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