Gurnee, IL

August 4, 2002 - Matthew Rydzik

Gurnee, IL - In just one week from today, on Sunday, August 11th, 2002, the Whizzer at Six Flags Great America is scheduled to run through its circuit for the final time in its original location, after operating for the past 26 years since it opened with the park in May of 1976.

The last remaining Speedracer coaster in North America designed by the late Anton Schwarzkopf, Whizzer is scheduled to close to make way for a new coaster to open in Spring of next year. While it currently is unknown which coaster will replace the Whizzer, one thing is for certain: this coaster classic needs to find a new home.

If you want to do your part to help ensure that this ride won't end up a pile of scrap metal, head on over to this online Help the Whizzer Petition.

1976 - 2002... Help the Whizzer rest in peace, not in peices.

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