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Six Flags Great America Information

General Information

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Park Info:
Six Flags Great America
542 N Route 21
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 249-4636

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General Information

Park Entry
Six Flags Great America uses an Airport-like electronic screening system at the front gate entry turnstiles. All bags, purses, etc. may be subject to inspection. Sorry, coolers, food, drinks and picnic items may not be taken into the park. Picnic tables are located at the far east end of the parking lot - fires are not permitted.
Announcements / Paging
Six Flags Great America does not offer in-park paging. Pages may be made only for medical emergencies. Be sure to have a specific meeting place for your group. Guests may leave messages for parties at Guest Relations.
Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
For your convenience, ATM's are located inside and outside the Park's entrance, in County Fair near Skeedaddle, in the Farmer's Market area, in Southwest Territory near Crazy Buffalo, in Orleans Place near French Quarter Collectables, and in Yukon Territory near Claimjumpers.
Baby Care
Baby changing tables are located in most women's and men's restrooms. A private area for nursing is located at First Aid.
Cameras And Video Equipment
Camera Equipment is not allowed on most rides! For your safety only the following mild rides allow cameras: Columbia Carousel, Six Flags Scenic Railway, And Sky Trek Tower. Ride Hosts are not responsible for any personal items.
Candy or Gum Chewing
Do not eat candy, food, etc... or chew gum while riding any ride.
Car Trouble
If you are experiencing car trouble, visit Guest Relations for assistance.
Credit Cards
American Express, Master Card, Visa, and Discover are accepted at the ticket booths, all gift shops and at major restaurants.
Dress Code
Six Flags Great America enforces a dress code in keeping with their family environment. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times. Bikini tops and clothing with inappropriate words, phrases or graphics are prohibited. All clothing is subject to management review and discretion.

First Aid

Located in Hometown Park across from The Orbit. Emergency Medical Technicians are on duty. Guests may also store and administer medication and dispose of syringes at First Aid.
Fast Lane Pass
Fast Lane is a ride when you want queue line system. You enter the station via the special fast lane pass entrance. For $15.00 you receive a punch card that is good for 4 rides. (Sharing is permitted) Not all rides honor the Fast Lane Pass. A list of available rides is located at the Fast Lane Center, located in Hometown Square.
Food and Drinks
Keep an eye on what your child eats. Avoid too many foods with high sugar content. Natural juice chillers, bottled water and milk are available in the park. It is not always a good idea to permit children to ride spinning rides immediately after eating. Instead, you can watch some of the parks live musical shows, see the IMAX film, or visit the Arcade until enough time has elapsed to settle tiny stomach. If it is a hot day, remember to drink extra fluids and periodically take cover in the shade. Avoid eating lunch during the noon hour or dinner at 5 p.m. Ride some of the more popular rides at these times, while everyone else is eating their meals.
Guest Relations
Located at the main entrance, Guest Relations can assist with  hotel, tourist and Park Information. If you have any concerns, comments or compliments about your visit, please notify Guest Relations before leaving the Park.
Guests with disabilities
Please stop at Guest relations to pick up a Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities. Hearing-impaired Guests are welcome to use the TDD telephone at Guest Relations.
There are plenty of lockers located at the front gate, Orleans Place restrooms and Farmer's Market restrooms.
Lost and Found
Claim lost items at Lost and Found, located at Lost Parents in Hometown Park. Six Flags Great America is not responsible for anything lost, stolen or broken. Please be aware of pre-ride announcements and secure all lost items before boarding a ride.
Lost and separated children
When you enter the park, point out an employee dressed in uniform. Tell your child, that if they become separated from your group, to find someone dressed in that uniform. If your child(ren) become separated from your party, contact the nearest host/hostess or security officer for assistance, or visit Lost Parents in Hometown Park Across from The Orbit.
If you intend to return to the park later the same day, please retain your ticket and have your hand stamped at the main entrance prior to leaving.
Parent Swap
Under this program, one parent may wait with your child(ren) at the exit of a height restricted ride.
The other parent enters the regular queue line and waits in line. When the parent in line has ridden and exited, the parent who waited with the child may enter the ride through the exit and ride. A child of appropriate height may ride twice (once with each parent) if they so desire.
Park Info
Visit the park on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday when crowds are smaller. Check the operating hours for the day you plan to attend.
Ride Openings
At various time during the season, some rides may be open only during peak hours for example, noon - 8 p.m. Such variations will be posted at the ride entrance.
Ride Restrictions
Six Flags Great America is a park for all ages. The rides and attractions are unique and appropriate for different ages and heights. Height restrictions are set by the ride manufacturer and are strictly enforced. Riders should note the height and health restrictions (including pregnancy) posted at the entrance to each ride. For your convenience a one-time height check is available at Guest Relations so the smaller Guests do not have to be re-measured at each attraction.
 Weather Safety
Rides may be closed for a time if there is lightning in the area, high winds or moderate to heavy rain Most of the attractions and rides remain in operation despite some rain. We will re-open any closed rides as soon as possible.
No rain checks or refunds are available.
Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed buildings and in ride queue lines. Adult guests may smoke on outside patios and the main midway.
Stroller and Wheelchair Rental
Strollers and wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicles are available for rent just outside the Main Entrance. However, the number is limited, so you may want to bring your own stroller from home. A deposit of a valid Driver's License, Photo ID Card,  major credit card or Military ID is required.
Telephones / Drinking Fountains
These facilities are located near each restroom throughout the park. Consult park map for restroom locations.


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