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Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America
Chicago, Illinois
Roaring Rapids

Roaring Rapids

Splash and Dash Your Raft on the Wild Open River!

Get ready to get wet on this thrillingly authentic whitewater river rafting experience. You and your team of 12 riders will launch into a wet wilderness adventure as you maneuver rowdy rapids that bend around the river.

This is no casual lazy float down the river. You’ll strap into your full-scale round river raft and set loose into the raging downstream flow, where wildly unpredictable currents will toss you around without warning, and treacherous falls will send you shooting over the edge.

You are swung wildly around rocks and into swirling whirlpools, blasted with water from all directions. Swooshing swiftly down the river you will definitely get splashed, while bumping into jagged rocks and narrowly avoiding spouting geysers. You’ll cruise through mist-filled tunnels, past waterfalls, and splash your raft right through whitewater foam! If you are unlucky — or lucky, depending on how hot it is that day—you might even get completely drenched. White water waves come crashing over the raft as your boat spins and dips down the wild river.

Fun Facts about Roaring Rapids

  1. This Ride was originally found in Orleans Place, but can now be found in Mardi Gras
  2. Roaring Rapids covers 3 Acres
  3. During Fright Fest, Roaring Rapids transforms into a haunted attraction 
  4. Roaring Rapids was originally named, White Water Rampage
  5. The rafts use the guidance of the waves and water flow which allows each ride to be unique 

By The Numbers

1500 feet
Family Ride
Thrill Level

Minimum Height

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

Mardi Gras


Will Get a Little Wet
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