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✿✿Little Amerricka - I'm pretty sure this was at Santa's Village in Dundee, IL

Old Amusement Parks

Old Amusement Parks - posted in Other Roadside Business / Attractions: It seems that a good number of my childhood memories come from visiting amusement parks or fairs with midways. My dad taught us how to properly lean to make the Tilt-A-Whirl go fast enough to make us all queasy (and I have passed this along to my kids- it's an important life skill, you know!)By the number of websites I have come across that commemorate defunct parks and show what's up at parks still operati...

Six Flags Great America is just 45 min. northwest of Chicago. The Big Thrill, X Flight and the Grand Columbia Carousel are among the many rides. Top it off with our 20-acre water park!

15 Favorite Midwest Amusement Parks

Six Flags Great America is just 45 min. northwest of Chicago. The Big Thrill, X Flight and the Grand Columbia Carousel are among the many rides. Top it off with our 20-acre water park!

Great America - American Eagle Roller Coaster in Gurnee, IL Old Picture

Great America - American Eagle Roller Coaster in Gurnee, IL Old Picture

The Tidal Wave roller coaster at Marriott's GREAT AMERICA

Tidal Wave

The Tidal Wave was the first new roller coaster added to the Marriott’s GREAT AMERICA parks. To lure opening-season guests back for 1977, the Tidal Wave rolled out across Yankee Harbor in San…

Tidal Wave (Six Flags Great America)

Tidal Wave - Six Flags Great America (Gurnee, Illinois, United States)

Tidal Wave (Six Flags Great America)

The American Eagle roller coaster was the world's largest wooden roller coaster at the time.

Images: #TBT Gallery revisits Great America

This week's #TBT Gallery revisits Great America in the '70s, '80s and '90s

Front Seat Shockwave Roller Coaster Six Flags Gurnee, Illinois
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Shockwave Roller Coaster Six Flags Gurnee, Illinois - Front Seat POV

Front Seat Shockwave Roller Coaster Six Flags Gurnee, Illinois

Yankee Harbor as seen from The Southern Cross

Cross - Yankee Harbor

Don't go near the Edge.

The Edge

The Edge made its debut in both Gurnee and Santa Clara in 1983. Similar to the case of The Demon roller coaster, The Edge was a major attraction that was not integrated into the theme of its sectio…

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Fly like an Eagle Best viewed on black

The Edge Great America Gurnee, located in Orleans Place along side the railroad

California's Great America Has Had Some Awesome Rides That Are No Longer There, How Many Do Your Remember?

California's Great America first opened its doors in 1976 and has seen featured in movies such as Beverly Hills Cop III.

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Eagle's Flight / Delta Flyer - Eagle's Flight station in Gurnee

Flashback Roller Coaster by elisfkc

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American Eagle under construction Gurnee, Illinois
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American Eagle under construction Gurnee, Illinois

The Power Dive

Six Flags Great America's lost attractions

When Marriott's Great America, now Six Flags Great America, first opened in Gurnee in 1976, it looked a lot different than it does today. For every Whizzer, a coaster that still exists, there's a Tidal Wave, Shockwave or Z-Force, rides existing only in memory.

Delta Flyer Sign

Eagle's Flight / Delta Flyer - Delta Flyer sign