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Six Flags Great America opened for the season on Friday with new improvements in what the amusement park is calling the “largest array of improvements in over 15 years.”

The changes include new dining options and guest amenities that focus on “elevating the guest experience,” Six Flags Great America said in a statement.

New changes for this year include a section called “DC Universe,” which opens later this spring.

The new area features three “re-imagined” attractions — The Flash: Vertical Velocity, Aquaman Splashdown and DC Super-Villains Swing.

Roaring Rapids is making a return with “extensive refurbishment” after the 3-acre rafting ride closed for two years, the statement said.

Single rider lines — which will be added to Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, Maxx Force, The Dark Knight and The Joker — will allow rides to operate at maximum capacity to shorten wait times.

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Guests will enjoy over 65 new benches and more than 50 new picnic tables throughout the park.

New dining options for this year include three macaroni and cheese options at Waterin’ Hole, coffee creations at Bourbon Street Cafe and Dole Whip ice cream at the new Captain Cold Ice Cream.

To improve speed and efficiency, The Flash Pass can now be accessed through a mobile app.

Great America is also announcing a new three-tiered pass program.

The three tiers are the Thrill Seeker Pass, the Extreme Pass and the Ultimate Pass.

More information on the new passes is available on the park’s website.

Six Flags Great America will only be open for the weekends until May when the park begins to gradually open for the rest of the week, according to the park hours.

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Park President John Krajnak said, “As we kick off the 2022 season, our focus is on improving the guest experience through technology, park enhancements and innovation.”

“As the Midwest’s premier family entertainment destination, we’re laser-focused on providing incredible guest service in a beautiful, modern and state-of-the-art environment,” Krajnak added.