Readers' Opinions

From Anthony Murphy on January 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM
I guess nobody thinks anything...LOL
From 84.56.84.118 on 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
From Robert Niles on 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.

From Anthony Murphy on 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.
From Mike Gallagher on January 22, 2011 at 5:35 AM
^^^..Unless it's Great Adventure :(