The American Eagle roller coaster at Six Flags Great America turns orange for the weekend of Sept. 6-8, 2013 to bring awareness the Northern Illinois Food Bank in support of Hunger Action Month, according to an announcement from Six Flags on Sept. 6, 2013.
Six Flags Great America is sponsoring a food drive this weekend, so guests who donate to the cause will received discounted admission to the park.
Food Drive Details: Guests that donate $10 online or 6 non-perishable items on Sat., Sept. 7 or Sun., Sept. 8 will receive a $25 off coupon for a one-day general admission ticket. All donating visitors will also receive one hour of exclusive ride time the last hour of each night on the American Eagle backwards.
Food donations will be collected at the Main gate, starting at 10:30 a.m. each day. For details see the Six Flags/Great America/Food Drive website
The orange lit roller coaster will serve as a beacon, helping to draw attention to an important cause.
The American Eagle started to run backwards on Labor Day weekend and will continue its backwards run through Fright Fest which kicks off on Sat., Sept. 28 and runs weekends through October. Backwards American Eagle ride thrills guests at Six Flags
After Fright Fest, the amusement park closes for the season.
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