SFGAm changes mind, waterpark to be included in admission.

Sunday, October 24, 2004 2:35 AM
For now, they are showing season pass sales which include admission into the new waterpark. This most likely will include one-day admission passes also.

So basically, other SF park passholders will have free access to the new waterpark as well.

Incase people didn't know, SFGAm was originally going to treat this waterpark as separate admission just like SFMM and SFGADv.

Good move on the park.

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Sunday, October 24, 2004 5:56 AM
I'm extremely suprised that they decided to include Hurricane Harbor in admisson. If I'm not mistaken, that makes us the biggest Six Flags park with a water park that you don't pay extra for.
Sunday, October 24, 2004 6:22 AM
Wow! That is certainly going to give people pause when planning trips to places like the Dells. This makes SFGam a blockbuster park in my opinion.
Sunday, October 24, 2004 6:27 AM
Holy mother, talk about unexpected! I hope this is the right decision...that's a LOT of capital to be "giving" away.


Sunday, October 24, 2004 9:46 AM
Wow... I can't believe it. It just doesn't seem like this would be some thing that they would do! I think this means less crowded afternoons at the park (yes!) but more crowded nights (no!) Well, I guess it's still a great trade-off. I really think these parks really will be big money makers this year, and hopefully the SFNE manager will do some good things. (Was the change his idea?)
Sunday, October 24, 2004 10:32 AM
That's pretty stupid. Make it a pass upgrade or something, sure, but don't give it away. Water parks included with giant parks attract 30,000+ guests a day should not have water parks included. I still don't know how PKI gets away with it without it being a total mob scene.
Sunday, October 24, 2004 11:34 AM
How can you think this is a bad thing? Sorry I can't see a negatie side to this. Yes there will be more people that come to SFGAm each day but a lot of those extra people will be going to the waterpark so its not like the park is going to be much more crowded.
Sunday, October 24, 2004 11:40 AM
It's not a negative for the guest, but it's probably going to hurt the bottom line for the park in the long run (which is a negative for the enthusiast in the long run).
Sunday, October 24, 2004 4:55 PM
Well, technically this DOESN'T mean that HH will not be a seperatly gated attraction, it just means that the season pass will get you into both parks. SFAW is offering a similar promotion with one of the other seperate admission SF owned waterparks in the area.
Sunday, October 24, 2004 5:24 PM
I think the water park is too small to be a separate gate. There are too many other water parks in the area that are at least the same size. I have two to choose from in NW Indiana, not to mention all the municipal water parks there are between here and GAm.

I guess I could see a Hopper ticket for a few extra bucks, maybe $10 to $15, but that would be it.

Sunday, October 24, 2004 5:47 PM
In the Hurricane Harbor preview center at the park, they changed one of the composite drawings of the waterpark with the new ticket stands taken out. It will most likely be included with admission for the actual theme park.

By the way, the park was jam packed yesterday. Superman and DejaVu each had 2 1/2 hour lines and Raging Bull and Batman had 1 1/2 hour lines. I still had a blast at the park.

Sunday, October 24, 2004 9:00 PM
Im not sure if they would change there mind like this on the waterpark. Without a press release or anything stating they were going to do it.

I look at the list of parks, that all the other Six Flags season passes are valid for and it still lists Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Chicago as a park that's not valid with the Six Flags Season Pass.

The list of where your SF Season Pass is valid at is here: http://www.sixflags.com/season_pass.asp

To me this just sounds like a limited time deal, for a combination pass. I still think that the parks will be seperate for single day admission tickets, and other park SF Season Passholders. *** Edited 10/25/2004 1:02:58 AM UTC by CoasterDude316***

Sunday, October 24, 2004 10:16 PM
I don't know Dave. If that was the case I would think they would specify this as a special promotion for SFGAm season passholders.

The only thing they state is these prices are only good till Dec. 31st.

I am with Sparky on this. The admission tickets should be maybe an extra $10 for use of both parks. But, I see the park just raising the one price admission a few bucks (to possibly $45) to get in whether you use both parks or not.

Sunday, October 24, 2004 11:13 PM
I confirmed this with Six Flags and Season Passes will indeed be valid at both places, as the link to the Season Pass Page says.

I suspect they may have changed their thinking with the addition of the resort hotel/waterpark that is being built and also in part because of the new strategic marketing/consolidations that are occurring at the Dells.

I think it will still be seperately gated.

If I remember right when SFStL put in their waterpark it was included in admission for the first couple years. I might be mixed up with another park but I don't think so.


Sunday, October 24, 2004 11:25 PM
At SFSTl, it is still included with admission.
Monday, October 25, 2004 1:01 AM
I have purchased my SF season pass from SFKK for the last 2 seasons since it was $39.95. I was not going to get a SF pass at all this year, but now I am thinking about getting one from SFGAM. SFKK gives out several bring a friend free coupons that are good for different times of the year. Does SFGAM give out these type of coupons?
Monday, October 25, 2004 1:25 AM
Yes, they do. Along with bring a friend for free days, they also have bring a friend for half price.
Monday, October 25, 2004 5:36 PM
I remember back in the day when Darien Lake's water park was a seperate cost, but season pass holders got into it for free. Maybe they will do something similar? -- I noticed sobody up a few posts suggested it's a possibility.

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