Six Flags Parking Pass jacked up to $40.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 11:54 AM
Okay, I looked back as far as I could to see if there was already a thread started about this, and couldn't find one. So here it is;

I went to opening night at Great Adventure to specifically buy my season parking pass for $30 dollars, and checkout El Toro, and that was all well and good.

Now fast forward to this past Sunday, when I went back to Great Adventure for the 1st time since opening night, and "SHOCKINGLY" the $30 dollar parking pass is now $40 dollars.

Yeah! That sounds about right, coming from Six Flags.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:10 PM
DawgByte II's avatar Must be 'cause gas prices are going up too! ;)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:17 PM
It's $45 bucks at SFOG.
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:20 PM

Make sure you don't go to Cedar Point this's $65 there!

That sounds about right though, coming from Cedar Point. It's in SUCH a metropolitan area of Ohio, too!

Joe "see, whining is fun!" C.

OMG I have a new sig!!!
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:26 PM
rollergator's avatar Is SFMM still doing the "limited use" parking pass voucher system? I think for a flat fee you got a specified number of parking passes...

Kinda like my *limited-use SP* idea, preventing someone from visiting 100x during the season for one ridiculously low price...if you all think SF is making you pay now, wait a couple years until SnyderCo has costumed characters doing double-duty as restroom attendants... :)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:40 PM
I finally got to use my parking pass this pass Sunday, at Great Adventure.

So far this year, I've been to MM, SFA, and Great Adventure, and haven't paid a single dollar for parking.

The trick is to tell the tollbooth attendant that your just stopping in to buy your season parking pass, and they'll let you go on by with a smile and a "Happy 45th Anniversary".

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 1:52 PM
Stealing is fun, too!
OMG I have a new sig!!!
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 1:54 PM
^^^ Gator, at least they'll find a use for that thing on top of Foghorn Leghorn's head. Swirlie anybody?
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 5:13 PM
SFNE parking pass is $50 for a sticker. There premeir parking is $25 and regular parking is $15.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 5:16 PM
If you go to the park a lot, this works out. I think its a bit high, but what can you do.. ;)

CP was amazing, going back next June to ride Maverick

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 5:23 PM
Parking pass prices went up from $40 to $60 this year at SFGAm.

So I wouldn't complain about the $40, it could be worse.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 5:53 PM
SFoGswim's avatar My parking pass here at school was $560. $40 sounds nice.
Welcome back, red train, how was your ride?!
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 8:37 PM
"The trick is to tell the tollbooth attendant that your just stopping in to buy your season parking pass"

Thats stooopid!
They should charge you regular parking to enter and with your reciept they deduct it from your total when you buy the parking pass inside.

Who is running that show?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 10:36 PM
One way to show good customer service is to show the guest that you trust them and aren't expecting them to be dishonest.

I agree that your idea is very good, calcujun, but it may make the guest feel untrusted. They are a "guest" (note the quatation marks around the word guest. I put them there to make known that I do not agree that one can not truely be a guest as a customer. I am mocking the term.).

It would be a nice surprise to get your parking fee refunded at the time of purchasing a parking pass though.

If parking passes at a park are $40, than why aren't Season Passes 4X regular admission price as well?

coasterphan, That "trick" as you put it is called stealing. You are taking advantage of the park's well natured act of trusting you. Would you want someone to steel from you?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 11:40 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^That's just it, the parks don't trust me, or you, or any other family that walks through their gates, on any given day of the week.

Why else would they make their park entry ticket a contract saying that Six Flags reserves the right to do basically whatever they want to you?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 11:57 PM
^ Uh. How is the park stating that by accepting admission, they can use photographs and video footage of you for commercial purposes anything close to being "reserves the right to do basically whatever they want to you?"

And by stating the limits of their liabilities on the admission ticket, they can free themselves of lawsuits that could possibly fly left and right like darts at a board.

Thursday, April 20, 2006 12:00 AM
a_hoffman50's avatar Why should they trust somebody who steals from them?
Thursday, April 20, 2006 12:04 AM
Where's my cut of the footage of me during these commercial purposes, and how do I know that, that is all that's being done with either the photos, or video?

Let me guess, I suppose to be trust worthy of them as well, Right?

Thursday, April 20, 2006 12:30 AM
(respectfully) I'm not talking about the ticket's fine print. I am talking about the nice parking attendants who let you go without paying. THEY are the ones who trusted that you were going to get a parking pass. To betray that trust is to steal. You do know that it is wrong to lie in order to get something for free, right?

And no, they can't do "anything they want to do to you". If you enter their property, they are not allowed to steal from you (except for tricking you into renting a Q-Bot, but I'll stop while I'm ahead).

Is Mr. Six allowed to molest me when I buy a park ticket? :)

Thursday, April 20, 2006 12:43 AM
a_hoffman50's avatar I am 100% on the same page as you, dexter, and I fully agree with everything you have said in this thread.

They do NOT reserve the right to "do whatever they want". They reserve the right to use your image for commercial purposes. I see very little wrong with that. OK so you are not going to get paid for the use in their commercials, but chances are if they would be able to track down your information to pay you, your cut would be very miniscule.

I have a real problem with people who cheat the system to steal from the company and then expect the park to trust them and treat them like gold.


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