They even toss in a 32-ounce sport bottle and free refills the first day you visit.
Not a bad deal...and certainly not a bad deal if you're the "drink prices are too high" type. :)
They kind of did this last year. If you got a souvenir cup and used your passholder discount refills were under a buck. All they're doing now is tossing the cup in for free.
The third one I got at Great America has breaks in the 'squishy' part.
Something like they offer at Holidayworld would be nice :)
And it would be nice for the families that can't afford or just don't want to buy season passes.
Unless of course you are referring to SFMM. :)
J7 sounds like it's cheaper for you to drink water.
But they really need to do something about those SP prices. I still don't understand the whole "pays for itself with one visit" concept. Do they really hope to make up for it with parking at $15 a pop?
I dunno. I have no idea where they're headed now.
Of all the things they should have jacked the price up on it was the passes. Seems like they jacked everything up but the passes.
The only thing I can figure is that they still need to get people through the gates to show them they've 'changed' and that now it's good to come here again.
Maybe thinking more long term (the first one is free, then you'll have to buy) is what's at play here. Once we get people wanting to come back, then we'll charge 'em - that sort of thing. Maybe?
For a while, I thought the idea was to get the people to the park and then make it up in increase in-park spending, but 99 cent refills for passholders flies right in the face of that logic.
At the end of the day, if you are a passholder, the price of a day at SF hasn't really changed much compared to what the pre-Red Zone guys were doing.
Then again, no one ever complained that SF was too cheap back then. :)
One thing I Iearned from working at CP is that people bring way to much crap with them to an amusement park. It isn't uncommon to see people bring a large backpack or roller suitcase with them to the park. What could they possible need with a bag that big?
Am I the only thinking big woop?
I hate the fact that they only give you ONE cup for your order. If you order 5 season passes, you still only get ONE cup. You can order all your season passes separately, but than it costs more money because of shipping charges.
Any of you guys don't wear a backpack to the park? When the bottle is empty, just toss it in your backpack -- and when you have the bottle refilled, just split the drinks amongst a few in your group who are thirsty so that takes care of the issue with carrying a bottle with soda still in it around.
Who here would honestly rather choose to pay $4 every time you want a beverage as opposed to 99 cent refills all day but with the TERRIBLY AGONY of carrying a souvenir cup with you? My assumption is you'd rather save yourself the money, suck it up and carry the souvenir bottle around. So quit b*tching. ;)
1. Say I get the pass at SFStl for dirt cheap. I would be visiting SFGAm more often. Is the deal good at both parks with my SFStl pass?
2. Would this bottle reasonably fit in a cargo pocket? I would hate to buy a locker for a $2 piece of plastic.
There isn't a reason people should be complaining about this. If you can't carry around a cup all day fine, don't. Thats your choice. That does mean however that you dont get the option to complain about a $4 beverage down the road...
Its the age old question of to go high on ticket prices, and low on season passes, or vice versa. I think it would be interesting to see sales on each end and what kind of effect that has on profit and attendance, as well as in park sales. Would be interesting. I am guessing (I have no solid fact) that in the end each option comes out to be fairly even. Parks have been doing one way or the other for years which leads me to believe this.
Something intersting to think about however is how Six Flags has been doing their season passes over the past couple years. Each year they seem to sweeten the deal, and keep the same low price. I mean if you look at your local Six Flags you can probably find a huge list of more deals outside of this cup that you couldnt find before.
Maybe they just like to really give their season pass holders better value. Keep those in the park the most the happiest, and in park sales will do better, maybe thats the idea. Or maybe its about having another tool to satisfy your stock holders. Say in 2005 season pass holders visited an average of 2.3 times. now at the end of 2007 they are visiting an average of 3.6 times. Its easy to turn around and say with those numbers that the season pass holders like what they see and return more, going to show we have been turning the company around and given a better experience.
That plus the controversial "highest guest satisfaction ratings" each month. Also if season pass sales are up it shows that people like what they see and would like to return more. Although it may not be the experience and just the parks, its something interesting to think of... just a thought. *** Edited 11/21/2007 2:15:18 AM UTC by IntaminHater***
Anywho, I don't think I've gotten one in years. My wife usually brings a bottle of water that's cargo-shorts-storeable. I'm not a backpack at the park type.
Also, I don't want to be mistaken for some weirdo who collects cups. ;)
Are you kidding me? I don't understand why people are so intent on being encumbered with a big bag of crap all day. I love that when I go to Universal or Disney, I have a plastic card on me and my camera, and that's all. And the irony there is that Universal actually allows you to use lockers for free. Seriously, what could you possibly need to carry around all day aside from a bona fide medical supply (that's for you, Greg)?
Any of you guys don't wear a backpack to the park?
I'd rather carry a light backpack on me all day than shell out $10 to rent out a full-day locker at Magic Mountain (closest Six Flags park to me).
It also means I don't have to worry about my phone or car keys falling out my pockets during rides or having to wear disgusting, unsightly, and uncomfortable multi-pocket cargo pants to fit all of my belongings that I can't leave in the car.
To date, I've never lost my keys, wallet (which I don't need) or anything else, and if I really need other clothes, I'll go back to the car for them. It's not like I'm hiking into the woods for weeks. The walking around the average park is hardly going to be augmented significantly by going back to the car.
Besides the carrying it around all day as mentioned (all I take into the park with me is my wallet, keys and cell phone all which stay in my cargo shorts with a zippered pocket), I don't like the idea of leaving it while I am on a ride. It could get stolen, someone could take a sip of soda out of it (who could be sick or have some disease), or someone who thinks they are being funny could tamper with it (spitting in it etc.). Maybe the odds of any of that happening is low, but I wouldn't want to take a chance and seeing the types of crowds Great Adventure can get, I wouldn't be surprised to here it happen (though I wouldn't trust leaving a cup anywhere) *** Edited 11/21/2007 4:08:44 AM UTC by YoshiFan***
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