Six Flags Great America to Celebrate 40 Seasons in 2015

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Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:00 am

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Six Flags Great America to Celebrate 40 Seasons in 2015

GURNEE, Ill., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Great America is

excited to announce a celebration of 40 Seasons of Thrills in 2015.

Initially built with a $50 million dollar investment, thousands of

workers and enumerable details, Great America embodied the country's

bicentennial with classic Americana-themed territories when it opened

in 1976. Today, it is one of the largest theme parks in the country.

Guests are invited to join in the fun for a retrospective look back at

favorite shows, classic rides, plus weekly events featuring the park's

world-class roller coasters.

"In 2015 we plan to celebrate our park's history and how it has grown

to one of the premiere amusement parks in the country," said park

president, Hank Salemi. "From the American Eagle to Goliath, and

Whizzer to X Flight, the skyline of Great America has grown

impressively over the last four decades,"

As a part of the 40th season celebration, the park will

-- Completely refresh the Carousel Plaza and Hometown Square sections

of the park bringing back a nostalgic and classic feel to these

signature territories

-- Restore three original children's rides to introduce to the next

generation of thrill seekers: Tots Livery Surrey Carriages Red Baron

Airplanes Lady Bugs

-- Celebrate each roller coaster with in-park festivities and weekly

events

The park's evolution over the past 40 seasons has lead the way with

innovative, one-of-a-kind roller coasters, state-of-the-art shows and

the development of a 20-acre water park.

From just three coasters at inauguration to fourteen today, Six Flags

Great America, including Hurricane Harbor, is now home to more than 80

rides, slides and attractions spread across 100 acres of land. It is

home to the world's tallest, steepest and fastest wooden roller

coaster - Goliath - and boasts the most wooden roller coaster track in

the world!

Six Flags is also announcing the start of 2015 Season Pass sales with

a limited time offer through Labor Day featuring the lowest prices of

the year on 2015 Passes. August 28 through September 1, guests will

receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass with each Pass purchased.

Gold Season Passes include admission to both Six Flags Great America

and Hurricane Harbor, and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as

free parking and special admission offers for friends. 2015 Season

Passes provide unlimited visits any operating day for the rest of 2014

(including park admission to Fright Fest@) and all of 2015.

The biggest Fright Fest@ ever is coming this fall with extended hours

every Saturday until midnight. It will be six weekends featuring six

haunted houses and six frightastic shows! For more information about

upcoming 2015 Six Flags rides and attractions, including a video

highlighting the new rides and attractions, visit

www.sixflags.com/2015news.

About Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor Two great parks,

one destination! Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags

Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14

heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, spectacular

shows, three children's themed areas with over 30 rides and a

nighttime parade.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation Six Flags Entertainment

Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with

$1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico

and Canada. For 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of

families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water

parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters,

Fright Fest@ and Holiday in the Park@. For more information, visit

www.sixflags.com.

Follow us at twitter.com/SFGreat_America     Like us at

facebook.com/SFGreatAmerica

Photos and video on the 40 Seasons Celebration can be found here:

https://sixflags.box.com/s/uybzh5qdib6rpjq0bq9m

Video - http://youtu.be/6fVGeh_nuzA

SOURCE Six Flags Great America

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/CONTACT: Katy Enrique, 847-625-7544, kEnrique@sftp.com; Tess Claussen, 847-625-7545, tClaussen@sftp.com

/Web Site: http://www.sixflags.com

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