Six Flags Great America is an amusement park located in Gurnee, Illinois. Part of the Six Flags chain, Great America was first opened in 1976 by the Marriott Corporation as Marriott's Great America. Six Flags has owned and operated the park since 1984, making it the seventh park in the chain. The park offers ten themed areas, as well as Hurricane Harbor, a 20-acre (81,000 m2) water park, and three specially themed children's areas.
Featuring 16 roller coasters, Six Flags Great America is tied with Europa-Park for the fourth-highest number of roller coasters at a theme park. In 2016, an estimated total of 2,950,000 guests visited the park, making it one of the 20 most popular amusement parks in North America.