Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Gurnee, IL

Tips For Family Fun

Over the years, we've learned a thing or two about making the most of a day at Hurricane Harbor Chicago. The tips below will help make sure you have a fun and memorable experience.

  1. Before the day of your visit, call our park information hotline at (847) 249-1776 to hear about current discounts, special events, and more. 
  2. Check the website prior to visiting on days when weather may be a concern, we post the most updated hours here
  3. Visit when attendance is lightest—you’ll spend less time waiting to get on your favorite rides. Best bets are weekdays during the summer.
  4. Sunscreen is recommended, even if it's cloudy, and can be purchased at our merchandise shop, Hurricane Hank's.
  5. Bring a jacket or sweatshirt for cool mornings and evenings. Store it in the lockers near the changing rooms behind Saltwater Sal's.
  6. Arrange a meeting place and time, just in case your party becomes separated. 
  7. Plan to start your day at attractions farthest from the main entrance. Also, ride your favorite rides when the park first opens—that’s when they will be less crowded.
  8. To save time, eat at non-traditional lunch and dinner hours.
  9. Review the park map to familiarize yourself with the park’s layout and help plan your day.
  10. Make sure children feel comfortable with a ride before they board.
  11. Hurricane Harbor Chicago is a smoke-free facility and smoking is only allowed in designated areas. There are two smoking areas: near Treasure Chest across from Skull Island, and near Five o' Clock Phil's across from Riptide Bay.  
  12. Secure your own relaxation space by renting a cabana for the day! Purchase in advance to ensure your spot here. 
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