Personal finance blog finds mixed results for Six Flags' Flash Pass

Posted Saturday, July 25, 2009 11:44 PM | Contributed by Chitown

Six Flags is charging customers extra for smoother service. The Flash Pass is the chain's for-rent gadget that grants guests the right to leap to the front of the long ride lines. But is it worth the money? And does it work? I went to two of Six Flags' most successful properties -- one in Georgia and one in California -- in a little over a week, to see how it breaks down.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009 11:55 PM

I didn't know Terminator had the $10 charge as well. I could see that happening with any new major coaster being added to a SF park. That $10 charge adds up fast especially if you have 4 people on the Flashpass. $40 extra for 1 ride seems like a lot.

Sunday, July 26, 2009 12:01 AM

So basically this confirms what most people have said about the thing, they are nice but not necessary provided the park isn't jammed.

Sunday, July 26, 2009 2:15 AM
LostKause's avatar

It also confirmed that "Only the little people wait in line anymore...the wealthy are being teed up to get a clearer swing."

The writer also calls it "line jumping" directly in the title of the article.

Just thought that I would point that out.

Last edited by LostKause, Sunday, July 26, 2009 2:24 AM
Sunday, July 26, 2009 7:01 AM

Gee, I managed to do SFNE WITHOUT a q-bot and only waited AT MOST 30 minutes for ANY ride. Plus, this was on 4th of July weekend.

Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

Sunday, July 26, 2009 7:25 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

A much fairer and unbiased perspective on both Six Flags parks and Flash Pass than you'll find posted by anyone around here. :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 3:43 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Says the man making sweet love to a q-bot in his profile picture.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 7:48 PM

Wow! Even your ordianry average Joe Walletpop knows that it's line jumping, and he doesn't even get berated on here to make his point.

Preach on Mr. Walletpop! Preach on!


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