Press Release from Six Flags Great America

 GURNEE, Ill. — August 30, 2023 — Six Flags Great America, the Thrill Capital of the Midwest, announced today the Midwest’s tallest pendulum thrill ride, Sky Striker, will debut in spring 2024. Towering at an astounding 17 stories tall, the impressive swinging disk will reach speeds up to 75 miles per hour as it glides back and forth, higher and higher to give riders a breathtaking view of the park’s skyline. 

“Six Flags has a history of superior ride innovation and we’re excited to introduce this major thrill ride coming to Six Flags Great America,” said Six Flags Great America Park President, John Krajnak. “Sky Striker will be the perfect complement to the record-breaking lineup of roller coasters and thrill attractions that our guests look forward to season after season.” 

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Sky Striker is a giant pendulum ride that sends riders on a breathtaking journey to extreme heights. Highlights include: 

  • Massive, 17-story pendulum that glides effortlessly back and forth while rotating clockwise
  • Speeds of nearly 75 miles per hour
  • Intense feeling of weightlessness at an astounding 172 feet in the air

 Sky Striker is scheduled to debut in spring 2024 in the County Fair section of the park. For more information on Sky Striker and the 2024 season at Six Flags Great America, visit 

Six Flags Great America is also announcing the Biggest Sale of the Year, featuring discounts of up to 70% on season passes, tickets, and more, available now through September 5. What sets this offer apart is that not only can park visitors enjoy the new 2024 experiences with their season passes, they can also receive admission throughout the remainder of 2023 including access to the highly popular Six Flags Fright Fest.