Wednesday, October 5, 2005 10:15 PM
This is a kickass deal and if you will be at SFGAm during FF, you might want to consider this. Has this ever been done before at other amusement parks?
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 10:39 PM
Several, Dollywood is a major one that always does.
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 11:06 PM
SFA has had this for a couple years. Their's includes tickets to the local minor league baseball games, etc.
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 11:23 PM
No, I don't remember their passes including admission to Brookfield Zoo and Shedd Aquarium just by flashing your pass. The baseball games, etc. were from coupons distributed when you bought a pass.
This pass gets you into 3 different parks for the 2006 season.
Thursday, October 6, 2005 1:18 AM
Personally I don't think it's that great of a deal with charging more money for the premium. Just for the simple fact that they state Brookfield and Shed can only be used till May 31, 2006. If the weather was better around here that early and if the pass was good at the Zoo and Shed all of 2006 then maybe it would be worth the extra $20.00.
Thursday, October 6, 2005 1:46 AM
Considering that SFGAm is closed from November-April, I find this pass idea a good deal. You can flash your pass for 5 months at Brookfield and Shedds and then enjoy SFGAm and HH from April until October. With what Brookfield and Shedds charges for admission, some people might find the extra $20 a good deal.
Thursday, October 6, 2005 2:03 AM
Ok actually the SFGAm passes are $74.99 so the premium is $25.00 more per pass.
For me this wouldn't be worth it cause it is $8.00 adults and $4.00 kids for the zoo. And assuming the Shed will be Aquarium only pass at $8.00 adults and $6.00 for kid, I wouldn't visit in our cold season enough to get the $100.00 back out of the four passes. But for people with older kids who enjoy walking around in our cold winters it might be worth it. One would have to use the pass four times between those two park to get their monies worth.
Thursday, October 6, 2005 9:53 AM
I think you're missing a key point, Craig. The Premium Pass gets you the zoo and aquarium until the end of May, HH and SFGAm for next year, AND SFGAm for Fright Fest THIS year. Had this deal been around last year, I would have been all over it in a heartbeat. Due to my work schedule, I only made it to the park once during the summer and was unsure of how busy I'd be in school in the fall and therefore, never had a reason to get a season pass. When I got back to school in Milwaukee though, my schedule was just right and Fright Fest was open game for me and I made it there three or four times - enough for me to buy a pass just for FF to save a little bit. With this deal in place, I'd have gotten FF AND the entire next year for just slightly more than a regular season pass. The zoo and the aquarium would just be an added bonus for me since I haven't been to either in probably close to ten years =(
The catch is that you have to buy a four pack, but I don't think I'd have had a problem finding three friends to go in with.
OK, so this scenario applies to a very small percentage of people, but still a very attractive offer for them.
Coaster Art Guy
Thursday, October 6, 2005 12:04 PM
Actually its a good deal. It stated that you get in to all of the exhibits. The all access pass at the Shedd is $ 23 for adults. Grant it that admission to the zoo is $8, but you also can get in to the other exhibits, and discounted parking.
I'll be picking mine up. I've been wanting to go to the Shedd, but you think about it, your spending 75-80 bucks just for admission for the family, plus all of the extras down there. Sure I'm paying the $ 25 for the premium pass, but if your wife is an animal lover, it will make her happy.