New Six Flags loop roller coaster now has a name, festival
By The Associated Press
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."