Six Flag's Great America

Gurnee, Illinois


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Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois

One of the best ways to start off any visit to Six Flags Great America is to go get a ride on one of the best steel coasters at the park...the Whizzer.  Normally there's not a huge line for this ride and it's near the entrance to the park.  Here Carrie is fastening her seat-belt before "whizzing" off.

Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois

The Whizzer does not have a chain lift, instead each car has an electric motor that propels the ride up the spiral lift. 

Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois

You can see the Whizzer's spiral lift here from the second hill.  If you look at my Great America pictures from the 1980's you'll notice that there was little vegetation around the Whizzer then but it has grown up nicely for some added effect.


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