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Lost Flash Pass!

Six Flags Great Adventure: Has anyone had this happen to them before, & what was the outcome?

From Debbie Fox
Posted October 24, 2010 at 3:13 PM
Ok, my family and I just came back from the park. My husband had the flash pass hooked to his belt loop. He got on El Toro with it-and came off w/out it! He reported it to the ride attendant who told him go go back to guest relations to get another one. There, they proceeded to tell him that if it wasn't found we were out the $250 deposit! Of course, it has not been found. My gripe is if we were negligent in losing it no problem, but due to the jostling and the clip easily can come undone-it was the poor clip mechanism that caused it to come undone-nothing my husband did. Has anyone had this happen to them before, & what was the outcome? Thanks! Debbie

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From Nick Markham
Posted October 24, 2010 at 10:24 AM
I feel sorry for you, but I still think if the clip is that bad you should just put the thing in a pocket where it will be much more secure. That is what we did when we visited SFMM and I kept hold of it while riding X2!

From Mike Gallagher
Posted October 24, 2010 at 10:27 AM
Nick..NOTHING is secure in a pocket on El Toro!!!..not even lint.

From Nick Markham
Posted October 24, 2010 at 12:07 PM
^El Toro is not the wildest roller coaster in the world. I rode X2 (twice as rough as El Toro) Goliath, Scream, Batman The Ride, Riddler's Evenge, Tatsu, Deja Vu, Terminator Salvation, Viper, Revolution, and colossus with it in my pocket, most of which rougher or wilder than El Toro.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted October 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM
^Never said it was, Nick. Have you been on El Toro? I've not been able to tell from your posts..which I enjoy..whether you ever get to the Northeast part of the country, to the seasonal parks.

From Anthony O'Neal
Posted October 24, 2010 at 12:45 PM
I've had Flash Passes for probably 15 full days of rides. . . I haven't ever had the clip come loose. Now, I haven't ridden El Toro with it, but I've been on many, many other rides at both SF Great America and SF Over Texas. I do one of two things: clip it and then shove it in a pocket (that way, it would have to be unclipped AND fall out of my pocket) or put it in one of my other pockets that I can securely close (since I have shorts and pants that have additional pockets). I suppose if I were worried about it and was going on a ride I was not using it for (since you have to take it up with you), I would put it in a locker.

Other than that, I don't know what to say. It sucks, but I'm not sure if there's going to be much you can do about it. They typically find things within a couple of days (I know people who have lost phones, and had them returned). . .

From Nick Markham
Posted October 24, 2010 at 3:39 PM
Mike, unfortunately I have not. I have visited New York City, but that was long before my interest grew in theme parks. I might get a chance come this summer to visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Kings Dominion, but I'll have to wait a while before I make it up more northeast. :(

I still feel fortunate to have visited the many parks I've visited in Utah, California, and Florida!

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