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sucks, but not unexpected, that they are really pushing the benefits for "members" over Season Pass holders.

 

I'll stick with my prediction that this is the last year they will offer passes, and move to Memberships only

 

(as you can tell, I prefer a Season Pass)

 

Do you just prefer paying all at once? Seems that is the only difference other than what they call it. The new perk of getting to skip one line each time was a nice addition.

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sucks, but not unexpected, that they are really pushing the benefits for "members" over Season Pass holders.

 

I'll stick with my prediction that this is the last year they will offer passes, and move to Memberships only

 

(as you can tell, I prefer a Season Pass)

 

Do you just prefer paying all at once? Seems that is the only difference other than what they call it. The new perk of getting to skip one line each time was a nice addition.

 

I prefer pay up front, and not have it auto-renew, with a pain in the ass cancellation process (assuming you remember to cancel it).

 

they seem to be taking away Passholder perks and moving them over to Memberships.

 

I budget for a Season Pass if I'm going to get one, so yeah, rather pay up front, it's good for the season, and if I want to buy one the next year, i will.

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sucks, but not unexpected, that they are really pushing the benefits for "members" over Season Pass holders.

 

I'll stick with my prediction that this is the last year they will offer passes, and move to Memberships only

 

(as you can tell, I prefer a Season Pass)

 

Do you just prefer paying all at once? Seems that is the only difference other than what they call it. The new perk of getting to skip one line each time was a nice addition.

 

I prefer pay up front, and not have it auto-renew, with a pain in the A$$ cancellation process (assuming you remember to cancel it).

 

they seem to be taking away Passholder perks and moving them over to Memberships.

 

I budget for a Season Pass if I'm going to get one, so yeah, rather pay up front, it's good for the season, and if I want to buy one the next year, i will.

 

Same here. I pay once normally during something like the Labor Day sale get a good price and am done for the year.

 

The thought of paying monthly and now having to pay regular price is not appealing.

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Sounds like Bert may be right about SF ditching the season passes. We're in the same boat. We don't like monthly payments or anything nibbling away at our checking account. It feels good to just pay it off and forget it. It's only $70. Even if we only save a few bucks we'll always opt for one payment. Utilities and mortgage aside, we have no petty monthly payments and we would like to keep it that way. This will bother us much more than the average person.

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Not many of the Cyclone clones remaining now. Texas Cyclone, Psyclone, White Canyon and Aska have all been demolished. And with Georgia Cyclone now being converted, this only leaves Bandit at Movie Park Germany and Viper SFGAM as the only operating Cyclone clones. In addition to the original of course...

 

That being said, the new pictures looks fantastic and I have no doubt that this will be one kick-ass ride experience!

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Not many of the Cyclone clones remaining now. Texas Cyclone, Psyclone, White Canyon and Aska have all been demolished. And with Georgia Cyclone now being converted, this only leaves Bandit at Movie Park Germany and Viper SFGAM as the only operating Cyclone clones. In addition to the original of course...

 

That being said, the new pictures looks fantastic and I have no doubt that this will be one kick-ass ride experience!

That's interesting. Is Viper profiled differently? It seemed so much more tolerable than Georgia Cyclone.

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Sounds like Bert may be right about SF ditching the season passes. We're in the same boat. We don't like monthly payments or anything nibbling away at our checking account. It feels good to just pay it off and forget it. It's only $70. Even if we only save a few bucks we'll always opt for one payment. Utilities and mortgage aside, we have no petty monthly payments and we would like to keep it that way. This will bother us much more than the average person.

 

I hope they dont. Guess we’ll find out toward the end of the season when they start marketing 2019 passes. I guess that is one reason that they like memberships. No need to sell again to people every year.

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... Even if we only save a few bucks we'll always opt for one payment. Utilities and mortgage aside, we have no petty monthly payments and we would like to keep it that way. This will bother us much more than the average person.

 

We are right there with you. We don't do monthly payments on anything. (Aside from mortgage and utilities) And we want to keep it that way.

 

I can see Six Flags reasoning behind pushing for memberships... But I still prefer the old school way of buying a season pass up front and forgetting about it the rest of the year. I visit enough Six Flags parks for a season pass to be worth it... But I don't visit enough Six Flags parks to warrant spending $17 a month on it. I mean, there are months I don't visit SF parks... So why pay for a membership during months it's not being used??

 

Anywho, sorry to go off on a rant!!

 

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The turnaround featuring two inversions is looking better and better with each new photo. Can't wait to give this thing a go later this year!

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Apart from not expiring (and, now, different benefits), I guess I just think of the membership as a season pass split into twelve monthly payments. I don't care that I don't visit every month or that I'm making payments during months when a given park is closed. I just have a goal of making the membership pay for itself, like I would with a season pass.

