While it is part of Six Flags Great America, Hurricane Harbor water park requires an additional fee above the general admission price. The huge, tropical-themed park features Skull Island, an enormous interactive water play structure. It offers dozens of water gizmos to get yourself and everyone around you soaked. Every few minutes, three tipping buckets unload a torrent of water.
The park also features the Tornado funnel ride.
It has over 25 additional water slides, including the Paradise Plunge and Riptide speed slides and the Wahoo Falls mat slide racers. There is also a wave pool and lazy river. Large groups can pile into The Big Surf and Bubba Tubba family raft rides.
If you will be heading to the park on a busy day (as well as an especially hot and humid day), the lines for the slides can get quite long. You might want to consider paying extra fees to reduce your wait times at the water park. Learn more by reading my feature, "Is Six Flags' The Flash Pass Worth the Cost?"
After your skin gets all wrinkled, and you've enough of the water park, you'll want to make sure you take a ride on the wild wooden coaster, Goliath. Read my full review of Goliath at Six Flags Great America. Read more about Goliath and other park highlights in my rundown of the 9 best rides at Six Flags Great America.
See the Park
Part of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois (near Chicago).
Park Information: (847) 249-INFO (4636)
Guest Relations: (847) 249-1776 x4625
Tickets to the theme park do not include admission to the onsite water park. An extra fee is required to visit the water park. Season pass tickets include admission to all Six Flags parks.
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From Chicago: I-94W or I-294W. Exit Grand Ave. (Rt. 132E) in Gurnee.
From Milwaukee: I-94E. Exit Grand Ave. (Rt. 132E) in Gurnee.
From Western Illinois: I-88E to I-294N. I-294 North becomes I-94W. Exit Grand Ave. (Rt. 132E) in Gurnee.