| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Total Darkness doesn't have as detailed a set as the five other haunted attractions at Six Flags Great America's Fright Fest or as many actors trying to scare you, but the extremely basic house — which has no lights, not even a little bit —...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Amusement parks, like NFL teams, run on superlatives: biggest, baddest, best.
So when Six Flags Great America in Gurnee announced Thursday it plans to build the steepest, fastest wooden roller coaster in the world with the longest drop, ride lovers...
| Oct 28, 2011
Here's our quick Halloween “how” guide. First up, how did a holiday that takes its name from a Catholic holy day — All Hallows' Eve, the eve of All Saints' Day — become the day to dress up in costume and ask for candy, tell...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Hold tight and get ready to scream, ride lovers: Six Flags Great America may soon have a new wooden roller coaster.
The suburban amusement park is planning to build a coaster that could be as high as 165 feet, and officials hint it might set a record...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:42 PM
When Ben Gordon left the Bulls for Detroit four summers ago, I likened watching him to riding a great roller coaster. Roller coaster guys won't take you on a journey. But they shake you and thrill you and give you a memory. I can think of many crummier...
| May 19, 2008
It's a big year for fans of theme parks and roller coasters all over North America.
The long list of new attractions includes the rock 'n' roll-themed Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; the Nickelodeon-themed park at Minnesota's Mall of America; Toy...
| Apr 13, 2010
Construction is underway of the "Little Dipper" roller coaster, moved from the now-closed Kiddieland to its new home at Six Flags Great America.
The 60-year-old wooden roller coaster left west suburban Melrose Park for far north suburban Gurnee after...
| Apr 15, 2010
The "Little Dipper" roller coaster is now being reassembled at its new home at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.
The 60-year-old wooden amusement park ride left its long time home at Kiddieland in Melrose Park after it closed for good in September 2009....
| Jul 14, 2009
| 7:18 AM
Halsted Tastes Better - Amusement Park Deals - Dr. Joseph Siegler - Pianoman - Eddie Money - Botanic Backyard - Gary Owen
Monday, July 13
Time for Talent
Halsted Tastes Better
Benefiting the Lakeview Pantry
(From Barry - Irving...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 5:30 AM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2012, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are being teased in elaborate marketing campaigns.
| Nov 12, 2010
| 9:44 AM
It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye
ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks.
Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...