Tips on Six Flags Great AdventureSix Flags Great Adventure: This response will give you some tips and notes on how to have a successful day at Six Flags.
From Jenna VThis response will give you some tips and notes on how to have a successful day at Six Flags.
Posted December 28, 2006 at 6:45 PM
-The Best time to go-
~ When should you go to Six Flags where the lines are at a minimum? Well, the best time to visit Six Flags is from Early April to Late May, when the kiddies are in school. The lines will be short in the morning, yet longer in the afternoon.
-Tickets and the Flash Pass-
~Buy your tickets online. You save $20, and the line for tickets to get in will always be ½ an hour plus. The lines move slowly, and you’ll be standing there very long.
-How it works-
~ The Flash Pass is an electronic system that virtually allows you to wait in line while you’re off doing other things. It is mini, like a beeper, and has a strap that allows you to carry it. You simply hold up your Flash Pass to the Reserved Sign near a ride, and it will give you a time to come back. Within that time, I would suggest reserving rides in an order you choose that is easy for you to navigate around the park. While your at home, you should think of a list of rides and an order you will ride them in to make your experience easier.
~Some Very Random Tips~
-If you don’t have the Flash Pass, start at the left side of the park, by Nitro. Everyone else starts at the right by Kingda Ka and work their way over to Nitro. You do the vise-versa, and you will probably get on all of the rides except Kingda Ka and El Toro. If you have a Flash Pass, I would suggest starting at the Right side and moving to the left.
Well, I hoped some of these tips were useful and helped, I just thought I would right that out, see ya.
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From Adrienne McDonaldThank you, it WAS VERY helpful!!
Posted December 28, 2006 at 10:00 PM
From Jenna VLol -blush- thanks, I was just really bored.
Posted December 30, 2006 at 2:24 PM
From scott sorensenMaybe I'm just skeptical but this sounds suspicious to me. The PR department at Six Flags has been spamming coaster websites - creating fake user accounts then promoting Six Flags parks. This appears to me to be another example of this. Maybe this thread is real, in which case I apologize to the author and thank her for her comments. If this came from a Six Flags employee, I find it insulting and irritating. Six Flags is getting a very bad reputation amongst coaster fans. Spamming coaster sites certainly does not help your already poor reputation.
Posted December 30, 2006 at 6:30 PM
From Jenna VOh, lol. No, this is coming from a real person. I'm not all that happy with Six Flags itself either, the first time I went my day was horrible, but after that I got the flow of things, and thought I would just share some information on how to have a great day. I'm really not happy with Six Flags Overall impression; the prices, the HUGE lines, the trash, and the lack of security is just horrible. No, I do not work for SF either, I'm just some wanna - be coaster finatic willing to share :). The only reason I love Six Flags is because of the adventure you gain from riding some beastly coasters, and I want everyone else to experience that to. (Was that corny?) =P
Posted December 30, 2006 at 9:35 PM
From scott sorensenThen you have my sincere apologies. Six Flags' PR has recently been spamming other websites while pretending to be members. It has been very annoying. ;)
Posted December 31, 2006 at 12:06 AM
I did check out the prices of the Gold Flashpasses. They are very expensive - more than the price of admission to the park itself.
From David KirbyI find it really disgusting that in order to do all of the major rides in the park, you need to buy a gold flash pass. I was there last in the first weekend of May and the crowds were bad enough then, and that was even before El Toro was open. I guess it also didn't help that Kingda Ka was closed for inexplicable reasons (even though I think there might have been a slight breeze that day).
Posted December 31, 2006 at 12:41 AM
From Jenna VScott: Yes, Six Flags just cares about the money. I feel that the new owners have no respect for their guests at all - as long as they get the cash, then they're good with it.
Posted December 31, 2006 at 10:50 AM
David: Yes, I know. It's horrible. Disney hands them out for free, but even with some place as crowded as Disney, you won't need a Flash Pass. They actually know how to control the population and lines - unlike Six Flags. Yet, then again, Six Flags is ALL for the money. Prices for a Flash Pass are very unessecary, but I really do feel that if you go you SHOULD buy it to just get on all of the major attractions.
From steve leeWow. $68 bucks for one person is outrageously high, but I wouldn't blink an eye before paying it. I'm Six Flags' target customer, pretty much. My girlfriend doesn't ride coasters, so I'll do anything short of servicing an op to get through a line faster so she doesn't have to spend the whole day waiting for me to show back up.
