Six Flags Great America opens Friday, but some rides are delayed – NBC Chicago
Six Flags Great America fans can start heading to the park starting Friday, although some rides are not yet available to the public.
Gurnee Theme Park kicked off its 2022 season on Friday with “the widest range of upgrades in over 15 years,” including new dining options and amenities, in addition to the new part of the park.
Six Flags has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to launch a series of reimagined attractions based on DC Comics, but these are now slated to open “later this spring.”
“As we kick off the 2022 season, we are focused on improving the customer experience through technology, park improvements and innovation,” park chairman John Krajnak said in a statement. . “As the Midwest’s premier family entertainment destination, we’re laser-focused on delivering incredible customer service in a beautiful, modern, state-of-the-art environment.”
As for the DC Universe, more details on the schedule weren’t immediately released.
Across three rides, iconic heroes and villains will take center stage in the park’s rebranding.
The U-shaped ride formerly known as Vertical Velocity will now be called The Flash: Vertical Velocity. Yankee Clipper, the long-running timber channel water coaster that opened in 1976, will now be known as Aquaman Splashdown, and the Whirligig coaster that swirled riders will become DC Super-Villains Swing .
Yankee Harbor had previously housed two rides based on the famous comic books, Batman: The Ride and The Joker Free-Fly Coaster.
DC themes will also resonate throughout the park’s new dining and shopping experiences. Named after superhero Steel, Steelworks Pub will feature a beer garden and a new treat menu.
Visitors can also head to Batman’s hometown of Gotham City for various snacks. Sweet treats will be served by Captain Cold Ice Cream, which pays homage to the Flash comic book villain.
In addition to the new section, the park plans to open Hurricane Harbor on May 28. The separate-entry water park is home to the 86-foot Tsunami Surge, which is the tallest roller coaster in the world. The ride debuted last year.
Six Flags tickets can be purchased here, and Hurricane Harbor tickets can be purchased here.