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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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.
So basically this confirms what most people have said about the thing, they are nice but not necessary provided the park isn't jammed.
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
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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.
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A much fairer and unbiased perspective on both Six Flags parks and Flash Pass than you'll find posted by anyone around here. :)
Says the man making sweet love to a q-bot in his profile picture.
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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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