Flash pass gold rocks! Or notSix Flags Great Adventure: Do you agree whith the headline?
From Tom BattenDo you agree whith the headline?
Posted July 8, 2007 at 11:51 AM
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From Lawrence SmithI definately agree that the gold flash pass is worth the money. When I went the park was packed but I had walk-ons on all the rides with the flash pass.
Posted July 9, 2007 at 5:51 AM
From Erik MahalYES! It is completely worth the money. I always get it when I go. It turns 3hour waits into managble ones, this thing rocks.
Posted July 9, 2007 at 7:06 PM
From James KeberDo you get to use it an unlimited amount of times?
Posted July 21, 2007 at 12:42 PM
From Erik Mahalyep as much as you want that day
Posted July 21, 2007 at 7:39 PM
From Pete BushThe price is ridiculous, but if you want to be able to have fun you have to pay. We had walk ons for all the rides when there were up to two hour waits.
Posted August 15, 2007 at 4:48 PM
From Jenna Van de WaterIt is deffinetly worth it. I went two years ago in October and got on two lousy rides the whole day. 2 friends and I though went last May and got the Golden Flash Pass, and we hopped right on all the rides with 2-3 hour waits. It's only $50 bucks a piece and is completely worth it. If you can afford it and know it's there, GET IT.
Posted October 6, 2007 at 6:59 PM
From Christy ShumanHey guys I was wondering what the difference is between flash pass and gold pass? And how do they work?
Posted April 13, 2008 at 4:16 AM
From Eli KatzmanI have no clue, but i know that they are both OVERPRICED, and its usually not worth it because half of the great rides dont even have 'em.
Posted April 13, 2008 at 8:48 AM
From steve leeStandard Flash Pass is nothing more that a virtual you. If the standby time is 70 minutes, your return time will usually be around that amount (but of course, you're not stuck standing in line).
Posted April 13, 2008 at 9:09 AM
The Gold upgrade reduces the amount of time by around 75 percent. So if the wait time is an hour, your wait time is around 15 minutes.
That's the official line, though I've found at Six Flags Over Georgia the Gold reduction is more than 75 percent. Goliath had a standby line of 2 hours and I was on in ten minutes.
I agree with Eli - this is an extremely overpriced service. But if they were cheaper, more people would use it and the overall reduction in wait time would almost certainly take a hit.
I guess the value depends on what attractions are on the system. At SFOG, every coaster is on the Flash Pass (as is the bumper cars (huh?) and Monster Plantation. That's a pretty good deal. At SFGA, Kingda Ka and El Toro are both on the Flash Pass and that in itself should be enough - but they've also got Nitro, Medusa, Batman and several others on there.
If you want to know more about this system, their website is pretty good. http://www.lo-qusa.com/flashpass.html
From Christy ShumanOk the gold pass-do you get a qbot for that too and reserve times or do you just get a gold pass?
Posted April 13, 2008 at 2:24 PM
From Eli KatzmanSteve, so Kingda ka, el toro, medusa, nitro, AND batman are ALL on the flash pass? Dang, i am GETTIN that when i go.
Posted April 13, 2008 at 2:52 PM
From steve leeI'm assuming by "gold pass" you're referring to Flash Pass Gold. If that's the case, then yeah - it's just a QBot that's programmed slightly differently. If there's something else out there called a gold pass, I'm pleading ignorance there.
Posted April 14, 2008 at 3:42 PM
And yes, Eli - according to the LoQ site, all those rides are on the QBot system. I would be going for the gold as well. Just remember you can only be in one "virtual" line at a time, so don't go running from coaster to coaster trying to scan them all at once...
From Bill ThelenI like the way Disney does it at DCA.
Posted April 15, 2008 at 2:23 AM
You grab a ticket from the machine at the ride entrance with a time on it to return.The return time is usually in the upcoming hour.
Your wait upon return will not be longer than 15 minutes. When I went the wait was more like 5 minutes.
And it is available to everyone and free.
It really lets you plan your day better.
From Lawrence SmithI went to SFGA last year with a buddy & I must say the gold flash pass is the way to go. The lines were approx. 2 hours wait but with one swipe of that gold flash pass we had walk-ons. In my opinion, it was definately worth the extra fifty bucks!
Posted April 15, 2008 at 4:09 AM
From Eli KatzmanSteve, I don't get it. What do you mean by virtual lines (and everything else in that paragraph)?
Posted April 15, 2008 at 1:51 PM
From Christy Shuman^He is saying the Qbot can only be in 1 line at a time not 4or 5lines at a time.
Posted April 16, 2008 at 6:53 AM
From Eli Katzmanand a Qbot is...
Posted April 16, 2008 at 12:59 PM
From steve leeA Qbot is the device you use when you're doing the whole flash pass thing. It clips onto your belt loop and it's what you scan at the entrance to the ride you want to ride.
Posted April 16, 2008 at 2:23 PM
It basically takes the place of the whole "printing fastpass return slips" that they have at Disney parks. The small screen will tell you what time you're due back to ride.
From Eli KatzmanOooooh. i get it now... i think...
Posted April 16, 2008 at 3:31 PM
From Christy ShumanI think it will be awesome if you have the money to spend, I'll be trying for my first time in May at SFGRADV.
Posted April 18, 2008 at 10:55 AM
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