Six Flags Anniversary TripSix Flags Great America: My husband and I are planning on celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL this weekend. Any advice about the park is appreciated. Thanks
From Julie SneadHello everyone, This is my first post so I apologize ahead of time if this doesn't post correctly. My husband and I are planning on celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL this weekend. I was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas of a nice place for us to enjoy dinner, at or near the park. I'm hoping to find some information on the hotel we are staying at also. If any one has stayed at the Country Inn and Suites I would appreciate your opinion.
Posted August 22, 2005 at 10:59 PM
Thanks for the help.
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From Anthony MurphyHey! The post is great! I love Six Flags Great America myself, but the one problem is the food! Just to say, it is not the greatest and definatly not the most romantic. Though I can not think of any paticular place to eat outside Six Flags, remember that it is right by Gurnee Mills. They have to have some good places to eat there! Also, if you want something in the park that is good and you both can share, get a FUnnel Cake. Also, there are plenty of tropical bars in hurricane harbor. I hope you have a great trip!
Posted August 23, 2005 at 8:01 AM
From Anthony MurphyCome on people! Help them out find a good place! Where did all the Chicago/Illinois people go! Its a great question and a great park. I think we should be more proud of it!
Posted August 24, 2005 at 7:39 AM
From Robert OGroskySorry, but i cant help much when it comes to staying at the Comfort Suites or fine dining as we dont stay overnite when we go and dont partake of fine dining.
Posted August 24, 2005 at 11:20 AM
A good place to eat a short distance away(down the main drag towards Gurnee mills(make left turn when exiting parking lot) but it isnt fine dining) is Max and Erma's, they have excellant burgers and other fine food, with GREAT homemade chocolate chip cookies.
As for in park food, not much good to say otjher than the Firehouse Pizza is good as is the cheese fries. Other than that i dont eat in the park and leave to go to McDonals which is fine food in comparsion.
Any tips for the park itself i can easily help with.
From Bob Smithok, i've never stayed @ the comfort inn & suites, but i know there's a joe's crab shack pretty close to the park. It may not be too romantic, but ANYTHING beats SFGA food (besides the funnel cakes, those are really good!). If you need rides to ride, here's my top 10:
Posted August 27, 2005 at 6:39 AM
8) Roaring Rapids
7) Iron Wolf
6) Deja Vu
5) American Eagle
3) Vertical Velocity (V2)
#1!!!) Raging Bull
From Robert OGroskyMy top coasters/favorite rides would be as follows.
Posted August 27, 2005 at 11:22 AM
10- DeJaVue(since it is often or almost down/takes for ever to load and they shouldnt have removed Sky Whirl a very good family ride for a ride that is down often!!!)
From Ken RozanskiThere's an Outback, a Joe's Crab Shack, and an Olive Garden west of the park's main entrance, just off of Grand Ave.
Posted August 27, 2005 at 11:38 PM
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