My one and only experience at a Six Flags park was a fun one, even if I got separated from the group and got lost.

SIX FLAGS

It was the one in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and I was 12 years old. Yes, it scared the crap out of me, so I just found a place to sit and that's where my sister found me not very long after I wandered off. Then she let me have it. Still, it was a fun day.

It would have been much more fun had I gotten in free, but I was too old and that offer may not have been on the table. But THIS one is.

KENTUCKY KINGDOM WILL PUT A BIG SMILE ON PARENTS' FACES

Kentucky Kingdom--no longer AFFILIATED with Six Flags--is going to make a lot of parents very happy this season by offering free season passes to pre-school age children, three to five years old.

KENTUCKY KINGDOM OPENING DAY IN LATE APRIL

When I searched Kentucky Kingdom for this story, I saw "TEMPORARILY CLOSED," which is kind of a harsh way of saying, "We're closed for the season and will reopen on April 30th." But don't worry; that's not the deadline to secure those free passes for your little ones. You actually have until May 31st to make that happen.

GETTING A FREE KENTUCKY KINGDOM SEASON PASS FOR YOUR PRE-SCHOOLER

Registration for the all-new free Pre-K Season Pass is open at KentuckyKingdom.com/tickets/season-passes/pre-k-pass, so I would go ahead and get started if I were you. And once you have registered, you will be able to activate your child's season pass AT Kentucky Kingdom upon your first season after it opens. And to do that you'll need proof of your child's age.

After that, enjoy a wonderful summer of visits to one of Kentucky's top attractions without that extra expense.

Kentucky Kingdom is located in Louisville and opened in 1987. I had no idea it has been around that long.

Happy spring and summer.

[SOURCE: WDRB-Louisville]

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