This dude eats at Six Flags Magic Mountain most of the time

Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:40 PM | Contributed by hambone

From the article:

For years, millennials have endured an endless barrage of worthless budgeting apps, phony money diaries and toxic hustle porn. But in truth, there is only one realistic path for us to overcome our debilitating financial burdens. And Dylan, a 33-year-old electrical engineer in Santa Clarita, California, is the one who figured it out. “You can pay around $150 for unlimited, year-round access to Six Flags, which includes parking and two meals a day,” he tells me. “If you time it right, you could eat both lunch and dinner there every day.”

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:41 PM
Jeff's avatar

I wonder how many years of his life he shaved off by eating that food.


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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:51 PM

Jeff said:

I wonder how many years of his life he shaved off by eating that food.


I think he probably adds the years back on by all the walking you have to do to get from the parking lot to the entrance, and then over or around the mountain to get to any of the decent restaurants. And there are actually a few healthy AND good options, especially the tri-tip back by Justice League and the Greek food in the food court under Superman.


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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:54 PM
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What the hell is toxic hustle porn?


Hi

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 3:47 PM

https://www.businessinsider.com/reddit-alexis-ohanian-hustle-porn-t...ch-2018-11

Not nearly as interesting as one might have hoped.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:04 PM
Jeff's avatar

I've never heard of that, which is surprising, because despite spending the last 7-ish years in tech startups (or otherwise young companies), I'm not going to kill myself for work. It's like being in a toxic relationship with your employer.


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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:21 PM

Not sure what to think when someone who worked like crazy and made a lot of money says don't do as I did.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:31 PM
Jeff's avatar

This made Trevor Noah tonight. He makes the funny observation that amusement parks are simultaneously the cheapest and most expensive things to do.


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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:17 PM

Jeff said:

This made Trevor Noah tonight. He makes the funny observation that amusement parks are simultaneously the cheapest and most expensive things to do.

Absolutely true. One can either goes for a day or two and oau a fortune, or get season pass plans and go for hardly anything if they take advantage of it.

I know Cedar fair fully recognizes season pass revenue after 5 visits. They hope that’s all one will attend.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:20 PM

If you ever wondered what became of that kid you knew who refused to eat anything but chicken strips, well, here he is.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:33 PM
Jeff's avatar

Please stop quoting the previous post.


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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:02 AM

Pure Genius. We live 15 mins from SFOT and regularly my wife says “honey, I don’t feel like cooking. Wanna go to six flags?” So we go with our kids, eat our meals and ride a few rides. It’s a blast!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:22 AM

If Universal Orlando had something like this -and- better counter service food, I could see myself taking good advantage of it. Not like this guy, but a weekly lunch or dinner and Velocicoaster ride after work.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:40 PM
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I've gone to Great America for a free meal about once a season for the last 3 or 4. Most recently, we went on a Haunt Saturday (the park closed and was cleared at 5 to reopen at 7) and had some intention of riding, but it was about an hr before close and we didn't care enough to actually wait in any lines. We left mostly satisfied with the investment of time. That said the food offerings at Great America are slightly worse than they were pre-covid, for the "price," so we're probably not going to be doing that again any time soon.

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:41 PM

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 5:48 PM

That's definitely more creative than my show up at Grandma's house before dinner strategy was.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:19 PM

I forgot about this until just now, and maybe I mentioned it somewhere before, but I have a friend who lives in N. Ky. and is a travel blogger/influencer. As part of her job she is a Kings Island Ambassador. I’m not exactly sure what that entails but I think I’d like to be one.
Anyway, she got a Gold pass for her family, (husband and two HS, college aged sons) with season meal plans. She doesn’t like to cook or shop so many nights are spent at KI for dinner. Sometimes lunch. They hit the gate, and either split up or go together, depending on where they want to eat. They are quite satisfied with the choices and the quality and my friend reports that they all agree it’s better and more fun than her cooking.
Sometimes they take a few spins before they leave, sometimes not.
I live in Columbus which is a pretty great place, but one thing I’d love to have is a “home” park that’s closer, so i could do just that any time I wanted.

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 8:04 AM

super7* said:

I know Cedar fair fully recognizes season pass revenue after 5 visits. They hope that’s all one will attend.

So with a CP Gold Pass they actually value the gate at $20/visit… Wow.


But then again, what do I know?

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