Current Location:  United States  > Georgia  > Atlanta Metro Area  > Austell  > Activities

Six Flags Over Georgia

275 Riverside Parkway, Austell, Georgia 30168
23 Reviews
Type: Amusement Parks
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $$$$


23 Reviews for Six Flags Over Georgia

October 08 2013
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Zip through lines with the Six Flags Over Georgia Flash Pass"

Do you remember being a child and wishing that you could have an entire amusement park to yourself?  I’m sure this true for many of you, and that this dream often extends into adulthood to feed the child within.  The Six Flags Over Georgia Flash Pass gets you as close as you will get to this dream short of actually renting the park.

HOW IT WORKS
The Flash Pass is an electronic ride line skipping device purchased for an additional fee above and beyond entry to the park.  The device looks sort of like a dated MP3 player that can be clipped to your belt loop.  Purchase your Flash Pass at the main gate and pick up inside the park.  One device can be used for you and up to five guests,  with additional fees per guest.  The more people associated with your pass, the cheaper the price per person so go in with a friend to reduce cost.

Once you have the device in hand it’s just a matter of scrolling down to your ride of choice and making a reservation.  Only one ride can be reserved at any given time.  The device will tell you what time to show up for your ride.  Newer rides are outfitted with dedicated Flash Pass lines for easy entry.  Older attractions require that you go through the exit passing patrons on your way in.  In both cases special signs will send you in the right direction.

And that’s all there is to it.  Once at the front-of the main line you may experience a small wait as you queue up in individual stalls, but this wait is usually minimal.    

THREE LEVELS TO CHOOSE FROM
There are three levels to choose from which vary by price and features.  The main difference between the features has to do with the amount of time you must wait once your reservation is made.

Regular
With a Regular Flash Pass reservation you must wait about the same amount of time as everyone else in line, without actually being in line to do it.  You can go off and enjoy other attractions, shows, or grab a bite to eat and then show up at the time of your reservation to ride.  The regular pass is roughly the same price per person as park admission.

Gold
The Gold pass reduces the amount of time you need to wait to ride.  The Six Flags website claims that you will enjoy a “significant reduction” in wait time.  This pass is roughly twice the price per person of park admission.

Platinum
For the true “I just rented this whole park out” experience treat yourself to the Platinum Pass and enjoy what the website claims is the “least amount of waiting”.  This is the pass we used and in our case the wait time was 0 minutes each and every time, although we did attend in the off season.  An additional perk of the Platinum Pass is the ability to “wait once and ride twice”.  Special wrist bands allow you to tell the attendant once you get on the ride that you want to ride again.  Then just stay on for a second time while those in line look at you with more than a little consternation.  The Platinum Pass is roughly three times the price of park admission.

BOTTOMLINE
We found the flash pass to be a new and exciting experience that really added to the enjoyment of our day.  As for the levels, it seems worthwhile to pay close attention to the time of year you attend and decide accordingly.  If it’s off peak you might consider a Regular or Gold pass, while peak season may be the best time to splurge for the Platinum.   In either case you’re bound to take in this Georgia favorite like you never have before.  

DISCLOSURE
I received complimentary Flash Passes at Six Flags in order to give you the scoop on Fright Fest.  As always, this review is honest and completely my own.

User_image_default_small
rneathery
Icon_reviews_xsmall 27 Icon_helpful_votes_xsmall 1
January 23 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Busy, but fun!"

Our family has been to a lot of different theme parks and I have to say this is one of the busiest. However, there are wide walkways and lots of rides so it doesn't slow your day down as much as it might at other parks. There are lots of good roller coaster options (a little more than your average park). Try to go by a local fast food restaurant before you go and you'll probably be able to pick up a coupon to save on your tickets.

January 20 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"too crowded"

I went ot Six Flags over Georgia last year with a school group. We arrived at the park when they opened. I am a roller coaster lover, so we hit up several of the coasters. I have to say I was not impressed with the coasters. Several were very jerky. I actually ended up with a headache from all the jerking around. I did enjoy the batman ride,  but not enough to ride it twice. The park was also incredibly crowded the day we were there. I don't know if that is normal or not, but there were so many people you couldn't walk down the sidewalks and the lines for rides were really long. I have definitely been to better amusement parks and if coasters are your thing, I would choose somewhere else.

March 07 2011
1 family found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Fun for teens!"

