Six Flags drops ticket prices across country

Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2008 9:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Theme park giant Six Flags is cutting the admission fees to many of its destinations around the country as concerns about the economy's impact on the amusement industry continues to grow. The New York-based company said yesterday that it was temporarily slashing the cost of a ticket to 11 of its parks.

Read more from The NY Post.

Read more discussion, including links to other price cutting stories, in the forum.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:59 AM
Since when is Great Adventure the self-proclaimed "flagship" park?????.....

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 12:26 PM
Well, they are located in the largest market. Given that, Magic Mountain and Great America are also flagships. But let's not forget about the park that started it all in Arlington.

Anyway, who cares what they call themselves?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 1:20 PM
If I remember correctly, Great Adventure was the unofficial flagship park due to the attendance each year, higher than others in the chain while having a seasonal operating schedule.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 3:56 PM
It's a story from a NY paper. Of course, the park in Jersey is going to be called the flagship.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 6:13 PM
Given that the three parks sit outside of their three biggest markets, it makes sense to me that it's one of the flagships.

Too bad it's such a dump.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 4:41 AM
I have personally never been there(SFGAdv), but what exactly makes it a dump?

From what I have been reading, since Shapiro took over, this park has improved.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 8:16 AM
^^It's definitely way less of a dump than it used to be!!

Which reminds me, when is Jeffy ever going to go back to GAdv?? It's been many years now (according to him), and while I know he proclaims to not be as "coaster geeky" as he used to be, I still can't believe El Toro remains such a huge hole on his credit CV!?!

Thursday, May 29, 2008 10:23 AM
Credit whoring doesn't interest me. Neither does the Garden State. "Less of a dump" hardly instills any confidence. Call me a theme park snob, but if I'm gonna travel, I'm gonna spend the money on places like Universal and Disney.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 12:52 AM
anyway, a $10 drop is quite significant. I guess they are aggressively trying to get people through the gates. I wish them luck.

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