Money Saving Tips for Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington

We love Six Flags Over Texas, and always have season passes!  Numerous trips to both the Arlington park and Fiesta Texas in San Antonio have given us plenty of Mommy Tips, and I’m happy to pass those on to you!

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The Joker is the newest ride at Six Flags Over Texas, opening Summer 2017.  Photo courtesy of Six Flags.

 Mommy Tips: Season Pass

You’ll save money after just one visit, plus on parking, food and in the gift shop, plus Bring a Friend FREE on select dates!

Download the app, and you’ll always have your tickets and coupons with you!  It’s also one click to see park hours, etc.

Even if you’re just visiting, a 2-park season pass gets you into Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor!

We use our Six Flags Parking Pass for parking at Rangers Games ALL THE TIME!

Mommy Tips:  Day Tickets

Take a Coke can, or purchase your ticket online with Coke discounts.  Click HERE to visit their website.

AAA Members receive a $5 discount on regularly priced tickets, up to 4.

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On August 6th ICEE is offering a special discounted ticket, and a wristband to stay late for more rides!  Click HERE to get your coupon!

Win Tickets!  Sign up for special emails, and you are automatically entered to win Six Flags tickets!  Click HERE to visit their website, and scroll to the bottom!

Mommy Tip: Group Tickets

Grab your Playgroup Friends!  There are several ways to save with Group Tickets of just 10+ people:

Early Bird: Purchase 10 or more tickets, that can be used anytime in the calendar year, before May 15th, and pay only $34.99 plus tax.

After May 15, groups of 15+ will pay $37.99, plus tax, per person when purchasing in advance… A savings of $37.00 off the general admission price.  Plus, with every 15 tickets, you get one complementary ticket!  Tickets can be used anytime during the calendar year.

Walk-Up Groups of 15-99 pay $50.99, plus tax, per person when tickets are bought at the front gate. There is no Walk-Up Group Rate for groups buying less than 15 tickets.

Have a bus or van?  Complimentary admission is provided to your bus driver on the day of your visit at Six Flags Over Texas with paid parking and when a commercial driver’s license is presented.

Mommy Tip: Parking

The City of Arlington offers FREE trolleys from all the local hotels, and to Downtown Arlington and many restaurants!  Just ask when you check in! Click HERE for more information.

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Mommy Tip: Food and Drinks

Purchase a Souvenir Bottle and receive UNLIMITED SOFT DRINKS THROUGH 2017!  That’s pretty cool!

You can also get them filled with ice water, a better choice over soft drinks for when it’s hot!

While you can’t bring in a drink, you can bring in a cup that you can get filled anywhere in the park with ice and water for FREE.

Outside food or drinks are not allowed in park, however you can bring a picnic lunch and leave it at the Gas Station near the Picnic area, for a leisurely lunch later!

Mommy Tip: T-shirts

For my boys, I try to buy t-shirts from all the places we visit during the summer, and stash them away until school starts.  They are a reminder of our fun summer, and then I don’t need spend as much for back to school clothes!  T-shirts at Six Flags can be expensive, but if you’re not picky, they sell older t-shirts at the front Season Pass line, for people who come not in dress code, such as in a swimsuit.  The shirts are usually between $5-$7, and it’s a small selection, if any.

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Mommy Tip:  Almost as good as a Fast Pass, Single Rider

Rides such as Justice League and Pandemonium allow single riders, and can help you avoid the lines, and make some new friends!  Many times, we still get to ride with at least one person we came with.

Mommy Tip: Parent Swap Passes

Parents of children under 54″ can stop by the Ride Height Check & Guest Relations for a FREE Parent Swap Pass. This pass allows for one parents to wait in a designated area with younger children, while the rest of the party enters then they swap places!

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Mommy Tip: Skip the Locker! 

I’ve never had a bag or drink stolen from the cubbies while I was on a ride, but I’ve heard it happens.  Skip the expensive lockers and take a bike lock with you.  Quickly lock it to the cubbies, with your drinks and bags attached. I’ve been doing this all summer, and no one has told me no yet.  Click HERE to get this GoFriend High Security 5 Digit Resettable Cable Lock from Amazon.

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Fun Ideas

Six Flags is all about the superheroes, and supervillans!  Save a few bucks and buy everyone in your family a t-shirt of their favorite superhero BEFORE you go, avoiding those pricier theme-park shirts.

Take a fun group shot on your phone before you go inside.  If your child misplaces you, you’ll have a current picture of what he/she looks like and how they were dressed, too.

We try to schedule our trip to Six Flags to coincide with a Rangers Home Game, so we can spend the day at the amusement park, the evening at the ballpark, and only pay for parking once!

Pets

Six Flags doesn’t allow pets inside the park, but that can be a problem if you are traveling with them!  I love that both Six Flags parks offer FREE kennel for pets!  You can use their enclosures, or carry in your own.  You are responsible for feeding and watering them, as well as coming out to take them for walks, etc.  The kennel is always open during regular park hours.

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Fright Fest

Six Flags is fun during the day, but spooky after dark during the annual Fright Fest in October!

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Holiday in the Park

You’ll love all the lights and holiday shows, as well as sledding on Snow Mountain!

Things to do in Arlington 

Eat

While there aren’t any restaurants near Six Flags that you can leave the park and WALK to (and how I wish there were), a short drive to the other side of Hwy 360 is one of our favorites, Marianos Hacienda at 2614 Majesty Dr.  Click HERE to visit their website.

Sleep

Located near Six Flags, Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, the Arlington Hilton gets kudos for convenience!  Click HERE to visit their website.

Play

Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park are located right next to Six Flags, and we love spending the day at Six Flags, then catching a game at night, and never needing to move our car!  Click HERE to read more about the Rangers!

Hurricane Harbor Waterpark is just across I-30 from Six Flags!  Spend a day cooling off in their huge wave pool, lazy river and many, many slides!  Click HERE to read more!

The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame takes you on a history field trip of the fun of bowling!  Click HERE to visit their website.

K1 Speed is exciting indoor go-carts!  To visit their website, click HERE.

Whew, there’s a lot to do in Arlington, for a complete list, click HERE.


Six Flags Over Texas

2201 Road to Six Flags St E, Arlington 

Click HERE to visit their website. 


Keep Having Fun in the Texas Sun! 

Michelle 

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