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Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America
Chicago, Illinois


A Wild, Rebounding Swing.

Step into a car painted like a cow and get ready for the joyride of your life! You’re going to flip over the relentless, high altitude spin action you’re about to experience. Your car is attached to the end of a giant, motorized swinging arm that is connected to a revolving base––and once the base starts moving, you will be tossed up and down, while spinning around and around.

The motorized arm swings you forward and backward, up and down. You’re like a giant swinging pendulum, whooshing and rebounding from side-to-side through the air. You are certain to experience some incredible sensations as the centrifugal force pushes you outward and the intense movement of the arm makes your stomach drop again and again! Toward the end of the ride, the motorized arm rises as high as it can go giving you one last moment of terrifying bliss before you return to solid ground.

Fun Facts about Ricochet

  1. The Industry name for Ricochet is Swing Around
  2. The ride manufacturer is Arrow-Huss corporation
  3. This ride can hold up to 28 riders
  4. Ricochet is located in Southwest Territory
  5. This ride was known as Big Top from 1977-1995, it then returned in 1996 as Ricochet 

The local butcher has come up with one easy way to grind up all of his meat.

The insane butcher is known to hang out around these parts. People say that he slices and dices all kinds of things to create monstrous creatures. They have been seen roaming around in Rotten Hill, waiting for their next victim.

If you can get past the butcher and his fleet of creatures one last stand will await you. The Ricochet will start out slow, building speed as you start to get pulled farther and farther from the center. Higher and faster this ride goes. Dashing and diving away from the haunts below.

Minimum height for this ride is 42″ with an adult and 54″ alone.

By The Numbers

2 minutes, 15 seconds
Thrill Level

Minimum Height

42" with adult
54" to ride alone
Location in Park: 

Southwest Territory

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