For the longest time, I saw no reason to take my youngest son to our local theme park. He’s definitely not a thrill-seeker and I thought there just wouldn’t be much for him. After doing some research I found that there are plenty of kid-friendly rides at Six Flags Over Georgia! We are now annual passholders.
The Battle For Metropolis
Our first stop of the day was the new Metropolis Park! We are a superhero loving family and are not picky about which universe they come from. All my kids love the new Battle for Metropolis ride. You’ll hop in a slow-moving car that has a laser blaster for each rider. As you go room to room, you’ll wear 3D glasses and use your blasters to try to stop Lex Luthor and The Joker from taking over Metropolis. This ride does have a minimum height requirement of 42″ with an adult or 54″ alone.
We got there just as the park was opening and rode this one three times in a row! Oh, and I got high score for the whole car on the third time. Just sayin’.
DC Super Friends Area
Continue your super hero theme in the DC Super Friends Area. These rides are what I would call “kiddie” rides. My nine year old is a little big for these in my opinion, but he still enjoys them so I keep my opinion to myself! As long as he fits, he sits.
Rides include the above Wonder Woman Flight School, Batcopters, Superman Tower of Power and The Joker Funhouse Coaster. Find more details about the DC Super Friends area in my previous post.
Bugs Bunny Boomtown
This area has rides that are on the same level as the DC Super Friends area. My son spent a lot of time in this area! The rides are varied. Some of the rides are for kids only and some are family-oriented like the Daffy Duck Bucket Blasters – you are in a round “vehicle” with water blasters that rotates and you take turns spraying water on the other riders! There are six rides in this area with most rides requiring a minimum height of 36″.
At the entrance to Bugs Bunny Boomtown is the Looney Tunes Adventure Camp that has no minimum height requirement. It’s a playground that is fun for the littlest of guests!
My child had a hard time wrapping his head around the fact that this ride has been around since I was a tween. Then, it was called “Monster Plantation” and had a healthy dose of the Old South. Before that it was “Tales of the Okefenokee” and retold Uncle Remus stories. It got a politically correct facelift to Monster Mansion in 2009.
The ride is a gentle boat ride that floats you through a “monster picnic”. The second half of the ride may be scary for some younger guests. You are diverted from the picnic and into a swamp with some shady animatronic monsters. It’s dark and creepy. At age nine, my kid thought that was cool. If you have a preschooler, they may not agree. We rode this one twice.
Carousel Hill houses the original kid-friendly rides at Six Flags Over Georgia! Of course, the centerpiece is the Riverview Carousel.
The carousel was built in 1908 and is on the Register of Historic Places. Enjoy old-fashioned fun on this beautiful carousel that offers seats on the animal figures or on benches. Even my teenagers still want to ride the carousel!
Also on Carousel Hill:
- Hanson Cars – under 42″ must be accompanied by an adult
- Rockin’ Tug – minimum 42″
- Up, Up & Away – minimum 36″
Six Flags Over Georgia Railroad
If you have a train lover, the Six Flags Railroad ambles slowly through the park and makes stops at two different Railroad Stations.
As long as your child isn’t afraid of heights, they will love the Sky Buckets! These are slow moving cable cars that reach a height of 70 feet over the park. They’re a handy way to get from one section of the park to the other while giving your kid a fun ride experience!
Open seasonally, Hurricane Harbor is a haven for those who have had enough of the heat. It’s a water park within Six Flags over Georgia and has plenty for kids to enjoy. It’s generally open from the end of May to about mid-September. Lockers are available to stash your suits and towels while you are enjoying the other kid-friendly rides at Six Flags Over Georgia.
Fall is the best time to visit Six Flags! The temperatures are cooler and the lines are shorter. The park opens at noon on Saturday and Sunday in October. Fright Fest is going on then, and things are kid-friendly until about 6pm when the really scary stuff starts. The park is also open weekends in November for their Holiday In The Park event!