'Eagle' roller coaster fans can ride backwards

August 8, 2011 6:37:44 AM PDT
Six Flags Great America is making one of its attractions even more thrilling starting Monday.

The blue side of the American Eagle roller coaster will run backwards. Fans of the double-tracked ride can experience the 147-ft. drop at 66 miles per hour from a different view.

The last time American Eagle went backwards was in 2005.

The "Backwards Blue" cars return to celebrate the park's 60th anniversary. This time, they will run backwards until September 17.

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