SF Season Passes going up in price

Thursday, May 1, 2003 11:53 AM
Just got a e-mail that says that SFA season passes will go up in price after May4th. Seems earlier than it was last year. Any other parks going up in price next week?
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Thursday, May 1, 2003 1:03 PM
Pretty much all SF season pass prices go up in early May if not in April. Sometimes though, price deals with grocerices last longer
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Thursday, May 1, 2003 1:34 PM
SFDL goes up on June 15 I think
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Thursday, May 1, 2003 3:43 PM
Wait, excuse me while I get over the shock of this anouncement, ok now Im done ;););)

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Thursday, May 1, 2003 3:49 PM
Well yes the prices are going up but theres a funny part to all this. The fact that is funny is the different prices for season passes at every park. I mean why the difference when you can use it at every SF park. Its kinda funny you go to a big part like MM and pay upwards of $90 for a pass when you can get one at KK for only $50 and its valid at MM. Does anyone else find that amusing.
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Friday, May 2, 2003 4:50 AM
No, SfGaMownz, I find it useful. Saves me about $130 every year.

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Friday, May 2, 2003 4:57 AM
The season pass prices reflect the "value" of their park. A SFMM is worth more than a SFKK... and since probably 99% of all SF season passholders only go to their home park, the pass prices are different. It works out good for those of us "in the know" however.
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Friday, May 2, 2003 5:15 AM
I don't know that the price/value correlation holds absolutely. For *some* reason, SFGE sends me all their passholder info, even though I've never been to their park. I'm sure it's a great park and all, but the pass price was considerably higher than the SFoG pass I already have...and I don't see that as being reflective....

Pass Prices are based more on "what the market will bear"...;)

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Friday, May 2, 2003 5:42 AM
I live much closer to SFGAdv than any others, but I'm getting my pass at SFNE just because of the price difference. Now with the online renewal, it won't matter next year, since you don't actually have to go to the park to process.

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Friday, May 2, 2003 6:35 AM
There are all the other "little" things to look out for as well...

You get the coupon book for the park where you got your pass - so the bring-a-friend-for-free won't do you much good.

I don't know how parking works at every SF park, but at SFStL when I renew my pass I get a season parking sticker for $8. I think it costs more if you buy it at the gate.

Do you get discounts on food with a pass from another park?

So, sometimes is works out to pay a few dollars more for a pass to your home park.

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Friday, May 2, 2003 7:20 AM
As I understand it, you can only get a season parking pass at the park that your season pass is from. All discounts generally are the same way.

Pricing of season passes is partly a function ot the size of the park, but seems to also be a function of marketing strategy. Similar size parks may have different prices.

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Friday, May 2, 2003 7:56 AM
You paid $8 for an SFSTL season parking pass? at SFA the cost of a season parking pass is $30,now that's a huge price difference right there.
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Friday, May 2, 2003 8:45 AM
I got my SF season pass on SFNE's opening day. I went with a group of friends, and we paid $54.99 for our passes.

Right now if you buy your pass with 4 or more people SFNE's passes are 59.99 then go up to $70 I believe.

Batwing, SFNE's parking pass is also $30.

On a side note, Great Escape's season passes went up this year from $60 to $62.50, while other parks with a number of better rides are cheaper the first couple of weeks.

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*** This post was edited by CalvinJ23 5/2/2003 12:46:27 PM ***

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Friday, May 2, 2003 10:45 AM
Baah, as far as I know, you can't even get a season parking pass for SFMM. The best I've found is they'll let you buy a book of 5 parking passes for $20, saving you about half.

Also, SFMM's can be gotten for $54 at any Rite-Aid around here, though you are right about them being $90 at the park itself.

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Friday, May 2, 2003 5:52 PM

rollergator said:
I don't know that the price/value correlation holds absolutely. For *some* reason, SFGE sends me all their passholder info, even though I've never been to their park. I'm sure it's a great park and all, but the pass price was considerably higher than the SFoG pass I already have...and I don't see that as being reflective....

Pass Prices are based more on "what the market will bear"...;)

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"Brian, there's a message in my AlphaBits, it says 'ooooooo'"
"Peter, those are Cheerios"....Family Guy is BACK!!!


I agree that it is a function of marketing to determine the pricing and more or less boils down to "what the market will bear." Included in these decisions would be factors such as median income (& disposable income) in the market that the park serves, number of people the park serves each year and the number of passholders.

The best part about seasons passes for most parks is that it truly does increase the traffic and overall revenue generated by the parks. Very few people actually do not spend any money when visiting a park. Exceptions being very short visits (a couple of hours or so) and those people bound and determined not to spend anything at the overinflated park food & merchandise prices.

Seasons passes are truly a Win-Win situation for both parks and guests!

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Friday, May 2, 2003 7:04 PM
its definately a win situation for me. ive already paid off my season pass. so far i have 4 trips to sfne, and ill be going out once again on may 10th.

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Saturday, May 3, 2003 1:12 PM

You paid $8 for an SFSTL season parking pass? at SFA the cost of a season parking pass is $30,now that's a huge price difference right there.

Not bad... I just paid $39.99 at SFWoA today for mine. I cant complain though. At least they are offering them this year. For the last three years we had to buy these stupid tickets at 5 for $20, and use a ticket to park. That was $20 for each five vistits. Living smack dab in the middle of CP and WoA, it wasnt a hard decision which park to go to after work most nights over the last three years.

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