Looking to entertain the kids for the day? Head to one of Atlanta's amusement or theme parks for a day that will put a smile on everyone's face.
American Adventures is a smaller amusement park that's better suited for younger children. Located in Marietta, this park has small, old-fashioned rides like the tilt-a-whirl, swings and a small coaster. They also have go-carts, mini-golf and an arcades. Unique to this theme park is the Foam Factory, an indoor, multi-level maze and play area that provides hours of fun.
American Adventures is open year round and does not have an admission charge, you simply pay for the attractions you'd like to visit. All day, unlimited passes are available for $20 per person.
Six Flags is the big daddy of amusement parks. With a mix of thrilling roller coasters and family-friendly favorites, this park promises a day of fun for folks of all ages. Adventurous riders will love coasters like The Superman, where you actually ride suspended horizontally just like Superman flies! Families create memories on classic rides like the well-known Monster Plantation and The Midway provides fun games and, of course, prizes. The entertaining shows and characters roaming the park bring kids face-to-face with life-sized versions of familiar faces: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and more!
Pricing starts at $29.99, but you can usually find discounts on your summertime Coca-Cola cans or at various spots around town.
Located in Marietta right near the American Adventures Park is White Water, Atlanta's biggest and best water park. A summer favorite, this park has all the essentials: a wave pool, a lazy river and plenty of twisty, turny slides. One of the newer additions is The Tornado, a tube ride where you and your friends are dropped in to a giant funnel to spin your way out! Little Squirts Island provides fun water activities for even the smallest swimmers.
Park hours vary throughout the summer season, check the online calendar for daily hours. Tickets are $36.99 or $26.99 for children under 4 feet. Buy online for additional savings.
Stone Mountain is a Georgia theme park with a variety of attractions to entertain and occupy the family. From a cable car ride up the mountain to a train ride around the park or a land-to-water Duck Tour, there are more than 15 different ways to explore and have fun. Almost a little village in itself, Stone Mountain Park is a great weekend getaway with on-site lodging and restaurants.
Vehicles admission is $8.00. Tickets can be purchased on a per-attraction basis for varying costs. A One-Day Adventure Pass is $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for children (Ages 3-11).
Older kids and teens will enjoy getting behind the wheel at Andretti Karting and Games, the ultimate racing park. With two SuperKart tracks, a rock-climbing wall and a ropes course and a huge arcade, this is the place for an adrenaline-packed afternoon.