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Does Six Flags Close When it Rains? | Know Before You Go

When you're visiting a theme park, rain is one of the few things that you can't control, that can still impact your experience.

In this page, we will explain what the Six Flags rain policy is for each park, and whether or not the park offers a complimentary ticket due to inclement weather.

Does Six Flags Close When It Rains?

During a light rain shower, the Six Flags park will remain open however, if the rain begins to pick up and/or thunderstorms are on the horizon, outdoor rides will temporarily close for safety reasons.

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The outdoor rides will open back up once the weather is deemed suitable to continue.

What is the Six Flags Weather Refund Policy For Each Park?

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As of the time of this writing, only two Six Flags parks offer complimentary weather due to inclement weather including:

  1. Six Flags New England
  2. Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure also offers a complimentary ticket due to inclement weather, as long as rides have been impacted for at least 90 minutes.

six flags great adventure rain policy complimentary ticket

Six Flags New England offers a complimentary ticket if your visit is impacted by weather as long as the weather causes the majority of the park rides to close for one consecutive hour.

Six Flags Parks That Don't Offer Complimentary Tickets Due to Weather

six flags parks that dont offer refunds or complimentary tickets for rain

On the other hand, Six Flags parks that don't offer any refunds or rain checks in the event of inclement weather include:

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Six Flags Over Georgia
  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Six Flags Darien Lake
  • Six Flags Great Escape
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
  • Six Flags St. Louis
  • Six Flags America

How to Redeem Your Complimentary Six Flags Ticket

Before leaving the park, you'll need to head to Guest Relations and present your original Six Flags one-day ticket stub or receipt to receive a free return ticket

How to Prepare For Rain Before Your Six Flags Visit

    A Poncho is one of the best investments you can make when visiting a theme park due to its low cost and ability to store it anywhere.

    This unisex, lightweight reusable poncho has worked been our go-to option over the years at dozens of theme parks.



    The reason that a poncho is better than an umbrella at a theme park is that it's very lightweight and can fit virtually anywhere when it is folded up.

    If you bring an umbrella, you may need to store it in lockers throughout your day. You can purchase ponchos on Amazon ahead of time, or at the park.

    The Six Flags app is extremely handy as it provides live wait times, an interactive map of the park, allows you to pre-order food, and even locate the closest restrooms.

    If a Poncho Isn't For You Consider An Umbrella Instead

    The most reliable umbrella that we've found over the years has been the Repel Umbrella.


    Some of our favorite features from this umbrella include:

    • Wind Resistant - Won't Bend or Fold During High Winds
    • Portable - Easy to Put Away After Use
    • 1 Button - to Open and Close
    • Non Slip Grip - Easy to Hold During Severe Storms
    • Unisex - Can Be Used For Both Men and Women 

    Consider Enabling Rain Notifications On Your iPhone

    If you're visiting a theme park, especially on a day when there's a chance of rain, you'll want to enable rain notifications.

    iphone weather app rain notifications

    We have this on during every theme park and it comes in extremely handy when it warns us that rain is approaching a few minutes before it begins raining.

    This small rain notification gives us plenty of time to seek shelter or find an indoor ride to ride in the meantime.

    It'll also send out a notification when the rain is clearing up, letting us know that we start making our way toward the outdoor rides soon.

    This small feature gives us a 'leg up' on everyone else in the park, as we're able to know what's going to happen a few minutes before everyone else.

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