Record-breaking loop roller coaster to open at Six Flags Great America this Spring

Six Flags Great America gives the word new meaning

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

According to Six Flags, the new coaster is the world's largest loop coaster, taking riders forward and backward on a giant loop before suspending them completely upside down for some hang-time. 

In addition to the park's 16th coaster, Six Flags Great America will also introduce a Mardis Gras Festival for the first time this summer. 

SFGAm Mardi Gras | Six Flags Great America

“Naming such a unique and record-breaking coaster required out-of-the-box thinking,” said Park President Hank Salemi in a news release. “Riders will experience multiple moments of hang-time on Mardi Gras Hangover, with the addition of our Mardi Gras Festival debuting this summer, it was the perfect fit.”

New ride statistics from Six Flags: 

  • World’s largest coaster of its kind
  • 100 feet tall
  • 360 degree revolutions with multiple inversions
  • 32 seats in unique “face-off” design, with 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

Six Flags Great America and the new coaster are scheduled to open for their 2018 season on Saturday, April 21. 

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