Six Flags is a family park, we expect guests to behave appropriately. Unruly, disruptive or offensive behavior, including line-jumping and profanity, is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Violating our park policies may be cause for ejection from the park without refund. For more information, please review the park policies below.
Hurricane Harbor accepts card payments only at all locations including restaurants, retail stores, ticket windows, and parking toll booths. You can either pay for purchases using a Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, or debit card. Only have cash? You can convert your cash to a prepaid debit card at one of the kiosks located in the park and anywhere in the U.S. where Visa is accepted. We highly encourage you to pre-purchase your parking, tickets, and more online before visiting the park.
No alcoholic beverages can be brought into Six Flags. Alcoholic beverages purchased in the park may not leave the premises in which they are purchased. Excessive consumption of alcohol is cause for ejection from the park without refund. Alcoholic beverage purchases require state issued identification as proof of age. Only one beverage may be purchased at a time by each guest showing proof of age.
We expect all guests to behave in a family-friendly manner. Line jumping, profanity and unruly behavior are offensive to park guests and may be cause for ejection without refund. Guests are not permitted to save places in line, bypass others in line, or exit the line and return to the same place for any reason. Guests exiting a line must go to the back of the line if they choose to return.
We ask that guests visiting Hurricane Harbor Chicago (the “Waterpark”) dress appropriately for our family-friendly environment. Guests’ attire and tattoos must comply with Hurricane Harbor Chicago Guest Dress Code.
To participate in Waterpark attractions while visiting Hurricane Harbor Chicago, guests must wear proper swimwear, such as bathing suits or board shorts. Thongs, G-strings, or transparent swimwear are not permitted. For safety reasons and to prevent damage to our attractions, guests may not wear athletic attire, street clothing such as pants or denim shorts, or swimwear with buttons, snaps, rivets, zippers, buckles or belts. Rash guards and swim-style nylon shirts are generally permitted; however, guests should check attraction signage for specific restrictions.
Diaper-dependent guests are required to wear swim diapers or a diaper specifically designed for aquatics to participate in Waterpark attractions. Diapers must be changed in restroom changing stations only.
Guests are encouraged to wear footwear while walking throughout Hurricane Harbor Chicago. Guests may wear water appropriate footwear on some attractions. Guests should check attraction signage for specific restrictions.
When leaving the Waterpark, guests must wear proper attire to enter Six Flags Great America as bathing suits are only permitted in the Waterpark. Please refer to the Six Flags Great America Guest Dress Code for guidance about appropriate attire when visiting Six Flags Great America.
Hurricane Harbor Chicago reserves the right to deny admission to or remove anyone wearing swim attire that does not comply with the Waterpark Guest Dress Code or wears clothing or displays a tattoo that poses a safety hazard, could detract from the experience of other guests, or fails to comply with Hurricane Harbor Chicago Dress Code, if a guest refuses all reasonable options. Guests requiring special accommodations should speak to a member of the Public Safety management team upon arrival at the Waterpark.
Food, beverages, or coolers may not be brought into the park.
How do I bring a cooler into the water park?
Any Guest who purchases the Picnic Pass will be eligible to bring one (1) cooler into the water park for the day
What size cooler can I bring into the water park?
With the purchase of a Picnic Pass, the Maximum Cooler size 25” long x 14” high x 14” wide (48 Quarts)
What can I bring inside of the cooler?
Sealed un-opened beverages that are non-alcoholic are allowed to enter the water park inside the cooler including ice. NO glass of any type, bottles or otherwise such as dishes.
Other Cooler Rules & Regulations
Beverages may not enter the park separate from the cooler (i.e. in an additional storage device such as a backpack, carriage or wagon, etc.). Small Plastic Utensils the size of a normal fork, knife and spoon will be allowed including serving devices such as tongs. All coolers will be required to go through X-ray and are subjected to physical search
Food, beverages, coolers and grills may not be brought into the park. The only food exceptions are for food allergies as described below and infant food, in non-glass jars. The use of grills and open flames, are strictly prohibited, in and around the property, including parking lots.
Guests who suffer from sensitivities or life-threatening allergies may bring food into the park if they do not feel comfortable with the menu options available. In this case, the food must be limited to the individual with the allergy and may contain: two sealable sandwich bags (7×8 inches) and one snack to accommodate their visit (such as a piece of fruit, or a fruit bar, or a snack that fits in a sandwich bag). One small soft-sided cooler may be brought into the park to carry these items. No outside beverages are permitted. Please see Security at screening to receive a medical sticker.
Guests using profanity or abusive language, symbols or gestures may be ejected from the park without refund.
Line jumping is strictly prohibited. Guests are not permitted to save places in line or exit the line and return for any reason. Violators will be ejected without a refund.
