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Now that the weather is nice once again, it’s time to get outdoors again. Time to have some fun and enjoy the outside world again! One thing we love to do as a family is check out the local (and not so local) theme parks. The rides, the entertainment, the food, the excitement. It’s all awesome. There’s just something for everyone in the family. Natalie, Liam and I love the craziest roller coasters around. Vera loves the water rides and the “Midway” games. Caleb loves it all, especially the little guy rides. He’s all over it!

Parks are great because there really is a ton to do, and there’s something for everyone. I just think it’s one of those things that will stick with all of us, hopefully forever. I know I remember all the times I went to each and every park with my parents and with my friends. It’s even a right of passage in a way when you are old enough to go with friends to the park alone. There’s just something about the whole experience that really talks to me. It seems to talk to my family as well because no one say no to a day at the theme park.

A long-time favorite of mine is in New Jersey called Six Flags Great Adventure. I went hear every year as a kid, all the way through my teenage years. It was always great and always had to the dopest roller coasters. That being said, it’s been a while since I’ve been there. I’m 40, so I’m not old but there are more than a few things now that I can say I haven’t seen or done, literally, in decades. This was one of them, and a visit was long overdue. It was time for them to experience the awesome for themselves. When I found out that Kia is rocking a Ride & Drive event at a number of Six Flags parks, the trip was signed, sealed and soon-to-be delivered.

We hit the road early enough to spend the whole day at the park. It was awesome. Some things I really remembered, but a lot was brand new. The craziest roller coaster was a Superman coaster where we rode like we were flying. No joke, we were face and body down doing crazy loops and massive turns. It was epic, man. The kids won a bunch of toys at the Midway. This was a highlight for sure. They carnival games, thankfully, never seem to get old, even in the age of the iPhone and app. There was even a Looney Tunes amusement park perfect for Caleb! He and the kids hit about 8 rides which were amazingly perfect. He was so happy.

We stepped aside from all the fun just for a little bit to check out the Kia Ride & Drive event. It was so easy to track down. There were some energetic and friendly Kia folk at a kiosk right in the Midway area, with all the info and directions you could ask for. From there, we were guided for a two minute walk to the main Kia Lounge area, right there in the parking lot. It was a great, very chill set up, very comfortable. Places to sit, relax, and hang. Even the kids liked it. The people were great, too. Super nice and very eager to help us out. They were also really knowledgeable about the event and the cars. The place was really busy, but it was really well run.

I wanted to check out all the awesome cars. The Kia Soul, Kia Niro, and Kia Optima were all there and all big-time highlights. All super comfortable and great looking. The ride was great, too.

These babies have all the features you could possibly want, for real. Each and every time I go to a Kia event, I really am impressed by the cars, especially when I find out the very reasonable prices and awesome warranty. The combination is really hard to pass up, which is why I attend these events as much as I possibly. It’s really informative, but it’s also a good time. To boot, you get some voucher cash for some snacks as well as free fast pass upgrades for anyone that took a ride! So, you have fun, learn about some great cars, and get swag all while taking a quick break from the fun of a Six Flags theme park. There’s not much wrong with that, now is there?

The whole experience was a real treat for everyone in the family. To hit the rides, eat and drink together outside in the warm weather, take a spin in some sweet Kia rides, and just enjoy the day and time with each other was a home-run. 100% dope. I feel like these moments can be fleeting and should really be enjoyed as much as possible. Not to sound corny or cliche, but it’s true. The older you get, the more you see your kids grow, the more you realize this I think. At least I hope. Do your best to enjoy things while you can. You won’t regret it!

Here are the dates for all the remaining Kia Six Flags Events:

5/13 – 5/15: Six Flags St. Louis – 4900 Six Flags Rd, Eureka, MO 63025

5/27 – 5/29: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – 1001 Fairgrounds Drive SW, Vallejo, CA 94589

5/27 – 5/29: Six Flags New England – 1623 Main St, Agawam, MA 01001

To find out more about Kia, the Kia Soul and Niro, and Six Flags events, please check out:

Guy and the Blog and Kia Motors partnered on this event coverage and promotion. All love and opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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