Six Flags Great America Frightfest

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:39 PM
crazy horse's avatar

Parking is only $45 more.

My pass, and parking, is still under $100.00.

Not to mention you save 15% or more in the gift shops, and get a coupon book. You also get some "bring a friend free" tickets as well.

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:43 PM

I still will take my one hour of ERT every day (makes even visiting on a crowded day very enjoyable.) However, if you were to throw in a Busch pick (10% off food) I would spring for that.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:58 PM

Yea, but SFGAm has a Mayo Ad everywhere you look. I never knew miracle whip was such a hit at the park for advertising.

However, I was amazed at like the full size Twix Bars and other candy given to the kids for trick or treat, very cool! The big table of t-shirts for $5 by the columbia was a little out of place.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009 10:07 PM

My KBF pass is $84.99 plus $40 for parking which makes it $124.99 for the year. This includes a 10% discount on merchandise and food but only if you eat at a traditional sit down restaurant, which I never do.

My SFMM Xtreme pass is $125. This includes: Parking. 25% off merchandise and food at almost every location, not just restaurants. The value book which has many free and discounted tickets and merchandise, etc. $15 discount on Q-bot per visit. Admission to Fright Fest, as opposed to having to pay to go to Halloween Haunt at KBF. Season Pass night which KBF doesn't offer, etc.

For the same price (ok, 1 penny off) the SFMM pass has many more features. I think CF could learn from this and should offer some more extras with their SP's.

Last edited by SFMMAddict, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 10:27 PM

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Friday, October 9, 2009 1:25 AM
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SFGAm parking is $70, which is more than the pass itself. Disgusting.

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Friday, October 9, 2009 6:45 AM
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SFMMAddict said:
My KBF pass is $84.99 plus $40 for parking which makes it $124.99 for the year. This includes a 10% discount on merchandise and food but only if you eat at a traditional sit down restaurant, which I never do.

And it doesn't include admission to every other CF park. To get that you need the Platinum pass. Yet another advantage of the Six Flags pass...

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Friday, October 9, 2009 8:11 AM

I did pay the $70 for the 2010 season parking at SFGAm; however, I was pleasently surprised that my 2010 parking pass works the remainder of this year as well. That adds up since I went this past Sunday and will probably go two more times the remainder of 2009.


Friday, October 9, 2009 8:39 AM

It doesn't add any value for me, I already have a 2009 season pass with parking, Brad.

But conversely, Alex, they figure that the parking price will be split amongst multiple passes. So yes, it's $70 for one person per year, but in my case it gets split with two passes so it is only $35 per person. In a family of four it goes down to $17.50 pp. True you don't pay for parking per person at the gate, but still, you come out ahead if you park in General parking after three visits (five if you park in "Value").

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Friday, October 9, 2009 9:02 AM

You are very right about not adding value to current season pass holders. I had a season pass for a few years through 2007 and didn't renew for 2008 because I got sick of seeing new season pass holders getting fright fest included the year before. However, I never saw any special benefits for current season pass members to renew (either lower renewal price or special rewards). I think some type of loyalty program could go along way and would not need to cost much to implement, especially if it was based off continuous years of being a season pass holder.


Friday, October 9, 2009 2:57 PM
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The Six Flags passes have always been a steal. I think early season passes for SFoT are something like $75 but then there's that one day around Christmas time that they drop to $60. Add $30 for parking and it's still cheaper than one day admission at Disney! ;)

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Friday, October 9, 2009 5:42 PM

In the rewards program survey I took a few months ago, one of the new features SF was considering was a 15% discount if you renew your SP. KBF already gives a $30 discount if you renew but, even with the discount my KBF pass and my SFMM pass are the same price. If they start giving the discount my MM Xtreme Pass would be $106.25, which is less than the price of 2 tickets.

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2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

Monday, October 12, 2009 2:29 AM

Chitown said:
Seen pictures of the painted Sky Trek.

I actually like it. Makes it look like a brand new tower. However, they should paint the cabin white so you have the American flag colors.

Looks like they are painting the cabin white and they have put back the Six Flags logo on the blue tower.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 9:25 PM

Went to SFGA yesterday, be thankful they are painting the tower, there is a lot of paint chipping and pealing all over the park its kinda sad. We wanted to get a good view of the park at night, well becuase we love the lights of amusment parks, we were unable to take a trip in the tower because a Radio Jock was living in it until the Raging Bull got its millionth rider. When I have little more time i will post a review, I had planed to do a day in pictures, but the person in charge of the camera, on the first ride of the day, which was superman, let the camera go sailing.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 9:40 PM
Jeff's avatar

Raging Bull hasn't had a million riders yet this year? Seriously? That's pathetic for a ride that size. Even Dragster hit a million months ago.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 9:50 PM

Raging Bull had just hit 1.5 million riders this year, 1 million riders was done long before Fright Fest started. You can check out the B96 guy trapped in STT which is now over HERE.


Monday, October 19, 2009 12:33 AM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^^It IS pathetic. Well, the pathetic thing for my POV is the amount of empty seats going out on that ride - my buddy waited over an hour for it today.

Seats can be filled while sending trains out on time. It's a skill that one gets good at (well during 1991-1993) working at Cedar Point. For starters, actually 'connecting' or communicating with guests helps. That's hard with blaring music on the Raging Bull platform.

I'm not a big fan of the ride, but people like it. It's horrible to wait (someone I go with always wants to ride it) and watch all those empty seats continually go out.

Monday, October 19, 2009 5:39 PM

I just tired to do a Trip report but it keeps cutting my post down to one paragraph. oh well.All in all since the last visit of 9 years ago, this park has come a long way in customer service, cleanliness, and safety. One draw back was they really need to get rid of some of the eyesores. For example Splashdown falls lagoon sits empty in the antique cars, the space shuttle simulator building sits off to the side, and a lot of the buildings and rides have large chunks of paint just pealing away. We thought about purchasing season passes, but opted out only because our own time constraints.

Six Flags Great America, you have come a long way, keep heading in the right direction.

Friday, October 15, 2010 11:07 PM
stoogemanmoe's avatar

Ok, I did the search and found nothing. Does anyone know of any discounted tickets for Fright Fest at Great America for this year? We're going this Sunday. I can get tickets for Oct 24th thru my union, but we want to go while we have the cash. I know about the Jewel discount and the park online discount, just looking for something better.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 9:50 AM
D_vo's avatar

Pretty sure you can still bring a Coke can and get $20 off. I think I saw a can with a "coupon" label on it.

I call Cedar Point my home park even though I live in the Chicago Suburbs.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:00 PM

crazy horse said:
$65 or $49......Eather way it's a great deal.

This is another thing that bugs me about cedar fair. There passes are going for over $100.00 more than six flags in most cases.

Re: Six Flags Great America Frightfest

Cedar Fair's $145 pass includes parking at ALL parks. The $60-70 Great America Pass i bought this year didn't include parking, it was another $70 for that.

Then add in all the Six Flag gouges that the Cedar Fair parks don't have like Flash Pass and mandatory lockers. Cedar Fair is the better bargain.


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