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JRedleg said:   Thanks for the heads up, but I'm not sure the meal plan will work for us. We usually go after dinner and stay till closing.

I scored an incredible deal for the 2013 2 park + parking season pass in Jackson, NJ. I was going to renew our passes for $59.99 when I asked about a military discount. $19.99 per person!!! I used discover and got another dollar off. In years past, their military discounts were only good for single day passes. This was an incredible deal.


Can you please tell me how this worked? I called my local (DC) place and they said the only discounts are through tbe base on single-day tickets, so then, since you got such a good price, I went ahead and called the place in NJ... For that kind of discount I'd be PERFECTLY willing to go to NJ to buy and process our passes, hit the park for a day, then use the passes at our local place for the rest of the season...

... but they gave me the same "no military discount on season passes" line that the DC place did. Maybe your deal was for renewing?

I'm considering buying 4 passes for $200, which will kick back $10 on the Discover, plus get us free parking... so a good deal... but man, $19.99, that would have been AMAZING!


JRedleg said:   Thanks for the heads up, but I'm not sure the meal plan will work for us. We usually go after dinner and stay till closing.

I scored an incredible deal for the 2013 2 park + parking season pass in Jackson, NJ. I was going to renew our passes for $59.99 when I asked about a military discount. $19.99 per person!!! I used discover and got another dollar off. In years past, their military discounts were only good for single day passes. This was an incredible deal.


I worked at SFNJ and I couldn't even buy them for anywhere near that price.

They must have run the numbers and found out most season pass holders only visit 3-5 times or something. Before you know it they will let you take home a plush toy every time you visit for only another $79.99 a year. This plan only works for Six Flags if people don't go often.

acraven5 said:   They must have run the numbers and found out most season pass holders only visit 3-5 times or something. Before you know it they will let you take home a plush toy every time you visit for only another $79.99 a year. This plan only works for Six Flags if people don't go often.

Wait until people that live within 5-10 miles radius flock to get into this deal and eat there regularly for the whole season. Whoever runs the numbers is lacking in critical thinking department and I have a feeling this deal is not going to last very long.

hondo1978 said:   acraven5 said:   They must have run the numbers and found out most season pass holders only visit 3-5 times or something. Before you know it they will let you take home a plush toy every time you visit for only another $79.99 a year. This plan only works for Six Flags if people don't go often.

Wait until people that live within 5-10 miles radius flock to get into this deal and eat there regularly for the whole season. Whoever runs the numbers is lacking in critical thinking department and I have a feeling this deal is not going to last very long.


Funny you mentioned this. I live in Stevenson Ranch about 3 miles from 6 Flags - LA. Problem is I dont go to these rides cos of fear of heights. Same with my 8 yr old daughter. We are planning to get a seasons pass for just Hurricane Harbor. Not sure if thats possible though..

hondo1978 said:   acraven5 said:   They must have run the numbers and found out most season pass holders only visit 3-5 times or something. Before you know it they will let you take home a plush toy every time you visit for only another $79.99 a year. This plan only works for Six Flags if people don't go often.

Wait until people that live within 5-10 miles radius flock to get into this deal and eat there regularly for the whole season. Whoever runs the numbers is lacking in critical thinking department and I have a feeling this deal is not going to last very long.


I think you can count on zero to one hands the number of people in the entire country that are going to get in on this deal and eat there the entire season. I think the percentage of customers that they will lose money on (i.e. they eat more than $70 worth of profit) is going to be minute too.

In any case, even if there was a mob of people waiting to exploit the system and ride busses into 6 Flags everyday to get their "free" (after $190 purchase) slices of pizza, it would be a half a year or so until they even knew about it, so the deal isn't going away soon.

I think there's about a 0.1% chance of that happening... it ain't gonna be a carbon copy of the Best Buy MC deal... why? A combination of factors:

First, consider the quality of the food involved. While I haven't been to Six Flags in many years, I have been to DisneyLand and Universal Studios recently. IMHO, the food at these two parks is at least a notch up from what I remember it being like at SF... which isn't saying much. On the same par as McDonalds/KFC/Arby's. For me personally, even if one of those local fast food joints offered a similar deal, I'd personally be sick of it by no later than the third or forth day in. I do realize, I'm certainly not everyone and when some hear a deal like this, the concept there's a way to get 80%, 90% or so discount on a commodity that otherwise has a high markup... they're in!

But, turning it into the deal of the year requires one thing that spans a huge spectrum in terms of it's perceived value--time.

I live a mile from Universal Studios, but even if they offered the same deal, no way I'd jump on it. To take advantage of this deal, one needs to have a LOT of free time on their hands with what they believe there to be nothing better else to do, 'cause this isn't like a quick run for fast food. Just getting into the park, no matter how you slice it, is a huge time suck. I actually got myself the top Universal Studios tier annual pass last year, not because I had visions of frequent visits for the all-day fun the park offers, but for the free before 5pm parking perk that only comes with the most expensive option. The park adjoins Universal Citywalk, actually the closest place for me when it comes high concentration of movie theaters/restaurants/comedy/dance clubs. For $11/month payments, the parking alone was worth it, but in the 7 months I've had it they've given me 3 companion free passes I've used with buddies. Thing is, even with the parking option, it's still hell in all but the slowest, off-season time periods to park. Yeah, get there at the crack of dawn and you'll get a spot where you can get inside the park in under a 10 minute walk... otherwise, it can take 20 mins just to get through the line of cars at the parking booth, 20 more to find a spot that's akin to remote parking at the airport.

Any big theme park, all the Six Flags I've been to included, have massive parking lots that either take time just getting into them, then finding a space, then in most cases, waiting for a tram to get you to the main gate, then wait in line to get in the park... anyone with that much time on their hands to repeat this every day for some assembly line food is crazy!

Yes, they may have a few die-hard theme park enthusiasts who are gluttons for cheap food cost them more than what they collect from the purchase price of this pass, but they'll enjoy the benefit of having the majority jump on the deal because psychologically, it sounds so incredible. Most of the takers I doubt will even reach the break even point. I'm betting the local $6 Chinese all-you-can-eat buffet yields the better value for food gluttons than this one does.


zhoen said:   JRedleg said:   Thanks for the heads up, but I'm not sure the meal plan will work for us. We usually go after dinner and stay till closing.

I scored an incredible deal for the 2013 2 park + parking season pass in Jackson, NJ. I was going to renew our passes for $59.99 when I asked about a military discount. $19.99 per person!!! I used discover and got another dollar off. In years past, their military discounts were only good for single day passes. This was an incredible deal.


Can you please tell me how this worked? I called my local (DC) place and they said the only discounts are through tbe base on single-day tickets, so then, since you got such a good price, I went ahead and called the place in NJ... For that kind of discount I'd be PERFECTLY willing to go to NJ to buy and process our passes, hit the park for a day, then use the passes at our local place for the rest of the season...

... but they gave me the same "no military discount on season passes" line that the DC place did. Maybe your deal was for renewing?

I'm considering buying 4 passes for $200, which will kick back $10 on the Discover, plus get us free parking... so a good deal... but man, $19.99, that would have been AMAZING!


I really don't know how it happened. I was at the window about to pay the $59.99 when I pulled out my military id and asked if there were any better deals I could get. The older gent behind the counter told me the total cost being less than $83, I signed the credit card statement and ran to process the pass before they changed their minds. I was hoping it was more than a rogue employee giving me a break.



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