Six Flags Worlds of Adventure parking reduced to $7
Posted Wednesday, January 23, 2002 6:38 AM | Contributed by Mr. Villain
Everyone at one time griped about the ridiculous parking fees that Six Flags Worlds of Adventure charged its visitors. Park guests can now breath a sign of relief, even if it is minimal. The parking fee will be $7 when the park opens its gates.
News looks the same over at SFGAm. They have also posted there 2002 admission, season pass, and parking prices. General Admission: $39.99 Parking: $10.00 Season Pass (individual): $91.99 Season Pass Family (Group of 4) : $287.96 Season Pass Parking : $39.00
So, no drop in price for us! :-( Looks like I gotta go to SFKK, SFWOA, or SFSTL to get my pass again. I'm not going to pay $91 for a season pass.
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*** This post was edited by Brian A. Plencner on 1/23/2002. ***
...still sticking with my argument that SF is using this park not to make money, but to put a dent in the Ohio competition. The "flagship" parks of CF and Paramount are in Ohio, and I think SF sees this park as a kind of "loss leader".
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I agree its too late. They angered too many people last year even before getting them in the main gate, which is not good for repeat business.
Only time will tell if they keep this parking fee the entire summer, or if they raise it during the year gradually again.
PKI is up to $8 and $10 (preferred parking), but they offered a free parking pass with many of their Season Passes Last Year, that helps extinquish the annoyence anyway.
*** This post was edited by john peck on 1/23/2002. ***
SFOG pulled this same stunt last year. They announced in the offseason they were lowering their parking fee from $8 to $7. One of the locals can you tell precisely how long that lasted, but by the end of the season, it was up to $9. Strangely, there was no press release to announce that.
I have no idea if SFWOA intends to do the same, but at the least, there's reason to be a little cynical.
Wow. I only have to pay $7 to park my own car at a park that is getting my money anyway at the gate. I am not happy that they did this. If we are happy about them lowering an already high price to a price that is still somewhat of a shocker....
Whatever. You still pay $42 to get in and still pay $7 to park. What is the point of a parking cost? Is it to make the same amount of money either way while having a lower price at the gate?
Note: This post was my opinion only. Please do not take it personally.
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It was $7 to park at SFWoA at the beginning of the year. Then they raised it to $8 I think in late June if my memory serves me. Then raised it AGAIN to $9 in August I think. While they were raising the parking rates, they were also raising the price of admission by a dollar each time also. I have never heard of a park (except maybe one that is open year round) changing parking or admission rates during the season, but that's Six Flags for you. I guess when their attendance numbers weren't meeting expectations, they figured they would try to make up lost money by raising prices. So while I think it's a good move (late but good) to lower the price of parking, I wouldn't be surprised to see them jack it back up mid-season this year.
geez, this park isn't even worth griping over. Its a disgusting place and is probably the worst sixflags out there. Way I see things, stop complaining about the parking fee and just goto cedar point instead of this place all together.
It just doesn't make sense that parks charge so doggone much to park your car. If the park were adjacent to another attraction ("attraction" in this case meaning anyplace where people need to park their cars...could be an office block...) I could understand a parking charge to discourage misuse of the lot. But other than that, there is no good reason to charge people for parking in a lot whose sole purpose is to serve people visiting an amusement park. Work it into the gate admission. These guys know how many people come into the park, they know how many of those people use season passes, they know how many cars they park in the lot. They even know the average number of visits per season pass. They have enough information that they could set the parking income target, work it into both the ticket price and the season pass price, do away with the parking toll booths altogether. Even better, watch the revenue not collected at the parking booth come back in the form of cash sales inside the park.
But parks don't see it this way. They just see the parking lot as another revenue generator, one that most people can't avoid. Pity they can't count the number of people who turn around and go home when they see the parking fee. Or who refuse to buy anything else after entering the park (like me...). Or who don't visit as often, or who decide to visit other parks where their business is more appreciated......
The article in the back of the most recent FunWorld in which Water Country explains how much free revenue they brought in with their "preferred parking" program is absolutely sickening.