Six Flags Great America’s final “Coasters After Dark” season pass holder appreciation event for the 2012 season took place last Friday. The park was open three extra hours (8-11pm) exclusively for season pass holders. The weather was slightly cool… perfect for an evening full of riding coasters.
But let’s start off the day with the sun still out.
The park is already hyping guests for the upcoming Fright Fest. I’m very intrigued by the haunt which will allow guests to “walk” Roaring Rapids. Count me in for that one.
The park installed this nifty Coca-Cola kiosk near X-Flight’s “hanger” scenery element.
X-Flight is still as great as it was on opening day.
This keyhole element is like no other (at least for now).
These shiny new cars are doing a great job of distracting me from the void left by Iron Wolf’s removal.
Much of the former Iron Wolf area remains the same.
I really hope the Camp Cartoon area receives some attention within the next few years. I think it could use an update.
Batman: The Ride is celebrating a very special occasion.
The legendary coaster is celebrating 20 years of operation and 26+ million riders.
American Eagle is a classic.
The weather was perfect for a journey on Roaring Rapids. I always forget the short indoor section that reminds me of Splash Mountain.
The sun slowly begins to set as I patiently await the X-Flight sign to light up.
An X-Flight train roars through the first zero-g roll.
I love small B&M immelmans.
Six Flags Great America is a beautiful park at night, just as it during the day.
Raging Bull is my favorite Great America coaster to ride at night. Seeing the illuminated park below is quite a sight.
I miss the old Raging Bull sign.
The Raging Bull station seems so far away.
There’s the X-Flight sign shining brightly.
I wouldn’t last 30 seconds on Revolution.
The park was crowded. No short lines here.
Thank you giant Six Flags video board for illuminating… everything.
Huge kudos to Six Flags for showing appreciation to their season pass holders. It was a great evening and a great way to end the summer season.