Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America
Chicago, Illinois
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Six Flags Great America is located between Chicago and Milwaukee and offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, spectacular shows and four children's themed areas with more than 30 rides. 

In 2017, Six Flags Great America will debut a brand new free-fly coaster, THE JOKER. This will be one of the most unique attractions in park history, featuring innovative magnetic technology and unique swiveling vehicles. On this wicked new adventure, you'll soar outside the confines of the track in wing cars facing other riders.

The unique coaster design first takes a 90-degree elevator-style lift straight up 120 feet in the air. When you flip over the edge, you'll begin to somersault along the horizontal plane, dropping down two free-fall raven drops and experiencing at least six weightless head-over-heels flips. THE JOKER will deliver utter unpredictability and sinister suspense on every ride.

For any media inquiries, please contact our Public Relations office at sfgrpr@sixflags.com or 847‑249‑1776 x6100.

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