Jason Hammond said:
At Cedar Point, I pay an extra $15 for the option of putting the parking pass on the season pass rather than putting it in the window of the car.
Not anymore. It is now an option that you can choose without having to buy Joe Cool.
Ever since they got rid of the 10% discounts with Joe Cool, it was pretty much worthless except for that option. I'm glad it's changed this year.
I think it's ridiculous to need to pay for a parking pass when you have a season pass. I know Dorney Park's pass includes the free parking, don't all Cedar Fair parks work that way too???
I know someone else mentioned the parking pass for CP though? That sounds weird, I always thought CF included parking with your season pass.
I know Six Flags is just crooks, so it doesn't surprise me there.
Cedar Fair passes generally do NOT include parking. WoF, Valley Fair, and Cedar Point charge seperate fees regardless if you have a pass or not.
Technically they will loose money. With a parking hang tag its easier to loose it.
I dont find anything wrong with this.
I think people are just looking for things to complain about when it comes to six flags.
we have parking passes for the beaches here. Stickers that have to go in the same place. i dont see mass riots here on long island about them. what about people who have to put stickers on their cars for parking by there house?
what is so bad about these stickers? *** Edited 4/3/2006 9:55:35 PM UTC by majortom1981***
I agree that the parking pass/ premium parking should be fixed to the season pass or else free parking should be a perc that goes with the season pass (raise the price of a pass another $20). It's the passholder who should be getting the benefit of the pass, not the vehicle he or she happens to be driving on any given day.
I dont find it wrong. Technically people where complaining that they cant cheat the system anymore. I find it funny actuallly.
So basically what I am hearing people say is if you spend the money for a season pass and season parking, you will have to go to the park (where you purchased the pass) at least twice to have them pay for themselves.
Sounds like a good deal to me.
Now if the Season Passes were at the prices where they should be priced... then that might be a different argument for free parking.
My rule of thumb... a park's season pass should cost around 2.5 times the cost of a one day admission. You go to the park 3 times a year, then the pass has paid for its self. If you go to a park less than 3 times a year, why bother with a season pass?
It costs what to get into Great Adventure (with no discounts)... $60 (okay... $59.95 but let's just call it $60). Season passes cost $90 (okay... $89.95) For a park that costs $60 to get into, passes SHOULD cost somewhere around $150. Add to this the fact that pass will get you into ALL Six Flags parks across the country.
I would only start complaining about an extra charge for parking if the season passes go up to the $150 range.
I just can't be too sympathetic on this one. *** Edited 4/5/2006 2:19:16 PM UTC by SLFAKE***
I doesn't sound to me like anyone is trying to cheat the system. They just want the option, if they have multiple vehicles, of being able to take any one of those vehicles to the park. The same option that is apparently available to at least half the other Six Flags parks in the chain.
Jeffrey Seifert said:
Why should those in NJ be restricted to having to drive the same car to the park each and every time, while those of us in Texas can take any car?
SFoT's management vs. SFGAdv's....'nuff said.
If the entire chain for the last 10 years was run like SFoT is run, that $2 BILLION figure would be on the other side of the ledger...
And why any park would need to know specifics about ONE vehicle that a passholder might use is beyond me. It's not like a college campus or certain neighborhoods with limited parking where cars that don't belong there take parking spaces from "legitimate" vehicles.
I have a season pass from Hersheypark, which happens to include free parking. Now when my brother and his family visit, we'll take his van to the park since it's the only vehicle everyone can fit in. I flash my pass at the entrance, and we get waved through. Now did we "cheat" HP out of one parking fee?
On the contrary, as a passholder under their terms, I'm entitled to a parking space every time I enter the lot, whether I happen to be in my own vehicle or someone else's. And in this case, they're getting at least 4 additional admissions.
It would be the same if I had paid for a separate parking pass. I'm still only taking up a single parking place that I'm entitled to with the parking pass. So who would I be cheating?
I think the concern comes in being able to hand out your parking pass to anyone at anytime - because, face it, whoring out your parking pass to everyone you know for $10 a use could be quite lucrative. Which is exactly why it should be indicated on the pass itself. As long as the passholder is present, a parking space is paid for.
Lord Gonchar said:
whoring out your parking pass to everyone you know for $10 ...
Now there is something you never see on "COPS".
Gotta go and get those Parking Pass Pimps off the streets! (And they thought they were clever trying to hide themselves behind Knobels Phoenix Phall Phunphest.)
A fall event in Pennsylvania
One who engages in the illegal selling of parking favors.
*** Edited 4/5/2006 8:19:08 PM UTC by SLFAKE***
It would be nice if they would offer A Universal SF Parking Pass, good at all of their properties.
This wouldn't work for SF Kentucky Kingdom since it is inside the state fairgrounds and the $5 parking fee doesn't even go to SFKK. The only parking pass is one you can get for $75 from the state.
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