After visiting the Orlando theme parks many, many times, I finally made it to Six Flags for the first time at age 18. It’s a large park with very thrilling rides, in fact most of these rides are probably 10 times more thrilling than all the rides in Orlando combined (maybe not but you get the point). But what I really disliked was their theming and lack of originality. Even Dolly Parton’s “Dollywood” theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN seems like it is much better looking, has better theming and a lot more family rides (as well as big coasters).
Comparing Six Flags’ puny little version of the Mainstreet U.S.A. to the grandiose establishments at the entrance to any Main Street at a Magic Kingdom or Disneyland park is practically a laughable manor. But then again, the entrance fee to Six Flags is less than half the Price of the Orlando parks (buy your tickets online to save about $20 per ticket), so you get what you pay for and of course the convenience for citizens of Atlanta is a major draw.
In recent years, the park continues to expand and add more rides and attractions for every age group. Their new show for 2012 is called “iLuminate” and it looks very good, along with their three other shows. Kids will enjoy coming to the park to meet their favorite Looney Tunes character, taking a ride on the train, or visiting one of the kiddie areas.
Are you a dare devil? If you’re super brave then you should take a spin through the Dare Devil Dive Coaster:
While visiting Six Flags, consider heading next door to take a swim through the south’s largest water park, Six Flags White Water.