Tuesday, April 24, 2001 9:02 PM
It really makes me mad that Six Flags Marine World now charges $10 for parking and $39 for admission. That is totally out of line. Its a small park (compared to a lot of parks) and should not have that high of an admission price. No guest should have to pay $10 for parking at any park no matter how nice the parking is. Now Six Flags Magic Mountain charges $43 for admission, which is the same price as Disney parks in California. What other Six Flags parks have this high of admission prices???
I am so glad I have a Six Flags season pass, which was only two dollars more than admission right now.
Tuesday, April 24, 2001 10:04 PM
Not that I am supporting any prices, but if you go see a concert, broadway show, etc... You are paying alot more than you would at an amusement park. Most concerts last 2 maybe 3 hours and you probably paid at least the same price, if not more than you did at the park. My point is, you are getting a full day of entertainment for your money.
Like I said, I am not supporting any prices at all. In fact I think that prices for all of the above are too much. But you know what, as long as people keep going prices will keep going up. Just take advantage of any deals you come across, like utilizing that 6 Flags pass to it's potential. Thanks for the band width.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 6:33 PM
I'm pretty sure Six Flags Great Adventure is more than $43 although I haven't been there this year. I'd say $43 is probably a buck or two more than it should be, but if people pay it, you can't blame them.
2001 Magnum Crew
Wednesday, April 25, 2001 6:45 PM
SFGAm is $40. I think this is actually down from last year but I'm not sure. We always get a season pass so if you go more than twice to any 2 SF parks, you're ahead.
Reiterating what GhostriderCCI said, people will pay more than $40 for tickets to concerts or plays and not think twice about it but they balk at the same price for an amusement park. I will gladly pay $80 for a pass so I can go as many times in a season as I want.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 7:00 PM
SFoT is near $45
Hurricane Harbor next to it is $30, and it is a crappy little water park
Wednesday, April 25, 2001 7:03 PM
If we didn't keep salivating over these new attractions that keep getting introduced every year the prices might stabalize. But, we keep wanting attractions that go higher, faster, steeper, etc. Marine World has introudced four coasters in the last few years. Many of these attractions cost millions of dollars. Somebody's got to pay for them. I also agree with someone above that if you compare prices with other forms of entertainment that there isn't much difference in terms of continued price increases. Have you checked out the prices for some of this summers hottest concerts? It ain't cheap my friend.
*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 4/25/2001. ***
Wednesday, April 25, 2001 7:55 PM
SFGAm was $42.99+ tax in 2000. This year it is $39.99+ tax. Parking is $8. Strange how they lowered prices while adding two coasters, no? :)
About SFMW, that is *INSANE*! Don't get me wrong, I really truly loved that park, but $10 to park on a lot that is like an hour away?! Get outta here! Also, the same admission price as bigger SF parks such as SFGAm which offer a WHOLE LOT more rides/attractions? Something is strange there. Maybe it's the cost of living in that area of the country? People make more over there so they can spend more? That's my guess.
Also, you kind of have two parks in one at SFMW with all the animals on display. Hopefully this price increase is with good reason, such as anticipating a huge new hyper for the 2002 season. :)
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