Question about SF passes?

Tuesday, January 23, 2001 5:31 PM
Dearest Buzzers: I need some help here. We are planning on hitting 9 parks this summer and 5 are Six Flags parks. If I purchase a Six Flags season pass, how much is it? And, can it be used at all of the surrounding parks? We are hitting SFA, SFGAm, SFGA, SFO, & SFDL. If it can be used at all of the parks, then how do I go about aquiring this I hit the Six Flags website?

Thanks for your help, you have all been too kind in the past with these questions from a "new" buzzer.

There's nothing like a woodie...
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 5:36 PM
Well I can't speak for other parks but SFO's season passes are currently 42.99, not bad if I do say so myself. All Six Flags passes are good at any Six Flags park.

Matt B
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 5:43 PM
Ok. I think what you'll need to do is either call the nearest SF park and order one over the phone or go thru their web site and do it. After that you should get a pass voucher in tha mail which you need to actually get you pass. You then need to take that to the park you ordered it from to get your Photo ID.

the passes are good at ALL SF parks you will only need to pay parking fees. Last year we bought SFKK passes and used them at SFO, SFA, SFGAdv, SFNE, and at Great Escape we got a 50% discount since it was owned by SF. I think we got our moneys worth.

I think parks make it more dificult then gettin your drivers license. We just did this with Dorney (I drove there to do it and got Talon pics too) and Hershey we called over the phone. We got vouchers for each.

The prices are differen't at each SF park around $50 is about normal I think.

Hey Woodie I just tried to email you. It didn't go thru though.
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*** This post was edited by coasterpunk on 1/23/2001. ***
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 5:50 PM
First off, which SixFlags park are you closest to? Once you figure that out, check out the prices on that parks season pass. Next, you'll have to decide which SF park you're going to FIRST in the season. This will have to be the park you get the pass at because you must have your pass processed at the park you purchase it at. That is the official word from SixFlags parks.

Now, as stated above, SFO's pass is EXTREMELY cheap at $42.99. If you're going to this park FIRST, it'd makes sense to buy a pass from this park.

So yes, go to the website once you figure out which park you're buying from, call them or follow directions on how to buy the pass, and then buy it! You should get a voucher in the mail, and then that's what you'll need to get your pass processed.

Good luck!

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Tuesday, January 23, 2001 6:44 PM
42.99? Wow, they are cheap over in Ohio. I wish I could get one from there. Over here at SFGAm, it's like 70 bucks, that's a big difference. Well, don't buy the pass at SFGAm, cause they are expensive here:(
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 5:07 AM
Only 70?!? I remember looking last year and seeing the SFGAm Pass as being upwards of $90. Anyway, I checked all the prices a couple of weeks ago and the 3 cheapest passes were SFKK, SFO, and SFDL, in that order. If you live near one of these, you're all good. If you dont, you can 'try' and arrange it so that your first SF visit is to one of these parks. Then you can order the pass voucher like now (off the website) and take the voucher with you on your trip and have it processed there. Note: a lot of the prices will be going up soon, so you have a limited time to make a decision. Happy Hunting.
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 5:19 AM
Another suggestion would be flexible with your itinerary. Let's say you had planned on visiting parks A-G in that order, But park F offers a pass which is good at all 7 parks for $40, and at park A it is $125. If these were seperate and distinct trips it would make sense to hit Park F, first.

If they are all tied into one trip it may not be as easy, particularly if the cheap passes are at a middle of the trip park. I know I have more than once rearanged a whole trip schedule based on some cost savings idea. In your case, if there is anyway to make SFO or SFDL your starting point, it could serve you well. If not then you will have to weigh the SP price differnce vs. how much time/energy/money it would take to get the cheaper pass.

Some parks are benevolent, and will offer to process passes early. For example I am going to SFMM in a couple months, and the price of a SFKK pass is less than a SFMM 1 day ticket, but alas SFKK won't be open yet. Upon calling the park, I learned that there will be processing times available starting Feb 26. (I hear Rideman gasping for air "You called SFKK and are relying on the information they gave")

David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 6:22 AM
Last year we planned carefully so that we could buy our CHEAP passes at Six Flags Ohio, and we used them all summer at various Six Flags parks with only one small problem--at Six Flags St Louis their machines couldn't 'read' our passes, we just had to go to the Season Pass window and get a ticket to get in with. No big problem.
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 6:50 AM
If you're going to buy a Six Flags pass, make sure you get one before the regular operating season. Prices will go up sometime during June I believe. For the last two years I bought my pass during Frightfest and saved some money and time.
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 7:42 AM
I am planning on getting a pass to SFKK rather than the SFGAM pass. The SFKK pass is listed on the website at a whopping $39.99, this price is supposed to go away if you don't buy it before February 2nd or something. I believe that this is the cheapest Six FLags pass available. It's better than paying $90 for a SFGAM pass.

BMCOASTER *** This post was edited by BMCOASTER on 1/24/2001. ***
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 11:55 AM
If you preorder in a group its 70 at sfgam. I wish I could buy a cheaper one, but I couldn't get it processed at a different park. I can only get it processed at sfgam. I can't process a sfkk pass at sfgam can I?? I don't think I can, could someone answer this for me??
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 12:09 PM
KC: Nope sorry. The voucher can only be processed at the park of purchase. This makes sense if you think about it, as, with the popularity of the internet, sales of the higher priced passes would sharply decrease.
--who wonders why the passes are different prices anyway..other than people will buy them.
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 12:27 PM
Thanks fellow buzzers, you have shown me the light. Just think, I could have spent hours of needed time on the phone, but you have given me great information. The intinerary will now be changed.....When does SFO open again!!!?!?!?!

Thanks again, and Coasterpunk, I WILL be in contact real soon.

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