Tips for Visiting Six Flags with Little Kids (AND…a Six Flags Ticket Giveaway!)

I am part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network, and this fun campaign is sponsored by Wet Ones (which is awesome, because we use and love Wet Ones). I am excited to share how we enjoyed Six Flags with little kids…and even more excited to offer a giveaway for Six Flag tickets! All opinions are 100% my own.

Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about the Polar Vortex and how I wanted to marry it how it was so “chilly” my kids were wearing jackets in July…in Texas? Well, WE LUCKED OUT. We planned a trip to Six Flags Over Texas and it just so happened to fall on one of the coolest July days in Texas history. With temperatures hovering in the comfortable 70′s, we got to enjoy Six Flags to fullest…and no one (including me, the World’s Biggest Weather Whiner) complained about the heat. I call that a WIN!

Six Flags with Little Kids Because we had two little kids with us (Jack is five, and Claire was still two at the time), we were somewhat limited to what we could do (no upside-down roller coasters for us!). But even with the height restrictions, we still had a full day of rides and fun – and that’s what I am going to share with you. Here’s how to enjoy Six Flags with toddler and little kids.

Six Flags, although known for its crazy rollercoasters and thrill rides, is actually a super family-friendly location with enough rides that even the littlest of kids can get in on the fun.

The rides fall into several categories, from family-friendly (anyone can ride) to thrill rides, but most of them fall somewhere in between. You can visit the Six Flags website, find your park, and see the height restrictions on all rides – this is helpful if you want to know what to expect and how many rides your kids will be able to enjoy!

Tip #1 – Get there when the park opens, and head straight to the kid rides. The lines are shorter first thing in the morning, and we were able to walk right on to many of the rides…this was fantastic when you’ve got two excited little ones begging to ride everything!

Six Flags Rides for Kids

It was a tight squeeze, but I made it happen!

Tip #2 - Get a free map as soon as you enter the park and pick your rides. The map will not only tell you where to go, but it will also give you the height restrictions for all of the rides, which is super helpful if you don’t want to get the kids excited about a ride only to find out they aren’t big enough to ride it (don’t ask me how I learned that lesson).

We started off our adventure in Boom Town, which is full of rides designed just for kids.

Six Flags Ferris Wheel

This ride gave us a fun view of Arlington!

Six Flags Swings for Kids

Wheee!

Six Flags Big Rig Ride Many of the kid rides at Six Flags Over Texas are concentrated in Boom Town, but there are also a bunch of other ones spread throughout the park – so be sure to branch out!

Fun at Six Flags

And apparently, some people *do* like scary rides. I’m not one of them, but Charles is. I hung out with the kids while he did some of the scarier rides. Thecrazy, way-too-high-for-me swings were his favorite (this ride is 400-feet tall and the swings go 35 MPH…NO THANK YOU!!).

Big Swings Six Flags

The kids managed to talk us into playing a couple of games (the games have an additional cost associated with them), but we found one that had a winner every time. And who doesn’t like giving darts to two-year-olds and five-year-olds to see what happens, right?!

Games at Six Flags

Tip #3 – Bring your own water and snacks. Food is expensive, and you’ll probably want to buy a meal at the park, but we brought in some light snacks and water for the kids and were so glad we did!

After spending the morning on rides, we took a lunch break and let the kids cool off – which is funny, because it was already cool and this resulted in them complaining about being chilly. Go figure.  Also? Claire dressed herself, and when I gently (and then not-so-gently) suggested she match her socks, it quickly turned into a battle-not-worth-having…and so, mis-matched socks it was!

Cooling off at Six Flags Tip #4 – Bring a stroller. Claire ended up sitting in the stroller quite a bit, and Jack would have if we’d let him. It was a lifesaver! Definitely bring a stroller, even if your child doesn’t regularly sit in one. It was great to have for all of our junk and helpful when Claire got tired or we wanted to get somewhere quickly. Because trust me - they’re going to get tired. Get ready for a car nap on the way home.

In Line at Six Flags Tip #5 – Bring Wet Ones to keep hands clean and fresh between rides and before eating. Six Flags Over Texas is very clean and well-kept, but I still get a little skeeved out about all the germs (I’m not even kind of a germphobe, but all those hands touching all those rides? Kinda icky!). I carried around a package of Wet Ones to wash the kids hands with every now and then, and especially before lunch. Wet Ones are portable, kid-friendly, and get rid of 99.99% of bacteria! Handy little things to have in an amusement park, that’s for sure (actually, I have these with me at all times and even keep my car stocked…I love them!). You can see how I use them in my daily life here.

Wet Ones at Six Flags

Lunch break! We wash our hands with Wet Ones and Jack checks out the map to pick our next stop.

You can read another post I wrote about visiting amusement parks with kids here – be sure to check out the comments, there were some REALLY helpful and creative ideas for enjoying amusement parks with kids in the comment section!

Clearly, we had an awesome time at Six Flags with the kids.  And I want you to have a fabulous time, too! I’m giving away three Six Flags tickets to one lucky reader. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below and leave a comment on this post as directed. :)

Good luck! :)

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Comments

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  2. Alina Hahn says

    I love that they are easy to carry around and great for all purposes. I have a 4 year old son who wants to touch everything and is such a messy eater – great for both purposes!

  3. Gay Gallagher says

    The “misters” are a priceless part of this to keep cool…LOVE them! This post makes me want to go back!

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  8. Jen Rodrigues says

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  9. Rebecca Parsons says

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  10. Larissa J says

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  11. Ashley Schein says

    I love that you can keep clean anywhere anytime. My daughter tends to be a bit messy so these help out a lot.

