Six Flags celebrates 40 years


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Just an hour from Milwaukee, a world-class theme park awaits you that offers the world's tallest, fastest and steepest wooden roller coaster ("Goliath"), the world's tallest carousel, and tons of family fun for all ages (really!).

Six Flags Great America is commemorating 40 years, and to celebrate they're offering double rides, Fireworks Fridays, and a new children's area for junior thrill-seekers.

We got a chance to visit the new children's area, Hometown Park, last Friday. The area offers three rides appropriate for toddlers and pre-schoolers. You can choose from a ladybug themed merry-go-round, the Red Baron Airplanes in which kids can control the height that they fly, and horse-and-buggy carriages that the kids insisted on riding four times in a row.