Six Flags Season Pass Prices

Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:11 AM
Does every park in the Six Flags Chain normally increase the price of season passes as the season moves on..I understand some parks have higher fees but they also have waterparks included. On one page they say prices are good thru Oct but as you scroll through the website you find this in Park News section.

Six Flags New Orleans 2005 Season Pass Prices:
Present – March 8, $49.99 plus tax (online only)
March 9 – May 1, $49.99 plus tax (online and at Winn-Dixie)
May 2 – June 12, $54.99 plus tax (online and at park)
After June 12, $79.99 plus tax (online and at park)

Just curious?

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:25 AM
Yes, SFA's season pass price has already increased $5 to 54.99. In October the pass was 49.99. By the end of the summer, it will probably be close to, if not over, $70
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:26 AM
You're right, season passes down there should be the same price all year...charge everyone down there $80 all season long... (sarcasm mode off)

Seriously, though, all seasonal parks, not just SF raise their SP prices as the season goes on until the mid-June "high-point".

As for SFNO's pices, if my quick check is correct, they are the cheapest of the entire chain...qwityerbichin.

Geez first you complain that SFNO is neglected and they don't get anything, then you complain that the prices are low? Perhaps the lack of capital improvements has something to do with the fact that SFI is giving away the gate (as has ben stated many many times previously.) *** Edited 2/24/2005 3:26:51 PM UTC by redman822***

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:27 AM
Everybody does it. Nothing like an off-season revenue stream...

Except you may not get as MUCH of a break from the other parks. I purchased my VF passes (yes, plural--I buy 3) in September for a rollicking $20 off. That's right, $10 less than you'd pay for SFNO in July!

-'Playa

*** Edited 2/24/2005 3:29:15 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:53 AM
Geez , This board has a bunch of Negative people ..I never complained about the Prices at the park nor would I if they raised them. It would probably get rid of some of the trash we have coming now..Just raised a question if this was Chain wide.. (Sarcasm on) It must be the water up north that makes Ya"ll Negative (Sarcasm Off) 2006 will be the Year we will be getting a Tornado & Hurricane Harbor unless a Hurricane doesn't get us first (Sarcasm Off)
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 11:29 AM
Usually season prices start off cheapest well before the park opens (over a month before opening day). About a month before opening day they usually go up slightly (by $5 or so), and they usually go up once again by opening day. Usually they don't go up any higher than they are on opening day, but sometimes you'll see them go up once more on Memorial Day (when season opperation begins for most parks). Season prices usually stay that price until the end of the regular searon, then they go back down about a week or so after the regular opperating season as they begin selling season passes for the next year.

It's common among ALL amusement parks. Usually the best deals can be found at the end of the previous season or the very begining of the new season. Some parks allow you to buy a season pass for the upcoming year and use it the rest of the current year. Others will allow you to upgrade your single day admission ticket to a season pass for free.

This is all normal. I don't see how the economics work by making season passes so cheep, but I guess they do. I mean, you'd think season pass prices would be based on the number of days the average seasonpassholder spends at the park. (Say the average season passholder goes to the park 5 times, so the season pass should cost 5x the cost of a regular admission). But when the season pass costs as little as 1.5x the cost of a single day admission and the average season passholder still goes 5 times, seems they're losing a lot of money. Guess they get more profit from merchandise and food than park enterance? I really don't know.

In the end, all I know is that I always get my money's worth out of season passes and as long as the parks are so near to me, I'm more than willing to shell out the cash (willing to go almost as high as double what my home park is charging right now) knowing that I'll be able to visit many, many times each year and get FULL use out of my pass.

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 11:52 AM

CrazyB said:
Geez , This board has a bunch of Negative people

The potcallingkettleblack meter just redlined.

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 12:20 PM
^ LMAO, BigBoy
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 12:58 PM
"Yerrrrr so vain...you prolly think this post is about yew, don't yew?"

All I posted about was math and higher prices, not that you were some sort of thin-skinned, over-reacting snippy type.

Guess you had to post again and ruin it...

-'Playa

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Thursday, February 24, 2005 1:42 PM
CoasterBuzz's first Carly Simon reference? Impressive.
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 2:49 PM
It's even scarier when you realize it was 'Playa who dragged that nasty song back to life...
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Thursday, February 24, 2005 3:29 PM
Actually that woulda been Janet Jackson doing the dragging.

I'm guessing it doesn't get airplay on Elevator Music 104.1, Da Snoooozestation, no?

-CO

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Saturday, February 26, 2005 6:41 PM

CrazyB said:
(Sarcasm on) It must be the water up north that makes Ya"ll Negative (Sarcasm Off)

You know how negative that water is. Ouch.

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Saturday, February 26, 2005 10:12 PM
OR you could play the trivia game during Fright Fest and end up winning a 2005 AP for free. :) Oh how I love that game...two years in a row now.
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Monday, February 28, 2005 4:18 AM
Don't you mean Labor Day weekend for WoF's announcement, Swoosh?

JC

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Monday, February 28, 2005 4:43 AM
I have bought mine from SFKK the past two years but since SFMM has a KILLER deal (for those going to out to Cali next week) I can't pass it up.

-Tina

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Monday, February 28, 2005 10:05 AM
Exactly Tina.

Was just out in Cali and purchased their (SFMM) season pass for $47.99. A heck of alot cheaper than SFGAm season passes.

They may be giving away the gate, but I am not going to start complaining. :)

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Monday, February 28, 2005 11:38 AM
Got mine at SFMM, I just couldn't understand people buying a one day pass when they could have gotten the season pass for the same price.

Mine is going to come in handy when I visit SFGAd and maybe SF Maryland.

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Monday, February 28, 2005 3:31 PM
Six Flags Season Passes bought in or around Louisville, Kentucky for SFKK are right now around $44.00, which is the cheapest I've seen them ANYWHERE!!!

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Monday, February 28, 2005 3:34 PM
That's a great deal for the locals. :-)

Unfortunately that isn't the case when you order them online. :-( S&H is outrageous as well.

-Tina

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