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Batman: The Ride: the first part of our look at Inverted Coasters

After building another stand-up for KECO (Kings Entertainment Company) in 1991 at California’s Great America (Santa Clara, CA), Jim Wintrode, the general manager of Six Flags Great America went to B&M with a concept that would revolutionize the industry:  a roller coaster with cars dangling under the track… capable of inversions.  2,001 more words


The greatest Innovation in the 1990's: a prelude to our look at Inverted Coasters

In the mid 1980’s, two engineers were starting to make a name for themselves working at Giovanola et Freres, an Intamin AG subcontractor based in Switzerland.  1,418 more words


POV Thursday: Goliath

For our final edition of POV Thursday, let’s take a virtual ride on Goliath at Six Flags Great America, a high-speed IBox coaster designed by Rocky Mountain Construction. 99 more words

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Jobs: Six Flags Great America looking to hire over 3,000 seasonal employees

GURNEE, Ill. — Six Flags Great America is looking to hire over 3,000 seasonal employees ranging from entry-level to management-level positions including paid internships.

Job fairs are scheduled for February 20; March 5, 12; and April 2, 13, 27. 113 more words


Around the Bowl in 30 seconds: Part 1 of our Bowl Slide Serie

In 1999, Proslide introduced the ProBOWL, one of the first ever slide that integrated a Bowl shaped element.  The first installation was at Golfland-Sunsplash (Roseville, CA) and features a 30 feet wide circular bowl.   1,025 more words

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Special Six Flags Fan Gets Big Halloween Surprise

CHICAGO (CBS) — Six Flags Great America came through for a Glenview woman on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume for her special needs son. 290 more words


Six Flags St. Louis Loses Bet, Renames Ride "Cubs Thunder"

The Cubs advanced to the NLCS on Tuesday after their win against the Cardinals and there was cause for concern for Six Flags St. Louis. 169 more words