As Six Flags Great America approaches its grand reopening date, the Illinois park is filling out its spring calendar with special events. 

The park’s rides will be available for the first time since 2019 starting on April 24. Less than a week later on April 30, Great America will host an nighttime event exclusively for Six Flags members and season passholders, with each guest allowed to bring one non-passholder friend for $20. 

From 6 to 11 p.m., guests can ride:

  • American Eagle
  • Batman: The Ride
  • Columbia Carousel
  • Demon
  • Giant Drop
  • Goliath
  • The Joker
  • Mardi Gras Hangover
  • Maxx Force
  • Raging Bull
  • Revolution
  • Superman: Ultimate Flight
  • Vertical Velocity
  • Viper
  • X Flight
  • Whizzer

All of the available attractions have a height limit of at least 48 inches. Like all other visits to Six Flags parks right now, the appreciation event will require guests to secure a reservation in advance to manage Great America’s limited capacity.

In May, Great America will host an all-new Taste of Six Flags food festival. For the weekends of May 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23, the Hometown Square area will feature booths “the best bites from around the Six Flags family of parks,” according to the park’s website.

While the new menu items are not included with admission to the park, guests can purchase punch cards featuring 12 credits for food and beverage for $30, with three bonus credits for anyone with an all-season dining pass. 

Besides all the COVID-19 protocols — requiring masks and physical distancing — the biggest change for Great America’s 2021 season will be over at its Hurricane Harbor water park. For the first time, guests can buy a ticket just for Hurricane Harbor.  When it opens on May 29, the water park will also feature a new, record-setting ride: the 86-foot-tall Tsunami Surge, the world’s tallest water coaster.

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