The Dahlin family is traveling across the United States on a three week tour stopping at every Six Flags along the way. They are going to be traveling in this cool black Ford Flex. They are going to be saving money across the United States using their Discover card, the official credit card of Six Flags theme parks. We headed up to meet the Dahlin family at their first stop at Six Flags in Los Angeles. We had an opportunity of a lifetime to drive-up along the coast in a brand new cherry red Ford Explorer, or as my kids would call it "our red hot rod."
When I first got the explorer I did not think it would be large enough to handle my large family. I was surprised to see how we were able to fit seven people comfortably plus have extra room for all our gear. It was so light and zippy compared to the land barge I normally drive.
Did I mention that this car also got amazing gas mileage? On my normal car I usually get around 7 miles to the gallon - this car gets 17 miles (around town). The drive to Six Flags was almost 200 miles round trip and we only used 1/4 of a tank of gas.
The Dahlin family is such a great family. We enjoyed spending some time with them within the park. The father Kurt Dahlin is a long time coaster enthusiast and has the popular blog The Coaster Guy. He had every tip to help make our time within the park enjoyable. We were sad to say good-bye, but happy we could continue to watch their tour online via their coaster to coaster website and twitter.
My family had such a great time at Six Flags. It was our first time going and we could not believe how much fun it was. There was a huge section just for younger children to enjoy. There were not even any lines, so the kids could just keep riding their favorite rides multiple times.
|Tyler and I enjoying the park|
|Andrew testing out the Ford Flex|
As we headed home all the kids fell fast asleep in the smooth riding Ford.
|sleeping on the car ride home from Six Flags|
We have a big giveaway to offer our readers! Six tickets to Six Flags Magic Mountain and a $25 Discover gift card!
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The giveaway will be open until July 30th at 11:59pm PST. Winner will be chosen via random.org or via traditional raffle system and has three days to respond to our email before another winner will be chosen. Winner will have the tickets and gift card mailed to them after the contest is over. Winner will be emailed and name will be published on the blog on July 31st.
Thank you Ford and Discover giving my family a magical day in a magical car!
**Giveaway is now closed. Winner has been notified**
Disclaimer: We were provided with tickets to Six Flags and a loaned Ford Explorer. All my photos, thoughts and opinions are of my own.