All Six Flags Reopening Dates, “Hurricane Harbor” Waterpark to Become Second Gate at Great America Theme Park


Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, today announced that another of its parks has received state authorization to reopen with a full complement of rides and attractions, Six Flags Great America. Currently, 23 of the company’s 27 parks are open or have approval to open for the 2021 season, including Magic Mountain in California. Six Flags continues to work with government officials to gain authorization to operate its remaining properties.

Six Flags Great America, in Gurnee, Illinois, will open for its 45th year on April 24, 2021. In addition, the waterpark in Gurnee will open with a separate gate on May 29, at which time Hurricane Harbor Chicago will become the company’s 27th park.

Six Flags Great America’s water park “Hurricane Harbor Chicago” is now a separate park instead of Six Flags Great America being considered as a water/theme park.

The parks will operate at reduced attendance levels, in accordance with state reopening guidelines for theme parks, utilizing a reservation system.

Open Six Flags Parks:

The following list shows the Six Flags parks that have already opened or will be opening soon, with a full lineup of rides and attractions.

Six Flags has established attendance caps that are in accordance with current state guidelines to allow for proper social distancing. All Members, Season Pass holders and all guests with a single-day or group ticket will need to make a reservation at Guests who buy single day tickets will be able to reserve during the purchase process.

Six Flags has many COVID safety precautions already in place that have proven to be effective at Six Flags parks that have been during the 2020 season, including:

  • Masks will be required to be worn by employees and all guests over the age of two;
  • Contactless IR thermal imaging will be used to screen temperatures of guests and employees prior to entry;
  • Advanced security screening technology will allow for touchless bag checks;
  • Easy-to-identify distance markers have been added in all park entry, restroom, retail locations, and ride and dining queue lines to encourage social distancing;
  • Modified menus and implementation of mobile food ordering will help facilitate touchless transactions;
  • Self-service buffets and salad bars will be reconfigured to eliminate guest contact with food;
  • Increased sanitization and disinfecting of high touch points including all public seating, tabletops, counters, handrails, doors, and trash cans will occur frequently;
  • Restroom staff will be available to disinfect each stall and sink area on a frequent basis;
  • Multiple alcohol-based hand-sanitizer stations will be located throughout the park;
  • Safety messaging and reminders will be communicated on Six Flags’ website, newsletters, and in-park announcements; and
  • Frontline team members will go through extensive COVID-19 training.

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