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Saw the website and noticed the memorial days sale

 

Jesus christ when did they start selling 15 different pass tiers. Last I checked a membership was a slightly more expensive way to pay for a season pass for folks who wanted to split up the payments. Now thee's a super diamond mega deluxe tier?

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^ It's been like that for the past few months. SF introduced the 4-tier memberships to all their parks sometime around February or March and has been really pushing for people to choose it over the standard season passes.

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I stopped by the Membership Services set-up to compare my current pass to the membership options and the only thing I'm really missing between what I currently have and the membership I would purchase is the dedicated entry lines. I'll probably convert over to a membership at the end of the year after HITP.

 

Personally I think SF wants everyone with a multi-park season pass to convert to a membership for a few reasons.

1- Automatic renewals provide a small revenue stream from customers who may delay cancelling of forget to cancel.

2 - More balanced cash flow throughout the year (looks good to the investor community).

3 - Trying to bundle as many extras together, but at a low monthly fees, hides the true cost of ownership.

4 - Allows SF to more easily address the cost variances of people buying passes from different parks. The parks currently selling season passes for 49.99, 59.99 or 69.99 can continue but those passes will only be valid at the park purchased without a chance to upgrade to a chain wide membership.

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^ It's been like that for the past few months. SF introduced the 4-tier memberships to all their parks sometime around February or March and has been really pushing for people to choose it over the standard season passes.

 

Odd that they would introduce it in the winter when their big season pass push is September-October.

 

I did a comparison and at least this past weekend, the gold tier was indeed cheaper and superior to the gold season pass. However, the benefits werent really there to go up to platinum.

 

I found it interesting that the mega double diamond deluxe tier seems to include everything.......except discounted/free locker use.

 

I find it insane that they still havent found a way to tie in your pass or phone app with the storage units. It is annoying to have to wait in line to use the kiosk every time.

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The one big difference that I had noticed between the diamond membership, and the elite diamond membership is that you get 2 skip the line passes per visit with the elite. And your whole party can go on each line skip pass. Plus you get 50% off almost anything with the elite.

 

So both me and my wife have the elite memberships. By both of us having them, it allows us to get a total of 4 skip the line passes each park we visit. No need for the extra cost of fastlane. So this saves us a ton. Not to mention the 50% off of food and merch.

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The one big difference that I had noticed between the diamond membership, and the elite diamond membership is that you get 2 skip the line passes per visit with the elite. And your whole party can go on each line skip pass. Plus you get 50% off almost anything with the elite.

 

So both me and my wife have the elite memberships. By both of us having them, it allows us to get a total of 4 skip the line passes each park we visit. No need for the extra cost of fastlane. So this saves us a ton. Not to mention the 50% off of food and merch.

 

How exactly does this feature work?

 

Are they paper tickets, or via the app, or they scan your physical membership card?

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The one big difference that I had noticed between the diamond membership, and the elite diamond membership is that you get 2 skip the line passes per visit with the elite. And your whole party can go on each line skip pass. Plus you get 50% off almost anything with the elite.

 

So both me and my wife have the elite memberships. By both of us having them, it allows us to get a total of 4 skip the line passes each park we visit. No need for the extra cost of fastlane. So this saves us a ton. Not to mention the 50% off of food and merch.

 

How exactly does this feature work?

 

Are they paper tickets, or via the app, or they scan your physical membership card?

 

You show your card at the location that sells fastlane to get scanned, and they give you a paper for each fastlane. You have to tell them what attractions you want to use them on, and they write that attraction and number of people in your party on the paper. It looks like a paper receipt.

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The one big difference that I had noticed between the diamond membership, and the elite diamond membership is that you get 2 skip the line passes per visit with the elite. And your whole party can go on each line skip pass. Plus you get 50% off almost anything with the elite.

 

So both me and my wife have the elite memberships. By both of us having them, it allows us to get a total of 4 skip the line passes each park we visit. No need for the extra cost of fastlane. So this saves us a ton. Not to mention the 50% off of food and merch.

 

How exactly does this feature work?

 

Are they paper tickets, or via the app, or they scan your physical membership card?

 

You show your card at the location that sells fastlane to get scanned, and they give you a paper for each fastlane. You have to tell them what attractions you want to use them on, and they write that attraction and number of people in your party on the paper. It looks like a paper receipt.

 

And you say it applied to the whole party?

 

So if Im a mega deluxe member and my gf isnt, we both get in?

