We took the kids to Six Flags Great America for the first time last week, and they totally had a blast! I, myself had not been to a Six Flags park since I was 18 years old, so it was just as fun for me to check out all of the rides and attractions as it was for the kids.
I’m not a big roller coaster fan, but I do enjoy watching the kids have fun on their own rides. For those of you who have not yet experienced a Six Flags park, check out some of my picks for the best rides for toddlers! (Rides will probably vary by park- we visited the Chicagoland Six Flags in Gurnee, IL)
When we first walked into the park, the first thing we saw was the beautiful double decker carousel! I’ve loved riding carousel’s since I was a kid. Any chance I get to ride on one or take the kids on one, I will. The Columbia Carousel at Six Flags Great America Chicagoland has a twin at the Great America in California- as they hold the record for largest carousel!
We walked our way through the park, to make sure we saw all of the sights and sounds. We knew where the kiddie rides were located, but we still found a couple other rides that the kids did have fun riding! My kids are 4.5 and 2.5 years old, so most of the rides require them to be a certain height to ride by themselves. Luckily, my mom went with us and accompanied the kids on most of the rides.
One of the tamer rides for young kids are the Big Easy Balloons. They seat 4 people and take you into the air for a great vantage point as the ride revolves around like a carousel. The balloons slowly go up and down, and families will really enjoy how peaceful the ride is.
Six Flags Great America Chicagoland has three kids areas just for young fans, including KIDZOPOLIS, Camp Cartoon, and the new Hometown Park! These are where you will find the best rides for toddlers to get on. Most of the rides allowed the kids to get on by themselves without an adult.
It is so fun to see your little one have the freedom to steer a vehicle by themselves. The smiles were endless and they want to go on just about ALL of the kiddie rides at least twice! Here are the best rides for toddlers that they could go on by themselves:
If you get hot, they also had a Splash Pad for the kids to play in. It was in the middle of the Kidzopolis zone. Bring their swimsuit or a change of clothes if you plan to let them play in it. There are 2 family change rooms if you need a large place to get them changed and cleaned up.
Have you taken your kids to a Six Flags Great America before? Which rides did they love?! The kids already can’t wait to go on all of the rides again, and those that we missed or were under construction. We hope that you enjoyed the tips on the best toddler rides! We will definitely be back again!