From time to time, I've been hearing complaints about how expensive it is to get into a SF parks. I've been held the opinion that if your paying full price to get into the park then your not doing your research. My local tv station recently completed a series of reports on how to save at amusement parks including Six Flags America. Some of these "incentives" may or may not apply to your local SF park but I thought I would pass them on in case some of you might find them useful.
Austin was just being 'smart.' He knows that the two parks are nowhere near each other. But then again, this is the same guy who was wondering if he should go to SFA or DW, so maybe his geography isn't that great?
Why do I even bother. I contributed this link to the site in hopes some of you might find it a useful resource to save some some money on your next trip to SF and in the end, I get a bunch of smart ass remarks.
Always have a good meal BEFORE you go to a Six Flags park. Just make sure that it is one that is easy on the stomach so that you won't have something happen on the rides later. Always have another good meal after you leave. That way you will only have to eat in the park once or not at all. If you eat that one meal in the park, you can do it in mid-afternoon when the rides are busy and have long lines.
This is also a good idea for other parks with overpriced food.
Heh- Whenever I go to SFGAm, I just bring along a propane grill and cooler and have myself a few hot dogs in the parking lot. I get there early enough that I park closer than premium parking so in essence my car is closer than some restaurants in the park!
The problem is, in my mind anyway, that you are really getting no discounts at all with SF. We wanted so bad to go up to SFGAm this summer, and I searched every outlet you could imagine over about 2 months to find the best discounts, and there was nothing out there worth the trip to Gurnee.
Any discounts you could find were eliminated by the price increases for parking, admission, the already high food prices, and the main reason we cancelled three different trips this year, (SFGAm, Myrtle Beach, and Hersheypark)...gas prices! A lot of people I know say gas prices aren't that big a deal, but for us, they're a killer.
We ended up going to Michigan's Adventure & Cedar Point because we could save a ton of money by using our passes for CP, cashed in priority club points for our hotels, and watched our spending on extra attractions. We had a great time, and it didn't kill us to do it. I'd love to go to SFGAm someday, but I'm not paying out all of my hard-earned money for their past mistakes. I don't want to go that bad.
Intamin Fan said: Austin was just being 'smart.' He knows that the two parks are nowhere near each other. But then again, this is the same guy who was wondering if he should go to SFA or DW, so maybe his geography isn't that great?