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  1. SAM527

    Misc GA Mumblings

    I wonder if that has anything to do with the new xray machines which I think are multiplying every time I go to the park. I think at some point everything will have to go through a better scanner/xray and they need to fire whoever thought having a solid color dining pass drink cup was a good idea this season.
  2. SAM527

    Do you plan on buying one of GA's new Membership plans?

    Unless something like this already exists, it could be a good year to have something like the ride wait times page but for toll booth/parking lot, security and entrance wait times. I know people post messages but something that could be updated with minutes or GASP...hours. If this is even possible.
  3. SAM527

    Do you plan on buying one of GA's new Membership plans?

    That's so true, when I was comparing memberships/prices and went down the long list of benefits and crossed off the useless things, I was left with about 4 things that could be of any interest. Then there's the one time, space availability and making a reservation restrictions. Wait until Summer and an even worse Fright Fest crowd if some of these early season crowd days are an indication. I fear Six Flags has already oversold passes and memberships and getting in the park or trying to have an enjoyable day will be hit and miss. We were in Six Flags America last weekend and had a nice lunch in Chop Six. Something like that needs to be put in Great Adventure.
  4. SAM527

    Do you plan on buying one of GA's new Membership plans?

    Hi Matt, I did read that which leads me to believe they will raise prices at some point during the season like they normally do on passes and memberships and then reset the price sometime but the prices won't go lower than they are right now or the possibility they will never be this low again when they do increase. Even when they say never...that's never true. Their wording used as I see it right now is that the price will probably increase but they have the lowest price that memberships will be and they won't do a sale on this their lowest price.
  5. SAM527

    Misc GA Mumblings

    I was totally impressed to see that they put in all of those yellow poles and finally made a walkway even with wording on the ground so people know what it's for, now they just need to figure out it's there and actually use it. Also, I will almost swear that the exit lanes closest to the parking booths and parts of the parking lot out that way weren't paved on Friday but were paved by Sunday.
  6. SAM527

    Do you plan on buying one of GA's new Membership plans?

    I was getting a season pass too but I switched to a membership 3 years ago for the same reasons as you. I've still had to add dining to my pass every year though. I'm not upgrading this year either, maybe September IF they do a sale then or I'll wait until the end of the year when my dining pass expires or wait until the beginning of next year. This will also give them time to make adjustments to things that need fixing like they should get rid of being able to buy Preferred Parking at the Preferred Parking booth and backing up the single line to get in, it should only be added at the regular parking booths. It also will give an idea of what they are going to do with membership prices throughout the year and if they do increase and if/when they drop back to the current price levels. I'm still surprised they didn't just upgrade current Combo Gold passes to Gold Plus and let us decide from there if we want to keep what we have or upgrade further.
  7. SAM527

    2018 SFGA Theme Park Map

    That's cool Matt, but you still have to fold them in half? I didn't want to fold this one since I save them too, also there's nowhere that I can see to make it into booklet/brochure size. I could justify the previous versions since they were already folded. Even the Show and Events Guide although the front print is printed on the left side of the page, it looks like it's meant to be folded if you want to.
  8. SAM527

    2018 SFGA Theme Park Map

    This years park map is a one sheet and huge. It's bigger than a diner place mat, more like a mini poster and there's nowhere to fold it to a convenient size to carry around. Unless you fold it in half and half again and keep folding lol. I did see people walking around with it unfolded though.
  9. SAM527

    Great Adventure Confessional

    I agree too. I was in Williamsburg this January and they had a temp rink set up in the middle of the street that they close off. It was a nice size and people were using it.
  10. SAM527

    Do you plan on buying one of GA's new Membership plans?

    I'm going to wait to upgrade my membership partly because of the dining pass issue. I'll let that run out at the end of the year and then go from there. I also think it's going to take them some time to work out the kinks that are bound to happen and everyone understanding the different levels on top of the pass confusion. Especially with Gold, if I'm right there's a Gold pass, Combo Gold membership and a Gold Plus membership. Anyone that has Gold is going to think what they have applies to them. Signage should be crazy and trying to explain it. I'd be happy if they really do what they say this time with a member entrance, in the past that hasn't worked too well. I also have a Discover card and with all the times I went last year, it was only open one time that I saw. The preferred parking entrance will really need some work now, it takes only one car to back up everyone else in that one lane, which I was in that line more than once. I'm looking forward to a new season starting....whenever that will be!
  11. SAM527

    Misc GA Mumblings

    I'm pretty sure I checked this morning and it had still said 8pm for Saturday then. It's definitely not looking good for next weekend when they started reducing hours more than a week in advance. It's only the right thing to do for the employees that have to work and gives them the chance to go home a bit earlier than they would have with an 8pm closing. If it opens at all.
  12. SAM527

    Do you plan on buying one of GA's new Membership plans?

    That's really good to know, and no credit or refund...not surprising. My payment comes out the 5th of each month so my best payment date will be the 4th lol. This will give me more time to think about it. I'm also waiting to hear what other people with memberships experienced during upgrading. I really don't want to do anything yet, or maybe even at all this year if I'm just going to put out even more money without being able to use all of the benefits.
  13. SAM527

    Do you plan on buying one of GA's new Membership plans?

    I really don't know what I should do, upgrade now or wait until 2019. Their rolling out of nearly anything is almost always a mess and not well thought out and I've seen a lot in the 43 years I've been going to the park. I'm not expecting to get anything credit wise for something I haven't paid for, my main complaint is upgrading and not seeing the discount for the dining pass that's already paid for while others are seeing a credit for something that they already paid for. Woohoo, they won't charge me another processing fee, that's pretty much an insult. Another thing that could have been a good idea would have been automatically upgrading the combo gold memberships since they aren't selling those anymore to the gold plus level membership.
  14. SAM527

    Do you plan on buying one of GA's new Membership plans?

    Right it has that. What I meant was, people that already bought passes for this year are getting the full amount they paid back with an "in park spending credit" to use good for the whole year. What's the incentive for me to upgrade? I'm supposed to just think about upgrading to a higher membership and not get anything back and get the same benefits on a higher membership as someone who goes from a pass to a membership and gets a $70 credit? Is there the % credit back for the dining pass I've already paid $90 for? Is there any credit? It just looks like current membership holders are being ignored for season pass holders that don't really care about a getting a membership.
  15. SAM527

    Do you plan on buying one of GA's new Membership plans?

    Ahh, that makes sense. thanks. Now the question is, with the people that already also have an existing membership like me, you would think they would have listed something on the web site about upgrading those and not just focusing on people with passes who judging from this poll look like they are just going to keep their passes.
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