-foot hill and plunges into a heart-pounding, high speed, dive drop. As you descend at 55 miles per hour, the train rotates 180 degrees and swoops into an upside down position, and while you’re hanging, you’ll fly into a gravity-defying roll through a cloud of fog.

After a sharp left turn, you enter an intense loop followed by another zero-gravity roll and then an incline twist – during which the train careens on a 90-degree angle towards a control tower!  The tower is directly in your path, and just as you are about to slam into the structure, you make a last-second vertical flip and zoom right through a narrow keyhole opening!  This signature extreme fly-through is just one adrenaline-pumping element that makes X Flight so cutting-edge and spectacular.  All in all, you’ll fly along the 3,000-foot-long twisted steel track, compete with intense drops, five inversions, a barrel roll, and a zero-g roll.

Brave pilots on X Flight can be a part of history as one who soared on one of the most revolutionary coasters in the world.

Fun Facts about X Flight 

  1. Each train holds 32 passengers. Riders sit in pairs, suspended on either side of the track with their feet dangling. 
  2. Nearly 3,000 feet of twisted steel with 5 inversions, including a zero-G roll, in-line roll and barrel roll. 
  3. Immediately after the lift hill, riders are turned upside down and dive into a half loop called a dive drop. 
  4. Zero-G roll gives riders the feeling of weightlessness. 
  5. Track includes an extreme fly-through where the coaster speeds straight toward a structure, before making a last-minute vertical flip to fit through a keyhole cut-out. 
  6. Designed by acclaimed manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard, who also designed Six Flags Great America favorites: Raging Bull, SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight and BATMAN: The Ride.  
  7. The ride opened as the fourth Wing Coaster in the world and the second in the United States on May 16, 2012
  8. It replaced the Splashwater Falls water ride and the Great American Raceway car ride.
  9. X-Flight was the first announced wing coaster in North America 
  10. X-flight was featured on the Travel Channel show, Insane Coaster Wars in 2012

By The Numbers

Top Speed
55 mph
Elevation
120 feet
Length
3,000 feet
Duration
1 minute, 45 seconds
Introduced
2012
Manufacturer
Bolliger & Mabillard

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Thrill Ride
Thrill Level
Max

Minimum Height

54"
78" Maximum.
Location in Park: 

County Fair

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