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.
Make sure you don't go to Cedar Point this year...it'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.
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... :)
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".
So I wouldn't complain about the $40, it could be worse.
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?
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?
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?
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.
Let me guess, I suppose to be trust worthy of them as well, 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? :)
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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