I visited here as a teenager and was it fun.   This was over 20 years ago.   I had a great time with friends even though they peer pressured me into the wacky roller coaster rides.  I myself am scared of heights and these were the first roller coasters i have ever been....gosh, are they fast and scary!  As scared I was (closed my eyes throughout the rides as shown in camera after you take the ride), I still had fun.  There is so much to do here from buying unique gifts to winning prizes for playing crane games.   Almost everyone can win a cute toy in the crane games for sure.   I am sure so much has changed since my visit for the better.    Definitely a fun and memorable place for pre-teens and up.  

January 16 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Expensive for Families"

Six Flags is not a great place to go if you're on a budget. Our oldest boys saved us a bit by earning free tickets through a reading program that Six Flags does.

There is a Thomas the Tank engine area for young kids. It's fun but very basic.

The crowds are significant. It's difficult to move around if you have many of them and they are young. I'd definitely save this high-priced activity for children who are older.

User_image_default_small
dplays88
Icon_reviews_xsmall 25 Icon_helpful_votes_xsmall 2
January 14 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Great Park"

This is a great, clean amusement park. The kids area is central to the park but kind of secluded. The characters and Spanish theme make it really fun. The kids shows were fun too. This was a highly enjoyable outing. Expensive though, but worth it for a splurge every now and then.

January 13 2011
1 family found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Fun with older kids"

We've taken our older nephews to Six Flags a couple times, and they've really enjoyed it.  There is not a whole lot for the younger kids to do, though with the recent addition of Thomas the Tank Engine, that's improved a little.  It is basically a very nice playground, and a pretty cool Thomas the Train ride.  My 2yo son could have played all day there.  

User_image_default_small
LCP616
Icon_reviews_xsmall 10 Icon_helpful_votes_xsmall 0
January 12 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Average theme park"

Yes, six flags over Georgia is a good theme park, but I just can't give it 5 stars after having been to Universal Studios in Orlando. Universal Studios is highly innovative, and six flags is just an average theme park. I will say that they are both more so aimed at older kids (a lot of rollercoasters have height requirements, you can see what these are on their website). I recommend going on a weekday, start counterclockwise (it's proven most people go to the right when entering a theme park), and skipping the first big rollercoaster if you get there early (it is likely to be packed). We did this, and we never had to wait more than 15 minutes. It was great!

senmugs
senmugs
Icon_reviews_xsmall 11 Icon_helpful_votes_xsmall 0
January 11 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Be prepared for long lines"

Six Flags is fun- for the 2 mins you are riding the coaster. And you almost forget the hour long wait, and heat until your two minutes are up and you are waiting for the next one. If you go during non-peak times (early summer, late fall, early morning, before close) you will have a fun time. Otherwise you will think you've wasted your money. I wouldn't recommend this for little kids as their attention spans are short. But for teens or adults- this can be a fun place. If you live nearby- go ahead and splurge- buy the season pass. It will pay for itself in 2 visits.

Picture?type=large
twin36a
Icon_reviews_xsmall 25 Icon_helpful_votes_xsmall 3
January 11 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"amusement park"

Its a great amusement park its like a minature disney land but alot cheaper. Its fun for kids and adults. You should buy the reuseable cup at the begining of the day it will save you money in the long run and it makes a nice souvenoir to take home at the end of the day.

User_image_default_small
suzyqweed
Icon_reviews_xsmall 25 Icon_helpful_votes_xsmall 8
January 11 2011
1 family found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Six Flags"

Six Flags is an amusement park located right outside of Atlanta, Georgia. If you are a trill seeker or enjoy relaxing shows, Six Flags is a great place to visit. It has plenty to offer for everyone. There is Toon Town for the little ones. Here they have rides and play areas for the little ones. If you have a child that is a trill seeker but not quite tall enough for the bigger rides, they have a great mini roller coaster located in this area. They have added in just the past few years a splash zone which is great to access during the mighty Georgia heat of summer. If you go during the summer it is very crowded. Be expected to wait in line for just about anything. We attended this past August. It was crowded during the day but a few hours before closing a majority of the crowd( many daycares or church groups) had left. We were able to ride everything 2 or 3 times with out a wait. I would highly suggest getting there early or being the last to leave. If you live near a Six Flags, ask your school about the Six Flags reading program. Six Flags will give a free ticket to kids in K-6th if they complete 6 hours/360 minutes of reading.

