Growing up in Chicago, we visited Six Flags (Great America) at least once a year. Now that I live in the Atlanta area, it’s great that I am able to allow my children to experience the fun Six Flags has to offer. Earlier this year we were able to enjoy the expansion at Six Flags with Hurricane Harbor and now we were able to experience Holiday in the Park.
More than one million LED lights will turn on at once, as Santa Claus and his reindeer ride their sleigh for the first time to Six Flags Over Georgia for the debut of Holiday in the Park® on November 22. This all-new celebration transforms the park into a winter wonderland with dazzling Christmas trees, exclusive holiday shows and many of the park’s most popular rides from November 22 through January 4, 2015 on select days.
When we entered the park, we were welcome with a festive display. The park was turned into a Holiday wonderland. It felt like Christmas. There were 4 types of warm hearty foods to choose from; Beef Chili, Chicken Enchilada Soup, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo and Cheddar & Broccoli Soup. It was accompanied by hot apple cider & warm hot chocolate.
While we ate, we were able to mingle with our fellow bloggers and other media to map out where we are going first:
First Stop: The Lighting of the Christmas Tree
Second Stop: The train ride to the North Pole to see Santa. I do not have any pictures of my train ride because my daughter was sitting in my lap and I decided to actually enjoy the moment with her pointing out the Christmas decorations. After we deboarded the train, we stood in line to take a picture with Santa.
Third Stop: Goliath!
Yes, the roller coasters were open and my husband took full advantage. “Babe, Earl (our son) wants to go ride this real quick!” My husband said as he was handing me our toddler. I just said, “Ok. Meet me at the Dare Devil.” I knew he wanted to ride the roller coasters too. Hmph! So as he took the older two on ride after ride, my toddler and I walked around the park and saw the beauty in the dark. By this time, it was totally dark but the holiday lights led me through the park. There were beautiful displays of different colors and images. My favorite was the nativity scene that stopped me in my tracks! “Is that baby Jesus?”
Fourth Stop: The Restaurant
I was now starting to get cold. I saw a restaurant with French Fries in the window. That was all I needed to see. I walked in to get warm and possibly get me some fries. They weren’t serving fries this evening, but instead giving away samples of the Thanksgiving & Christmas food that will grace the tables of many during the holidays. Six Flags has changed it’s menu during the holiday and each restaurant will have something different. Check out the menu below (this is the place I visited). Fifth Stop: Christmas Comes Early
After eating a sample of holiday goodness, I went and waited for the Blogger presentation to begin. Once the presentor started talking, he had everyones attention. The speaker explained how some of the bloggers that were invited, filled out the Christmas wish survey. Everyone had an opportunity but didn’t complete the form. I am so glad I did, because they surprised us all with something on our list! I wanted a Rachel Ray pot set and whaadda ya know —- that’s exactly want I received! Grateful. Jumping for joy. Merry Christmas to me! Thanks Six Flags & AT&T Uverse!!
God is too good!! I have wanted the Rachel Ray pot set for two years. It was only this year, that I set my intention to get it and made my request known to the hubby that was all I wanted for Christmas. Well the wonderful folks at Six Flags ask allllll the bloggers invited what are three things they want for Christmas. Only a few answered the survey!!! When we got there tonight, all the bloggers that answered the wishlist had one of those things waiting on them!! 2 out of 3 of my request were for my children. The other request was the RACHEL RAY pots!!!!!! It’s so amazing when you really want something and it manifests itself. Thanks Six Flags for the great event tonight as well! (Now I have to cook for real!!! Hmph!) #uversewishlist #holidayinthepark
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Here are a few reasons why you should visit Holiday in the Park:
Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia features 10 holiday-themed sections, many of the park’s most popular rides, specialty holiday food and live shows. Event highlights include:
- A Main Street Christmas park entrance experience with a light canopy featuring 165,000 lights, more than 15,000 feet of garland, artificial snow and a huge Christmas tree with holographic ornament technology;
- A magical train ride through 140,000 twinkling lights on the North Pole Express, destined for the North Pole to see Santa Claus where every child can leave their wish-list for the season;
- Peppermint Plaza, featuring red and white holiday lights and fresh scents of peppermint, special holiday Peppermint Funnel Cakes and the chance to ride the Georgia Scorcher roller coaster;
- A 130-foot high cable-wired lit Christmas tree, special Military tribute, Hometown Holiday’s new live show, two of the park’s most popular rides – Goliath and Dare Devil Dive – and a 15-foot Snow Globe walk-through experience in Retro Christmas USA;
- A brilliant display of peach-colored lights paying homage to Georgia’s roots as the Peach State in A Georgia Christmas, along with the event’s signature live show, “Because It’s Christmas” in the historic Crystal Pistol Music Hall, Peach-flavored Holiday Pies at Big Mo’s and Monster Mansion;
- A one-of-a-kind stained-glass Nativity Scene in Rejoice! which depicts the reason for the joyous season and the Dahlonega Mine Train which has been at the park since opening day in 1967;
- The opportunity to warm up by the open fire, ride the classic Georgia Cyclone roller coaster and roast s’mores in S’mores Village
- A kaleidoscope of lights choreographed for a brilliant display in the innovative British Arbor.
- A garland-archway featuring dozens of mistletoes, more than 100,000 lights and chandeliers that makeup the most beautiful outdoor holiday ball of all in Georgia in A Merry Mistletoe.
- And, the iconic topping of the event – the historic 1908 Riverview Carousel at Candlelight Carousel featuring more than 100,000 lights, artificial snow, more than 150 Christmas trees and more than 250 luminary candles for the ultimate family holiday experience.
To see all the wonder photos of how they transformed Six Flags, click HERE. For more information visit the Holiday in the Park website. If you buy a season pay for 2015, you visit Holiday in the Park for FREE!
Right now Everyone pays kids price!
Everyone pays the kids price of $41.99 if you buy your ticket online and use it by November 30. This offer is valid online only and tickets is valid through November 30.
General Admission $61.99
Child Under 48″ $41.99
2 and Under FREE
Will you be visiting Holiday in the Park this year?