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Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America
Chicago, Illinois


Have a Seat and Swing to the Clouds!

You’ll be flying through the air, on this seated, swinging, twisting and tilting carousel that sends you sailing through the clouds. A circle of swing chairs sit peacefully on the ground, but not for long. Choose a good one and get ready to kiss the ground goodbye.  You’re gently picked up and start to slowly swirl around the center.

Spinning round in a perfect formation, the seats keep rising up higher into a giant flying circle in the sky, like a great big Ferris wheel turned on its side. You’ll experience sheer exhilaration while you cruise through the wind. You rise higher and higher and the speed increases. As the chairs spin faster, they swing out to the sides in a full 360-degree orbit around the revolving centerpiece for a very wild ride. Junior flyers will go around and around, swooping through the air on this giddy, breezy tour through the sky,

With your feet dangling from the seats, you’ll feel the thrill of soaring through the air. Feel free to soar and swing to your heart’s content.

Fun Facts about Whirligig

  1. Whirligig's industry name is Wave Swinger Ride
  2. This ride was inspired by backyard swings
  3. This ride was moved to accommodate the installation of BATMAN: The Ride
  4. There are 48 seats on this ride
  5. Whirligig was manufactured by Anton Schwarzkopf 
  6. Whirligig is an original ride, opening with the park in 1976
Family Ride
Thrill Level

Minimum Height

Location in Park: 

Yankee Harbor

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