Monday, May 7, 2012
Six Flags Set to Soar this Summer With G Force Fun!
We're super stoked at what's in store for summer at Six Flags Great America. In 2011 we rocked Universal Orlando's Two Theme Parks for an entire week of amusement park fun, and checked out Disney World as well. This year we're playing in our own back yard, with our home team fav, Six Flags Great America. Every year the kids earn free passes through the park's reading program. And we've had great past success pairing up with other friends with similar age/height/bravery factor kids and enough adults to wrangle the monkeys.
Sagezilla is finally tall enough and brave enough to rock the bigger coasters...and 2012 looks to big a big one in new coaster news. X Flight opens for Season Pass Previews on May 12-13, and opens to the world on May 16th.
Revolutionary Wing Coaster Coming to Six Flags Great America in 2012
First Theme Park in the U.S. to Build State-of-the-Art Wing Coaster
Get ready to take flight! Six Flags Great America's new X-Flight is a ground-breaking wing coaster featuring cutting-edge technology. The Gurnee theme park is the first to announce plans for a wing coaster in the U.S. X-Flight will take riders on a flight that defies gravity, with no track above or below them. Riders sit in pairs, suspended on either side of the track with their feet dangling, as they begin their climb up a 12-story plunge launching them into speeds of 55mph through 3,000 feet of intense drops and five inversions, including a barrel roll and zero-g roll. One of the most adrenaline-pumping moments on the ride is an extreme fly-through where the coaster speeds straight toward a structure, before making a last-minute vertical flip to fit through a keyhole cut-out.
“Six Flags Great America has a long history of introducing legendary rides and first-of-its-kind roller coasters,” said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America Park President. “What makes X-Flight so unique is soaring through 3,000 feet of high- speed drops, loops and turns, with nothing above or below you. The coaster’s train actually looks like a plane with seats suspended on either side of the track. It’s like nothing you have ever experienced before. We are thrilled to bring this revolutionary wing coaster to our guests for the 2012 season.”
X-Flight is designed by acclaimed Swiss manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard, who also designed Six Flags Great America favorites: Raging Bull, SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight and BATMAN: The Ride. The wing coaster will make its home in the County Fair section of the park.
Six Flags Great America is located between Chicago and Milwaukee and offers fun for the entire family with 14 heart- pounding roller coasters, a free 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, a nighttime illuminated parade and three children’s themed areas.
Check out Six Flags Great America's main site for tickets and full park details.