This update was the Saturday before Goliath closed due to unknown causes. The mishap happened on Thursday June 11th, and was evacuated from the lift hill. The train was no more than twenty feet off the ground.
I usually arrive at the park by public transit and am first through the gates. But I'll cover public transit from Chicago to Six Flags Great America in a later issue.
I took some more pictures before the lot opened. Security wasn't terrible, as of course there was nobody in front of me.
As per usual, I headed to Goliath. When it's open, there's no better way to start of my day.
Goliath is a beauty at any given moment, but is particularly interesting in the morning and at night.
Neither of the trains valleyed, but one of them did go through the Diver Loop rather slowly. The triple world breaking coaster opened shortly after these shots were taken, I rode, and went on with my day.
Around noon, I decided to trek the skies on Sky Trek Tower. Climbing to the top of the tallest freestanding structure in all of Lake Country, you get some impressive views from 330 ft. On a clear day, even Chicago can be seen in the distance, that's over 50 miles! I highly recommend taking a trip if it's open during a future visit.
All of these pics are just from the first rotation of the cabin.
Superman going through its first turn around.
A little while later, I visited Mooseburger for the first time ever. Their burgers were fresh and delicious.
Mooseburger has excellent theming, and has a homely feel.
I know I'm going to go into uncharted territory with this comparison. But it's as if Country Bear Jamboree was a restaurant at Disney.
After devouring my double cheeseburger and I fries, I was rather full. So I decided to stay low, taking the train and riding Columbia Carousel.
I saw the Peking Acrobats at Grand Music Hall in Hometown Square. Didn't get any pics as it is not permitted. But I did get some wonderful shots of a Funnel Cake Sundae. XD
To end this Trip Report, I bring up the change in Photo Pass. I'm not sure if it's chain wide or not. The original card was 19.99 plus 1.99 for each additional picture. The new card is 30.00 for unlimited pictures. For those who already had the 19.99 card, it's a 10.00 upcharge to the new unlimited card.
In Conclusion: I had a very enjoyable day at my homepark. Crowds were not terrible and I was able to do a lot. It's nice to try new things and relax.