Hold onto your flip-flops and your trucker hats: Six Flags Great America opened today at 10:30 a.m.
This year, the amusement park in Gurnee, Ill., is introducing its 16th roller coaster, called the Mardi Gras Hangover.
Presumably, the name comes from the intense "hang" time riders will experience rather than the way they'll feel after exiting the ride. The Mardi Gras Hangover is the world's largest loop roller coaster. It propels riders 360 degrees forward and backward and lets them hang upside down for a few moments. You sit facing other riders, so you'll be able to watch your dad curse you for talking him into going on the ride with you.
The roller coaster opens Saturday.