Six Flags Over Georgia With a Toddler

20150722_151810Today we visited Six Flags Over Georgia. It was hot. That should really be the end of my post, but I’ll elaborate for those that have never enjoyed (and I use the term “enjoyed” loosely) a summer in Atlanta.

This is our second trip to Six Flags Over Georgia in as many days because the first day was so hot that we had to leave early. Let me go back a bit. On Wednesday, we took the 20 west to the Six Flags exit around 2pm (those that have enjoyed a summer in Atlanta will no doubt begin laughing now). Once we parked the tram was no where in sight so we decided to walk to the front gate. By the time we reached the concrete we were sweating. We walked up past the kennel (people put their dogs in there? *sad face*) and up to the ticket counters. We thought that would be where the entrance was, but we were wrong. We had to walk another 700 ft around the corner to find the entrance.

We entered the park and grabbed a map and show schedule. We wanted to see the 2pm show in Lickskillet but we weren’t sure where to go. The map isn’t an easy read. We humped (a military term meaning “walked our tired behinds over there) to Likskillet to find a boring show that’s the same as the boring show being offered in Chicago.

We thought we’d check out the magic act and headed over to the Crytal Palace (it’s indoors and has air conditioning). The show was pretty good. The guy did a comedic magic act that I’ll let you be surprised by, but it was pretty cute. There were a few moments that I didn’t think were good for kids, but nothing too risque. After that we went to Bugs Bunny World and let our toddler put his feet in the fountain. Don’t judge me. The bigger kids were splashing around in it too. By that time, about 4pm, we decided that it was too hot to live and we wanted to go home. This is where we found out the first very important thing about going to Six Flags Over Georgia with a toddler: the concession stands give out free small cups of ice water.

We caught the tram back to our car and decided to return today a bit earlier in the day.

Today, we learned the three most important things about visiting Six Flags Over Georgia with a toddler:

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#1 There is a park inside the park! Once you enter Lickskillet there is a decent sized play area in between the bumper cars and the sky cars. It has the squishy ground, tons of slides and things to climb on PLUS there’s a really cute little xylophone that a toddler can stand up and reach. So cute.

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#2 The sky cars are a fun “ride” for your toddler. There is room for four people in each little car, there are no height requirements, you get a great view of the park and there are rarely long lines. The cars to between Bugs Bunny World/Crystal Palace and Lickskillet/Park area. You could spend the whole day just playing at the park, riding the sky car to Bugs Bunny World (rides and a show), visiting the Crystal Palace (take in a show in the air conditioned indoor theatre) and taking the sky car back down for more park play.

#3 Ice water is unlimited. When I went to get a free, small cup of ice water for my son the concession person asked if I would prefer to fill up my kid’s CamelBak bottle instead. Of course I would! This is important to know as Six Flags Over Georgia won’t let you bring in food or drinks AND they charge $4.50 for ONE bottle of water or $6 for two bottles.  *blank stare*

Today was fun. We rode some rides. We watched Mixtape (which I do NOT recommend for small children). We drank free water. Life was good. What other tips should we know about visiting in the future? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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