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On Tuesday, I took my 9-year old daughter and a friend of hers to Six Flags/Discovery in Vallejo, CA, about 30 minutes from my house.

I absolutely love most amusement park rides–except the ones that spin you around. Loop-d-loops, corkscrews, and wild turns are okay. Just no spinners. Or rides that go backwards.

So the three of us get to the park just after it opens and we went directly to Cobra, a “family” roller coaster to warm up. Did that one a few times. Then it was on to Roar, one of the biggest and longest wooden coasters in the country. It was terrifying and exhilarating at the same time.

The lines were so short that we rode Roar over and over and over. I lost count at 12. The girls said it was more than 15.

Then we did Kong, one of the new breed of metal coasters that has you going every which way and looks scary as hell. But despite the loops and corkscrews and inversions, it somehow wasn’t as scary as Roar. So we did that one only three times.

Next up was Medusa, which looks like the ride designer’s toddler grabbed dad’s pencils and started scribbling on a blueprint. My daughter’s friend was too short to go on 55″ minimum), so Zoe and I went. Again, looked a lot scarier than it turned out to be. There’s something about the metal coaster that makes them run so smoothly that you barely notice the flips and flops.

The only disappointment was that the brand new Superman ride was closed. That one made Kong and Medusa look like flat roads in Kansas. Just a few days before we went, a group of riders got stuck at the very top of Superman (fortunately right-side up) for an hour and a half.

All in all, an absolutely amazing time. I definitely recommend it for dads, moms, and kids of most ages. Check the website for height restrictions. Or download the 6-Flags app. Costs a buck but worth it. We’re definitely going back.