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Six flags – is it worth it for little kids? Six flags – is it worth it for little kids?
Short answer, YES, Six Flags may be one of the best places on earth to take kids. Many people think of Six Flags as... Six flags – is it worth it for little kids?

Short answer, YES, Six Flags may be one of the best places on earth to take kids.

Many people think of Six Flags as a place to drop your teenagers and pick them up when it’s dark. It’s filled with long lines topping two hours sometimes for the big roller coasters. Some assume a park so renowned for their elaborate roller coasters wouldn’t have much in the way of rides for little ones. Well, as long as they can walk, there’s rides for all ages! And the best part is there’s hardly ever any lines for the little kid’s rides.

We’ve been bringing our daughter to amusement parks since she was just under two years old. She’s gone from sharing a carousel horse with her parents to riding full on roller coasters with upside down loops now that she meets the height requirement. While this isn’t really anything to brag about, my point is, my daughter loves going to Six Flags and we love making our trips there magical for her. Season passes work at all Six Flags amusement parks. We have utilized the season pass in New Jersey, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Tips:

  • I write my phone number on my daughter’s arm in a sharpie so if she gets lost someone can call me.
  • I explain to her we won’t be playing games in advance or specify how many in advance to manage melt-downs.
  • Outside food and drinks aren’t allowed although I always bring in a sippy cup for her and a snack.
  • We always bring our stroller to stow our belongings. Nothing has ever been tampered with.
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat.
  • We don’t push her to try any ride she’s not already interested in, nothing is worth terrifying your child.
  • Bring lots of wet wipes and hand sanitizer, it’s germ and sticky central here!
  • We buy season passes with one meal plan which feeds all three of us. The meal plan included two meals at different times of day plus one snack.

 

esteepouleris mommy blogger

Estée Pouleris is a mommy blogger based in NYC. She writes reviews about adventures with her 6 year old daughter. Her posts include photos, tips and ideas of fun places to visit with kids.

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