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Anthony Murphy
Writer

Six Flags Unveils a Payment Plan for Season Passes

Published: January 19, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Not to be left behind in ticket deals, Six Flags is offering a payment plan for their season tickets this upcoming season.

Starting now for a limited time, guests can spread the payment for their season pass over three months with 1/3 of the cost paid up front, 1/3 a month after purchase, and 1/3 two months after purchase.

Prices differ based upon which park you are purchasing, but for Six Flags Great America, one of the more expensive parks (and the home park of this TPI writer) the prices are $74.99 for an individual pass or $64.99 when you buy four or more season passes.

Season passes, as usual, come with a book of discounts, free tickets for friends, and entry to any Six Flags Park in America and Fright Fest, Six Flags' annual Halloween Party.

More information can be found here. What do you think?

Replies (5)

Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: January 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM

I guess nobody thinks anything...LOL
84.56.84.118

Published: January 20, 2011 at 3:53 PM

I think people who need payment plans for theme park tickets shouldnt buy theme park tickets. That is true in general, for almost everything sold on credit, but this ones particular bad, because Theme park
(1) no necessity by any stretch
(2) Cheap, fast depreciating
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: January 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM

I'm all for payment plans that advance you money for no interest and no credit charges. With these types of payment plans, theme parks essentially are giving you free money for several months - money that could be earning you interest in a savings or invest account, instead of earning it for the park.

That said, the trick is to make certain that you can make the payments on time so that you won't incur the finance charges (not really an issue here - that's more on appliances and furniture and such). And that such deals don't entice you into making purchases that you wouldn't have wanted to make without the deal.

Of course, that's why the parks offer them - to attract additional customers. If you really want this pass and can afford the payments, go ahead. If you're not sure you want it - don't buy it. Save your cash for something else you need, or want more.

Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: January 20, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Then again, Six Flags season passes are not as "up there" in price than, say, Disney or Universal.
Mike Gallagher

Published: January 22, 2011 at 5:35 AM

^^^..Unless it's Great Adventure :(

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