Six Flags Season Pass

Monday, December 12, 2005 9:30 PM
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?

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Monday, December 12, 2005 10:25 PM
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.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 10:16 AM
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.

-Tina

*** Edited 12/13/2005 3:17:43 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 10:25 AM
To answer original question...

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.

However...

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***

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 11:33 AM
American Adventures? huh? i've heard of great escape, wyandot lake, wildwaves/enchanted village, and frontier city... but i've NEVER heard of american adventures...

i've been to this site for over 4 years and i've NEVER heard of this park, EVER. and supposedly it's owned by six flags?

*does research
// wow, on the six flags website and everything... i guess you learn something new everyday... :shocked: -- thanks coasterqueen :-P

-- Alan "living under a rock?" Jacyszyn *** Edited 12/13/2005 4:41:41 PM UTC by SFDL_Dude***

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 11:48 AM
Coasterimage visitors first saw American Adventure pics well over 2 years ago.

Shameless plug. :)


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?


I think that skepticism is great. It does seem ridiculous. And it is. Yet SF doesn't seem to realize it.

How many of you have been visiting all of the SF parks you care to for less than $50 a year per person? We've been doing it since 2002.

And they wonder why their having a hard time turning a profit... (insert rolleyes here)

*** Edited 12/13/2005 4:49:39 PM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 12:33 PM
Alan, it's a nice sidetrip if you go to SFOG. It's mostly a kiddy park but has a lot of interesting flats.

Perfect place for kids, or just the occasional credit ho' passing through. ;-)

-Tina

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 12:43 PM
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.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 12:49 PM
Do *not* forget the insane-mode Eli scrambler at American Adventures, or the cool dry-sack slide...the "coaster" IS powered though, so you may (or may not) add to your count there... ;)

It is really a kids' birthday park, not an *amusment* park....but it IS next door to Six Flags' Whitewater...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 1:07 PM
Ha! That slide is sick.

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!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 3:48 PM
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.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 4:32 PM
Even though it is not, it does sound like a scam...

They figure that once you are in the park, maybe you'll spend big bucks on a Q-Bot, $3 bottled water, food, t-shirts, ect.

And the $10 you pay to park your car just might help pay for some of the expenses as a result of you visit.

But to me it seems like that's still not enough from a guests visit to pay for everything.

...Just stating the obvious that hasn't been said in this thread yet.

EDIT-spelling, added half of a sentence. *** Edited 12/13/2005 9:40:53 PM UTC by dexter***

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 4:40 PM
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.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 4:48 PM
Yeah, that makes sense in theory.

Problem is that SF has yet to prove it works. :)

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 5:11 PM
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.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 10:39 PM
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.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 11:28 PM

Actually it does work Gonchar, otherwise it would have been abandoned a long time ago.

You'd think so, huh? :)

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005 12:45 AM
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.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005 1:12 AM
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.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005 1:21 AM
BINGO Andy. My concern exactily.

Add Q-Bot to the equation.

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