The Terry family celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Six Flags Great Escape & Splash Water Kingdom Park! We had a really great time and Nathan got to meet a few of mommy and daddy's favorite childhood characters. They have a Wiggles park, Looney Tunes Park and a fantastic kid friendly water park!!!
We had a few unique experiences ~ Nathan had to sit on the seat all by himself on any ride and we were able to secure a non-waiting fast pass for our family. The speed pass gives us and all those in our party access to all rides without any waiting and when there is an hour wait or longer for a ride that's a pretty awesome courtesy! Why? Because Nathan has Down syndrome.
I was fearful Nathan wasn't going to be able to sit on these rides because he's so used to being on our lap ~ this "park rule" brought us both outside our comfort zone. He wanted nothing to do with sitting alone until the ride started and then as you can see he was fine!!
Nathan seemed to have some anxiety in the pool area and we're not totally sure why. We think the water may have been too cold. It didn't appear that the crowd bothered him or the noise, which is typical of children with Down syndrome (so I hear). He was completely unhappy with the giant mushroom mommy took him under :-)!!
We're going to go back during the week when it's not as busy and try it again to be sure.
Just before we left ~ Daddy and Nathan went to jail for trespassing in the old west! It's the last time I'm bailing them out!!
We have decided that next year we're buying a season pass ~ Nathan is free up to 3 years old (I think). The park is only an hour from our house and there is so much to do there it's worth the very small investment and if we secure a seasonal campsite we'll be very close. For those of you who may live around here SEFCU sells discounted tickets to the park ~ the gate price is $36 or $37 per person and SEFCU's member rate is $24 p/p.