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Attraction Accessibility

Six Flags’ Attraction Access Program is designed to accommodate guests with disabilities or certain other qualifying impairments so they may participate in the enjoyment of our Parks. Each attraction at Six Flags has been evaluated for the criteria necessary for an individual to ride safely. We strive to make sure that Six Flags is fun and accessible for everyone and lots of guests with disabilities enjoy the park every day.

Guests with cognitive disorders, disabilities or mobility impairments who request helpful accommodations must obtain the IBCCES Individual Accessibility Card (IAC) by registering at www.accessibilitycard.org. The registration process requires the information listed below be uploaded into a secure online portal. Once a Guest has filled out the online application and uploaded necessary documentation, they will be able to access their digital Accessibility Card. Guests will present the IBCCES Accessibility Card and Information Sheet to the Ride Information Center (Guest Services) inside each park to receive any necessary accommodations.

COVID-19 Mask Policy

Masks are required for all guests and Team Members while they are in the park. If you are unable to wear a mask (N95, Surgical or cloth) then you may wear an acrylic face shield while you are in the park. NOTE: Acrylic face shields may NOT be worn on ANY attractions. Only guests wearing a mask may ride the attractions.

Safety & Accessibility Guide

This Six Flags Guest Safety and Accessibility Guide includes important information to assist Guests with planning their visit to the park and enjoy its various attractions, rides, services and amenities. In this Guide, Guests will find specific information for individuals with disabilities along with general policies and guidelines.

We work closely with the manufacturer of each of our rides and our policies incorporate the manufacturers’ guidelines as well as the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act. We hope that this Guide will help Guests make the best choices to ensure a safe, comfortable and convenient experience at the park. If, at any time, Guests need additional assistance or a further explanation of our policies and guidelines, they should feel free to ask any Six Flags Team Member.

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Attraction Accessibility Program

Our goal is to safely accommodate the needs of all Guests.  Our policies comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state laws.

Six Flags’ Attraction Accessibility Program is designed to accommodate Guests with disabilities or certain other qualifying impairments so they may participate in the enjoyment of our Parks. Each attraction at Six Flags has been evaluated for the criteria necessary for an individual to ride safety. Our ridership criteria (set forth on page 15 of this Guide) is based on the requirements of the attraction manufacturer and the ability of Guest to utilize all safely restraints and devices as designed, while maintaining the proper riding position throughout the duration of the ride. It is our policy to allow anyone to ride who meets all of these requirements and does not cause or create a legitimate safety concern to herself/himself or others. Our Attraction Accessibility Program matches the individual abilities of our Guests to the ridership criteria for each attraction.

The Attraction Accessibility Program is an accommodation designed to provide equal access to Park attractions and not to bypass other Guests waiting in the standard queue.

The following procedures apply to Guests who wish to participate in our Attraction Accessibility Program:

Guests can visit our Ride Information Center to obtain Six Flags’ Safety & Accessibility Guide to review the rider requirements of each ride or attraction.

Guests with cognitive disorders, disabilities or mobility impairments who request helpful accommodations must obtain the IBCCES Individual Accessibility Card (IAC) by registering at www.accessibilitycard.org. The registration process requires the information listed below be uploaded into a secure online portal. Once a Guest has filled out the online application and uploaded necessary documentation, they will be able to access their digital Accessibility Card. Guests will present the IBCCES Accessibility Card and Information Sheet to the Ride Information Center (Guest Services) inside each park to receive any necessary accommodations.

Note: Only IBCCES can issue the IBCCES Accessibility Card, and not Six Flags.

Necessary Documentation/Information for registration includes:

Contact Information:

  • Name
  • email
  • addresss
  • phone/cell number

 

Cardholder Information:

  • Recent photo of the cardholder for identification purposes
  • Birth date
  • Name of the disability/disorder
  • Helpful accommodations needed
  • Name of the attraction you are visiting

 

Healthcare Information:
Doctor’s note or Individualized Education Plan (IEP or equivalent) including the following:

  • Full name of the healthcare professional or education professional
  • NPI number (Provider ID) *
  • Their title
  • Their phone number
  • Their email address

 

* Not required if uploading an Individualized Education Plan
* Individuals requesting the IAC must be 18 years or older
* The IAC does NOT guarantee entry to the attraction and any special accommodations provided are at the sole discretion of the attraction

Wheelchairs

For your convenience, wheelchair rentals are also available next to the lockers after the Entry Plaza. The fee for a standard wheelchair is $25+tax plus a $20 deposit, and an Electronically Controlled Vehicle (ECV) is $50+tax plus a $20 deposit. Because there are a limited number of wheelchairs and ECVs for rent, we suggest you bring your own and/or come early to ensure availability.

Guests may also use their own wheelchairs or ECV’s. If you need to take the rented wheelchair or ECV outside of the park, a Team Member escort is necessary to do so. Please ask for assistance at the park Exit. Battery recharging is also available at the Rental Center.

Service Animals

Trained service animals are welcome at our Six Flags Theme Parks. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals. Miniature horses that have been individually trained to do or perform tasks for people with disabilities will qualify as service animals.

Service animals must be house broken and remain on a leash or harness and under the control of their handler at all times. Guests whose service animal demonstrates aggressive and/or annoying actions toward a Guest or Team Member will be directed to remove the animal from the park.

Service animals are welcome in most locations of the park. Most of our rides are not equipped or designed for accessibility to service animals. Therefore, a member of your party must be available to stay with the animal while you ride.

Guests may take advantage of our Kid Swap policy for staying with their service animal. However, park Team Members will not take responsibility for, or provide care to any service animal. Refer to the section on Kid Swap for more information. 

Further, the Park has service animal relief areas which are designated on the Park Map for the convenience of guest and their service animals.

Park Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Attraction Accessibility Pass 

If I have a cast, brace on/in a wheelchair do I need doctor’s note since my disability is obviously visible?

Yes. To ensure fairness, the new policy applies equally to all guests with disabilities or other impairments, whether visible or not. All guests with a disability or other qualifying impairment that prevents them from standing in line for an extended period are required to present a valid doctor’s note in order to receive an Attractions Access Pass.

Can I get an Attraction Accessibility Pass if I don't have a doctor's note?

No. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience, however to protect the integrity of the system for our guests who cannot wait in lines a doctor's note is now required.

Do I need to bring a doctor’s note every visit I want to receive the Attraction Accessibility Pass?

A doctor’s note will only be required for your next visit. We will make a notation in our system for all future visits.

Why do you now require a doctor's note?

The safety and well-being of our guests and employees is our absolute highest priority. This policy was implemented to better serve guests with disabilities and other impairments and ensure they have equal access to our rides and attractions. Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable visit for all our guests while accommodating their wide variety of needs.

What happened to the Equal Access Pass?

The Equal Access Pass program was completely replaced by the Attraction Access Pass program. The new Attraction Access Pass program is part of our continuing effort to ensure that disabled guests have the best possible experience while visiting our park.

Do I need to bring a note with me to each Six Flags park I visit?

No. You only need to present your doctor's note at the first Six Flags park you visit. On your first visit we will notate in your file that you have qualified for the Attraction Access Pass at all Six Flags theme parks.

To obtain an Attraction Access Pass at a different Six Flags park, simply stop by the Ride Information Center (Guest Services) just inside the front gate of the park. Present your photo ID (for children under the age of 16 a student photo ID will be acceptable, or a parent's or guardians ID for children under 12 who do not have a photo ID). We will look up your file in our system and provide you with the Attraction Access Pass.

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