May 20, 2004
GRAND OPENING OF NEW MARDI GRAS SECTION
While experiencing Mardi Gras, families can enjoy the addition of two rides designed
especially with them in mind. Located at the heart of Mardi Gras, guests travel up, up
and away on the new Big Easy Balloons, a colorfully designed ride that provides a
beautiful, whiny view of the festivities below. The area's fourth attraction, the Jester's
Wild Ride, provides everyone with a unique trip on a Mardi Gras parade float that rocks
forward and backward on a specially designed U-shaped track. Then, just when guests
think they have it all figured out, this innovative family adventure's signature spin kicks in.
The new Mardi Gras section is the focal point for the new entertainment that can be
found throughout the park, and in addition to its four new rides, the area is home to
exciting new dining and shows! The grand opening of the Bayou Grill provides an
entertaining sit-down dining option for park guests, serving traditional Cajun cuisine. In
addition, the new Mardi Gras stage will host live music every day.
The fun atmosphere and spirit of the Mardi Gras party will be carried throughout the
entire park. The addition of Six Flags' fifth new attraction, Revolution, is a star-spangled
addition that is sure to be a favorite. Located in the park's County Fair section, the
Revolution is a brightly colored pendulum that swings and spins its passengers round
and round more than 65 feet into the air.
With Mardi Gras as its theme for the 2004 season, Six Flags Great America is
welcoming an exciting new entertainment line-up that offers something for everyone.
New shows include the debut of the World of Magic, an amazing illusion and magic
spectacle; and Top Speed, an amazing IMAX experience. Back by popular demand, the
world-renowned Espana family is unveiling a brand-new show, Defying Limits, with aerial
artistry that will take everyone's breath away.
Six Flags Great America provides entertainment that will delight, thrill and amaze. In
celebration of the new area, May is Mardi Gras! Six Flags' most popular festival takes
place every weekend in May, and culminates in the Mardi Gras parade at the end of
each day's festivities. From world-class entertainment and tasty treats to awesome new
attractions, Six Flags Great America's Mardi Gras party can not be replicated anywhere
else in the Midwest - and is one that no one will want to miss.