Are the parking prices for all Six Flags parks going up right now? I have heard reports that SFA and SFGAM are $9 and SFMW is $10. I think that is highway robbery especially when some parks such as Holiday World still offer free parking. So anyways are all Six Flags gonna increase parking to $9? When will they draw the line it getting ridiculous.
Its true that SFMW is now charging $10 for parking. Considering it was only $6 last year, that is a very sharp increase in price. They do offer free parking for season pass holders on weekdays before 10 AM though.
Some of the Six Flags parks charge what they charge for certain special reasons. SFKK charges $3 because the fairgrounds own the parking lot and choose the price. SFMM charges $7 because they also do not own the parking lot, so they do not get to pick the price (and that is why Six Flags parking passes are not accepted at the park). SFMW's whopping $10 for parking is the same story as the two above.
Do other enthusiasts feel the same way that I do in that the parking fee seems high if the park's collection of rides doesn't seem to justify it. I am more willing to accept a higher price if the park has great rides otherwise I feel that it is a complete rip-off.
Why is it more expensive to park at SFNE than SFMM? If you don't want to spend $40.00 for admission and parking, make sure to bring an empty Pepsi can or a certificate from Dunkin' Donuts (at least for SFNE). ------------- "If we built a ride that everyone wanted to ride, it would be called an elevator, and that's not an amusement ride." -Stan Checketts, S&S Power
Six Flags Great Adventure was $10 to park this year... quite a steep price to pay, in my opinion. However, once I pull into the lot of any park and see all of those coasters before me, I could really care less about how much it is to park. However, I can sympathize with people who make frequent trips to the same park and have to deal with that each time.
I guess it's the same as other places such as concerts and sporting events that charge you excessive prices for parking. I think parking should be free at all these kind of venues. The parks (and not just Six Flags) should realize that money spent on parking is money that potentially won't be spent on merchandise and food. ------------- Batwing-Bow Down
Intamin Fan said: The parks (and not just Six Flags) should realize that money spent on parking is money that potentially won't be spent on merchandise and food.
Of course, a number of people enter the park and don't buy any merchandise or spend a lot on food; by charging a parking fee, parks and other venues have made money on each guest before they've even walked in the gate. It's all about profit, friends, and that's what these companies are in business to make.
If you don't want to pay the fee, depending on your circumstances you can take hotel shuttles, have friends or family drop you off and pick you up, park where parking is free and walk to the gate... if that's too inconvenient, then you have to pay the price for the convenience of parking close to the park.
I myself could not believe they are charging $10.00 at Sfgadv this year but,i buy the parking pass for $29.00 every year so,it really doesn't affect me that much.I also bring my own food and pack it in a cooler and go to my car to eat.I only spend money on my souvenier cup each year and it's refills which i keep a limit of two while i'm at the park and,if i'm really feeling cheap i'll ask a foodstand to fill it with ice water and spend nothing while i am in the park. I know i can't get away with not paying for parking when i go to SFA and SFNE but,you better believe i will not buy a single meal while im in either park and,the only souvenier i plan on buying is a keychain.There are ways to beat the costs of going to amusement parks,it's called tailgating in the parking lot instead of spending your hard earned money on their crummy high priced food :)This of course only applies to parks that allow handstamping which leaves a question..Do all SF parks allow you to get your hand stamped so you can go to the car and re enter the park without paying twice?
------------- ~*Rickyswmn*~ "Enthusiasts Do it in the rain"
Rickyswmm-- smart fellow. My mother always made sure we arrived at parks 1 1/2 hours prior to opening or so... she wanted to make sure we'd get to park in the front row nearest the gates. We'd breakfast on brownies and milk and hit the park... retreating to the car for beverages and meals.
No one's forced to visit parks or buy anything once inside, if you choose to do so, it is your choice.