How to save money at a SF Amusement Park!!!

Sunday, July 16, 2006 5:18 PM
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.

http://snipurl.com/tchp

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 5:34 PM
Donj't they have a text article or something? My system simply can't play video worth crap.
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Sunday, July 16, 2006 5:51 PM
Step one:

Don't go to a Six Flags park.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 5:55 PM
Well if I were going to Six Flags America I'd probably boogie over a little more west to a place called... I think it's... uh... Cedar Point? Yeah, that's it.
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Sunday, July 16, 2006 6:20 PM
SFA and CP are like 400 miles from eachother.
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Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:00 PM
I Love the video on the coater where they are talking about the Flash Pass.

Perhaps the lines would move faster if the reporter would stop yacking and ride already.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:01 PM
it's just an ad for them... bring in coke cans, go to wendys, or go online to save $$$ and that's all they talked about.

EDIT: oh it looks liek there are 2 other videos linked from that...

LOL, on mind eraser: "GOOD THING I DIDN'T WEAR EARINGS!" *** Edited 7/16/2006 11:05:41 PM UTC by SFDL_Dude***

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:13 PM

matt. said:
SFA and CP are like 400 miles from eachother.

Yep, definately a 7 hour drive :-)

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:23 PM
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?
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Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:32 PM

Richie Reflux said:
I Love the video on the coater where they are talking about the Flash Pass.

Yea...even better is Six Flags trying to get that 10 bucks back that they lost on your admission from one of the various discounts.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:35 PM
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.
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Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:39 PM
$15 parking and they are talking about saving money? Bleck!

The video(s) are appreciated, even if they were crap. *** Edited 7/16/2006 11:40:49 PM UTC by Neuski***

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:41 PM
Whe I add up my costs for one day at Great America for my wife and I it's like $200. That's sick so excuse me if I am just a little jaded with Six Flags.

Seriously though, anyone paying full price should know that there are discounts available. You can get tickets to Great America at Jewel food stores for $39. That's $20 off regular price.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 7:59 PM

coasterguts said:
Why do I even bother.

You know there are more people who have read this thread than replied to it.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 8:02 PM
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.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 8:14 PM
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!
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Sunday, July 16, 2006 8:17 PM
RR: Dont be a prick :) The show was taped at 7:30am.

What I found most funny about the mind Eraser vid was that the repoerter said "Good thing I didnt wear earrings." Headbanging much?
lata, jeremy
--who passes ME nowadays

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 10:28 PM
Coasterguts,

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.

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Monday, July 17, 2006 12:40 AM

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?

Nope, I suppose not. Thanks for the positivity.

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Monday, July 17, 2006 1:45 AM
Wendy's is currently running discount promotions in conjunction with SF. Like last summer, Wendy's has SF kids meal toys too. I got the magnetic coaster one. :)
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