I ordered a $7 wrap sandwich and asked for a cup of water. The emloyee informed me that they don't have cups for water. I said, "can't you take one of those cups (gesturing toward the stacks of paper cups) and put tap water in it?" He said no, it would mess up the inventory. Then, I said, "ok, I'll have a bottle of water" (for $3). He gave me the bottle and said when it is empty he could refill it with tap water. Give me a break!
I think this is the most unethical policy SF has come up with yet to get every cent out of our pockets. It used to be that they would give you a small cup of water, which just appeared cheap, but no water at all is ridiculous.
By the way, Hersheypark happily gives out very large cups of ice water to anyone who asks whether or not you buy food from that vendor or not. They even promote their free ice water policy in the park map/guide.
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I work a United Artists Theatre, the UA company got bought out by Regal Entertainment Group making them the largest theatre chain in the world. There's your Six Flags parallel for ya.
The point is that all in all it is pretty stupid that a park can't supply any form of drink container for water without charging for it.
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I would certainly write a letter and let them know that this is a big deal and needs to be corrected.
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However, it doesn't appear to be a Six Flags policy, but rather one at this specific park, or specific vendor.
At SFGAm, I have gotten free water, in a large soda cup whenever I have asked, except once, and when confronted with the fact that I have gotten it before, was informed that they were an independent vendor and that even though the rest of the park gave it out, that they couldn't (don't know if it was true or not). But that was an isolated situation, and I have always gotten free water at SFGAm except that one time.
Complaining here will do you no good, by the way. Try complaining to guest services if you really want to see something done about it.
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If a park doesn't do it, I'd make a complaint, more often then not they'll give it too you just to get you to go away. Thats what I do when a customer starts to complain :D
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I think you just got a hold of a disgruntled employee. Pretty much every park I have been to has been more than willing ot give out free ice water (SFOG included). To the best of my knowledge, the inventory thing is sort of flimsy. Maybe they were a vendor, those people are notoriously stingy about giving away stuff.
Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
Inventory on beverage cups is normal policy at alot of parks. This has nothing to do with SF at all. If you want to hop on the bandwagon of SF bashing, you need to find a better subject to ridicule them for.
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