I've been a Six Flags season pass holder at my home park of SFGAm for years, and I'm really starting to get angry at the price for the passes. They are currently running $84.99 per person or $74.99 per person for a group of four or more. Its honestly getting to be a little bit too expensive.
Some people may say that it has to do with the ride collection and the Hurricane Harbor addition, but there are other SF parks that have more rides than we do, and they also have Hurricane Harbor included. Plus, even before the Hurricane Harbor addition, we still had one of the highest priced season passes.
I'm tempted to drive down to Kentucky Kingdom, process a season pass there and just use it at SFGAm.
Shhhhhh! Don't let the secret out. I take a business trip down to Washington, DC every year and the family goes along. We buy season passes at $39 each. Process them, then use them all next season in New Jersey saving about $35 per pass. We are only out the extra $10 for parking, at SFAmerica. I pay for that with my expense account. When you think about it if you go 10 times during the year, even at $80 it is cheaper than a night at the movies. My nephew who lives 5 minutes from SFGA went 96 times last year got the refill soda, and only spent around $5 a day on food, not a bad way to spend your summer.
Marine World it's $54.99 right now until Feb 26th, and you can get a $40 parking pass giving unlimited parking at Marine World, Six Flags Waterworld Sacramento, and Six Flags Waterworld Concord. If you think about it, that is not a bad deal at all.
Truely, I think there is more to do at Marine World than at Knott's (think rides+shows+animals) and to get a Knott's pass that also gets you into Soak City cost $149 per year. Yikes.
Forgive me if I'm wrong but I believe that you must be within 300 miles of the park to have the pass processed anywhere other than the park itself, but you still need to visit the park before it's activated. And frankly considering GA has 12 coasters and a waterpark included in the price $85 in very UNDERpriced. The season pass costs less than two days of admission to the park. Seems like a deal to me...
I don't see how you think the price is outrageous at all, it's still not even 2 visits of admission. It's great that they are getting more expensive actually because the company could actually turn a profit again this year, at the same time keeping out all the teeny boppers that come multiple times not spending a dime inside. It's a great price, if anything it's too cheap I mean Knott's Berry Farm is charging $115 and it's still a great bargain for a FULL year of entertainment.
I must say that I love the passes being cheap, I can understand the reasons why people may not want them to be so cheap, but it was a benefit to a poor college student like me. I bought two season passes at SFA for me and my younger sister and they were only $109.98 total after taxes. that is about the price of one season pass at many other parks. This is especially nice since I read on screamscape that SFGAdv (a park I am visiting on the same weekend as SFA) raised their single day admission to $59.99.
I have one more question that has to do with this subject. Like I had said before I was thinking about going down to SFKK (I haven't been there yet) and processing my season pass (I am within the 300mi radius) there. It will actually end up saving me about $50.00 a pass. Now if I were to go down there and get my passes, and then come back up to SFGAm, would I be able to buy a parking pass at SFGAm and put it on my SFKK season pass?
Here's a question that I haven't seen answered. Yes, if you renew a season pass you have to still process it at the park it's from before using it somewhere else. However, what about the new online renewals? They have the photos on file and send you the pass by mail. Does that mean that I can renew by mail, receive the actual pass and then hit a different Six Flags park first?
I remember a few seasons ago we purchased season parking at Six Flags New England for the times we used our Great Adventure season passes there. If I am not mistaken you could drive to Six Flags America, pay them $15.00 once to park, buy the season passes, drive to New Jersey , buy a parking pass in New Jersey and use them there. Keep in mind that, despite their limited value, you only get coupon books at the park you buy the season passes at (and for that matter, bring a friend free coupons). *** Edited 2/4/2006 5:27:54 AM UTC by DmctNY8***
Yes Paris... that is true... the only restriction on the Season Pass and the park you bought it at is that the voucher needs to be developed at the park you bought it at... but if you are getting it sent online, then you can go to any park first.
I think the variance in bonuses is interesting (and stinky). When I got my SFGAdv pass in the fall, I got one Bring a friend ticket for April. That's it. Website doesn't even offer that now. A friend bought his at SFA (for less money) and gets 3 Bring a friends plus a coupon booklet come spring.
His coupons may have us visiting SFA instead of SFGAdv more than we would have otherwise. Could this be their plan? Isn't that the same thing the SFA Play Pass is doing? Is there a reason they'd want to drive that individual park's attendance up?