User_image_default_small
jenb1987
Icon_reviews_xsmall 26 Icon_helpful_votes_xsmall 6
January 11 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Thrills and Fun!"

Six Flags may not be the best place to take a small child, but it is definitely a fun place to visit. If you love a good thrill, you will love Six Flags. Some of my personal favorites include Goliath, Batman, and Georgia Scorcher. I have never been brave enough to try Acrophobia and I don't ever plan on it! Also, Six Flags is really cool around Halloween and it truly scared me! Make sure you go and visit there if you are ever in the Atlanta area!

January 11 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Fun for Older Kids"

Six Flags over Georgia doesn't have too much that would excite small kids, and in my opinion is way overpriced.  It's nice to go every now and again but be prepared for long waits.  Food and drinks are also very pricey as well.  Make sure you have good comfortable walking shoes.  I may or may not take my children back.

amylynd
amylynd
Icon_reviews_xsmall 25 Icon_helpful_votes_xsmall 6
March 31 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Fun park!!!"

Another great family friendly theme park!!! There are things to do from all ages!! My personal favorite are all the great rollarcoaster this park has!!! Also make sure you stay and have lunch there....great theme park food!!! There is a great kiddie area for the youngsters as well. My child enjoyed this a lot.This would be the perfect stop if you are in this area!!!

January 12 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"We visited Six Flags specifically for ThomasTown"

I have two young boys who love Thomas. So when we heard Six Flags had ThomasTown we made a trip. At the ages of 2 and 4 they were in love. The ThomasTown section of the park was very clean and we all really enjoyed it. It was smaller than I thought it would be but for their age, it was really nice.
The rest of the theme park, there really was not much for their age group. There were more kid rides in others sections but they seemed to be more like carnival rides than theme park rides.
We also brought our 10 year old nephew. He loved the rollercoasters and truly enjoyed the day!
The staff was all very helpful and knowledgeable!
The park seemed to be much cleaner than it was when I visited it 8 years ago. It really was a nice visit.

User_image_default_small
rwolfra
Icon_reviews_xsmall 25 Icon_helpful_votes_xsmall 4
January 10 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Six Flags over Georgia"

Your typical amusement park.  Lots of roller coasters and games.  A fun day but lots of walking and standing in very long lines to ride for 2 minutes.  Took forever to get in with not very many window open.  Food prices are high and the park wasn't very clean but all in all an ok day.

January 10 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Old theme park, lines too long"

Six Flags Over Georgia had potential at one time, but they are really an old park (and really dirty) and the lines are way too long. Seems like you spend the whole day in line and ride very few rides. The theme park overall is very dirty feeling compared to other parks.

User_image_default_small
cynthiarj
Icon_reviews_xsmall 25 Icon_helpful_votes_xsmall 6
January 10 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Six flags"

I am a mother of two children and we took a trip to six flags over Georgia during the summer. We stayed about five hours and I would not recommend this trip for anyone. The lines were too long we got to ride a total of three rides they should not let but such a limited number of people inside just so they can make money. It is not fun to wait a hour or two for money when families visit to have fun and relaxing time I would not recommend this trip.

User_image_default_small
cynthiarj
Icon_reviews_xsmall 25 Icon_helpful_votes_xsmall 6
January 10 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Six flags"

I am a mother of two children and we took a trip to six flags over Georgia during the summer. We stayed about five hours and I would not recommend this trip for anyone. The lines were too long we got to ride a total of three rides they should not let but such a limited number of people inside just so they can make money. It is not fun to wait a hour or two for money when families visit to have fun and relaxing time I would not recommend this trip.

January 10 2011
0 families found this helpful
Violetwhite_word
"Fun Spans the Ages"

Six Flags is a wonderful experience for families with all ages. There are fun-filled shows you can watch with delight, fun rides for all ages, and wonderful "fun food"! It is kinda pricey for a one day experience, but it is a pretty standard rate, and there are coupons out there! The roller coasters are amazing, but my favorite is the monster ride that takes you on a boat ride underground!

 
 

What's Nearby?   Hotels »   Activities »

  Find Hotels near Six Flags Over Georgia »
  Find Activities near Six Flags Over Georgia »
  Find Restaurants near Six Flags Over Georgia »
Union_square
Atl_children_s_museum
Img_0355
Img_5126

Get the inside scoop from parents who have been there!

Bt_ask_a_question