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5 Easy Ways of How to Stay Cool at Six Flags

When you spend hours at a theme park, you'll quickly realize that it's very easy to sweat and get hot.

In this page, we will explain our best tips of how to stay cool at Six Flags.

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Use a Portable Fan

There are a few types of portable fans, but our favorites are the portable handheld mist fan, and the portable neck fan.

These items are very affordable, lightweight work immediately, are easy to carry around, and later put away.

It ultimately comes down to preference.

Portable Handheld Mist Fan

The portable handheld mist fan will allow you to carry with your hand, and point it at any part of you that needs to cool off the most.

portable handheld mist fan


  • Lightweight
  • Easy to Store
  • Works immediately
  • Can cool down other people
  • Can be charged with a USB-C cord


  • You'll have to constantly move the fan around to cool you off

Portable Neck Fan

The portable neck fan is hands-free, and you can simply turn it on and forget about it, while you cool down in the process.

portable neck fan


  • Hands free- You can simply place it around your neck/on your shoulders and 'set and forget it'
  • Works immediately
  • Adjustable to get different angles of airflow
  • Has 2 fans


  • It'll only cool down your face/head/neck area

Purchase a Refillable Cup

The Refillable cups at Six Flags allow you to purchase a giant cup to drink soft drinks, and use that same cup for the day or season (depending on which you purchase), without needing to pay for a brand new drink every time.

Refillable cups can cost between $20.99 and $34.99, depending on which bottle you choose.

Some Six Flags parks also offer an All Day Drink Bottle, in addition to the All Season Drink Bottle.

Both bottles can be purchased directly from the Six Flags website.

all season souvenir bottle six flags

Purchase a Six Flags Flash Pass

Something that many guests don't account for when it comes to heat, is how hot it can get when waiting in lines at a theme park.

A Six Flags Flash pass provides visitors access to a separate and quicker line for the most popular rides.

The entrance will either lead to a different line, or allow you to cut the regular line.

flash pass entrance

An employee will scan the Flash Pass to confirm your reservation, and then you can enjoy your ride with little to no wait time.

This essentially acts as a fast pass for the parks, as you'll spend less time waiting in lines, and more time riding the actual rides.

Use Cooling Towels

There are really two types of towels to bring to a theme park.

  • To Cool Off
  • To Dry Off

The Cooling Towels have exploded in popularity over the last few years, as guests can use these to quickly cool off on a hot day. 

cooling towels


These towels hold 8 times more water than a regular towel, and uses its evaporation technology to cool the user off.

Most guests will use these towels on their necks, heads, and arms to quickly cool off.

Step Into Restaurants/Shows

When you take a break to grab a bite to eat, make sure that you are doing so at a restaurant with indoor seating.

This will provide you with an easy way to cool off, and get away from the sun, while refueling.

Another alternative is to simply plan to visit (indoor) shows at the hottest time of the day.

Shows are a great way to get off of your feet after miles of walking, and a great change of pace for the day.

Additionally, you'll want to know what to wear at Six Flags. Wearing the wrong clothes can massively affect your day.

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