HOOK’S LAGOON TREEHOUSE
We headed straight to the kid area at Hook’s Lagoon Treehouse, snagged some shady loungers, and lathered on the sunblock. The children’s area is a HUGE pirate ship that amazed us more than Sawyer! There are so many different levels with a few slides, climbing areas and lots of fun water features spraying and splashing the kiddos. They even had a tiny toddler section with a smaller slide and shallow water so that mamas can lounge in the sun and keep an eye on their babies!
I relaxed in the beach entry with a full view of the fun, watching Daniel and Sawyer play in the water. I love sitting back and finding joy in the moment — There’s just something so refreshing about sweet sunny summer memories that remind you how good life is. The simplicity of a water park in July were some of the best days of my childhood, and hopefully they’ll be some of Sawyer’s.
Pro Tip: When you visit Hurricane Harbor or Six Flags, I always suggest getting there 15-20 minutes before the park opens! You’ll be one of the first people to enter, be able to ride a few rides with no lines, or grab the best shady seats by the pool. We also go early to fit in the fun before naptime.
Since we have a toddler, our trip was mostly focused around letting her play, but Hurricane Harbor is perfect for all ages. Without a toddler, I would have floated the lazy river all day, Daniel probably would’ve convinced me to do a few slides, and we would’ve stayed for hours! Sounds like we’ll be headed back for a date day soon so we can soak up the sun, kid free.
We love Hurricane Harbor for those sweltering hot summer days, but Six Flags is our year round favorite. Daniel and I recently took Sawyer there for the first time, and she loved Bugs Bunny Boomtown and all of the rides for kids! Having a season pass is the best investment to enjoy both parks all the time, especially considering it’s a better value than purchasing a one day ticket. We tend to only stay 1-2 hours each visit, so we can have a lot of fun without getting overly worn out or hot. Season passes are perfect for short frequent trips, or even if you only come a few times a year.
PERKS OF SIX FLAGS SEASON PASS
- You can visit Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor as often as you’d like!
- Trips can be as short as you want. No guilt for only staying an hour, because you can come back anytime.
- Free parking! Costs can add up when you’ve got a large family so this is a great perk.
- You get discounts in the park! I love getting a discount on food and drink that we plan on buying anyway.
- Holiday Traditions — We love visiting Six Flags at Halloween for Fright Fest, and visiting during Christmas for Holiday in the Park.