After a year of no travel for our family, Spring Break looks to be about the same. We’re avoiding crowds and long lines. Those are two realities for Spring Break that are too dangerous for us in a post-covid world due to A.J.’s asthma. I’m still working to convince him that we can safely enjoy Atlanta attractions because we’re already so familiar with them – that if we decide it’s too crowded – we could leave and get home shortly. Here’s how some of the most popular Atlanta attractions are preparing for Spring Breakers in a post-covid world, plus some savings codes to help your bank account.
World of Coca-Cola
Get a guided tour of the World of Coca-Cola, with a new VIP experience: Coke Insider Journey.
For two hours, you and a small group of no more than 10 visitors have exclusive access to WOCC.
For $50 per person + tax (children under two are free with an adult) get “the premium, guided tour includes exclusive features and souvenirs tailored to fans who want to level-up their visit.”
From what I’ve read and watched, this sounds like a great way to avoid huge crowds and waiting in line.
Dates & Times: April 3 through May 16, 2021 on weekends
Covid Safety: Masks required for everyone over the age of two, required social distancing, temperature scans, enhanced cleaning routines and timed tickets purchased online in advance.
Stone Mountain Park
The popular outdoor attraction is welcoming Spring Breakers with special displays, a dog show, adventure golf, and a laser show.
“Returning in 2021, the outdoor “Dinosaur Explore” exhibit features 20 animatronic dinosaurs,” Triceratops meet and greets, and baby dinosaur interactions. The prehistoric creature experience is located on wooded trails where families will discover giant dinosaurs that move and roar just like their ancient ancestors.”
For those who love non-extinct animals the Pompeyo Family Dogs as seen on “America’s Got Talent” will grab your attention in a fun canine show featuring rescue dogs of all sizes.
One of our most memorable trips to Stone Mountain Park was when the Sky Hike was unveiled and it’s ready for your visit for Spring Break.
Dates & Times: April 3 to April 11, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m; Lasershow each night at 8:30 p.m.
Ticket Info: www.stonemountainpark.com.
Covid Safety: Masks required; reduced daily attractions capacity; purchase tickets online to limit touching surfaces.
Six Flags Over Georgia
Dates & Times: April 3 – 11, 2021 open daily (11 a.m. – 8 p.m. through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday)
Ticket info: Six Flags Over Georgia with Spring Break Single-day passes start at $34.99
Covid Safety: Masks required; Temperature screenings of guests and employees; sanitation & disinfection, mobile food ordering; online tickets and reservations.
Center for Puppetry Arts
The Center for Puppetry Arts just re-opened for stage and digital offerings for the 2021 Spring Break.
Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff will follow the story “what happens when a greedy troll tries to charge a toll to the Three Billy Goats Gruff as they each try to cross his “Troll Bridge.”
Enjoy the puppet workshop to make your own Giddy Goat Hand Puppet.
“The week kicks off with The Little Red Hen & the Grain of Wheat on Monday, April 5. Using puppet templates provided with your ticket purchase, follow along with the interactive puppet-building workshop included with the performance. On Wednesday, April 7, make your own hopping hare hand puppet in Make It! Sunny Bunny. Bring your new bunny puppet for the final day of our virtual Spring Break to play along with The Velveteen Rabbit on Friday, April 9! All digital programming via Zoom.”
Dates & Times: Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff thru April 11 with various times; Digital Puppet making April 5-9.
Covid Safety: Masks required; pre-purchase tickets & registrations online; theaters are closed for cleaning between showtimes.
Legoland Discovery Center
ROCK OUT like no one’s watching at LEGO® Trolls World Tour!!
You’re welcome through April 18th at the Legoland Discovery Center inside Phipps Plaza.
Book early online to the glittery, rainbow-infused party to guarantee entry for Spring Break as space is limited.
Dates & Times: Through April 18, 2021
Ticket info: Legoland Discovery Trolls World Tour
Covid Safety: Masks Required; Pre-purchase tickets; Limited capacity; Lego Bricks just for your family during playtime.
Monster Jam & Supercross
Dates & Times: April 3 through May 16, 2021
Ticket info: Schedule & Tickets (monsterjam.com) Supercross – April 10, 13, and 17 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, use 20% off code SX20RM; MonsterJam – April 24-25 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, use 20% off code MJRM2X
Covid Safety: Masks required; temperature checks; pod seating; physical distancing.
Before COVID, I created this detailed list: Six Days of Spring Break Staycation Ideas including restaurant recommendations.
For even more insight on ways to enjoy Spring Break with your family, Kita Bryant shared her Social Distancing Vacation Ideas.