Six Flags Lockers
Six Flags Over Texas:
Six Flags lockers stink.
Six Flags has quiete the evil plan now. Now you have to pay to store your hats, water bottles, etc. to put it in a locker. What does everyone think of that?
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I am kinda in the middle about that....
Now I am giving my views on how they do it a Great America.
I think the main point of making you put things in lockers is so they do not have to be responsable if something of yours gets lost or stolen. I guess it gives you piece of mind that your stuff is safe. Also, remember, you usually have two hours to that locker so might as well go on other attractions around it if the lines are low.
Personally, I just rent out a locker for the day and put what I really really don't need at that moment in there because you can come back multiple times to the locker. One thing Six Flags can do is not give as prizes 5 ft tall Scooby Doos.
But again, a $1 for a locker? Crazy!
I think they are trying to make money. Can't fault them for that.
The only thing that would bother me is if they make you store your stuff to ride certain rides. Cedar Point did it for Millennium Force, Dragster, and a couple of other rides. They didn't put bins in the station house where guests can store them for the ride, they put lockers outside, didn't allow guests with bags in line, and charged for the lockers. They didn't want any carry on for MF or TTD and rightly so, but it was a little bit of a racket. In their defense though, they've pretty much stopped that practice. Maverick has the bins, as does Diamondback at Kings Island. I'm not sure if the lockers give you the free hour now.
From steve lee
Posted July 4, 2009 at 8:19 AM
Well, I can imagine with TTD it can be a nuisance because the trains don't unload in the same spot that they load. Having people cross back on the station to get their gear can be a safety and logistical nightmare.
From Brandon S
Posted July 4, 2009 at 8:53 AM
Cedar Point didn't put bins in the TTD and MF stations so that they could make the ride have higher capacity. I don't think it was to make money.
Yeah, I think that Anthony and Derek are right about SF parks.
At hershey, you can buy lockers, I think, but instead of bins next to the exit, they just have a 2 foot painted barrier for you to put your stuff.
Now, from what i remember about BGE 2 years ago, they would make you pay a dollar for 1 use of a locker! and they wouldn't let anyone on Alpie with a bag... it was pretty absurd...
A fair explanation is that MF and TTD have dual stations...one loading and one unloading. They could have figured out a way to let people carry stuff in line and store it without lockers, but they simply didn't.
I don't think that money was their sole motivation, but once they figured out that they made money from the lockers, they started doing it for other rides. A few years back, I can remember being told by ride ops that I couldn't enter lines for MF, TTD, Wicked Twister, Demon Drop and Corkscrew. I don't recall if there were any more (that I got in line for anyway), but it wasn't ever a policy for the older rides before then, so my conclusion is that they were going after some money. Back then, they had the old school lockers instead of the computer controls, and as I said before, rides they've built since have storage bins in the queue, so most don't have the need for lockers, and they have relaxed the locker policy since then with other rides, with the exception of MF and TTD.
Just a fast responce to the lockers...If guests didnt bring all their worldly goods with ...life at a park would be a lot easlier..does one really need to bring in a back pack?, cooler, or Ipod, cell phone or such? When visiting think ahead about your bufdget...and remember if it dont git in you pocket or fanny pack leaave it i the car.
Theres nothing worse then standing in a line and some one infront of you has a back pack used for camping..Walk into the park by a drink and then refile it at the water fountain..or bring some powder drinks with you to add some favor.
And then remeber when asked to throw it out ..do so and buy a new one. If you need to bring your lunch..go back to your car and tail gate.
From steve lee
Posted July 5, 2009 at 12:15 PM
Funny, I think there's nothing worse than being in a line with someone behind me who has nothing better to do than judge what I'm carrying.
All I need for an amusement park is my phone (which has a case that clips on to my shorts) and my wallet (which has my six flags season pass, school ID, and about $20). I really never lose either, actually. Just put it in your pocket!
This is one of the reasons I was impressed with Holiday World. It's not like they are some no-name off brand park. They are considered one of the top parks in several categories, not to mention they have arguably the best wooden coaster in the country if not the world. Holiday World not only gives you the option of renting a locker for the day for only three dollars, but if you have something valuable that you don't want to leave in a bin, they will put it in a locker inside the ride station and give you the key to it FOR FREE!! That is a class act! I won't even mention the fact that you get free sunblock and free drinks the entire day. Oops, guess I just did.
just another way for six flags to squeeze out more money, $1 for a few minutes? why noy .25 cents? its a way for them to get your money
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