Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Surviving an Amusement Park With Kids

"Tips on How to Survive an Amusement Park with Kids"
Damien at the Speed of Life – DATSOL

"Yesterday I went to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California and these pictures are the stories of our exciting day. I've thrown in few valuable survival items that may help you out on your next trip to an amusement park. It was my wife (32), myself (40), our son (11), and his three friends (11,11,14). Taking three pre-adolescents to Magic Mountain was a blast. Having said that, we got a workout!

"The drink cup my son is holding cost $12.99. He was able to refill it anywhere in the park all day for one price. At first when my wife suggested getting on, I scoffed at the high initial price. However, after the day was over, when he had refilled it about 10 times at no extra charge, it wasn't hard to do the math on how much we saved...."

Five photos give a 'flavor' of the day at Six Flags, and the text is a pretty good mix of advice and just plain chat about taking kids to an amusement park, where you're outnumbered 2 to 1.

There's a county fair going on, about a hundred yards south of me, and I think families there - and at similar venues around the country - might benefit from reading this. Or get a smile or two, anyway.
A tip of the hat to damien_riley, on Twitter, for the heads-up on this post.


Damien said...

Thanks so much for the micro-review. I like how you tied it into the local connection. I appreciate it.

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...


My pleasure: and thanks.

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