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Old 02-05-2008, 10:35 AM
Location: san antonio/potranco area
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We have had Six Flags season passes for 7 years now (family of 5) and this year we are considering changing to SW also, mainly because the parking passes at Six flags has gone up to 40.00- and they put it on one of the season passes, so if whom ever has the parking pass on the season pass does not go- you are SOL.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:52 AM
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We moved here in '04 from Olympia and once we bought our house so close to SW the first thing we did was buy season passes. We loved it the first year and so re-upped the second year. We have teens and did spend a lot of time at the waterpark, but we learned that you have to get there EARLY no matter what day you go. Forget Spring Break....too crowded. And then there was the day everyone had to clear the wave pool because someone didn't see the need to use SWIM diapers on their baby! YUCK! I don't think SW has been doing a good job of keeping up w/ demand at the park and many are considering going Six Flags. It's hard though when SW is just so darned convenient!
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:12 PM
Location: Texas Hill Country
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We had Sw for a few years then switched to Fiesta and my boys loved it from the get go. At the time there were 3 and 5 and now we live in Austin they still love the place. Lots of kiddo rides for both of them they are older now at almost 8 and almost 5 but still love going there. We always went when it opened during the weekdays or on Sunday mornings. Sometimes just went in for a couple of rides then fireworks on a Friday during the summer. Great fun. The water park was always crowded except first thing and then the real kiddo part is at the top of a hill. Not real easy to get to if you have small kids,stroller etc in tow! But once there it was fun and pretty well self contained!

Have fun
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:20 PM
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I guess it depends on what you're trying to accomplish. We bought season passes in December that are good through 2008. I have small kids, so we probably won't even go to the water park when it opens.

If you buy the tickets online and get 4, you get a small discount (maybe $5 each). However, you get a coupon book that allows you to renew for 2009 during the summer for a substantial discount - I want to say $15-20. Don't quote me on that, though. I'll have to look at the coupon tonight and will post the discount.

Believe it or not, I grew up in SA but moved before Sea World opened. I had NEVER been. I figured out that if I traveled from Houston and went two times, it was cheaper than buying the daily or two day tickets. You also get a small (10%) discount on food - granted, it is WAAAAAY overpriced for what you get.

We went twice during the Christmas break. It was fairly busy on the weekend (December 30), but New Year's Eve wasn't bad at all. Keep in mind that the park has shorter hours then - 10 - 5. I understand closing at 5 because of darkness (although they could have stayed open until 5:30), but really wish that they opened prior to 10. The weather was nice both days. Unfortunately, we still didn't get to see all of the shows (I have young kids that don't walk fast and also have to use the bathroom every 5 minutes!).

My main complaint was that they did not have enough shows. Consequently, the popular ones like Shamu were way overcrowded. Their crowd control left a bit to be desired. My mom was in a wheelchair, and we had lots of people showing up right at the last minute (or even late) and trying to find a seat when none were available. It would have been nice if the staff had kept them out, as they were blocking the view of people that got there early.

If Sea World would have had even one or two more shows during this time period, it would have been great.

The lines for rides weren't bad at all, especially on the 31st. We walked right on to several, including Rio Loco.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:06 PM
Location: NOVA
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Default 6-flag season tickets

We won them this year but you still pay $45 for the year for parking at 6-flags. Over the holiday season, if you got there right when they opening, there were no lines for 2+ hours but after that the crowds starting building.
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