On June 1st, mom and I were invited to Six Flags Over Georgia to try out the new Justice League: Battle for Metropolis 4D ride. We’ve been to Six Flags Over Georgia (and the St. Louis Six Flags) several times in the past, and we’ve always had a blast, so we knew we were in for a good day.
We had to arrive at Six Flags at 9:45, so we would up leaving our house at 6:30 am. That gave us just enough time to get stuck in rush hour traffic and for the GPS to reroute us around a wreck. When we arrived, the park was still closed, but there were plenty of other bloggers and their families lined up outside!
Our first course of action was to head, en masse, to the new Justice League ride. Jenna was too short for the ride, which was no big deal. Judging by some of the younger kids on the ride, it probably would have scared her anyway. There are some effects on the ride like flashing lights and spinning that could affect you if you have migraines or epilepsy. I know I wasn’t the only one who got off the ride feeling like my legs had to readjust to solid ground! However, if you’re a D.C. Comics fan, you’ll love the storyline behind this ride. All of your favorites are there— even Wonder Woman! I wish my dad had been able to make this trip with us, because he would have loved Justice League: Battle for Metropolis.
After we rode the new Justice League 4D ride and had a quick blogger breakfast, it was time to explore the park. There’s a surprising amount of rides that my 13 month old could ride, like the BatCopters, Monster Mansion, and the train.
At 12:30, Hurricane Harbor opened. Hurricane Harbor is the mini waterpark inside Six Flags over Georgia! This was our favorite part of the day. Even Critter enjoyed splashing around in the wave pool and playing with the sprinklers on the water playground.
Although we had a good time, there were a few things that could have made our trip easier. So I’m sharing them here, in a “learn from my mistakes” move.
1. Bring in snacks for anyone with food allergies. Although food is available around the park, we had a hard time finding anything for Critter and I to eat. We had actually packed snacks in the car, but I forgot to bring them into the park. This was a mistake and made for a hangry toddler.
2. Splurge for the souvenir cup. At $16, it’s a hit on your spending budget. However, you get free refills the day you buy it! As long as you have your drink wristband, you can get your souvenir cup refilled at any location serving drinks. Bottled drinks were nearly $4 apiece, so you only have to drink four souvenir cups full to get your money’s worth. If you’re going to be out in the Georgia heat all day, that’s easier than it sounds. (Especially if you’re splitting your drink with two adults and a toddler!)
3. Make a game plan ahead of time. The park map is available online, so before we left, I checked to see which rides Critter could ride. If you have a child who might not make a height restriction, checking online will make it easier for you to find fun rides that they’re allowed on. Plus, knowing the park in advance means less wandering and more riding!
4. Arrive ahead of time. When we were let into the park at 9:45, there was already a line forming for the 10:30 opening. Although that was a little excessive, getting there a few minutes before the park opens allows you to get a decent parking spot and to make your way from the parking lot to the front gate.
5. Bring sunblock! The Georgia sun is no joke, especially when you’re planning to be outside all day. Wearing sunblock and reapplying often can help you prevent a nasty sunburn as a souvenir. If I recall correctly, the park does sell sunblock in case you get desperate.
We had a great time at Six Flags Over Georgia for the Justice League: Battle for Metropolis event. We’re already planning a trip back when Critter is older and can ride more rides!
Have you ever been to Six Flags?