The Christmas season will be here before you know it, and you will want to make this Christmas special for your family, so why not take them to Six Flags over Texas Holiday in the Park? With all the holiday lights shining throughout the park, your family will feel as if they are in the midst of a magical wonderland, full of fun things to do. Even if you are not a theme park buff, you will surely enjoy the energy that fills the park and the various food aromas that flow throughout the air. So, what magic will you experience when you get there?
Beautiful carousel. The first ride you will see as you enter the park’s gate is the beautifully-designed carousel. Its bright lights and antique finish will bring back memories. This is the perfect center piece for Six Flags over Texas, and this carousel makes the trip worth it, even if you get to see nothing else. The best thing is that even grown-ups can ride the carousel, including the horses, so hop on your favorite horse and let your mind venture back into time as you go up and down.
Kettle Corn Aroma. Wherever you go, you get to smell something delicious cooking. Over to the left side (just a ways from the entrance), you can walk through a village of huge kettles cooking Kettle Corn, and you can even watch as the workers stir this gooey treat with giant wooden paddles. If you wait for a few minutes, you can buy some of the freshest Kettle Corn that you will ever eat. Beware of the price, though. This Kettle Corn sells for about $6 per small serving, so you might want to share a serving. It’s worth the money, if you have it, though.
Family rides. This park offers plenty of family rides, so that you all can enjoy some time together. Just hop on the Conquistador, and then move to the Tea Cups. Next, you will want to ride the Bobsled, and then you can venture on down to the Spelunker’s Cave. After you ride all the scary roller coasters, you can calm down by taking a ride on the Old Timer’s cars. When you are ready to go back toward the front gate, all you have to do is jump on the train that circles Six Flags, and the train will drop you off near the front. This way, you won’t have to walk back.
Holiday shows. Six Flags offers lots of variety shows, puppet shows, and other kinds of shows to bring you in for a rest, and these shows cost nothing extra. All you have to do is check the schedules posted outside the theatres and get there in plenty of time before the show starts. You will want to get there extra early, though. These lines quickly grow long, and they deny entrance once the theatres are full to capacity. Still, this is a great way to rest your legs and calm down from the thrill of the rides before you go back and start all over again.
So, are you ready to give your family this magical, Christmas experience? If so, then start saving today for your trip to Six Flags over Texas. Holiday in the Park begins November 27th of this year and runs through January 1st of 2010. This park is just off of Interstate 30 in Arlington, Texas, and you can get specific driving directions to the park by logging on to Sixflags.com. Tickets run around $50 per person (small children are less expensive), but you can get a seasonal pass for around $80, and this pass will allow you unlimited entries to the park.
If you are on a tight budget, then watch for special discount offers. Call your local credit union for specially discounted tickets or pick up a Coca-Cola can for $10 off per admission. Be sure to wear a sweater or jacket (or an extra shirt) because Six Flags over Texas does get chilly at night during this time of year. Coats really aren’t necessary, however, because Six Flags is built down in a hole, which helps with the wind, so it’s not really cold in this Texas theme park, even in December.