Posted December 31, 2006 at 3:38 PM
I did get one of the Gold ones at SFOG earlier this year, and I daresay I almost felt dirty bypassing the 2 hour line for Goliath (after waiting, oh, four minutes or so. Later in the day, it made me wait 12 minutes).
I completely agree with everyone who has anything negative to say about this system, the pricing, and the overall negative effect such a system has on the regular parkgoers experience. But, I'm also a hypocrite, so there ya go.
From Adrienne McDonaldHey Steve, now that you mentioned it, I did feel somewhat strange passing thru to the front at SFOT. I looked at the ppl in line & thought to myself, why don't they just go ahead & rent one too! But I guess if they knew about it & could get one they would. I did feel kinda funny at first but using one at SFOG I didn't feel bad at all coz there was a longer wait, you got lucky, I had to wait 30 min for Scorcher & 1 1/2 hrs for BTR for a reg. Flash Pass. I didn't get to ride BTR at all since I couldn't wait any longer, I had to leave at 3 or 4. But it would be worth it if I were renting one for myself, my hubby doesn't do well on rides, since it costs more for extras. I think I got jipped though at SFOT. It was a Sunday & was supposed to be charged for single prices on Sunday meaning, 2 flash passes for $15 ea but they charged me the regular price but still worth it.
Posted December 31, 2006 at 3:50 PM
From Jenna VI totally agree with you. It's horrible to see those faces in line giving you those dirty looks as you take the seats (expecially the front row) you've been waiting two hours for. I remember the first time I went, I was one of those people giving the dirty looks too, but after all, as you said, 4 or 12 minutes for a wait is excellent for Goliath. I do feel very horrible about watching those people who may not be able to afford a flash pass waiting in line...expecially when it's 85 degrees out.
Posted December 31, 2006 at 4:29 PM
From steve leeHere's the thing, though. I've seen the exact same expression on people's faces as I've strolled through the FASTPASS line at Test Track. And they have the exact same ability to utilize the system that I do. I've was standing in a standby line once and heard some guy tell his wife (as they observed FP people moving right along) that they "pay extra to do it." I didn't even think about correcting him, since the park map is pretty detailed about how FASTPASS works.
Posted January 1, 2007 at 11:03 AM
I'll tell you what I can't stand, though. Idiots who use the Flash Pass for a ride with a posted wait of five minutes. In the time it takes them to scan the Qbot, wait for it to update, and advance in, they could have already been off the stupid ride.
From Dave ChariotAT great devnture you merge into the STATion so you really take no ones seat . unless your a VIG you get to take a seat from the exit.
Posted January 1, 2007 at 2:26 PM
From Adrienne McDonaldYeah, as I stated, if they knew about it, they may've not been able to rent one so I don't really pass judgement on them, perhaps they either didn't know or just wasn't able to get one, if someone asks, I'll always let them know though.
Posted January 1, 2007 at 3:00 PM
From Jenna VYes, me too. I've had plenty of people come up to me and ask me where I get it, how it works, ect. I had reserved Kingda Ka and it was almost my turn to ride with a friend. 2 little girls (around the age of 12-13, I would say) went in the Q-bot Lane, not knowing what it was. (I guess they thought that was the main line, since it's closer to the entrance and the regular line is so far back. I went in that line the first time there too.) They were in front of me, and the person waiting at the Q Bot Lane to check it said "Sorry, you can't ride, you don't have a Q-bot" and they walked away all sad and mopy, with a 2 hour + line. (This was in the morning, at 11:2o) I called them over after waiting 15 minutes in the Q-bot lane with them and told them to ride instead of me, and they hugged me and their mother gave me $5 which I didn't accept, lol. Anyways, I had to wait another 20 minute for the next ride, but oh well. Yes, I don't try to shove it in people's faces...if the wait is 5-15 minutes, I NEVER use the Q-bot. Such a waste of time, by time everything goes through, you ring it up, you check it, your already there. The first time I went to SFGA I had NO CLUE what it was, and I was asking people where to get it and everything like that too.
Posted January 2, 2007 at 5:36 PM
From Jenna VDave: I know what you mean and all, you merge from the row or what ever, but those angry faces look at you as you walk up the flash pass line, going in front of them, then getting to the seats before them because of your flash pass. I understand how you just come from the flash pass line, then you need to wait in those rows at the station, that's what I do at least so I don't feel all bad about not having to wait in line.
Posted January 2, 2007 at 5:39 PM
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