Six flags season pass parking change?

Saturday, April 16, 2011 11:36 AM

Ok maybe this is posted already in another forum or news so just let me throw it out here. Six flags changed their parking policy I guess to season pass holders. Last year parking was free at ALL SF parks and this year its not. Its free only at your home park (mine is GA) does anyone know why they did this change to their policy? Are they trying to rack up a few more bucks ?

Last edited by kingdakacor, Saturday, April 16, 2011 11:55 AM
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Saturday, April 16, 2011 4:43 PM

They were trying to stop people from going to a cheaper SF park other than their home park and get a season pass at the cheaper park. I know some people went to SFA instead of Great Adventure in past years since the SFA pass was around $49.99 and bought and processed their pass there and then used it at Great Adventure the rest of the season.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011 5:48 PM

Than why not just limit it to those two parks?

I don't like this new policy. We usaly hit 5-6 differant six flags parks per year, and now we will have to pay for parking at every park.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011 7:16 PM

Six Flags keeps shooting themselves in the foot. I won't get a pass next year - already have one for this year (renewed last year...)

This is pretty lame. Until last year, the parks' service, etc. had been increasing, guess it's time to start declining again.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011 9:52 PM

Man, think of all the people that visit multiple parks in a year that this is gonna alienate...

...all 12 of them. ;)

You'd think that since SF already gives their passes away that they'd know enthusiasts are the cheapest people on Earth and would expect free parking too.

I mean $55 dollars for a pass that gets you into a total of 14 parks and waterparks...and they want you to pay for parking too!? Those bastards!

I suppose you could always get a HW pass for $130 that gets you into one park. But hey, parking is free. Or maybe a Hershey pass for $190 - I mean that gets you free parking and it's good for two parks. Now we're living it!

You guys are too much sometimes. :)

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Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:01 PM

^What he said. The fact that I can get my family of 3 (soon to be 4) into a park for $70 a head (prorated parking over the family) for the whole season AND all the other six flags we'll drop by for just the parking fee is ridiculously cheap. Like, an absurdly good value.

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:02 PM
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Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:08 PM

I need to order 4 passes. I got mine at SFGADV this year and wife,kids, and grandmom's at SFA. We processed them today.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011 11:07 PM

I'm with Gonch and Andy here. If you have the patients to deal with SF, it IS really cheap.

On the other hand (which is starting to become my catch phrase here at CoasterBuzz), you get what you pay for. ;)

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Sunday, April 17, 2011 11:14 PM

LostKause said:
On the other hand (which is starting to become my catch phrase here at CoasterBuzz), you get what you pay for. ;)

I think SF (especially the passes) is easily one of the best values in the industry right now. Realistically comparable to CF on so many levels for 1/3rd the cost.

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Monday, April 18, 2011 12:10 AM

Six Flags hasn't had any gate integrity to speak of in years. If the passes were priced at $150+, then I could see people complaining about the lack of parking, but with them giving those away, not so much.

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Monday, April 18, 2011 5:16 AM

Thanks guys, I guess you gotta good point. The money is gotta be paid somewhere....

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Monday, April 18, 2011 10:00 AM

Lord Gonchar said:
Man, think of all the people that visit multiple parks in a year that this is gonna alienate...

...all 12 of them. ;)

That was my point. Why did they need to change the parking policy when it was going to affect so few of us. We got free parking with our SFGAdv passes because we were a family of 4 and they were running a promotion. I would have gladly paid for an all park parking pass like I have in years past. This wasn't available this year.

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Monday, April 18, 2011 10:15 AM

CoasterDemon said:
Thanks guys, I guess you gotta good point. The money is gotta be paid somewhere....

Have to admit I do find it a bit funny how so many businesses try to "hide" the final purchase price. Try getting internet/TV/phone these days without getting a bunch of BS about what it costs "during the introductory period".

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Monday, April 18, 2011 2:54 PM

DaveStroem said:
Why did they need to change the parking policy when it was going to affect so few of us.

The prevailing logic is the ol' "buy cheap and visit expensive" approach, but I don't think that's necessarily the motivation.

While it's an exciting and simple to follow (and relevant to enthusiasts) theory, I suspect the real answer is much less glamourous - like it was done for revenue bookkeeping purposes or was such an underused feature that there was no reason to commit whatever resources might be necessary to do things that way...or something equally uninteresting.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 1:41 PM

If you are a family buy your pass at your home park

(go by yourself to pick up)

then buy your spouses pass at another.

Then you have free parking at two parks.

toss a few kids in there and you could get 4 parks with free parking

(maybe x-wife is right and I am a cheap son of a _____Gun.)

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 1:19 PM

It doesn't work that way. You have to purchase 4 passes from the same park to get 1 free parking pass. All SF parks have to be processed from the park they were purchased at.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 1:44 PM

I wish they would offer a "all-park" parking pass. I would be willing to pay the extra up front for it so I don't have to pay the $15 every visit. I have no problem with pay $100+ if it included everything.

In the coupon book they give you, it does come with a ticket for free parking to ONE other Six Flags park. So, at least you do get that.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 4:21 PM

I understand why they did this. I just don't agree with the solution they came up with. They don't want people going to park "B" to get cheap pass and use it for parking at park "A". They could eliminate that problem be doing what Cedar Fair does. Each park has it's own Season Pass Price that can be a different cost than other parks. Then have a Pass like Cedar Fair's Platinum pass which would include the ability to go to all the other six flags parks with parking at all the parks. If there is a big disparity between an individual park's season pass price and the cost of the "Platinum Pass" then that park could have a middle level like the Gold Passes at the old Paramount parks.

The way it's set up now, I will definitely never have another Six Flags parking pass.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:06 PM

I miss the old six flags lol.
Guess I wont be getting a parking pass this year :)

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Monday, April 25, 2011 3:28 PM

We got our coupon books on Saturday from SFGAdv. There was NO coupon for parking at other SF parks. Not very happy about that.

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