Growing up Atlanta, Six Flags was an annual summer event. Our summer camp took us, and it was always the best day. We went in groups of six or so with teenage counselors. The counselors were willing to ride everything, and actually harassed kids into riding scary coasters. We ate crappy food and were sick as dogs by the time we loaded back onto the bus. It was thrilling!
As I got older, Six Flags was all about trying to sit next to a boy you liked and hopefully getting kissed or holding hands. The Monster Plantation, newly remodeled and now called the Monster Mansion, was the main site for make-out action. It was dark so nobody could see what was going on. (See a photo gallery of construction on the ride.)
The Scream Machine was also a good for holding hands – not too scary like the Mind Bender. You really had to concentrate on not falling out on the Mind Bender. On the Log Jamboree you could try to snuggle up to the guy you liked if you made sure he was directly in front of you in line. (They used to load from the back to the front I believe!)
Plus if you timed everything right you were able to chitchat with the boy you liked in the long line. He could even be one line over and it still worked.
We have yet to take our kids to Six Flags because we didn’t think they were big enough for the roller coasters. But I think they may be ready this year.
I found this really helpful chart on Six Flags’ site. It tells you the height requirement and intensity of each ride.
I haven’t been to Six Flags in probably 10 years so I need your advice on the best rides for kids and the best strategies to navigate the park. Which rides have the longest lines now? Which rides are way too scary? Which rides do your kids like the best?
Also we definitely want to hear your favorite memories of going to Six Flags. Jesse’s Girl started telling us about all her making out last week on the blog but I told her to wait. So I hope she’s around today to share! And we want to hear your stories too. (I will throw out that after one trip to Six Flags, I had a guy in the Army call me collect for weeks!)
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