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Park Policies

Because Six Flags is a family park, we expect guests to behave appropriately. Violating our park policies may be cause for ejection from the park without refund. For more information, please review the park policies below.

Six Flags Great America accepts card and mobile payments only at all locations including restaurants, retail stores, games, ticket windows, and parking toll booths. You can either pay for purchases using a Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or a debit card. Only have cash? You can convert your cash to a prepaid debit card at one of the multiple kiosks located throughout the park and anywhere in the U.S. where Visa is accepted. We highly encourage you to pre-purchase your parking, tickets, and more online before visiting the park.

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No alcoholic beverages can be brought into Six Flags. Alcoholic beverages purchased in the park may not leave the premises in which they are purchased. Excessive consumption of alcohol is cause for ejection from the park without refund. Alcoholic beverage purchases require state issued identification as proof of age. Only one beverage may be purchased at a time by each guest showing proof of age.

We expect all guests to behave in a family-friendly manner. Line jumping, profanity and unruly behavior are offensive to park guests and may be cause for ejection without refund. Guests are not permitted to save places in line, bypass others in line, or exit the line and return to the same place for any reason. Guests exiting a line must go to the back of the line if they choose to return.

To ensure all guests visiting Six Flags Great America (the “Park”) can enjoy their visit, and in keeping with our family-friendly environment, as well as for health and safety reasons, Six Flags maintains and enforces a dress code.  Guests should dress casually and comfortably as is appropriate for the local weather.  Park guests must wear proper attire, such as shirts, shorts/pants, and appropriate footwear, at all times.

Attire that is not appropriate for Six Flags Great America, and which may result in refusal of admission or removal from the Park, includes but is not limited to:

  • Clothing and tattoos with vulgar, offensive, or discriminatory symbols or language.  This includes, without limitation, clothing and tattoos that display profanity, graphic violence, pornography, nudity, or that which is associated with gangs or drugs, and clothing that does not sufficiently cover undergarments.
  • Clothing and tattoos which may incite a disturbance or are hateful or discriminatory to others, or may be perceived as such.
  • Clothing that creates a safety risk to other guests and team members, including clothing that touches or drags on the ground.
  • Clothing which, by design, exposes excessive portions of skin or that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family-friendly environment.
  • Bathing suits are permitted to be worn only in the waterpark, but may be worn in the theme park if covered by otherwise appropriate attire.  Please refer to the Hurricane Harbor Guest Dress Code for guidance about appropriate attire when visiting the waterpark.

Six Flags Great America reserves the right to deny admission to or remove anyone whose attire does not comply with the Guest Dress Code or could detract from the experience of other guests, if the guest refuses all reasonable options.  Guests requiring special accommodations should speak to a member of the Public Safety management team upon arrival at Six Flags Great America.

Food, beverages or coolers may not be brought into the park.

Guests using profanity or abusive language, symbols or gestures may be ejected from the park without refund.

Loose articles such as purses, backpacks, and beverage containers should be left with non-riders or secured in lockers. Cell phones or other small items should be secured in cargo pockets, zippered jacket pockets, or waist packs. There is limited temporary storage available in most ride boarding areas as a courtesy to our Guests and lockers are available at the entrance to all of our major rides as an option. Each attraction has it’s own requirements regarding loose articles including some rides where NO loose articles are permitted.  Please refer to the Safety and Accessibility Guide for a detailed list of Loose Article policies by ride.

Six Flags and its employees are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items and items that are lost on rides are generally not able to be located and are damaged beyond repair. For everyone’s safety, we will not attempt to retrieve your item while the park is in operation.

Line jumping is strictly prohibited. Guests are not permitted to save places in line or exit the line and return for any reason. Violators will be ejected without a refund.

The following items are not permitted at any time:

  • Food/coolers (except special diet and infant food)
  • Lawn/folding chairs
  • Magic markers, spray paint
  • Glass bottles
  • Knives
  • Laser Pointers
  • Spiked clothing/jewelry
  • Fireworks/explosives
  • Firearms/ammunition
  • Chemical weapons, mace/pepper spray
  • Unmanned ariel vehicles (drones)
  • Selfie sticks, monpods, and similar devices

In addition to the Six Flags Guest Code of Conduct, guests are required to comply with all local, state and federal laws, as well as individual park policies, rules and instructions posted or otherwise listed.

Pets are not permitted in the park, with the exception of service animals. There is no Kennel Facility available at Six Flags. We can refer you to a local Kennel for use during your visit. Pets may not be left in or tied to an unattended vehicle in the parking lot.

By entering the park, guests grant Six Flags the right to film, video, record or photograph them on park property for any reason without payment or consideration. Six Flags requests that all photographs or video taken by our guests be used for their personal use and enjoyment only. Any use, reuse or reproduction for commercial purposes without the express written consent of Six Flags is strictly prohibited. Six Flags reserves the right to refuse to allow photography of any kind as necessary at individual locations. No commercial photography of any kind is permitted. Specifically, the use of the following equipment is not permitted:

  • Go Pro cameras
  • Lenses greater than three-and-one-half inches in length
  • Interchangeable lenses of any kind
  • Any camera mounted to a vehicle, drone, cart, scooter or other moving object
  • No cameras (video, still, cell-phone, smart phones, etc.) are allowed on any rides at any time. No exceptions.

All Six Flags rides, shows and attractions are protected by copyright. Guests must have written permission to use photographs and/or videotape of Six Flags images for commercial broadcasting, advertising, marketing or publishing in any medium.

Guests are not permitted to enter restricted areas, including ride and backstage areas. Personal items that are lost in ride areas should be reported to the ride operator and Lost and Found. Six Flags will make every effort to retrieve lost articles after normal operating hours. Guests entering restricted areas may be ejected from the park without refund and may be subject to civil penalties.

Safety is our number-one priority. Guests with certain body proportions, or of certain heights and/or weights may not be able to enjoy certain rides if the safety restraints will not operate as designed. Specific ride information is available at the ride and at Guest Services.

There is an inherent risk in participating in any amusement ride. We expect riders to exercise good judgment and act in a responsible manner. Guests must also obey all oral and written warnings and properly use all ride safety equipment provided. Guests who do not comply with ride rules may be ejected from the park without refund. Please refer to specific guidelines posted at the entrance of every ride.

All Guests who leave the park should get their hands stamped at the exit/re-entry gate. Transferring hand stamps is strictly prohibited. Re-entry to the park is by hand stamp only and is not allowed after the posted time.

Selfie sticks, monopods, and similar devices are not allowed inside Six Flags parks.

Six Flags allows smoking only in areas identified as designated smoking areas. All other areas in the parks are smoke-free, and smoking is strictly prohibited. Electronic cigarette users are required follow the same policies. Guests smoking outside of the designated areas will be ejected from the park without refund.

No cannabis or derived products are allowed to be possessed, smoked or consumed on property.

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests, Six Flags prohibits the operation or use of any unmanned aerial vehicle on, from, or above Six Flags’ premises absent specific written consent. This includes all UAVs, also commonly known as “drones,” regardless of their size, weight or purpose.

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