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Lighting, sounds, pyrotechnics to be part of Six Flags' new 'igNIGHT' stage show in 2013

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Six Flags Great America in Gurnee will "igNIGHT" the evenings in 2013.

Theme park officials announced Thursday that a "technologically advanced" stage show -- entitled igNIGHT -- is the latest attraction for the 2013 season.

The production will take place nightly in Hometown Square and utilize vibrant, state-of-the-art lighting, sound and pyrotechnics. It will also feature video technology that has never been seen at the park, laser lighting, and "immersive sensory effects," park president Hank Salemi said in a news release.

"Our guests have been enjoying immersive nighttime experiences for years," Salemi said. "IGNITE -- Grand Finale is going to blow away their expectations."

Spectators will feel as if they have stepped into a multimedia universe with a spectacular finish that reaches "new heights," he added.

Hometown Square will be renovated to bring the stage production to life, Salemi added.

Great America spokeswoman Katy Enrique said this is the first park renovation since the addition of the new roller coaster X-Flight in May.

She said X-Flight was a rousing success, based on guest satisfaction surveys.

"Based on the results, we've heard extremely positive feedback and it has been highly ranked as a top coaster in our park," he said. "Coasters are generally built to boost the teen and young adult attendance and we have seen an increase in visitation from that age group."

Great America is scheduled to open on weekends from Sept. 1 through 3 and Sept. 8 and 9, before closing until Sept. 29, when it presents "Fright Fest."

Fright Fest will run Friday through Sunday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 28.

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