Six Flags 25% off season passes

Sunday, December 16, 2007 10:59 PM
matt: I've got a 9 year old daughter, and a seven year old son. I'm so smack dab in the middle of the Disney Demographic it's not even funny.

I figure I've got 2-3 more years of it, and then I'll be able to escape...

Sunday, December 16, 2007 11:44 PM
I decided to go for it and get my first SF pass. It will be nice to visit GADV more than once a year.

That $3 print out fee is messed up though. I'm using my own paper and ink and save SF some of the work and they charge me?! I wasn't expecting to see the sales tax added either (since Dorney always has their price with the tax included), still under $70 total is a great deal.

What always kept me from getting a pass was the lines at the park compared to Dorney where if you go on a weekday during the summer, you always have walk ons or near walk ons compared to the much longer waits at GADV. I guess I'll just try to visit on days the park will hopefully be dead.

Sunday, December 16, 2007 11:54 PM
^A great deal? I mean, look at the mess of McDonald's, etc. bags at the end of the day in the parking lot of any six flags. $4.06 for a large pop!? Come on. It's classic. And it's def not 'cool'.

I really think Holidayworld's view on things is 'the future'. The whole sneaky, capitalist, corporate thing is really cannibalizing itself. De-vo is real!

Sunday, December 16, 2007 11:57 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar I actually see Six Flag's strategy here......

First of all, you must remember that this offer is just for one day.

Second, my dad and I had decided last year that we weren't getting passes for 2008. But now, since the prices are so cheap, we decided to go ahead and buy them, along with two additional passes for my mom and brother! Our home park is SFKK, so we saved almost $15 a pass.

So you see, people who would not have even thought about getting passes, could see this amazing offer and buy them anyway, just because they were so cheap! Even though Six Flags may not make as much money per pass because of price cutting, they will make money in the long run from selling more of them!

Monday, December 17, 2007 12:01 AM
^It is a trick. I mean, you get in cheap, but to have a 'good time' you have to dish out more money (alot of it!) and even wait in line to do it!

The Revolution is Holidayworld. I mean, whatever happened to just plain 'fun'?

I think I'd better go watch Clockwork Orange again. Special edition of course.

Monday, December 17, 2007 12:02 AM
Mamoosh's avatar I don't care if they price them for $1, I ain't buyin. I didn't visit a SF park in 2007 and probably won't visit one in 2008 either.
Monday, December 17, 2007 12:05 AM
^Good for you Matt-hew! I mean if it wasn't for Viper and Whizzer, Mindbender, Greezed Lightnin' (nee Tidal Wave) and a few others, I wouldn't step foot in!

Like for under $30, you can ride better rides, eat like a pig and have a TRULY great time at Indiana Beach! (I am nervous about this Hawg coaster, I gotta admit!)

Monday, December 17, 2007 12:22 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Amen Billy! I'd rather pay to fly across the country, rent a car, reserve hotel rooms, and encur all the other costs of travelling to visit parks I actually enjoy than drive 40 mins up the interstate and visit a park that is about as much fun as having teeth pulled.
Monday, December 17, 2007 12:27 AM
Awww.. I hear ya moosh! I mean Magic Mountain should be the prize. The potential is through the roof! They have 2 of the best, most beautiful coasters ever built (Revolution, Colossus - both of which they have totally mamed.)

I'm really lucky Great America is my home park, we have the best woodie in the chain, and one of the best steelies. But geez, to be so close to Indiana Beach, now that's cool!

Anyone remember the 'Twister'? I think these used to be in fairs. I mean, spinnin so hard to literally take ur breath away! Fun but still quite scary...

Monday, December 17, 2007 1:25 AM
sws's avatar

Brian Noble said:

I figure I've got 2-3 more years of it, and then I'll be able to escape...

Brian, enjoy those years while you can. Both of my kids are now teenagers. I miss those younger years. The last concert I took my son to was Slipknot. I told him next time I'll just stay home and hit myself over the head with a baseball bat. Same effect. Sigh.....

Monday, December 17, 2007 1:34 AM
^ heheheh! Well, we all to have 'act out' at some point. Personally, my pinnacle was Gwar and Iggy pop shows. Now, with all the death metal and severely disturbed "im such a victim" bands going around, it really is a joke. And one that most people won't remember. People will remember Iggy and Gwar.

"Hitting myself over the head with a bat" hmmm... kinda like riding a latter Arrow coaster or OD Hopkins huh!?

Monday, December 17, 2007 1:57 AM
sws's avatar

J7G3 said:

"Hitting myself over the head with a bat" hmmm... kinda like riding a latter Arrow coaster or OD Hopkins huh!?

Same result, minus the admissions fee.

Monday, December 17, 2007 1:59 AM
heheheh heck yeah! And without the hype! I need to start a Hopkins thread. O boy, the interview I had with them, O boy! I mean, the 'Dragon' at
Adventureland has the crossover or literal 'zig-zag' at the top of the loop! Ouch!
Monday, December 17, 2007 11:38 AM
Well, they're still showing 25% off today. So it would seem that they are just saying it's a one day deal so that when you see it, you buy it immediately.
Monday, December 17, 2007 11:44 AM
"Offer expires Monday, December 17, 2007 at 12 p.m. Noon ET"

Looks like its really just a one day deal.

Monday, December 17, 2007 2:14 PM
I'm not sure if anyone saw this, but the 25% off sale has been extended at SFStl until midnight tonight!!

So now, I don't feel stupid for missing out on this deal, and thanks Grandma for sending my X-Mas money early this year too!!

Monday, December 17, 2007 2:22 PM
Why is my home park- Georgia- so much more expensive than basically every other park in the chain? It has been $69.99 and has not gone down. I may not buy a pass at all at that price- is there a way I can buy a pass from another park?

Pissed off in Atlanta...

Monday, December 17, 2007 2:24 PM
For some reason, anytime the subject of SF season passes comes up, I think of that old episode of "I Love Lucy" where Lucy and Ethel are selling homemade salad dressing.

When Ricky figures out that they're losing money on each jar they sell, Lucy gives the priceless comeback "well, what we lose on one jar, we'll make up for in volume."

Unless SF figures they want to get as much money as possible before the season. It's almost like they're conceding that a lot of people won't want to come back more than once, so they may as well get their money in December instead of next July.

Monday, December 17, 2007 2:32 PM
rollergator's avatar ^^With the 25% off, I picked up 2 passes for under $115 w/tax. (The "delivery fee" of 3 bucks to print at home was kinda funny, but hey, Mark S. is WAY deep in debt).

Seriously though, even after I pick up a parking pass, that STUPID cheap. Even at SFoG. For 2 people, I end up paying the same for one person at CF. Yeah, it's a little higher than some of the other SF parks, but considering what's at the primary park and its location, I think the pricing is "on par" within the chain.

I'm just thankful they haven't figured on what's "on par" for other chains... ;)

Monday, December 17, 2007 2:40 PM
While I love a bargain as much as the next guy, I'd rather see these parks get profitable so that they stick around for a long time.

I'm not sure this is the route. With the exception of some of the "second choice" parks in Disney markets, I can't think of another industry player that prices this way.


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