Best Amusement Parks in Georgia for Family Fun

Wild Adventures, in Valdosta, Georgia, welcomes families of all ages for a day of thrills and fun. Photo courtesy of Wild Adventures
Wild Adventures, in Valdosta, Georgia, welcomes families of all ages for a day of thrills and fun. Photo courtesy of Wild Adventures
5/8/22 - By Melanie Preis

Amusement parks in Georgia provide hours of fun and entertainment for residents and visitors alike. Whether families need an activity for the long summer days, host a birthday party or private event at the ultimate fun site, or satisfy the cravings of thrill-seekers, Georgia amusement parks have it all! Usually open from spring to fall, these theme parks are a great time for families of all ages—teens may enjoy riding intense roller coasters with friends; younger kids can enjoy games, tamer rides, and entertaining live shows.

Want to go beyond amusement parks in Georgia? Enjoy year-round fun at Indoor Pools and Water Parks or go the tamer route take a swing and play a round of Mini Golf in Atlanta


Awesome Amusement Parks in Georgia

Fun Spot America Atlanta - Fayetteville

Head to Fayetteville, Georgia for a great day at Fun Spot America Atlanta! Fun Spot America has other locations in Florida, but its Atlanta amusement park (opened in 2017) offers the brand's largest four-story go-kart track. This attraction, named The Samson, stands 40 feet tall, measures 1,800 feet long, and is Georgia's only multi-level go-kart ride. Other highlights include bumper cars, bumper boats, roller coasters, Ferris wheel, an arcade, batting cages, and more. Fun Spot makes an excellent place to host a birthday party as well!

Six Flags Over Georgia is a great spot to hang, especially in the warmer months. Photo courtesy of Six Flags

Six Flags Over Georgia - Austell

Everyone in Atlanta enjoys the thrills and chills of Six Flags Over Georgia. This beloved amusement park opens for weekends in the spring, and after Memorial Day, the attraction stays open every day of summer. From popular standbys, like Goliath and Dahlonega Mine Train, to new favorites, like Twisted Cyclone and Harley Quinn Wild Whirl, Six Flags Over Georgia has an awesome list of age-appropriate rides. In addition to rides, Six Flags Over Georgia offers live shows, Looney Tunes characters meet-and-greet, and special events throughout the year, like May's Tapas & Tequila Festival.

Want a way to cool down, Six Flags style? Head to Marietta and visit Six Flags White Water for a water park bursting with thrilling rides (including the new Python Plunge).

Twisted Typhoon, at Wild Adventures, goes upside down seven times among twists and loops. Photo courtesy Wild Adventures

Wild Adventures - Valdosta

Located about three hours south of Atlanta, near the Florida-Georgia line, is an adventure waiting to be had...Wild Adventures! This Georgia amusement park is a cross between theme park, petting zoo, music venue, water park, and much more. Daily admission includes the chance to stay dry on exciting roller coasters, trains, swings; AND get wet at Splash Island Waterpark (April-September). Visitors can make friends with animals at Wanyama Overlook, a new, large animal habitat featuring species native to Africa and Asia, like giraffes, water buffalo, and more. 

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Lake Winnepesauka - Rossville

Lake Winnepesauka, also called Lake Winnie, sits just outside of Chattanooga, TN, and is a great weekend trip for Atlanta families. This family-friendly attraction offers a ton of great rides for every member of your group. Family rides include a carousel, Ferris wheel, paddle boats, trains, and more; thrillseekers enjoy multiple roller coasters, gravity-defying rides, bumper cards, and more. In the warmer months, visitors can purchase additional admission tickets to Lake Winnie's SOAKya Water Park, a five-acre facility that includes a lazy river, tube slides, and great water features.

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