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Apart from not expiring (and, now, different benefits), I guess I just think of the membership as a season pass split into twelve monthly payments. I don't care that I don't visit every month or that I'm making payments during months when a given park is closed. I just have a goal of making the membership pay for itself, like I would with a season pass.

 

a monthly fee is WAY more than I paid for a Season Pass when it was on sale.

(tho here in Austin, Fiesta is advertising a "membership sale" during Spring Break. . so maybe they are planning on doing a discount of some type if they do away with the Season Passes).

 

but like the old Columbia Record club, where once you signed up, you're gonna get letters every month, and be charged if you don't send the card back? yeah. .that's how I view the monthly memberships.

 

if I can't pay for it and then just have it with no additional obligations? then it's just not for me.

I completely understand I'm in the minority, and if other folks like it the parks are giving them what they want, and more power to em.

 

but it's not for me, and if Season Pass isn't an option, then I likely won't be purchasing one (heck, we went several years without Six Flags season passes, and just renewed/got one for 2018 on Black Friday, since the price was simply too good to pass up).

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I am not a fan of a monthly payment plan a.k.a. 'membership' either. This requires giving a corporate entity access to your bank account or credit card with a complicated cancellation process. Hopefully season passes will remain an option otherwise anyone without access to credit or to anyone on a strict cash-only lifestyle will not be able to buy a membership unless they buy one of those Green Dot cards, etc.

 

Having said all of that, I can see where offering memberships looks good on paper and makes some business sense. Going the membership route will mean better profits for the chain (which we hope they invest in their parks!)

 

There may also be a very positive side effect. Corporate is well aware that off seasons can hurt membership sales. It is my understanding that Fiesta Texas is exploring the possibility of a year-round weekend operation starting next year. Other parks in warmer climates like Over Georgia and even Over Texas could look into that as well. Of course Magic Mountain is now 365 but I have to believe other dominoes may fall too. Our park has really added to the operating calendar these past few years or so, including Holiday as well as the weekends in November. With the chain aggressively promoting year-round memberships this seems to be a very real possibility - and that March 3-4th, 2018 may have been the last scheduled closed weekend.

 

Nonetheless, it will be a very interesting year, especially around Labor Day - and what type of deals are offered.

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There may also be a very positive side effect. Corporate is well aware that off seasons can hurt membership sales. It is my understanding that Fiesta Texas is exploring the possibility of a year-round weekend operation starting next year. Other parks in warmer climates like Over Georgia and even Over Texas could look into that as well. Of course Magic Mountain is now 365 but I have to believe other dominoes may fall too. Our park has really added to the operating calendar these past few years or so, including Holiday as well as the weekends in November. With the chain aggressively promoting year-round memberships this seems to be a very real possibility - and that March 3-4th, 2018 may have been the last scheduled closed weekend.

 

Nonetheless, it will be a very interesting year, especially around Labor Day - and what type of deals are offered.

 

I honestly don't follow it close enough to be aware if Fiesta would be considering year-round (I'd think SFoT would go that route first, but who knows). . . but I do know that the park was open thru Jan 7, and then re-opened for the 2018 season on Feb 24.

 

so technically, they were open every month . . so they are kind of already doing a "year round" operation. . even tho they were closed completely for 6 weekends (1/7-2/24)

 

I was surprised that some other SF parks didn't open until later in the year, since the Texas parks opened up prior to March, and go weekly for Spring Break this whole week.

 

 

enough about the membership vs Season Pass stuff tho.. . Twisted Cyclone looks incredible, and I'm very much looking forwards to getting a chance to ride it when I visit Atlanta later this summer!

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I just looked at some videos on youtube of GASM running backwards and noticed they were using the old cyclone trains. Are these a replacement and what are they going to do with the old buzz bar trains that I loved so much?

Yes, according to the park they are a permanent replacement (they will stay even once they switch back to the forward operation). After experiencing GASM backwards last weekend, I found the ride to be smoother than I expected. I still got some pretty good airtime even with the different trains. I’m not completely sure why the park decided to retire the old trains in the first place.

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I just looked at some videos on youtube of GASM running backwards and noticed they were using the old cyclone trains. Are these a replacement and what are they going to do with the old buzz bar trains that I loved so much?

Yes, according to the park they are a permanent replacement (they will stay even once they switch back to the forward operation). After experiencing GASM backwards last weekend, I found the ride to be smoother than I expected. I still got some pretty good airtime even with the different trains. I’m not completely sure why the park decided to retire the old trains in the first place.

Yea I wish they never retired them in the first place because they were great especially with the buzz bars and now wish I could have gotten a few more rides on it with them on. It’s great that the airtime is still there. Is it smoother with the cyclone trains or the old ones?

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Yuuuuuuge progress on #TwistedCyclone. Enjoy!

 

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That turn though...

 

This coaster keeps looking better and better. RMC is on a roll with these conversions! Looking forward to riding this later this season! (Loving the colors too!)

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