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Wow, is SFGADV making up for lost change.

Russ

Posted:
4/3/00 at
12:32:28 AM

After last year's GFGADV additions to the tune of 42.7 mil and this year's water park at nearly the same price, it seems as though we will be biting the bullet in the wallet department! 1999 saw no increase in pricing, yet we all knew it would start being made up somehow. As for pass holders this year, a total price park and Safari pass reaches $74 and change before May and a Hurricane Harbor pass goes for exactly the same! Furthermore, previous year pass holders are not eligible for free parking passes, as they are going for $20 for one or $25 for two! Now I am sure that the new water park will be all it is cracked up to be, and that after several visits it will be paid for but is it really as good a value as the park and Safari itself? Also how many people spend a whole day at a water park? Thankfully a single day ticket is less than that of the actual park itself, I do not know about you guys, but I feel it is a little absurd to charge the exact same price when the water park only promises less than twenty attractions at this time! I can see in a few years from now when they have added a few more rides and such, but for now it seems like a big time way to make up for some lost revenue! I will not moan about the parking pass but when a grand total of over $340.00 for two people to attend both parks is paid, it kinda hits you right there! I am surprised that there is not a combined deal. If you want all three parks as opposed to just one or the two, there should be some sort of discount. I think Ill splash around Dorny, who still offers their park and water park at a very low price under $30 a day and $80 for a season pass to the entire complex! What do you guys think?

Re: Wow, is SFGADV making up for lost change. by chillforce chillforce Profile at 4/3/00 1:43:53 AM

I dont know if you were here last fall. If you were, then shame on you because I made this fact of parking known. BUY NOW, or forever hold your piece. So if you were here, you were silly, if you weren t, where the hell were you? it took you this long to find us LOL.

Anyway, I bought in the fall for $74 with tax, and that included parking. So the ticket is $70 really and the $4 state. Same with the Water Park, which is $70 and the rest State.

Now that I have STATED that, I want you to know that there are only 20,000 passes that are going to be sold for the Water Park. In other words, it is going to be a private reserve as they do not want it to become a swim club for any city in NJ. This was learned from the experience in SFSTL. If you have a season Water Park pass, count yourself lucky. There are not many left.

On the other hand, there are facts that are way overlooked. First is that when major developements are made at Disney, thankGod, SF Parks are not, it usuallyis a seperate admission and when you finally are buying the Disney pass it is way above 300. And at Cedar Point, parking is also not included and it is $45 for the season. So is Premier leading the price gouging, or is it just following the lead of the industry.

Knock Premier when warranted but in this case it isn t.

Ed

Re: Wow, is SFGADV making up for lost change. by Raging Bull Fan at 4/3/00 1:09:21 PM

> After last year's GFGADV additions to the
> tune of 42.7 mil and this year's water park
> at nearly the same price, it seems as though
> we will be biting the bullet in the wallet
> department! 1999 saw no increase in pricing,
> yet we all knew it would start being made up
> somehow. As for pass holders this year, a
> total price park and Safari pass reaches $74
> and change before May and a Hurricane Harbor
> pass goes for exactly the same! Furthermore,
> previous year pass holders are not eligible
> for free parking passes, as they are going
> for $20 for one or $25 for two! Now I am
> sure that the new water park will be all it
> is cracked up to be, and that after several
> visits it will be paid for but is it really
> as good a value as the park and Safari
> itself? Also how many people spend a whole
> day at a water park? Thankfully a single day
> ticket is less than that of the actual park
> itself, I do not know about you guys, but I
> feel it is a little absurd to charge the
> exact same price when the water park only
> promises less than twenty attractions at
> this time! I can see in a few years from now
> when they have added a few more rides and
> such, but for now it seems like a big time
> way to make up for some lost revenue! I will
> not moan about the parking pass but when a
> grand total of over $340.00 for two people
> to attend both parks is paid, it kinda hits
> you right there! I am surprised that there
> is not a combined deal. If you want all
> three parks as opposed to just one or the
> two, there should be some sort of discount.
> I think Ill splash around Dorny, who still
> offers their park and water park at a very
> low price under $30 a day and $80 for a
> season pass to the entire complex! What do
> you guys think?

Sorry but your info is not accurate! Parking passes are FREE for previous pass holders as well as new passholders when they get there 2000 pass. My season pass was just 62 bucks with free parking! It was also the same price for NEW 2000 passholders..... Sorry you missed the boat on getting your season pass for that fee and free parking! Also You could of recieved the waterpark season pass for like 20 bucks but you also missed on that one! Before you make comments please don't missinform!

Thanyou! Premier is great! by Raging Bull Fan at 4/3/00 1:12:21 PM

> I dont know if you were here last fall. If
> you were, then shame on you because I made
> this fact of parking known. BUY NOW, or
> forever hold your piece. So if you were
> here, you were silly, if you weren t, where
> the hell were you? it took you this long to
> find us LOL. Anyway, I bought in the fall
> for $74 with tax, and that included parking.
> So the ticket is $70 really and the $4
> state. Same with the Water Park, which is
> $70 and the rest State. Now that I have
> STATED that, I want you to know that there
> are only 20,000 passes that are going to be
> sold for the Water Park. In other words, it
> is going to be a private reserve as they do
> not want it to become a swim club for any
> city in NJ. This was learned from the
> experience in SFSTL. If you have a season
> Water Park pass, count yourself lucky. There
> are not many left. On the other hand, there
> are facts that are way overlooked. First is
> that when major developements are made at
> Disney, thankGod, SF Parks are not, it
> usuallyis a seperate admission and when you
> finally are buying the Disney pass it is way
> above 300. And at Cedar Point, parking is
> also not included and it is $45 for the
> season. So is Premier leading the price
> gouging, or is it just following the lead of
> the industry. Knock Premier when warranted
> but in this case it isn t. Ed

No they are not!! by matt at 4/3/00 2:54:23 PM

Right now if you can find 3 other people to go in with it is 62.50 per person!!! not including parking, but still is a great deal! Individual season tix are a little over 70 dollars plus tax! As for the water park, it is very large, and will probably draw big crowds, so i am sure you will need extra days to get everything done! The slides look so awesome!! So it should be great! Think of it like you are getting season passes for two great parks which equal to a summer of fun! Enjoys Six Flags three worlds of adventure!!!

Re: Wow, is SFGADV making up for lost change. by chillforce chillforce Profile at 4/3/00 7:33:33 PM

There was never a $20 season pass offer for the Water Park. It has always been 69.99, posted immediately after the media event in January. The parking free with previous season pass was offered only when you purchased in the fall.

ED