The Following is a press release from Six Flags Great America:
GURNEE, Ill. - May 24, 2013 - Six Flags Great America announced today that guests will experience a full season of rollercoasters running backwards. The backwards campaign began with BATMAN: The Ride on May 4. Six Flags, the world's leading regional theme park company, has set in motion a series of rollercoasters that will run for a limited time backwards.
"Innovation is a part of our company's DNA and we strive to provide thrilling ride experiences for guests of all ages. BATMAN: The Ride appealed to our extreme thrill seekers and now, Viper and the American Eagle open up the backwards experience to all our guests. It's going to be an amazing season," said park president, Hank Salemi.
The official last day to catch BATMAN: The Ride backwards is July 7. The park will offer Viper backwards for the first time ever beginning July 8 through August 26. This thrilling wooden rollercoaster is modeled after the famous Coney Island Cyclone and has delivered over 21 million rides since opening in 1995.
In the fall, the world's longest racing wooden rollercoaster, the American Eagle, will once again hit the tracks in reverse. While this is not the first time that the American Eagle has assumed the backwards position, it's surely a fan favorite.
The Park is now open daily for the 2013 season. Experience Six Flags all season long with a 2013 season pass. Each pass is only $66.99 when buying four or more. The deadline on this great deal is June 9, 2013. Visit sixflags.com for a complete list of operating hours and more information about Six Flags Great America tickets, shows, rides, attractions and events.