Six Flags Great America sets reopening date: report

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Great America sets reopening date: report
EMBED <>More Videos

Six Flags Great America in Gurnee has set its reopening date amid the Illinois COVID-19 pandemic.

GURNEE, Ill. (WLS) -- Six Flags Great America has set a reopening date for its Gurnee theme park.

It plans to reopen with rides on April 24, according to the Daily Herald.

The park said that unlike last year when rides were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its roller coasters and other attractions will all be available to ride.

RELATED: Six Flags Great America now offering drive-thru Holiday in the Park lights experience

However, that's all pending government approval.

Last May, park President Hank Salemi said Six Flags put extensive safety measures in place in light of the pandemic.

RELATED: Six Flags Great America visitors can expect capacity control, extensive cleaning when amusement park reopens

At the time, he said in order to limit capacity, guests will now have to make reservations online. They will go through a touchless entry, which will take their temperature. The park will be filled with hand washing and sanitizing stations. There will be distancing in the lines and on the rides, with every other row of seats empty, and the equipment will be sanitized after every ride.