 

I wonder if thats also the case for concert priority seating

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Yes...you both can use the skip the line passes. Just tell them that there are 2 of you in your group.

 

To be clear, it does not get her into the park, just gets her on your fastlane. You do get deeply discounted tickets for guests, and priority parking as well.

 

The parking has to be reserved online 24 hours before your visit.

 

As far as shows, it did mention something about that bit I did not look into it as we never go to the concerts at the park.

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Hey guys I will be making my first trip to SFGAdv on a thursday in mid June and was looking for some tips. I will probably go on Cyborg first (I'm assuming that it will be open) then I see JL is right next to it and then Nitro so I will probably hit those 3 first. After that which rides should I go on early that are usually the busiest so I can get them done (Also which seat on the ride is best) Which rides in the parks have the longest wait times in order? Also I want to do the Safari as well any advice would be great thanks!

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Hey guys I will be making my first trip to SFGAdv on a thursday in mid June and was looking for some tips. I will probably go on Cyborg first (I'm assuming that it will be open) then I see JL is right next to it and then Nitro so I will probably hit those 3 first. After that which rides should I go on early that are usually the busiest so I can get them done (Also which seat on the ride is best) Which rides in the parks have the longest wait times in order? Also I want to do the Safari as well any advice would be great thanks!

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Normally spinning rides like this don't affect me at all, but watching that video alone made me so dizzy and disoriented. I think the feeling was exacerbated by the fish-eye lens the park used to film it (though I'm fairly positive the park made that choice on purpose for that very reason), but I'm sure this ride will still test the limit of how much spinning I can tolerate. Won't stop me from giving this a ride once I make it back to the park!!

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Right on time. I'm finally getting up there tomorrow. I need to be flogged for not taking the 2h 45min trip in all of these years. Well, I came for HITP once, but as you all know, quite a bit is closed. Looking forward to getting the rest of the credits.

 

Going to reride all of the HITP coasters, except GL and DK. Everything else will be my first time. Can't wait to see GAdv's JL. I messed up last time, and didn't ride back seat in Skull Mountain. Will redeem myself tomorrow.

 

I would like one recommendation. What are your opinions on the best place/s to eat (dining pass)? I'll eat anything that is edible, except cole slaw. Writing this has reminded me to put my cup in the car NOW. I forget it alot when I go right around the corner to SFA.

 

Warning: If El Toro is closed, I'm going to burn the place down.

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After seeing that video, I'm more excited for Cyborg Spin. It makes me think of Westworld..."Have you ever seen anything so full of splendor?"

 

It looks intense and it is sure to give some weird sensations, and while Great Adventure lacks two of my favorite flats (S&S Screamin Swings and Giant Frisbees), Cyborg Spin looks like it could be up there. I do not envy those of you who get sick on rides. Also, I'm glad some of you know your limits...unlike the kid who barfed on my feet in the bathroom near Body Wars at Epcot when I was 6.

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Hey guys I will be making my first trip to SFGAdv on a thursday in mid June and was looking for some tips. I will probably go on Cyborg first (I'm assuming that it will be open) then I see JL is right next to it and then Nitro so I will probably hit those 3 first. After that which rides should I go on early that are usually the busiest so I can get them done (Also which seat on the ride is best) Which rides in the parks have the longest wait times in order? Also I want to do the Safari as well any advice would be great thanks!

 

i've only been once, but when i went kingda ka was the place to go right off the bat. first ride was walk-on, second ride there was a 10min wait, third ride 20 min wait, and then it broke down. when it got going again it was a 20 min wait, broke down a second time.

 

el toro ran half empty trains for an hour and a half, and afterwards i'm sure there wasn't much wait. and nitro was a station wait everytime we went on it. superman had a longer wait. kingda ka and zumanjaro drop were the only rides with appreciable wait times.

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Stupid question...

 

It's been about 5-6 years since I have been to sfga, but do they still have the ribbon fries? It's basically a potato put on a spiral slicer. They then deep fry it.

 

If they do, where can one acquire It? And is it on the dinning plan?

 

Thanks....

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Was at the park today, and I was surprised to see the path between El Toro and Kingda Ka open (the actual one, not the one through the animal exhibit). Has it been like this all year? It’s the first time I’ve ever seen it open. The path between Justice league and Cyborg that leads to the main fountain area was also open today, which I have seen open before, but very sporadically.

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