Our Six Flags Over Georgia family getaway was sponsored in part by Six Flags. They invited us out to experience the park to facilitate this post.
This has been a long month y’all! All of the back to school shopping, registrations, physicals, dentist appointment and eye exams have worn me out. This has always been a busy month for me when it comes to preparing for back to school.
With all of the running around, I wanted to get away and do something fun with my kids before they got busy with school assignments. My two middle children are in high school and the youngest is in junior high. Their schedules get very busy with assignment once school is in session so I knew now would be the best time to get away.
My oldest son graduates this year so I’m definitely aiming to squeeze in as much family time with him as possible. For a close to home, fun trip I decided on Six Flags Over Georgia. It’s just a three hour drive from us and we’ve never visited the park. Six Flags Over Georgia is in Austell just outside of Atlanta. We left at about 8 a.m. and were at the park gate by noon.
Our goal was to ride every thrill ride the park had to offer before closing time. We started with the Dare Devil Dive that takes you straight up in the air 95 feet and then lets you plummet down the other side. We waited 60-minutes to get on that ride.
My husband and I rode SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight, JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis, Goliath, Blue Hawk and Great American Scream Machine before tapping out. The Great American Scream Machine is a style of those wooden rides I vowed I’d never get on again. While my kids loved it, I got off felling like I’d been in a car accident. I’m getting too old for those kinds of rides. The ride its self is amazing in terms of speed, drops and height. Once it took us up 105 feet in the air I closed my eyes, clenched my jaw and prayed for it to end.
After lunch my kids ended up riding a few more rides while my husband and I waited on the benches. My favorite ride at the park is hands down the SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight. It’s one of the smoothest and exciting rides Ive rode in a while. The ride has you in a downward facing position as if you’re actually flying through the twist, turns and loops. It’s one of the most innovative rides that allows you to feel like you’re flying. If we had splurged on the Flash Pass that drastically reducing the ride wait time, I would have ridden this again.
There are a few rides we actually missed because we didn’t plan well and let the kids map out what we’d ride. If I go back again, I’ll definitely have to ride BATMAN: The Ride, Mind Bender, THE JOKER: Chaos Coaster.
We have one more school year to travel as a family of five before my son is off to college so we’re going to take full advantage. If you’re heading to one of the Six Flags parks, click here to plan out your trip and see what discounts are available.