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New Six Flags loop roller coaster now has a name, festival

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GURNEE, Ill. (AP) -

A record-breaking roller coaster set to open this year north of Chicago now has a name: Mardi Gras Hangover.

Six Flags Great America in Gurnee announced the name Tuesday. The park also said the loop coaster will open in the park's Mardi Gras-themed area and that Six Flags also will be introducing a new Mardi Gras Festival in late summer. It will include nightly shows, floats, beads and fireworks.

The 100-foot-tall coaster will take riders forward and backward on a giant loop.

Park President Hank Salemi says riders "will experience multiple moments of hang-time." He says along with the festival, the name is "the perfect fit."

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