The day was Monday and the time was 6:30 AM. The alarm went off, telling us the most extreme day of our lives had just begun. We got ready, packed some snacks, and sat around for a while because we had gotten up too early. Catie double-checked her notes consisting of bus routes, metro-rail stops, and information on all the rides. We hit the street shortly after eight, caught a bus to the Foggy Bottom Metro, boarded the blue line, and took it all the way to the last stop, Largo Station, which took about thirty minutes by itself. From there, we boarded another bus, being half-filled with young people in extremely bright neon shirts--Six Flags workers. Another thirty minutes later, by the time we had arrived at the park, our bus was almost completely filled with workers. We walked to the park, bought our tickets, and waited at the gate for 45 minutes until they opened. We were the very first people in line! The day was beautiful, the park was not crowded, and we seriously waited in a line twice the entire day. One time was for a family ride for which we waited 10 minutes. The other was a coaster that had been closed all day but had been finally opened by the late afternoon, for which we waited 15 minutes. I cannot stress this enough: Every ride we wanted to go on, we walked up and hopped in!
The first ride of our adventure was The Batwing.
The Mind Eraser represents one of my favorite styles--foot dangling sensational seating! With inverted loops and multiple corkscrews that never seem to stop, this ride will blow your mind. Once you start, there's no reprieve until the end, when you're shaking your head saying, "What in the world just happened?" This is a quality ride that will surely bring satisfaction to all who ride it.
The Tower of Doom is a high speed 140 ft free fall straight up, straight down. If you're looking to feel your stomach in your throat, this is the ride for you! Catie and I were pleasantly surprised by this thrill!
We road many other rides and had an awesome time. We were even fortunate enough to see a Chinese Acrobat Show and a production put on by the Six Flags stunt team.
Our trip was amazing and we enjoyed living the free and good life before our summer comes to an end!
We both highly recommend making a trip if anyone gets the chance!