Six Flags 25% off season passes

Sunday, December 16, 2007 10:57 AM
Now it is possible to buy a season pass less than a one day ticket! Does this logic make sense? I guess you can tell stock holders, hey we sold more season passes.

Brad

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 11:44 AM
Have they ever done this kind of one day sale type promotion before? I was surprised to get my passes for Great Adventure for $59 bucks today. If SF America is your home park, passes are only $37. I have never seen the price that low. At least not in the past 10 years.
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Sunday, December 16, 2007 12:24 PM
Jeez. This is the one thing they do that I totally disagree with.

With that said, I can renew our 2007 passes (that we paid $46 for last year) for just $41.

Two years worth of SF passes for less than $90 per person? There's something wrong with that picture.

Not to mention all the freebies you get for buying the passes - for instance 5 free tickets for friends come with this year's pass.

I just don't understand why they're so intent on giving passes away.

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 12:33 PM
The only way I could possibly see justifying this is that they feel they've significantly improved their operations and are ready to show this off to as many customers as possible. In a sense, they're trying to win back customers that have previously been alienated.

That, or Six Flags has officially decided they're in the "Paid Parking" industry now. ;)

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 12:46 PM
Just yesterday, I was one of the lucky few who managed to snag Hannah Montana tickets for her extended tour dates---face price was $66 each, plus the TicketMaster "convenience charge" of $11 per ticket, plus assorted other fees and charges. (To be fair, the convenience charge was totally worth it, as I had zero intention of doing the wristband lottery thing.)

Later that day, the Mrs. and I were remarking that our Cedar Fair platinum passes were a ridiculously good value at only $150 per person---less than twice what this one concert will cost us, for what will amount to at least a half-dozen full days of entertainment over the course of the season.

Compare that to some of these pass prices. It's a head-scratcher, that's for sure. I can't think of any other amusement venue that prices their passes so low. Even SFGam comes to only $60 under this promotion.

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 2:02 PM
I just check on SFStL about these and the deal for me is that I have 2 options.

1. Get the Season Pass for 25% and not be able to get the refillable 32 ounce bottle with 99 cent refils on it for $41.24

or

2. Get the out of market pass with the refil offer for $44.99.

What should I do I wonder? I don't really know.

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 2:06 PM
I couldn't agree more Brian. I still think the industry is underpriced.

With that said, I find it kind of funny that SF has such a rep for gouging on prices. The reality is that it really doesn't happen.

The $15 parking doesn't seem so crazy 2 or 3 seasons later when most big parks are in the $10-$12 range. If you buy a pass you're getting a season's worth of visits for $40 give or take. You get those coupon books full of deal with your passes (including entry for friends) and with the passes drink refills are dirt cheap.

I dare say that SF is currently offering one of the least expensive park experiences out there if you are a passholder who would visit multiple times or visit multiple parks.

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 2:12 PM
I would like to remind everyone here that the 25% offer does not include the 99 cent refill offer.
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Sunday, December 16, 2007 2:27 PM
I never had a SF pass before and had toyed with the option of getting them for my niece and nephew for Christmas (along with myself of course) but wasn't sure if I wanted to make the drive to SFA or SFGAdv from York, Pa. several times. And if I did, which park pass should I get since I'm sure we would want to see the safari in NJ.

We had actually put this idea on the back burner until this morning when my wife said to go ahead and do this for Christmas. SHE brought up the SF website and there it was in black and white. We got 3 passes from NJ with the plan to go to SFA twice and SFGAdv the same. We'll just go probably when you can use the free friend coupons, the early season dates seem the most doable.

We got HP passes this past year and thought that $120 was a good value so surely this appears on the surface to be also. However, if it brings SO many people to the parks and they are not able to provide a decent, not necessarily great, but decent experience for guests than how does it benefit anyone? I won't spend a dime more than needed at a park if I think it sucks and that would hurt the parks goal of bringing in guests to spend money.

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 2:48 PM
In my case, the 25% discount amounts to a price within a few bucks of what I paid last week for an out-of-market renewal of my SFStL pass...about $45. Thank you Six Flags. ;)
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Sunday, December 16, 2007 3:37 PM

Sawblade5 said:
I just check on SFStL about these and the deal for me is that I have 2 options.

1. Get the Season Pass for 25% and not be able to get the refillable 32 ounce bottle with 99 cent refils on it for $41.24

or

2. Get the out of market pass with the refil offer for $44.99.

What should I do I wonder? I don't really know.


It depends if you like soda or not. I don't care for pepsi, lemonade, and so on; and thus the bottle deal doesn't really interest me. Is a $3.00 drink worth it too? Yes, you can get refills all year for $1.00, but who says you have too. You could just get water at the park, and go out and eat at another restaurant, and get free refills there.

If you are near SFStL, I say go Pizza Hut, and get free refills over there. You also have Ponderosa! Plus, you have to lug around that annoying bottle everytime you are at the park to get the $1.00 refill.

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 4:32 PM
Less than $54 for my SFDK pass. SFMM's come to less than $44. :)
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Sunday, December 16, 2007 4:39 PM

Sawblade5 said:
I would like to remind everyone here that the 25% offer does not include the 99 cent refill offer.

Yeah, but assuming things work like last year (and they might not, I'm not sure) - refills were less than a buck for passholders anyway.

I assumed the difference with that special deal this year is that they toss the cup in for free.

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 4:50 PM
I got my notice about the Sports bottle offer last week. I'm glad I decided to wait. I'd much rather have the cheaper pass. I hate carrying around those bottles anyway. With the $3 print and go option at Kentucky Kingdom, I went from $53 to $40.49.

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 5:01 PM

Brian Noble said:
one of the lucky few

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Brian Noble said:
Hannah Montana tickets

DOES NOT COMPUTE

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 5:30 PM
lol

Seriously though, those season pass prices are out of control cheap.

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 5:41 PM
NO doubt! I mean, Six Flags want to keep the families but not the teens (the acting out, homo joke cracking, mall bought punk shirt wearing, spitting, safety mechanism compromising, trouble making, getting babysat by Six Flags, mostly suburban brats...)

Come on. Give out cheap season passes and admissions, but then kill everyone with crazy parking and drink prices (and food, and lockers, etc. etc.) It's really sick.

Some of the Six Flags big wigs should go hang out in the park with a set amount of money and several kids. See how much fun they have.

And of course, the wretched, further separate the have from the have-nots fast passes. The American way. Gotta love it. Greed will eat itself. And Karma comes around. *** Edited 12/16/2007 10:55:12 PM UTC by J7G3***

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 5:44 PM
Wow.

A little issue with the suburban lifestyle? :)

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 5:54 PM
^oops, guess so :(

I think I'll go back and take something out :) I think it's just a reaction to so many people complaining about "inner city kids" now that I think about it.

I gotta big mouth sometimes, sorry :( Come to think of it, I'm so sick of the city, I like alot about 'suburban living' but could probably only do it half time. I mean, you have to drive everywhere!

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Sunday, December 16, 2007 6:18 PM
No need to apologize. I thought it was funny. :)
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