Yea but it sucks for those of us who work 9-5, ya know, normal regular jobs...that won't be available to take advantage of those perks. Now if they would do that on a few weekend days as well, that would be better. :)
They did this at Six Flags over Georgia during Spring Break week for Goliath. It's not as cool as it sounds, though. There are a lot of season pass holders out there. It's not nearly as exclusive as an enthusiast event or anything.
SFoGswim, I'm sure there are a lot of season pass holders, but I doubt that hundreds of them are going to be there every day for 3 months getting early entry. We'll just have to determine which days are the best to take advantage of this perk.
What I'm wondering, is this "Rise & Scream" time only good for season passes purchased from SFGAdv, or will a pass from another park also get you in early.
As far as how the "non-season pass peeps" will feel, it will probably be like watching the "FastLane peeps" cutting in line. It will "encourage" them to upgrade their one day ticket to a season pass.
Does this mean they're going to have these rides open that early? On my visit this year, my friend called and we were specifically told that those rides, for the most part, were scheduled to open late. In fact, they DID open late. We stood in the line for the non-operating Kingda Ka, and noted none of those coasters were operating until well past the park's official opening time. Guest Relations told my friend that they take longer to inspect. I guess it never occurred to them to start the inspection process earlier in the morning.... Could the new GM have something to do with possible changes in operation?
Bobcoaster said: Does this mean they're going to have these rides open that early? On my visit this year, my friend called and we were specifically told that those rides, for the most part, were scheduled to open late. In fact, they DID open late.
Richie Reflux said: By the way...I wonder how the "non-season pass peeps" are going to feel about having to watch the Looney Tunes "Preshow" while the Season-Passers are already riding coasters or in the que.
They could hand out photocopies of the "Official Six Flags Code of Conduct" for everyone to study.
RatherGoodBear said:So who is more likely to get to Great Adventure before 9 AM, Monday through Thursday during the months of June, July and August--the family crowd that SF is "trying" to attract?ORthe rowdy teenage crowd they are trying to look like they are not attracting?
Teenagers aren't AWAKE before 9am... ;)
Then again, neither are parents with small kids....
I'm starting to think I may need to take advantage of this in '07...good thing that on these kinds of additional operating hours days, they NEVER seem to care what park your SP is from... :)
edit: of course, if none of the RIDES opens 'til after 10, it's just an extra hour to walk around the park...gotta love GAdv.. ;)
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It used to. My kids are 5 & 8. After that long you become quite efficient at getting everyone out the door....not to mention they get more capable.
But when they were younger...yeah.
But hell, five years ago with a 3 year-old and a newborn...I'd have been at the gate an hour early just hoping some random stranger would take them from me so I could sleep on a bench somewhere in the park. ;)