  12. Kelsey Jast says

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  13. says

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  15. Ricky Roberts says

    My wife carries these everywhere. She even hands me one after I leave the garage and before I get to drive the car. Always have to be clean!

  16. says

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  17. Natalie says

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  18. Daisy says

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  20. amanda whitley says

    i am wild about wet ones because i have messy kids and they are good to keep on hand to clean them up.

  21. wen budro says

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  24. says

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  25. Sharill Rivera says

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  26. Miguel Ramos says

    Because they are great to clean from dirty curious hands to public places restrooms! They are always in my truck!

  27. blakely says

    We have taken our son to Disney World several times but never to Six Flags. Planning on going to Six Flags soon.

  28. says

    Love this! Your family def sounds like mine (I would also have to hang with our daughter while he rode the crazy stuff, not a fan here) and I had no idea the maps had the height requirements! Man, that saves a lot of time I’m sure!!

  29. jodi says

    wet ones get used for everything-we carry them in the cars and my purse. great for wiping down shopping carts, and after anyone touches things when we are out and about

  30. Nesca Crespo says

    Well, it was never wipes when I grew up. My mom would always call all wipes Wet Ones. She loved them and we always had them around. I’m 28 now so they have been around for a while. ( My mom used them a lot for my younger sister). They are convenient and have really stood up to the test of time for sure.

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    I have always loved Wet Ones because they’re so easy to take along anywhere! And they’re especially great for taking care of sticky hands in the car!

  32. Jennifer says

    Wet Ones are perfect to take in the car. I’ve used them many times for my son’s sticky hands during a road trip,

  33. Samantha D says

    I love wet ones because they don’t smell obnoxious. They clean well, easy to take out, portable. Great to have in the car for quick clean ups. Especially when I was a nanny and was transporting kids all over the place.

  34. Liz Newsome says

    I love Wet Ones because they are handy and don’t smell too strong. They sure get the job done though!

  35. chera says

    I always have a pack with me for those trips to the store, park, playdates, bathrooms etc. Even my husband asks for a wipie!

  36. Treasure L. says

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  37. Stephanie O'Day says

    I LOVE Wet Ones. They can be used for practically everything! They don’t have a very strong smell either!

  38. Meredith Shugart says

    Good thing to keep in the car and a couple rooms of the house. Sticky hands or spills eliminated pretty quickly with these things.

  39. says

    Hi, thanks for the great tips. I loved our visit to Six Flags when my daughter was a toddler. Now her sister has toddlers and we plan to take them to a theme park in the near future.

  40. T Michelle Trump says

    I am wild for wet ones because life is full of germy situations and these are perfect for on the go!

  41. Jennifer says

    I love WetOnes because they are perfect for one the go clean ups. They are not soapy like some wet wipes are.

  42. Wehaf says

    I always keep Wet Ones in the car – it’s so nice to be able to clean up messes on the go and without access to a water source!

  43. saralynns2 says

    Wet Ones are great to carry along anywhere in my purse :) I use them often- they unstick sticky fingers, clean up little messes, and eliminate the germs in life!

  44. Nikki Lynn Hanna says

    I am wild about wet ones because I have a 5 year old who is always messy and children forever stay sticky lol. These wipes are a lot of help with those sticky fingers

  45. janet houser knoblauch says

    This would be a great end of the year treat for a really tight budget this year. Thank you for the tips!

  46. Linda Kwolek says

    I am wild for wet ones because you can sanitize and remove the dirt, then throw the wipe away. No more germs and dirt.

  47. Daiva says

    I love having them in the car and my purse! Great to wipe little messy hands fast before a snack while out and about!

  48. Karen DeGraaf says

    MY KID ARE ALL TEEN OR OLDER NOW, BUT IVE USED WET ONES FOREVER AND STILL BUY THEM, I KEEP IN THE CAR AND AROUND THE HOUSE FOR A QUICK CLEAN UP. I LOVE THAT THEY SANITIZE AS WELL. AND IF SOME COMES OVER YOU CAN DO A QUICK SWEEP OF THE HOUSE WITH THEM

  49. Amanda says

    Wet Ones are extremely convenient to bring with you camping. We bring them with us to music festivals for a quick “freshening up” between showers. When my dad was alive, my parents brought me and my five younger siblings to Cedar Point or Kings Island every year. That’s two parents and six kids (and we aren’t spread out super far; we are each about 1.5 years or less apart). I can now have more respect for how much work that is!

  50. Ani says

    I love wet ones because they’re a convenient way to get hands, etc. clean quick, especially on the go. I’ve got a little pack in my purse and a container in one of my car’s cup holders right now.

  51. Karen M. says

    I love Wet Ones!! I carry them with me everywhere I go. They fit conveniently in my purse, and really come in handy, especially when we are eating out, and have sticky hands. I also use them to clean off carts at the grocery store. They are wonderful!

  52. Heather Dawn says

    I love Wet Ones because they are small enough to put in my purse. Im always needing them for my boys lol!

  53. Larissa Brunken says

    We love wetones!! We use them everywhere we go. With 4 kids and a messy hubby they help us out in a bind.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  54. Vanessa Williamson says

    I’m wild for wet ones because no matter the ages of your children (or husband!) we always end up with some kind of a mess that a wet one can help clean up waaaay better than a dry napkin!

  55. Emily Wells says

    I love them because they’re great for cleaning up my kids hands and faces when we’re on the go! They’re gentle on the skin and they smell nice too. :)

  56. D Schmidt says

    We are wild for Wet Ones because they provide us with reassurance that we can keep our children clean and mess free.

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