What could make us brave enough to make three adults wake up at 6 am on a Saturday and take a two hour car ride with two toddlers? Six Flags, that’s what! Six Flags Over Georgia graciously sent us four tickets to Six Flags, a free parking pass, four meal tickets, a Wonder Woman cape, a tee shirt, and a Six Flags over Georgia baseball cap. We made full use of them on a recent Saturday, when we invited two friends to go with us to the Georgia theme park.
We arrived on Labor Day weekend expecting the park to be crowded. Surprisingly, our longest wait was around 10 minutes for the Superman coaster. Parking and entering was a breeze thanks to our tickets and parking pass. If you plan to visit and hate waiting in line, purchase your tickets and parking pass online before your trip. It will make your day much smoother! Once we got into the park, we realized that we all had different levels of thrill-seeking.. If your family is anything like ours, this is a problem for you too! Don’t worry, Six Flags has something for everyone.
For the family, you can’t beat the train ride. We rode the train around the park twice, and one of the toddlers snuck a nap in! Parenting win, right? Families can also play together at Hurricane Harbor, where the splash pad and wave pool are perfect for children and adults alike. Monster Mansion always has a line, and for good reason— this was Critter’s first ever theme park ride, and a family favorite. The Hanson Cars have no height limit (with adult), so it’s the perfect ride for little tots. Don’t forget to check out Critter’s favorite, the Carousel! If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a meet and greet with cartoon classics like Tweety Bird and Sylvester. The toddlers’ opinion was split on Wile E. Coyote. One toddler loved him, and the other toddler couldn’t wait for him to leave!
For kids, the sky is the limit, literally! Rides like the BatCopters, Dahlonega Mine Train, Up Up and Away, and Acme Trucking Company provide pint sized thrills. If they get hungry, there’s plenty of kid-approved foods throughout the park, like nachos, pizza, and burgers! We had nachos at Macho Nacho, where you can build your own nachos or burrito. Being able to choose your own toppings is fantastic when you have picky eaters!
For the adrenaline-averse, like my husband, there’s still plenty to do. Rides like Log Jamboree, Thunder River, and the Sky Buckets provide laid back fun. The Dahlonega Mine Train might have made the kid’s list, but it’s still a favorite for many adults, too. Monster Mansion is fun with the family, but it’s my mom’s favorite ride, so I have to mention it here too.
If you’re a thrill-seeker like me, Six Flags Over Georgia has all the coasters you could ask for. On our last trip, one friend that we brought had actually never ridden a roller coaster before. You can’t let that stand when you’re at Six Flags! With a little coaxing, she rode our family favorite rollercoaster, the Great American Scream Machine. To our surprise, she loved it! “What coaster is the next level?” she asked. At her urging, we walked all the way across the park to Mind Bender, which we managed to ride twice in a row. After that, we headed to BATMAN: The Ride. This was 2/3 coaster riders’ favorite of the day! While she was still on her adrenaline high, we walked past Goliath. Goliath is the biggest, baddest rollercoaster at Six Flags Over Georgia, and briefly travels outside the park.
“You wanna do it?” I asked.
“Let’s do it!” She said.
Since there was no line, we made it all the way up the queue and were buckled in by the time she had second thoughts. Thanks, Six Flags Over Georgia, for helping our friend conquer her coaster-riding fears!
Of course, you can’t forget SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight when you’re talking about coasters at Six Flags. My other friend, a seasoned coaster pro, rode this one with me. We also rode Goliath two extra times!
Although we had been a little apprehensive about a theme park with two toddlers, we managed to spend seven hours there. Without realizing it! Six Flags Over Georgia is fun for the whole family— and we’re living proof of it.
What kind of rides do you and your family enjoy at Six Flags?