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Timeless Adventures for All Ages at Six Flags Great America

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Fun for All Ages: Navigating the Family-Friendly Wonders of Six Flags Great America

Are you ready for a day of family fun? Well, look no further than Six Flags Great America! This iconic theme park, known as the ‘Thrill Capital of the Midwest,’ promises endless excitement and unforgettable memories for visitors of all ages.

Halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America shows that you don’t have to drive far to find thrilling roller coasters, classic attractions, and kid-friendly rides.

Six Flags Great America is a must-visit destination for wholesome entertainment this summer! Hold on tight as we explore the rides and attractions sure to delight every member of your family. 

Amusement Park Fun

Six Flags Great America has long been known for its impressive selection of high-octane coasters and thrilling rides, but it is also home to a wide variety of family-friendly attractions such as the carousel, log ride, and bumper cars.

These classic, family-friendly rides cater to adventures big and small, and are the perfect way to make memories together.  

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Six Flags of Great America Rides for All Ages

Columbia Carousel 

Step right up and take a spin on this magical merry-go-round! Climb aboard one of the majestic horses and let the carousel whisk you away on a whirlwind adventure through the park. With its vibrant colors and enchanting music, the Columbia Carousel is sure to delight riders of all ages.

Minimum height: None with adult; 42″ to ride alone 

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DC Super-Villains Swing 

Hang on tight as you swing in a giant circle through the air! On this villainous take on a classic ride, you’ll feel the wind in your hair and the butterflies in your stomach as you rise higher and higher. Don’t forget to look up! This attraction showcases all your favorite characters in the stunning style of carnival rides of yesteryear.

Minimum height: 48” 

Logger’s Run

Get ready to make a splash on Logger’s Run! Climb aboard a sturdy log and brace yourself for a wet and wild adventure down winding waterways and cascading waterfalls. With its thrilling drops and scenic views, Logger’s Run is a must-ride attraction for families looking to cool off on a hot summer day.

Minimum height: None with adult; 42″ to ride alone

Rue Le Dodge 

Rev up your engines and prepare for a bumper-to-bumper battle on Rue Le Dodge! Take control of your own electric car and navigate through a chaotic arena filled with twists, turns, and plenty of collisions. A fender bender has never been so fun. This is one wild ride that promises lots of laughs for the whole family.

Minimum height: 42″ with adult; 54″ to drive

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Scenic Railway

All aboard the Scenic Railway for a leisurely journey through the park! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Six Flags Great America as you meander along the scenic railway. With its charming nostalgia and gentle pace, this ride is perfect for families looking to take a break and soak in the ambiance of the park. Fun fact: This train has been giving rides to families just like yours since the park opened in 1976.

Minimum height: None; Lap children with adult

Tips for Families

Planning a family day at Six Flags Great America is a breeze with a few handy tips and tricks up your sleeve. 

Arrive Early 

Beat the crowds and maximize your time in the park by arriving early. Consider purchasing a season add-on The FLASH Pass to reduce your wait times by 90 percent. 

Bring the Essentials 

Remember to pack sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and the all-important stroller if you have little ones. There are plenty of restaurant and dining options to keep you and your crew fueled up and ready for fun!

Leave something behind? Don’t worry—we’ve got your back! Our gift shops have apparel, souvenirs and essential items you may need throughout your day.  


Take advantage of Child Swap, a program designed to support those groups in which everyone is not yet ready to ride.

This allows one parent to stay with the child while the other rides. Then they swap places! 

Know Before You Go 

Height requirements and restrictions vary for each attraction, so be sure to measure your kiddos and check the park’s guidelines if you have a specific ride in mind.

Plan Your Next Family Adventure

With its classic family-friendly rides and boundless opportunities for fun, Six Flags Great America is the ultimate destination for families seeking thrills and excitement.

Whether you’re soaring through the skies on the DC Super-Villain’s Swing or cooling off on Logger’s Run, there’s a wide range of attractions for everyone to enjoy.

So, load up your family, pack your sense of adventure, and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime! For the best deal, snag your Season Passes today!  

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