August 31, 2012, 8:37A

DaveStroem

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With all of yesterday's announcements I noticed that they have also rolled out a new season pass program adding a "Gold Pass". This pass has the all park parking that many were requesting. It also has something interesting

NEW! VIP early entry to the theme park before other guests beginning in 2013

I haven't been able to find out any more detail about this. It may just be that they open a special gate a few minutes early like they did for Discover card holders or it could be ERT.

In any case since I am buying 4 passes, we will get upgraded to gold next year.

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August 31, 2012, 9:08A

Mike Gallagher

I don't have all the info, but it appears that GAdv's "Gold Upgrade" also includes the waterpark..but only when purchased for four or more.

*EDIT*..it appears I made a mistake or misread it. Apparently even a SINGLE pass will receive the waterpark upgrade..parking is definitely for four or more.

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August 31, 2012, 10:33A

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Buying Gold Passes this weekend. I will process them at SFGAm Monday. Maybe I'll know more at that point.


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August 31, 2012, 1:37P

SFGAm Shock Wave

I'm definitely getting a Gold Pass at SFGAm. But I'll wait until closing day, since they haven't said anything about whether the Season Dining Pass is coming back or not. I'm worried if I get my 2013 pass now, my 2012 pass will stop scanning and I won't be able to get my meal vouchers.


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August 31, 2012, 8:58P

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I've never had trouble with old passes stopping when I get a new pass, FWIW.


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August 31, 2012, 9:55P

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I'd make a bi-pass joke, but heart surgery is no joking matter....

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September 1, 2012, 10:02A

Jason Hammond

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Shock Wave isn't worried about the pass not working. The worry is that if the meal plan isn't in the 2013 plans, that once the pass is upgraded, that portion of the pass will not function.

At least, that's how I read it.


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September 1, 2012, 10:14A

Vater

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But if the previous pass doesn't stop working, as Andy alluded to, I would think that all the inclusions with that pass would also not stop working.

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September 1, 2012, 10:17A

Jason Hammond

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I would think so too. I was just clarifing what the concern was.


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September 1, 2012, 10:35A

MRCEagle

The Gold pass is a good move. It includes many of the perks appeal were upset about loosing like Chain wide parking. The $110 cost at SFNE is more then fair.

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September 1, 2012, 8:39P

maXairMike

MRCEagle said:

The Gold pass is a good move. It includes many of the perks appeal were upset about loosing like Chain wide parking. The $110 cost at SFNE is more then fair.

I'm getting mine for $50 :D

Thank goodness for my girlfriend's family that lives 15 minutes from the park wanting passes. Pretty much everyone got one, so 7 total. I will be very likely to make the trek up to Atlanta sometime next year with that, and will probably hit up Great Adventure when I'm up that way for a wedding next year, not to mention Magic Mountain on my west coast trip.


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September 1, 2012, 11:18P

GayCoasterGuy

What are the perks and prices of the Gold Pass? I can't find anything about it on the Six Flags site.

I definitely will not be purchasing another meal pass at SFGAm. The food, implementation and hours were awful this year. 35 minutes for a plate of pasta, then another 8-12 minutes while they make more pasta. It's easier to run to the mall and eat much better food. Plus, Dairy Queen is close.

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September 2, 2012, 9:22A

ApolloAndy

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As far as I can tell, it includes parking at all other Six Flags parks.


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September 2, 2012, 10:29A

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If you scroll down this page, you can see the Gold Pass comparison. What's weird is that Great Adventure seems to be the only park that doesn't have one; they just have a single "Premium Pass" that's the same as other parks' "Season Pass."

I don't know that a Gold Pass would be worth it for me, since it's hard to predict in advance where I'll be going next season. I renewed a year ago thinking I might make it to two parks this year, but SFGAd will be my only use of the pass -- but they're so darn cheap I don't really care. The included parking and early entry might make the Gold Pass enticing though, depending what the price difference is... assuming SFGAd ends up offering it too.

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September 2, 2012, 5:04P

GayCoasterGuy

From looking at the comparison chart, I would assume they are taking away "bring a friend for free" which have been in the regular season pass booklets for years now. Unless what they really mean is you get more "bring a friend for free" passes with the Gold pass.

Either way, the $100+ pass is still relatively cheap for admission and parking into a park for a whole operating season.

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September 2, 2012, 6:00P

ApolloAndy

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Yeah, but you can still get the admission and parking (for a family of four, which comes with a regular parking pass) for $60 *4.

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September 2, 2012, 8:51P

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Looks like they're also finally doing the payment plan (this is new, right?). That's how I did my platinum pass for CF this year. Got my SF pass at SFoT, but usually get it from oG. Nice perks. And oG's is less than $90.

On a side note, this year was the first time I've ever had more than 2 season passes for a season.


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September 2, 2012, 9:40P

Mike Gallagher

I bought my GAdv 2013 Season Pass today. Saw nothing about "Gold," as someone mentioned above. The pass was 59.99 and tax, not including parking. So I got a good price, and didn't have to pay the $6 on-line processing fee. It is the "Premium" and includes the waterpark, which I may now actually go to for the first time. I was gonna add parking later, but decided to do it today..it's GAdv, so ya never know when the price will jump up. It was $60, but when you consider daily non-preferred parking is up to $22, I saw no downside.

They wouldn't give me back this year's pass...I hope I won't have trouble using the new one the rest of this season, especially since I had parking on this year's.


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September 2, 2012, 10:01P

YoshiFan

It's kind of annoying you can't keep your old pass. I like to save them from each year to add to the collection.

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September 3, 2012, 9:18A

Mike Gallagher

I actually said that to the woman in an effort to get it back...and there is some truth..I don't have an "organized collection" but most of my previous passes are sitting in a drawer together.


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