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2015 Six Flags Discover Card Deals

Did you know your Discover Card not only gets you an automatic 5% discount on all purchases at Six Flags, an exclusive card member entrance, and special dining options?

Link: Discover Card Six Flags Benefits

In addition, Discover card members get access to exclusive meal plan options at each of the parks. Note: These options are in addition to other meal plan option directly from the respective parks.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (San Francisco/Sacramento, California)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people
$44.99 Johnny Rockets burgers & fries for 4 people

Six Flags Magic Mountain (Los Angeles, California)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people
$44.99 Johnny Rockets burgers & fries for 4 people

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (Los Angeles)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people

Six Flags Over Georgia (Atlanta, Georgia)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people
$44.99 Johnny Rockets burgers & fries for 4 people

Six Flags White Water (Atlanta)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people

Six Flags Great America (Chicago, Illinois)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people
$44.99 Johnny Rockets burgers & fries for 4 people

Six Flags America (Baltimore/Washington, DC)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people
$44.99 Johnny Rockets burgers & fries for 4 people

Six Flags New England (Thrill Capital of New England)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people
$44.99 Johnny Rockets burgers & fries for 4 people

Six Flags St. Louis (Missouri’s Coaster Capital)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people
$44.99 Johnny Rockets burgers & fries for 4 people

Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, New Jersey)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people
$44.99 Johnny Rockets burgers & fries for 4 people

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (New Jersey)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people

The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom (Lake George, New York)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people
$44.99 Johnny Rockets burgers & fries for 4 people

Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio, Texas)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people
$44.99 Johnny Rockets burgers & fries for 4 people

Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington, Texas)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people
$44.99 Johnny Rockets burgers & fries for 4 people

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (Arlington)

$39.99 Primo’s Pizzeria or Flags Famous chicken strips for 4 people

Discover card membership clearly has its perks when visiting Six Flags amusement parks across the country.

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Review: Maritime Museum of Sandusky

After getting a bit tired of being indoors from the long winter, with a burning desire to get on the road, we headed out towards Sandusky, Ohio this past weekend to explore and see what we could find.

Shores and Islands, the local tourism board for the Lake Erie travel region, recently gave our family a voucher to visit the Maritime Museum, Milan Museum, and the Merry-Go-Round Museum in and around Sandusky, so it gave us a good reason to explore.

With Lake Erie being such an integral part of our region, the Maritime Museum explores the history of shipping, transportation, and recreation on our Great Lake.

The biggest lesson I personally learned from visiting the Maritime Museum was the history of pirating, as I had no idea this happened in our area. Pirates used to even set up fake lighthouses that caused ships to run aground, giving them the perfect advantage for pillaging.

The Maritime Museum offered a perfect mixture of educational exhibits for the parents while also providing kid friendly areas that they could play, like on a pirate ship or building their own boat craft.

The museum also had a beautiful collection of Lyman Boat Works vessels, making us slightly envious of those with boats.

The Maritime Museum is small and perfect for younger families with kids with small attention spans. Visiting the museum takes about an hour including the two outbuildings.

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Top 8 BEST Cedar Point Tips with Toddlers

Top 8 BEST Cedar Point Tips with Toddlers

There is nothing like the drive into Sandusky along the shores of Lake Erie, and hearing our kids yell out, “there is Cedar Point” and their eyes getting as big as saucers. Their excitement always hits at the same time as we can see the tallest roller coasters in the world reaching for the sky.

Our family’s love for Cedar Point has grown just as our kids have started to reach the height requirements to ride various attractions across the park.

We understand families traveling to Cedar Point have it a little tougher than those traveling alone. So we have put together some of our family’s BEST Cedar Point tips with toddlers.

1) Bring your stroller to Cedar Point

An essential for our family traveling with 3 kids (approximate ages 6, 4, and 2) is to bring a stroller. For some families a double stroller might be ideal. However, for our family, we have learned to make due with a single stroller. When one of our kids gets tired, they sit across the top with the toddler riding in the stroller. On crucially tired occasions, we have even been able to get them all in the same stroller.

A stroller at Cedar Point is essential for not only getting the little ones around, but also storing all of their essentials, as well as souvenirs you may pick up in the park.

2) Identify Character Locations

When visiting Cedar Point with your toddler, it is a great idea to let them meet Snoopy and the Peanuts gang. If you stop at Guest Services, you can pick up a list of places and times where you will be able to meet the characters. Some may be at select locations on the midway, while others will be within one of the kids Snoopy areas of the park such as Planet Snoopy or Camp Snoopy.

3) Schedule Down Time

The quickest way to ensure a toddler meltdown is to run them silly all day with no breaks. Just because you are visiting Cedar Point does not mean you need to skip naps. Guests can easily find a quiet, shaded location in the park to sit and relax while your toddler relaxes in the stroller.

You can head to one of two Family Care Centers at Cedar Point to find a quiet place to relax for some more fun in the afternoon.

4) Avoid the Hangry

Does your child get extremely irritated when hungry? Heck, it happens to the best of us. Since toddlers may require a snack or bottle between meals, make sure to bring them along and store them in the bottom of your stroller.

While Cedar Point restricts the use of outside food and beverage, it is allowed for special diets/needs.

You are also allowed to bring in individual, unopened bottles of water.

5) Plan Your Meal Times

Make sure to also consider taking advantage of the Cedar Point dining plans, which can be an incredible value for families. Families visiting for only a single day should purchase the All-Day Dining plan, while those guests with a season pass should purchase the All-Season Dining plan.

Also, consider eating during off-peak times. Everyone wants to sit down in air conditioning during the typical lunch and dinner times, so consider staggering your dining times to avoid crowds.

6) Parents and Toddler Rides

Make sure to check the Cedar Point website ahead of times to determine what rides your toddler will or will not be able to ride. You might be surprised that several of the kids rides they can not ride, or require a supervising companion like the parent or older sibling.

In addition, parents can get in plenty of fun time at Cedar Point too by taking advantage of Parent Swap. This terrific program allows the parents to ride their favorite roller coasters, and when done, swap with the other parent. This way everyone goes home happy at the end of the day.

7) The Essentials Beyond Diapers

Besides diapers, wipes, snacks, and drinks, one of the most important items to bring along to Cedar Point is sunscreen. Lather up often, as the sun can be brutal during the summer, even on a cloudy day.

Consider bringing some change in clothes as well in case the little ones want to take advantage of the splash pad on the midway or one of the water rides.

8) Their Legs Were Meant for Walking

While the thought of letting your toddler run around at a crowded amusement park may seem daunting, there are areas of Cedar Point where you can go and let them run some of their energy off. Besides the kid areas, head into the Dinosaurs Alive area and find the quaint dino-dig, where kids can explore their curious side while the parents relax on a shaded bench.

Do you have your own BEST Cedar Point tips with toddlers?

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