Six Flags Online Pass Renewal - good idea

Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:04 AM

Got bored at work today and checked out the Six Flags web site. Found something really neat there. For those who haven't checked it out yet, www.sixflags.com has a really neat season pass system, including renewals. For renewals, just enter in your season pass number, give the appropriate billing info, and that's it. They'll send you a 2003 sticker and use the same barcode on the pass. No need to go to the park and process this year.

I haven't renewed mine yet, but the system looks very good. I know that other parks will sell online but you still have to process, and others reissue the pass with last year's picture. Best yet, SFWoA passes are only about $50 now. Once I renew, I'll give another update. So far I like what I see. Could it be that Six Flags finally did something right??

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:08 AM
That is a totally gnarly idea. I'm about to go renew mine. Thanks for the info.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:11 AM
What is great about this is I drove the seven hours to go see Six Flags St Louis last year before driving down to my own homepark Six Flags Great America and got my pass for like 50 bucks instead of 90 bucks. Well, guess what? I get to buy my pass for a lot less again THIS year too and I dont have to make SFStl my first stop of the year (I will return to that awesome park though)

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:34 AM
One interesting thing after going through the renewal process. If you renew online you have to pay a $7-14 shipping fee even though they are only going to send some stickers. I got my pass from SFFT last year, even though SFoT is closer due to the $30 price difference. I called SFFT and they renewed my pass for the early bird fee and offered to send the stickers without a shipping fee. Just wanted to let everybody know about that little tidbit.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:45 AM
I tried renewing a week or so ago and it said it couldn't recognize my pass number. I just said screw it and opted to go process again. When I did it last year I walked right in and right out in less than 10 minutes at SFKK.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 8:57 AM

I assume SF passes have your picture on them, so if you renew on-line, you just place the sticker onto your current (last year's) pass with last year's picture?

CP processed our season passes on-line last year, and sent us new passes with the photo from the previous year. I'm assuming they'll offer the same thing this year. It was nice not to have to "process".

We'll likely be getting SF Passes this year, but if they need a photo, we'll have to process on site to get our pictures taken.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 9:17 AM

You know the sad part about this?

This was Six Flags Darien Lake's "New for 2003's" only addition, next to Season Pass Parking. This is what they bragged about in their renewal letter.

Hmm, somehow... I'm thinking that this wasn't entirely original for their park now.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 9:24 AM

On the same topic...I'm planning a January trip to LA and checked out season pass prices at SFMM. If you live within 300 miles of the park and had a pass last year, you can renew for $52.99 through February 23. Fabulous deal. Now, I don't live within 300 miles of the park so I called the season pass phone number and was told that I could purchase a pass at that price over the phone. I'll activate the pass at the park in January and it's good for the whole year. The only catch is that if you lose the pass you can only get a replacement at MM. But if you're generally responsible with your cards...this deal is worth the risk (considering that one day's admission is $44.99).

Off topic: January is the time to go to CA. Airfare/6 nights hotel/rental car $480 (per person) on Expedia.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 9:47 AM

I would do it but I don't really mind waiting in processing lines and the SFNE pass next year is gonna be an orange/red Superman design! Its really sweet and I saw it on Nov. 3rd at Superhero Celebration where they were offering to process for 2003 on the last day of operations. I didn't have the $$$ or I would've done it. I would much rather have an orange/red Superman pass than the crappy green Taz pass we had this year.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:15 AM

I'm just gonna renew my pass the same way as I did in 02,I've already got a renewal form which I picked up during my last visit and now all I'm waiting for is an official announcement from the park before I decide to renew my pass.

From what I've heard an announcement will be made on or after january 15th,depending on what they get will determine wether or not I buy a new pass,that seems rather rediculous for SFDL to announce that news on their site.Of course the same thing happened this year regarding SFA's premium passes.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:27 AM
Wow I wish I could renew my pass, but my SFGAm season pass snapped in 2 just after I entered the park on the last day of the season. I think the cold had something to do with it. I guess ill just have to process again, it doesn't cost more for a new one does it?

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:36 AM
If you do this be sure not to let it time out on you. If you do it will not let you renew your pass.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 8:14 PM

You can only renew a 2002 pass. So if you renewed your 2001 you have to get a new one.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2002 10:20 PM
I'd like a new card rather than the old 2002 pass. Is the price offer same for renewal and new pass?

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Thursday, November 21, 2002 2:10 AM

Okay, when I went to the site and began processing a renewal it stated that one would still have to go to the park where the pass is from (in my case SFWOA) to process it!

Here is what is says (on the renewal page)......"A season pass allows you unlimited park visits on regular operating days during the 2003 season. Once processed at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, your pass may be used at Six Flags theme parks, Enchanted Village/Wild Waves, The Great Escape, La Ronde and Wyandot Lake. Season passes may not be shared or used during private parties".

That doesn't make sense. What is the point of the online renewal if I still have to go to the park and process it, other than the price?

I was hoping to renew mine online and hit SFMM this January.

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Thursday, November 21, 2002 3:24 AM
I could have swore I read somewhere that the 2002 season pass is still good until april 1, 2003, at which time you need you 2003 pass. Does anyone know about this? I want to do like Catherine and go to SFMM some time during the winter.
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Thursday, November 21, 2002 5:40 AM

I renewed my SFWoA pass. The revalidation sticker has already arrived. What you get is a small metallic sticker that says "2003" on it in bold letters, with a holographic repeating "Six Flags" pattern in the background. There's also a number printed on it in small lettering that corresponds to part of the number on your barcode (I think it was the last 4 digits, but I don't have the pass here with me right now). The sticker appears to be VERY durable and sticky, similar to the stuff the DMV uses for the liscence plate stickers.

So, it looks like a pretty good system. The 2003 sticker indicates to the people at the gate that you've renewed. The digits that match against the barcode verify that the renewal sticker belongs to that pass. Six Flags saves the expense of printing new cards, and I'm free to skip the processing line.

Included was a small sheet with a few coupons, including one that says basically "Bring this to the season pass office to get the full coupon book." I'm guessing that's because they don't HAVE those yet.

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Thursday, November 21, 2002 9:33 AM

Catherine said:

I was hoping to renew mine online and hit SFMM this January.



Check out my earlier post regarding SFMM passes...it's a steal!

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Thursday, November 21, 2002 11:33 AM

SFNE Freak said:

I would much rather have an orange/red Superman pass than the crappy green Taz pass we had this year.


And here I was thinking 400' coasters were the only thing we griped about. ;)

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Thursday, November 21, 2002 4:17 PM

I am pretty sure that the 2002 season passes expire at the end of the 2002 season, Beastfreak, but I could be wrong.

Earlier today I called SFWOA and they stated that if I renewed my SFWOA season pass online then I could indeed use it for the first time at SFMM in January! woo-hoo!

SFWOA season passes come to $50 and some odd change, tax included, at the Six Flags website. Not a bad deal!

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