The big stumbling blocks for me and Six Flags are
a) proximity - the closest SF is about 4.5 hours away (Branson is closer and much better)
b) history - SF Saint Louis has historically been a pit. However, I am visiting SFSL later this summer to ride the new Evil Knievel GCI wooden coaster, and I am hoping the park has improved (as a few others have stated it has).
Saving $10 each on admission will be significant for my family of 5, and is the icing on the cake, but not the sole reason for the trip.
Now, if Disney were to cut admission by 20%...that WOULD be significant. It cost me an easy $1000 for my last set of tickets to WDW...
Well, since you asked...
No. Absolutely not. Sick Flags could start PAYING their visitors to walk through their gates, and it would still not entice me to come within a mile of any of their parks.
May they quickly and quietly implode.
I agree SFSTL has been a pit, but, it has improved to a degree this year. I hope that they continue the upward trend, only time and management will tell.
Is the discounted ticket a good idea? Well, obviously yes. But that's not the real question. The real question is can the parks handle the influx? And, will people be okay with paying the $15 to park? I don't know about other locations, but in STL there is no where else to park for free.
If the parks can't handle the influx of people (i.e. not enough staff) then people will stop coming again. This park suffers mostly from lack of creative things to do when not waiting in the line. The shows usually suck, there is little to no streetmosphere, and the park has truly become a maze. There is no clear path through the park unless you make a circle.
Geez, I really don't get it. Perhaps because I've only been to one Six Flags Park (Magic Mountain) and my experience was great, I don't get the Six Flags park bashing. Have experiences really been THAT bad? If so, I hope this is a new day for these parks and things are turning around. We don't go to Six Flags for the theming... we go to scream and strictly ride rides. On the other hand, we go to the Disneyland's of the worlds for the all-immersive experience.