Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, IL
Posted by ustop20themeparks on April 10, 2009
Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill.
1 Great America Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031
Located on I-94 at Route 132 (Grand Ave.)
Picture source: http://blog.nj.com/events_impact/2008/07/6FLAGS.JPG
America’s 20th Most Visited Park of 2007
• Provides a complete ride list inside Six Flags Great Adventure
o Very useful
o Includes their very own Thrill Rating of the rides
o Allows users to specifically search for rides suitable only for people of a certain height
o Also includes the Thrill Rating in the search function
• Very difficult to navigate from the main homepage of Six Flag
ACCURACY & AUTHORITY – 5/5
Six Flags is an established theme park company and is considered one of the world’s largest chains of amusement parks and theme parks.
OBJECTIVITY – 2/5
Purpose of website is to attract visitors and sell tickets. As such, a degree of subjectivity might be present in the website.
CURRENCY – 5/5
Up to date information as website has to have the latest news to inform visitors of new rides, attractions, notices etc.
COVERAGE – 5/5
Extensive information about the theme park is covered in here. Includes ride information, visitor information, directions etc.
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SIX FLAGS THEME PARKS (1996)
• Very complete book about Six Flags theme parks
• History of theme parks included in text form
• Many full colour pictures of different rides in different theme parks
• Includes the other unnecessary theme parks of Six Flags
• Very outdated issue of 1996. Would be outdated for 13 years this year.
ACCURACY & AUTHORITY – 3/5
Six Flags is an established theme park. However, because this is written by a third party (Tim and Carrie O’Brien), some of its authority and accuracy may be a little bit warped. Hence scoring only 3 out of the maximum 5.
OBJECTIVITY – 1/5
It is a book on Six Flags and speaks about no other theme park but Six Flags.
CURRENCY – 0/5
Information is outdated. This is the usual problem with books; they become outdated quickly. This book has been around for 13 years since its first print.
COVERAGE – 4/5
Extensive information about Six Flags theme parks is covered in the book. However, being a Six Flags publication, it covers all its theme parks, and hence contains a segment of irrelevant information of the other 10 theme parks.