10 Things You Can't Bring into Six Flags Theme Parks

Six Flags Roller Coaster
••• Six Flags

Even adrenaline junkies need rules. Theme parks have strict policies about what they allow people to bring inside. Every theme park has screening stations at their entrances to make sure rules are followed, so expect to show what is inside your bag on the way in. 

Here are 10 things you can't bring into Six Flags theme parks.

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    Hardsided Cooler
    ••• Coleman

    The Six Flags food policy is crystal clear. No food, beverages or coolers may not be brought into the park, which is a bummer if you were hoping to save money on food while at Six Flags. Exceptions are made for Guests with special dietary needs to include food allergies and baby food/formula, but coolers are not allowed. Guest should contact Park Security or Guest Relations when they arrive at the Park for approval to bring in special dietary foods.  Inside the park, you'll find a wide array of snacks, meals and drinks.

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    Selfie sticks

    ••• SKYNDI

    As of July 2015, the dreaded selfie sticks are not allowed in Six Flags theme parks, since they pose a safety hazard. Guests who bring selfie sticks will be asked by entry staffers to store them in their cars during their visit. Monopods and similar items are also not allowed inside Six Flags parks.

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    ••• Parrot

    Flying a drone inside any Six Flags park is outlawed for the safety of guests and staff. Obviously it would not be safe to have drones flying around roller coasters and other fast-moving rides. Outside a Six Flags park, drone operators must follow the Unmanned Aircraft Rule in order to stay on the good side of the FAA.

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    Folding chairs

    Folding Chair
    ••• Mac Sports

    It may have seemed like a good idea to bring your own portable chair to be guaranteed a place to sit, but, alas, they are banned because they block the flow of pedestrians. You can rest assured that there will be many benches, seats inside restaurants, and picnic tables inside the park.

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    GoPro cameras

    GoPro Camera
    ••• GoPro

    Six Flags has a strict policy about taking photos and videos. It's okay to take photos and video for personal use, but Six Flags disallows commercial photography and specifically bans GoPro cameras. Also verboten: Cameras with lenses greater than 3.5 inches in length.

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    Glass bottles

    Glass Coca-Cola Bottle
    ••• Coca-Cola

    Glass is bad news when it breaks, which is why glass bottles are not allowed inside the parks. Bring an empty water bottle into the park and you can fill it at water fountain. All other kinds of drinks must be purchased on-site.

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    ••• Ace Martial Arts Supply

    This goes without saying, perhaps, but weapons of all kinds are banned from Six Flags theme parks. Knives, guns, mace, pepper spray, and explosives are all outlawed. 

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    ••• PetCo-PetSmart

    Theme parks and pets do not mix. Except for service animals, pets aren't allowed inside Six Flags theme parks. You definitely don't want to leave an animal in your car all day, so leave it's best to leave dogs and other pets at home.

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    Spiked clothing and jewelry

    Theme park rides can spin, drop, zoom, and turn suddenly. Spiked clothing and jewelry can pose a real safety hazard on thrill rides. Clothing with studs, wallet chains, and other items that protrude are not permitted to be worn on rides.

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    Magic markers and spray paint

    At the bag screening at the park entrance, any magic markers will be confiscated. Don't bring Sharpies or paint into the park. One person's artistic expression is another's destructive graffiti.