Loose articles such as purses, backpacks, and beverage containers should be left with non-riders or secured in lockers. Cell phones or other small items should be secured in cargo pockets, zippered jacket pockets, or waist packs. Cell phone usage on and during the ride is NOT permitted.
Lockers for rent are available in Hurricane Harbor’s Changing Room Area. The lockers work with electronic pin code access and accept both dollar bills and credit cards. Each attraction has its own requirements regarding loose articles including some rides where NO loose articles are permitted. Please refer to the Safety and Accessibility Guide for a detailed list of Loose Article policies by ride.
Six Flags and its employees are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items and items that are lost on rides are generally not able to be located and are damaged beyond repair. For everyone’s safety, we will not attempt to retrieve your item while the park is in operation.
In addition to the Six Flags Guest Code of Conduct, guests are required to comply with all local, state and federal laws, as well as individual park policies, rules and instructions posted or otherwise listed.
Pets are not permitted in the park, with the exception of service animals. There is no kennel facility available at Six Flags. We can refer you to a local kennel for use during your visit. Pets may not be left in or tied to an unattended vehicle in the parking lot.
By entering the park, guests grant Six Flags the right to film, video, record or photograph them on park property for any reason without payment or consideration. Six Flags requests that all photographs or video taken by our guests be used for their personal use and enjoyment only. Any use, reuse or reproduction for commercial purposes without the express written consent of Six Flags is strictly prohibited. Six Flags reserves the right to refuse to allow photography of any kind as necessary at individual locations. No commercial photography of any kind is permitted. Specifically, the use of the following equipment is not permitted:
- Go Pro cameras
- Lenses greater than three-and-one-half inches in length
- Interchangeable lenses of any kind
- Any camera mounted to a vehicle, drone, cart, scooter or other moving object
- No cameras (video, still, cell-phone, smart phones, etc.) are allowed on any rides at any time. No exceptions.
All Six Flags rides, shows and attractions are protected by copyright. Guests must have written permission to use photographs and/or videotape of Six Flags images for commercial broadcasting, advertising, marketing or publishing in any medium.
The following items are not permitted at any time:
- Food/coolers (except special diet and infant food)
- Lawn/folding chairs
- Magic markers, spray paint
- Glass bottles
- Laser Pointers
- Spiked clothing/jewelry
- Chemical weapons, mace/pepper spray
- Unmanned ariel vehicles (drones)
- Selfie sticks, monpods, and similar devices
Guests are not permitted to enter restricted areas, including ride and backstage areas. Personal items that are lost in ride areas should be reported to the ride operator and Lost and Found. Six Flags will make every effort to retrieve lost articles after normal operating hours. Guests entering restricted areas may be ejected from the park without refund and may be subject to civil penalties.
Safety is our number-one priority. Guests with certain body proportions, heights, or weights may not be able to enjoy certain rides if the safety restraints will not operate as designed. Specific ride information is available at the ride and at Guest Relations.
There is an inherent risk in participating in any amusement ride or waterpark attraction. We expect riders to exercise good judgment and act in a responsible manner. Guests must also obey all oral and written warnings and properly use all ride safety equipment provided. Guests who do not comply with ride rules may be ejected from the park without refund. Please refer to specific guidelines posted at the entrance of every ride.
All Guests who leave the park should get their hands stamped at the exit/re-entry gate. Transferring hand stamps is strictly prohibited. Re-entry to the park is by hand stamp only and is not allowed after the posted time.
Selfie sticks, monopods, and similar devices are not allowed inside Six Flags parks.
Six Flags allows smoking only in areas identified as designated smoking areas. All other areas in the parks are smoke-free, and smoking is strictly prohibited. Electronic cigarette users are required follow the same policies. Guests smoking outside of the designated areas will be ejected from the park without refund.
No cannabis or derived products are allowed to be possessed, smoked or consumed on property.
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests, Six Flags prohibits the operation or use of any unmanned aerial vehicle on, from, or above Six Flags’ premises absent specific written consent. This includes all UAVs, also commonly known as “drones,” regardless of their size, weight or purpose.
We want you to have the most fun you can at Hurricane Harbor. The following rules are in place to make sure that all our guests are as safe as possible during their visit.
- Please keep an eye on your young children, they should not be left unattended
- To make sure you have a safe experience, height, weight, and health restrictions are strictly enforced
- For water safety, make sure non-swimmers are accompanied by an adult who can swim
- If you are wearing a cast, check with Guest Services since casts are not allowed on slides and most attractions
- Please do not wear eyeglasses or jewelry in pools, as they may not be retrieveable if lost during operations
- Since it can get so slippery, running is not allowed anywhere in the waterpark
- Diving is not allowed for safety reasons
- Hurricane Harbor is a smoke-free environment, smoking is only permitted in designated areas
- Capacity is limited, so the park may not be available to all guests during peak times.