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Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America
Chicago, Illinois
american eagle helix
guests riding rollercoaster
guests riding rollercoaster

Technology and Engineering Day

Come learn and play at your favorite theme park!

Six Flags Great America presents the eighth annual Technology and Engineering Day on Thursday, May 16. This educational event includes a special presentation lead by a Six Flags corporate engineer. The engineers are responsible for not only coming up with new and innovative ride ideas, but also how new rides and attractions are designed, constructed and operated.

This presentation will cover the process that Great America takes when choosing a new attraction, understanding the physics of the ride and the fine-tuning process before a ride opens. Join us for this real world application of engineering. The presentation begins at 11 a.m. and students and faculty are free to enjoy all of Great America's world-class coasters and attractions for the remainder of the day.


You can order tickets directly online or fill out an order form. Check out both links below to purchase!



Delicious Dining on Your Visit

Picnic Buffet

Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet in our private picnic grove from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Use this meal time to check in with students during the day and make sure they get a great meal while they're at it. The picnic meal consists of fried chicken, hot dogs, pasta salad, chips, pickles, ice cream and unlimited soft drinks. All picnic tickets must be purchased in advance. Picnic tickets are available online at the same time of purchase as your event ticket, or through the order form. 

One Day Dining Deal

All new in 2019 - groups can purchase the One Day Dining Deal! Enjoy lunch, dinner, a snack, and free refills with a one day drink bottle! The best option for long days at the park to taste a variety of incredible culinary delights throughout the park. 

More information on the One Day Dining Deal is located on the Groups Page.

Meal Deal 

Grab a meal at selected locations throughout the day of your visit! Includes a single meal and one soft drink. 

More information on the Meal Deal is located on the Groups Page.

With additional questions on this special event, please call 847-249-1952. 

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Educational Event

May 16

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