Six Flags Great America Reopens April 24th With New Safety Measures


Six Flags Great America reopens to the public April 24, 2021. (BusinessWire)

Six Flags Great America, in Gurnee, Illinois, will open for its 45th year on April 24, 2021. In addition, the waterpark in Gurnee will open with a separate gate on May 29, 2021.


The parks will operate at reduced attendance levels, in accordance with state reopening guidelines for theme parks, utilizing a reservation system. The park will also continue to implement the extensive safety measures introduced during its Holiday in the Park Lights event in 2020.


“We are thrilled to add Six Flags Great America to the growing list of Six Flags parks that are either already open or have a firm reopening date, including Hurricane Harbor Rockford,” said Senior Vice President of Park Operations, Bonnie Weber. “Last year, we safely entertained nearly seven million guests in adherence to government and CDC health guidelines, and we continue to set the standard for safe operations at each of our parks,” continued Weber.


Six Flags Great America’s Park President Hank Salemi added, “Six Flags Great America is a beloved summer tradition for many, and we are excited to open our park and get our world-class collection of thrills running again. Our team is eager to welcome back our guests in a safe environment, providing the much-needed fun we have all missed this past year.”




Safety Measures


Six Flag Great America will be controlling the maximum daily attendance to maximize the space available to each guest.


All visitors, include pass holders and members, will need to make advance reservations prior to their visit.


All guests and team members will undergo a temperature check upon arrival, and guests over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask throughout their time on the property (except in pools and waterpark attractions). Mask Break Zones will be available.



All guests over age 2 will be required to wear a mask throughout their visit.

Only card and mobile payments will be accepted.


The park has developed custom plans on their rides to minimize contact between parties and promote social distancing, such as leaving empty seats between guests.


For a full list of health and safety measures click here.




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