Thank you Six Flags Over Texas for sponsoring today’s post.
Thinking about visiting Six Flags Over Texas with young kids? Taking a trip to an amusement park with small children doesn’t have to be stressful. To celebrate my daughter’s birthday we invited one of her friends and soaked up an entire day of fun at the “coolest” place in North Texas. Here’s tips and tricks to make the most out of your visit to Six Flags Over Texas.
A Guide to Six Flags Over Texas With Young Kids
Plan Your Visit
Study the Six Flags Over Texas map ahead of time. Insiders tell me to get there early and work your way from the back of the park to the front of the park for the best chance for short lines. Six Flags Over Texas Hours vary season-to-season. We arrived right when it opened at 10:30 am and hit the attractions early.
Safety tip: Write your contact information on a business card and put it in each kids’ pocket in case you get separated. We had wristbands on them with contact information. When you arrive, point out to your kids how the employees are dressed and tell them to find one of them for help. Dress your party in bright, matching clothes to easily spot one another in a crowd.
Six Flags Over Texas Kids Rides
Determine which rides your children will be able to ride, but don’t worry, if parents want to ride thrill rides they can take advantage of the Parent Swap service. This is where one parent gets to ride the ride first and then comes back to swap out with the other parent. Meaning, one parent always stays in line with the child at all times. This option would be perfect for those thrill seekers that want to bring the kids but want to check out the new Harley Quinn Spinsanity ride.
During our visit, we stuck to the kid attractions and rode all the rides with our children. The clear favorites of the two kids were the Runaway Mine Train and the Mini Mine Train. They are perfect introductions to the larger thrill rides when your kids are able to ride those.
Bugs Bunny BoomTown is an area that was made for small children. Not only are the rides fun, the dance parties scream family fun! These rides spin, fly and are perfect for their height and age.
Dance parties are a normal occurrence in Bugs Bunny Boomtown so don’t be afraid to show the kids how it’s done.
Although the kids enjoyed Bugs Bunny BoomTown they were ready to ride some rides. Here’s the list of rides we rode that were appropriate for their age and height:
Batwing was favorite ride of ours. Both kids were not tall enough to ride solo but with a parent they could enjoy this fun ride.
I recommend jumping on the steam engine train when you need a break from walking and want to enjoy the views. It’s also a great way to get from one side of the park to the other without walking your children all over the park.
Chaparral Antique Cars
Shortly after this photo, I was told my daughter could drive the antique car. I was in control of the speed while she drove us. She loved this simple yet entertaining ride.
Notable kids’ rides
We also enjoyed these kids’ rides: Silver Star Carousel, Sidewinder, Conquistador, Cloud Bouncer, and Yosemite Sam’s Gold River Adventure.
Due to a rain storm, we weren’t able to ride all of the kids rides at Six Flags Over Texas that we are ready to explore again soon. The rain gave us ample time to explore the amazing gift shops throughout the park.
Treat your family to food breaks
I strongly encourage families to schedule in breaks for food, treats and water. We always had plenty of water on hand to stay replenished. Guests aren’t allowed to bring in outside food or drink, so be prepared to spend money on such items once you arrive in the park. We couldn’t resist an ice cream treat to beat the warm Texas heat.
Tip: Save time by eating at non-traditional lunch and dinner hours—you’ll get served faster!
Six Flags Over Texas Live Entertainment
In addition to great eats, treats and fun rides, families can enjoy a variety of live entertainment within the park. The kids absolutely loved the Texas Justice show and the Looney Tunes Party Rockin’ Dance Party. Other shows include Miss Ruby’s Wild West Cabaret and Hey Mr. DJ – Technicolor Beat!
Overall, we had a wonderful first visit with the kids to Six Flags Over Texas. I am eager to go on a second visit with my daughter to explore more of the park. I have so many great memories as child visiting the theme park that I hope my own daughter will have as well. Looking to save money on your visits? I highly recommend looking into Six Flags Over Texas Season Passes as you will get your money’s worth with a few visits.
Pack up your family and head to Six Flags for family fun!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Six Flags Over Texas.