Exciting New Thrill Ride Arriving at Great America Next Year

Breaking the multiyear dry spell of new attractions, Six Flags Great America officials made a significant announcement on Wednesday. The beloved Gurnee amusement park is set to unveil a thrilling new ride in the upcoming year.

Named “Sky Striker,” this pendulum-style ride promises an adrenaline-pumping experience, propelling riders at speeds of up to 75 mph and hoisting them 17 stories high into the air, as confirmed by Six Flags.

Sky Striker presents a sophisticated and faster rendition of the classic swinging pirate ship often seen at carnivals. In this iteration, the ride reaches astonishing heights, spiraling riders in a circular motion as they ascend toward the sky. This captivating adventure is being hailed as the tallest pendulum thrill ride in the entire Midwest.

Rachel Kendziora, spokesperson for the Gurnee park, shared that similar rides can be found at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Over Georgia.

Notably, Sky Striker marks the first brand-new attraction to grace the Gurnee theme park in a span of five years. The current season has seen no new rides introduced, with the previous year’s focus being on a superhero-themed makeover for the section once known as Yankee Harbor. This revamped area, now named DC Universe, incorporated three existing rides into its new theme.

The most recent completely original addition to the park was Maxx Force, the thrilling roller coaster that made its debut in July 2019.

In 2021, the adjacent water park, Hurricane Harbor, introduced Tsunami Surge, an impressive 86-foot-tall water coaster touted as the world’s tallest of its kind.

In preparation for the arrival of Sky Striker, officials have shared that the Dare Devil Dive attraction in the park’s County Fair section, featuring skydiving and bungee jumping-style activities, will be dismantled. Dare Devil Dive, which first opened its doors in April 1997, has remained closed for this season.

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