So I am thinking of buying a season pass to Magic Mountain for 49 dollars. It claims all of the following:
-it is good for the rest of 2005 and all of 2006 with no blackout dates -Good at ANY six flags park once I process it at Magic Mountain -Gets me an extra free admission ticket to Magic Mountain and H.H.
If this is all true it seems totally worth it concidering I want to go this Winter, plus I'll need to go back once Tatsu opens up, plus I'm going to be in New York sometime in 2006 so I'll need to ride El Toro as well.
These three visits will really cost me 49 dollars? Is there any kind of catch for using it at other parks, somehow I feel skeptical, who has used this feature of the season pass?
It works just fine. I got my 2005 SFA season pass during Fright Fest 04 at SFA. Worked just fine through Fright Fest and all of 2005. I also visited SFGAdv and SFNE a few times in 2005 and the SFA season pass scanned just like the home park season pass. Yes, what they advertise is what you get, no hassel or problems.
You can use any Six Flags pass at any Six Flags park. I think there are a few little Six Flags-owned parks that are excluded, like American Adventures in Atlanta (although they let me in cause the cashier wasn't sure at the time...lol.)
$49.99 is a great deal. I have to renew online myself soon.
*** Edited 12/13/2005 3:17:43 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
Back of the pass states "good at Six Flags Theme Parks, The Great Escape, LaRonde, Wild Waves & Enchanted Villiage and Wyandot Lake on regular operating days (not valid at waterparks or Frontier City/White Water Bay)"
I was thinking about renewing my pass... can't beat the price.
With all of the corporate changes going on... what is the possibility of a major price increase between now and the season... and if so, would the passes bought at the lower prices be honored?
With a corporate shakeup like this... anything is possible.
Anyone want to take a guess? Get out your crystal balls. *** Edited 12/13/2005 3:37:22 PM UTC by SLFAKE***
I have been using a 2006 season pass since late September. I actually paid the $25 extra to get a GAdv pass for 2006 since I was at the park and could get it done that day instead of ordering it online and having America ship me a new pass with a 2 year old picture. Plus the coupons I should recieve from GAdv will make it worth it for me.
The day we visited it was actually closed for a good portion of the time we were there. When we inquired, the kid working the ride told us it was going too fast! People were getting big airtime and they were worried someone would get hurt.
Don't forget the Foam Factory either - it's a blast!
You can easily use your Six Flags season pass for ANY Six Flags park with no problems at all.
I bought a 2005 season pass for Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom for $44.95 last year and visited the following parks with that pass throughout the season:
-Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom -Six Flags St. Louis -Six Flags Great America -Six Flags Darien Lake -Wyandot Lake (a Six Flags owned park in Columbus, OH) -Six Flags Over Georgia
I NEVER had even a small tiny problem getting through the gates with my Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Season Pass. They just scanned my pass and I went right on through the turnstile. I plan to do it again for the 2006 season as well.
Six Flags' intention with selling their Season Passes way below the industry medium because they think that the cheaper the Passes, a larger number of visiting guests are more likely to purchase it. And once they purchase the pass, they are bound to return more often to the park. And everytime the passholder returns, they need to fork over $10 for parking (multiply that by how many times they visit in one season), $15 for Fast Lane (if wanted per visit), $3 for a bottle of soda or frozen lemonade (multiply that by how many items purchased in one visit), $8-$10 for a lunch/meal (multiply that by two if including dinner), another $5 for one of those photo booth things (if wanted per visit), maybe even pay between $8-$20 for an upcharge ride on the park's SkyCoaster or Go-Karts. Then set aside $5-$10 for the potential that the guest may spend on midway/arcade games. That's not even counting the large souvenirs and small snack items that may be purchased.
The point is, the passes are made cheap in hopes of repeat visits, thus increased in-park spending, which is where most of the total revenue profits come from anyway.
It's a great deal, I got one this past year and used it to visit MM, GAdv, GAmer, and AW. Not sure that I will be doing it this year though. I have no idea if I will have time or mony for trips to SF parks this year due to my World Cup trip.
Actually it does work Gonchar, otherwise it would have been abandoned a long time ago. The problem is that even with the cheap passes, people are choosing not to go. For my family, they'd rather fork over the extra cash for the annual Disney pass, where the cutomer service is still first rate.
It's a hassle to visit a SF park, even at the cheaper price. Raise the season pass price, yet don't fix the problems inside the parks, and you've REALLY got a problem.
If I'm reluctant to pay $49 bucks, I'm sure as hell not going to fork out twice that much to be treated like crap.
Just be sure you get a hand stamp if you leave the park and are planning to come back. SF doesn't like to scan the SP card more than once per day. I didn't realize this at SFGAm when I had to make a quick trip back to the hotel and exited the park not thinking I needed a hand stamp since I had the pass. I got back to the park and handed them my SP and they said something like "Oh you've already been in the park once today...we need to see your hand stamp, not the card." Fortunately at customer service they handled the situation like pros and walked me back in the park. It was a lesson learned for sure though.
One of the big problems with having SP's so cheap is that the parks become unreasonably crowded. On any given day it seems like 50% of the crowd is season pass holders meaning the actual paying customers have absurdly long lines, even though they paid full price for a day at the park.