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Six Flags debuts igNIGHT, its biggest closing show ever

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  • Six Flags Great America will debut igNIGHT at the theme park Saturday. It's an interactive stage show, dance club that takes place in the center of hometown square.

      Six Flags Great America will debut igNIGHT at the theme park Saturday. It's an interactive stage show, dance club that takes place in the center of hometown square.
    Courtesy of Six Flags Great America

 
 

People attending Six Flags Great America this weekend will be treated to a new grand finale.

igNIGHT, the grand finale, is a "mesmerizing and immersive spectacle" that features live singing, dancing, fireworks, pyrotechnics and brilliant visual effects.

Park spokeswoman Kathryn Enrique said the finale is set in Chicago and sends park goers on a journey through time, telling a story through cutting edge multimedia and sensory effects.

"It's part of our innovative DNA at Six Flags to create experiences that guests can't get anywhere else," she added. "The technology in this show delivers a fully immersive experience unlike any other event in this park's history."

She said igNIGHT is the biggest and most advanced show in the park's 37-year history and plays on all senses -- using high definition video mapping technology and advanced audio and guest interaction.

"I have seen the show in rehearsal many times and it is an amazing sight," Enrique said. "There is a variety of video projections, high energy music, lasers, fireworks, a huge cast of performers; it becomes an event that will blow our guests away at the end of the night."

She said the event has six high definition projectors, 120 pyrotechnic rounds launched nightly, more than 30 performers changing into more than 150 costumes, more than 100 lighting fixtures and has a set that is over six stories tall and 75 feet wide.

In addition, 30 projection planes are on the set to make the one dimensional video appear 3-D, she said.

"igNIGHT -- Grand Finale is the largest show of its kind in the world and we will be surrounding guests with this multimedia universe where they can interact with the show," said park President Hank Salemi. "It's phenomenal."

The finale will be staged in a newly-renovated Hometown Square when the park closes for the night.

Check out sixflags.com/greatamerica for more information, park times and cost.

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