Roller Coaster Physics, Take II: Win Tickets to Six Flags

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This post is sponsored by Discover card. After all, The Maker Mom needs to pay for Arduino classes and she uses her Discover card. A lot. Plus, one lucky reader will win four tickets to the Six Flags location of her/his choice! Please to keep reading.

Update: 8/2 Thanks for playing. The winner of the tickets is MegRyansMom, as selected by

Remember the marble roller coaster project? Well, here’s a chance to go big with roller coaster physics.

Really big.

I’m offering you and your family a chance to play the role of the marble as you zip, zag, twist and drop on some really great roller coasters at the Six Flags location of your choice.

Not a fan of roller coasters? You can eat your way through the park, play the midway games, stick with the tamer rides, watch shows, go to the water park or, my favorite, people watch.

Discover is the official credit card of Six Flags. As such, they offer a variety of cardmember perks, including a 5% discount on all Six Flags online and in-park purchases such as admission tickets, food, merchandise, and souvenirs.

In addition, cardmembers receive expedited entrance into the park during the first two hours of operation each day. And now through September, cardmembers get a 5% Cashback Bonus on all gas, theme park and movies on up to $1,500 in purchases. (Note to self: gas is $3.75/gallon right now, make sure we’re getting this perk.)

To enter to win 4 passes to the Six Flag Park of your choice to be used by December 2012, a value of roughly $200, depending upon the park location and ages of your group members:

Comment once sharing the name of your favorite roller coaster ride. I must have a way to contact you, so be sure to include your email, Twitter handle or blog link.

You can also have an additional optional extra entry if you Tweet about this giveaway with the hashtag #TheMakerMom and come back to let me know you did.

Though not required for entry, you are encouraged to follow @Discover on Twitter and like them on Facebook. Same goes for The Maker Mom on Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube. Karma, people. 

The fine print:
Comment by 11:00 PM CST on August 1, 2012 for a basic entry.
No purchase necessary to win, but the winner must be 18 years of age.
Open to US residents, Canadians and anyone who can make it to a Six Flags before the tickets expire in 12/12.
Winner will chosen via or similar vehicle and will be announced by August 4. If the original winner does respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.


  1. Megryansmom says

    My favorite roller coaster is called ‘my life’ it’s a series of ups and downs and twists znd turns like no other megryansmom@SBCGLOBAL.NET

  2. Alma says

    I don’t know if it exists any more, but I’ll never forget my first real roller coaster ride–it was a white wooden coaster called the Rebel Yell at King’s Dominion. So. Much. Fun.

  3. ChaosRu says

    My favorite roller coaster is the American Eagle at Six Flags, Gurnee, IL. It’s a lovely giant, old-fashioned wooden coaster! Not sure if they have taken it down, but it was on the list for replacement.

  4. Sarah says

    My favorite ride used to be Batman, but now that I’m older & get sick easier & have little tiny kids, I’m thinking Big Easy Balloons might be more my speed!

  5. Beth says

    My favorite ride as a child was the Eagle. Every time we drive by you can see the wood structure from the highway. I haven’t been to Great America in years and would love to introduce my kids to the magic as well as see what is new. @upsdownsyogamom

  6. Jen says

    The American Eagle. I’ve ridden that thing more times than I can count, and can’t wait to drag…ahem…take the boys on it. I’m still bummed I missed going on it the year they ran it backwards.

  7. Jen says

    And…it done been tweeted. I never tweet contests. But I owe the boys for the rather boring summer. 😉 LOL

  8. melanie says

    I think it is called the Magnum at Cedar Point. I can still feel the thrill of being whipped over what used to be the tallest hill in the country…

  9. BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) says

    I am NOT a fan of roller coasters but I did survive the Beast at King’s Island many years ago and my 10-year-old Miss C LOVED Expedition Everest at Disney World in March!

  10. Beth @ TheAngelForever says

    Love the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney Hollywood Studios. There is just something fun about being in the dark with everything glowing around you. Also the first loop coaster for hubby and son together with my father in May :) Thanks for the fun.

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