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Based upon my experience at SFGA, there will be no more discounts on season tickets until Fright Fest. I am guessing this is the first time you are getting a Season Pass right? Well, if thats the case, around December Six Flags will call you up to renew and usually give you a discounted pass plus a $10 Amazon Gift card (thats what they do at SFGA).
So, in other words, you can get a discounted Season Pass when you renew your exsisting season pass or wait until Fright Fest (which would be an advance buy on next year)
As mentioned previously, I had a discount through the Funatics program at the end of last season. I also had the Amazon offer. I live paycheck to paycheck..barely..and couldn't spring for it at the time.
I'm heading down to KD third weekend in April. As you mentioned, SF passes are often cheaper at other parks, and can be used interchangeably. I was considering stopping by SF America en route to VA and picking up the pass there for $30 less. But that would mean I'm not at GAdv Opening Day and Easter Sunday as I hope to be.
I never got a call from SF about a renewal, discounted or otherwise. That woulda been cool.
I thought about getting it at another park, but remember: Your coupon booklet is for your HOME park so it would be for SFA, not SFGAdv. Personally, I use a ton of the coupons, especially the free tickets for friends.
You should do walk in the parks too! Its a really good cause! Go to walkintheparks.org to check it out!
Once again, I DID have a pass in 2009...the one I won..and 2008. I never got a call either year.
I am thinking because you WON it, it fell through the cracks. Anyway, if its like SFGA, I would say get the pass when you have a funatics discount, when they offer you a bonus, or during the prior year's Fright Fest. Personally, I wait until they offer me a bonus because I then know that the park should remain open and not close down like Kentucky Kingdom!
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