Grab your most thrill seeking friends and get ready for a summer of fun at one of the best theme parks for adrenaline junkies in Gurnee, Illinois. 

Let me start by letting you know that you will not catch me on a roller coaster. Not today, not tomorrow, not this summer or pretty much ever. I am scared of almost everything and after a few weeks of vertigo in 2019 and recent ankle surgery, you can catch this lady playing games and not on those thriller rides.

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However, I know I'm in the minority on this one and that there are TONS of roller coaster lovers who flock to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois every summer to scream their brains off.

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If you're an adrenaline junkie, you'll be excited to know that Six Flags Great America here in Illinois is the fifth best theme park for you in the country.

A different Six Flags, Six Flags Magic Mountain in California takes the stop spot for adrenaline junkies according to a new study from JeffBet, and second, third, and fourth are: Cedar Point in Ohio, Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey and Kings Island in Ohio.

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You know for someone who is totally afraid of all rides, I've actually been to two of the top five American theme parks for adrenaline junkies. But those were not trips I requested... those were my brother's vacations. I'd rather be on the beach.

Are you an adrenaline junkie? What's your favorite theme park?

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