I am the mom of 4 young kids-ages 8 to 3 (the younger ones are twins). We have gone to SDC for YEARS at Christmas. This year was a little more trying, but it took us over an hour to get out of the park...too many people coming in and out at the same time. It was OH SO TRYING for the little ones, but in the 12 years we have gone, that has never happened. We opted to get season passes to SDC versus Six Flags in St. Louis because Six Flags is just an awful place to go with young kids. SDC has always made us feel welcome and adhere to a dress code and people there actually have manners. We love going there.