275 Riverside Pkwy., Austell, GA
Admission: $56.99, child under 48” $39.99, free ages 2 and younger
Flash Pass: $35 and up
Parking: $20 one-day parking
Six Flags Over Georgia opened in 1967. It currently has 57 rides that include 11 coasters and is home to Acrophobia, the nation’s only stand-up tilting drop tower, and Mind Bender, the world’s first triple-looping roller coaster. New this year is the SkyScreamer, the tallest attraction in the park’s 45-year history that features the favorite swings but at a towering 24 stories high. It goes pretty fast — 40 mph! — and at that altitude can make it fun or a little scary. Batman: The Ride was one of my ultimate favorites — with a surge of fear then a rush of exhilaration, this ride is a MUST!
Get rides in without long waits with the Flash Pass, a ride reservation program. Another great option is the Baby/Child Swap Program, which allows one parent to stand in front of the line with the kids while the other parent rides. When the riding parent gets off, he swaps kid care while the other one rides.
There are lots of kiddie rides for your littlest ones. Although the Tweety’s Swings scared our 2-year-old, he absolutely LOVED the Santa Maria — because Dad could sit with him. Our 6-year-old wanted to ride the Log Jamboree over and over again! Bathrooms are sometimes hard to find amidst the hustle and bustle, so be sure to know where they are in the area you’re in for your kids’ sake. Also, load up on sunblock as this park is mostly un-shaded.
Buy tickets online before you go — general admission is $39.99 seven days in advance, $42.99 three days in advance and $44.99 for immediate use.