Six Flags Great America is getting a new roller coaster for the 2018 season.

Every summer, I look forward to going to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. I'm a huge fan of roller coasters.

As a kid, my family would take "Roller Coaster Vacations." We would go amusement park hopping to check out the best ones across the country.

2018 is going to be very exciting because they are going to have a new roller coaster at Great America.

According to,

"Six Flags Great America has announced the name of their new roller coaster, the Mardi Gras Hangover, which will open this summer."

Here are some stats about the new ride...

  • World's largest coaster of it's kind
  • 100 feet tall
  • 360-degree revolutions with multiple inversions
  • 32 seats in unique “face-off” design, guests seated back-to-back and face-to-face
  • Inverted hang-time with riders suspended upside down for extended times
  • The park’s 16th coaster

Check out a preview HERE.

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