Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, USA
2020 Trips: Canceled by Corona
Lord Gonchar said:
Bottom line: avoid the Econo Lodge Bordentown like it has a disease for which no antidote exists (because it’s probably true).
Oh my God I knew EXACTLY which hotel you were talking about before you dropped the name.
wow, that's pathetic, and in the same time, why I think G-Adv needs an on-site hotel!
At least I learned to never put that much faith into travel sites :-\
It's really a great offer - just not necessarily on days where there is only a thousand or so people in the park and many of those rides/attractions are not operating and those perks are not needed.
Hell, I never even saw the FlashPass building open all day.
But on a hot day, mid-summer, running at 'normal' attendace levels and I'd be hard pressed to pass something like that up.
They bill it as a $200 value, so it's essentially half price.
Initially my thought was, "Oh man, deep discounts already", but then I figured if the average guest is scoring the $39 ticket and shying away from most in park spending due to the pricing then maybe they see this as something worth it and drop a guaranteed $100 rather than the $40 or $50 they might have otherwise. (although admittedly, it kind of goes against my general take on things, but a family of 4 handing over $400 at the gate cannot be hurting business)
You know what I'd have done? Added 'free parking' to the list of perks and made the price $119. In addition to all the crap you get, I'd also hand back $15 in cash. Odds are that $15 would get spent in the park. :)
I suppose it works like the free drink thing. I mean a park like HW pretty much made their only admission a $37 'package deal' that includes drinks rather than charging what similarly sized parks do and then selling drinks at 2 or 3 bucks a pop.
This feels a lot like a similar 'package deal' admission.
Great Adventure also offers all the same perks for $75 if you already have a ticket as well.
I think more parks need to look into this sort of thing. Various 'packages' that include more freebies as the price increases.
*** Edited 6/21/2006 5:58:20 AM UTC by Lord Gonchar***
#2 Awesome TR! I've really gotta get out to Jersey, it a haul for me, but if all things are up and running at the park it looks like it would be a great trip.
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