SFGAM first visit

Saturday, June 7, 2003 8:56 PM
We'll be at SFGAM for the first time ever this Thursday-Friday, really looking forward to it and have a few questions.

Do they have a program where if we really like the park we can upgrade our tickets for the day to season passes? If so, do they apply the full $39.99? Also what coasters if any are open if it rains? Are there any movie theaters or malls nearby?

Thanks!
*** This post was edited by Marko 6/8/2003 12:58:45 AM ***

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Saturday, June 7, 2003 9:01 PM
Yeah they do let you upgrade to a season pass with your General Admission. im not sure how much it costs though since I have never had to do it, but I have seen signs advertising it around the park. As far as Malls go they have one of/if not the biggest mall in Illinois...Gurnee Mills which is right down the block and it has a movie theatre inside.

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Saturday, June 7, 2003 9:04 PM
I'm not sure about the upgrading of passes but they do have a "come next day" for 10 bucks or "come any other day of the season" for 15.

Gurnee Mills is one of the largest malls in America and it is right down the road from Six Flags. I'm not sure about the movie theater situation but I do believe there is a large one within the mall(also a Imax???)

Coasters in the rain.... Well, if its not bad rain and there isn't lightining then they will run all of them. I have been there before when they run RB and B:TR but close the front row. Don't know about other rides. Sorry. Hope that helps..

Nick

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Sunday, June 8, 2003 6:26 AM
That's right, Gurnee Mills is just down the street, there is a large movie theatre inside it. There is also an Imax theatre in the park. And even if it rains B:TR will probably be open, maybe Bull also. And a lot of flats will be open to.

I don't think they have that program, upgrading your ticket to a season pass. And if they do, I've never heard of it before.
*** This post was edited by Binks Drake 6/8/2003 10:27:37 AM ***

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Sunday, June 8, 2003 6:54 AM
It's $10 for next day, $15 for any other day, and $54.99 to upgrade to a season pass- The $10 would be the best deal for you.
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Sunday, June 8, 2003 1:54 PM
The 10 wouldnt be the best deal if they wanna come back multiple times during the year.
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Sunday, June 8, 2003 3:39 PM
If you plan on going only Thursday and Friday, then the $10 Next Day MVP would be the best deal. If you do like SFGAm and want to visit a few more times throughout the season, the $10 Next Day MVP and three $15 Any Time MVPs would equal about the same price to upgrading to a Season Pass. This would give you 5 total visits throughout the Season, not including Fright Fest.
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Sunday, June 8, 2003 6:41 PM
Marko - One more thing to add to that - upgrading to a season's pass will allow you to visit other SF parks, if that intersts you at all (SFWOA for example, since it looks like you are in MI according to your profile).

What I found most intersting is that you are able to purchase the upgrade to a season's pass for $54.99 no matter what you paid for admission. IE even if you were free (with a bring a freind for free day accompanying a pass holder) or half off with a bring a freind for half off coupon or even if you paid $25.00 to get in the park with a hotel coupon.

For the last several years my kids have gotten a coupon for 1 free admission to any six flags park between June 15th - August 1st or something like that. They do it in conjunction with the schools to encourage the kids to read more. I figure next year I could save on a SFGAm season's pass by using that coupon and doing an in park upgrade to a season's pass for them. Just a thought.

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Monday, June 9, 2003 8:41 AM
Thanks to all for the replies. The other 3/4 of the story is that after SFGAM we're heading on to Timbersfest on Saturday and then to CP from Sunday-Friday. The plan orignally was if we get tired of CP we may take a day-trip over to SFWoA so the season pass route may be the way to go or at least close to a break-even deal.

Figure $32 for one-day at SFGAM (have $8 off coupons) and a $10 next-day MVP, plus $32 for SFWoA (if we can find discount passes at Wendy's in OH tho), so it would only be $10-12 more for a season pass. Now the real deal would be to use the $8 off on a SFGAM one-day admission, apply that ticket toward a $55 pass *and* be able to use another $10-off coupon I have for season passes. Doubt that will work but we'll definitely ask.

The other reason a SF season pass is appealing is so I can renew next year at pre-season prices. Since we live beyond the 300-mile limit we're not allowed to purchase new passes online. But from what I can tell you can renew your previous-year season pass regardless of how far away you live from the park.

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Monday, June 9, 2003 8:46 AM
There is no 300 mile renewal limit that I am aware of. I live in Michigan and my pass is for Six Flags over Georgia. I am 600 miles from Atlanta.

If you do buy a 6 flags pass I would suggest getting one for SFWOA as the pre season prices are much cheaper then those at SFGAM.
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