It's when you first walk through the metal detectors to the right...The opposite way of getting into the park entrance. ----------------- "...far, far beneath the abysmal sea, the KRAKEN sleepeth..." http://www.rollercoasterfreaks.com/
You really cant see any rides from the park entrance/season pass center. Season passes are $90. Unfortunately, SFMM passes are the most expensive. If you purchase a pass from a different SF park, it MUST be processed at the park from which it is purchased. Seasonally operated parks wont be processing passes until Spring. If you buy one now, they send you a certificate that you must bring to the season pass center at the park from which the pass was purchased. If you are going to SFMM in a FEW weeks, then you'll have to pay the $90. ----------------- My other car is a Giovanola!
Thank god don't have to pay those outrageous prices at my home park for season passes. The price of a SFA season pass is only $49.99 and it's a pretty good deal considering that it is good at all SF parks. Now if only they could lower the parking price from a ridiculous $9 down to $7 like they did at SFWOA. ----------------- Dave
*** This post was edited by ACE15 on 1/23/2002. ***
I know compared to years past this might sound like alot but it still is a very good deal, my home park is about $60-$80 for a seasons park this year and i would probably pay up to $150, if you get a six flags seasons pass you can get into any other six flags park you want and it beats paying a regular $40 for a day ticket if you are going to go to the park more than 4 times a year!
LoadedG said: You really cant see any rides from the park entrance/season pass center. Season passes are $90. Unfortunately, SFMM passes are the most expensive. If you purchase a pass from a different SF park, it MUST be processed at the park from which it is purchased. Seasonally operated parks wont be processing passes until Spring. If you buy one now, they send you a certificate that you must bring to the season pass center at the park from which the pass was purchased. If you are going to SFMM in a FEW weeks, then you'll have to pay the $90. ----------------- My other car is a Giovanola!
So basically what your saying is that if I buy a season pass on 2/9, that I will only be able to use it at SFMM until I go back to SFMM with the certificate that they sent me and show them that? Hmm....im having seconds thoughts because, well, if this is how it goes, im certainly not flying half way across the county just so I can use my season pass at SFGAm. Or, in other words, if I buy my season pass on Saturday, February 9th, will I be able to use it at SFGAm when it opens in May?
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If you purchase a season pass AT SFMM on Feb 9, you are all good to go. Your pass will be issued and processed at the park on that day and you can use it at any other parks on regular operating days.
If you were thinking that you could save some cash by getting a pass from a different park (ie SFA $50) NOW and use it at SFMM in Feb, you'd be in for a disappointment, as they (SFA) would send you a redemtion certificate that must be brought to them (SFA) for processing before you could use it at SFMM. And SFA wont start processiong passes til Spring.
If your are acurrent 2001 pass holder you May be able to visit the bussiness office of your local SF and purchase a renewal and they will put a sticker on your old pass showing it valid for 2002. We did this this year to avoid having to wait in processing and because we had planned a trip to SFKK from our home in STL before our season opened and we missed our pre season pass processing. Just a thought, and dont know if any other SF parks besides STL will do this! ----------------- Just a couple of G-force junkies!
Actually no, this would be the first time I have bought at season pass for Six Flags. Ok loadedG, I get it know. All I have to do is buy it and get it processed at SFMM and im free to go. I was just a bit confused. Sadly im only spending saturday there because we are really only flying out for a few days. Everyone, thanks for your help.
We went to SFMM this year and brought my aunt. We all had season passes, except my aunt, who we got a free admission certificate for. Inside the park, we tried to get a "twicket" for the next day. They would not issue the twicket without a paid admission. Whether or not "paid" and "discounted" are treated the same I cant tell ya. But expect the worst. I would call park guest relations and ask for a definitive answer.
One other note: although we were refused the twicket, they gave us discount admission coupons.
CPFan---Saturdays are unbelievable hellish at SFMM. Be prepared for HUGE lines. If I were you, I'd get there VERY early. Make a mad dash for X, then high-tail it back to Deja Vu before the queues get out of hand. Work your way back around the park hitting Psyclone (sucks IMO not worth waiting for), Riddler, Goldrusher, Batman, Collosus, Goliath, Flashback (also sucks, probably closed anyway), Viper, Revolution, and then take the Orient Express up the hill (if there is still time) and hit Ninja & Superman. Feel free to hit some flat rides and water rides if you wish, but keep an eye on the time. The Mooseburger Lodge is a good place to SIT down and eat. It'll cost about the same as the concessions outside but its better food/better atmosphere. If you're hungry early (right after Deja Vu), the Surfside Grill has the BEST chili dogs anywhere.
I would suggest re-arranging you itinerary if it includes a different park on Sunday. Switch them around. Sundays arent nearly as bad at SFMM and Saturdays are more tolerable at other parks (ie Knotts). Just a suggestion.
LoadedG- It was originally planned to go to SFMM on Sunday, but we changed it because my dad wants me to go visit my uncle on Sunday, the last day we are there. If the park opens at 10, do they let you in the park early like 9 like CP, or do you have to wait outside the admissions. When I buy my season pass, when they give me that slip thing in which I take to go get my passed processed, can I just hold on to the slip thing and ride X, then go and get it processed, or is it an immediate thing. If I get to the park at 9, how long will the X line be?
I dont know of anybody that is let in before 10:00 AM. Get there at 9 and hang out by the gates. IF you already have your paid season pass CERTIFICATE they MIGHT let you in with that, and you can get the actuall pass later in the day. They did this last year when I was there. We actually went in, rode some rides and came back the next day, went in, rode rides, and got our passes on our way out the second day. I think the season pass center opens earlier than 10, if so, it would be best to take care of that first. Dont rely on them to let people bypass the processing center like they did last year. It was Spring Break when I was there and the Season Pass line was 2-3hrs long in the AM.
If you get in early and get on x quickly, DONT hesitate to RUSH over to Deja Vu. The ride is VERY slow loading and the capacity is not very good. If you dont get to it right away, you'll have to wait in a VERY VERY long line. Even if the line itself isnt that long, the loading takes about 5min per train.It is in the back of the park and the REAL crowds usually arent back that way untill 10:30-11:00. Also, it was still testing when we got to it last time, and it LOOKED like the line was massively long, but it was actually a short line because the queue was closed. Once they finished morning tests, the queue opened and we were on the second train. DO NOT skip Deja Vu. And make sure you get an "outer" seat. You'll know what I mean when you get there. The ride is surprisingly FRIGHTENING.