SF Season Pass Renew Question

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 1:54 PM
My wife and I are heading back out to SFMM in a couple of weeks. Last year we bought a season pass for $45.99 (too cool btw).

My question is I don't really understand how the renewing works. This is our first pass ever so I have questions. We are thinking about heading to TX next year to visit relatives and then hit up the 3 SF parks. Since this is our first pass here are some questions I have.

1. Is it possible to renew for 2006 when we are there in a couple weeks? I am not sure what the policy for renewing is.

2. If we can't renew in a couple weeks, I saw you can renew online, however it says something about it won't work until you renew at the SF park you bought from.

Does this mean I can renew online but then would have to go to SFMM to process in order for me to use for the TX parks next year or would it be processed already so that I can just go to TX and use the pass. Living in Iowa doesn't really work out for me to fly to California just to renew the pass.

Any help would be appreciated from those who frequently use the season pass option.

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 2:25 PM
It looks (at least online) that renewals are only available for 2005 right now for MM.

If you check out the website, for renewing season passes, it looks like they will just send a new one when you do renew (if your pic is still on file). It looks like there is no processing required then,a nd the pass SHOULD be ready to go.

One thing you may want to be wary of however, is that I know online sometimes you are limited in ability in purchasing season passes by your zip code. So because I live near SFGam, they will not let me get a pass for Texas online. I am not sure if that also applies for renewals, but I hope not. I got my s.p this year in Georgia also for $49.95 instead of Illinois' $79, and would like to do the same next year -- although we will be heading to GA next year too =)

You should really check it out though with MM and how and when they work out the s.p. renewals.

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 2:28 PM
If you renew online for SFMM, theoretically they should send you a new pass (this is how they have done it in the pass, except for one season where they switched systems and everyone needed a new picture) with the same picture which can be used "out of the box", no activation or what-not. I do not know if the procedure works this way for online renewing, but for SFDL this was how it was done from 2000 - 2004, although we mailed the information in rather than online.

hope that helps a little bit.

-- alan j

EDIT: oh, I forgot to mention, my brother whioch lives in california had gotton a season pass in 2003 at SFDL, and SFDL had no problem sending him an SFDL pass for the 2004 season over in california w/ the old picture and working "out of the box"; again, this was not done online, however. *** Edited 9/6/2005 6:30:56 PM UTC by SFDL_Dude***

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 3:03 PM
I did renew my six flags america pass online last year before the end of the year and they sent me a new pass with the same picture on it. I then used it to go to Great Adventure before I went to America. So if the system works the same way chain wide I would say you should be able to renew the pass and then go to any park without going to where you bought it first.
Tuesday, September 6, 2005 3:53 PM
Thanks everyone, I will definitely check it out after riding the coasters first. Last year was a hour wait for the SP so I will ride X and the other coasters I missed out on last time and then go back and ask about the SP.

It would stink if I had to go to Cali to renew, the closest one to me is Chicago or St Louis and would be nice to renew at $45.99 again.

Anyone know if SFMM lets pass holders in early for rides like CP does for the hotel guests? It would be nice to get a ride on X right away before anyone else and then get out of the park sooner to drive back to Vegas.

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 10:18 PM
I know SFNE just sent me my season pass and all I had to do was pay to get it activated, I didn't have to do anything. I think their policy is the nearest SF park if they have to send it by mail.
Tuesday, September 6, 2005 11:56 PM
Hopefully they will let us renew our pass sinces Six Flags is being sold.
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 11:47 AM

Ajrides said:
I know SFNE just sent me my season pass and all I had to do was pay to get it activated, I didn't have to do anything. I think their policy is the nearest SF park if they have to send it by mail.

That would stink then, like I said Chicago and St Louis are the closest which probably means a little higher price.

I will definitely check it out at SFMM though.

Thanks everyone.

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 12:19 PM
per Six Flags Season Pass FAQ site:


For security issues with online purchases, your zip code must be within 300 miles of the park. If you live outside of that range, please purchase your pass directly from the park.

So now I would question renewing a MM pass from further than 300 miles best bet call or email MM and check.

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 1:17 PM
Yeah I saw that Dragon, that is what prompted me to ask to see if anyone could help.
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 1:45 PM
Just ask for a renewal form from the park itself (ie: not online)... the 300 mile rule will not apply. It must be the same park, however, otherwise you'll have to get a new pass.

-- alan j


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