A Flash Pass is one of the most popular passes atevery Six Flags park.
In this guide, we'll explainwhat a Six Flags Flash Pass is, how it works, the perks that it offers, the different types of passes, and if it's worth it.
What is a Six Flags Flash Pass?
A Six Flags Flash Pass provides a visitor access to a separate and quicker line for the most popular rides.
The Flash Pass entrance will either lead to a different line or allow you to cut the regular line.
Depending on whichSix Flags locationyou visit, you may receive a Flash Pass wristband or Flash Pass watch.
After making your reservation through the app, you'll simply need to show your Flash Pass (wristband or watch)to the ride attendant, and you can enjoy your ride with little to no wait time.
The Flash Pass acts as a fast pass for the Six Flags parks, as you'll spend less time waiting in lines, and more time riding the actual rides.
Is It Included With Admission?
No. A Flash Pass is a separate cost and requires a park admission to be able to use it.
How Doesa Flash Pass Work?
Your experience in using a Flash Pass may vary slightly depending on which parkyou'revisiting, but luckily for you, we've covered both cases.
Flash Pass Wristband
At Six Flags Great Adventure, for example, visitors can purchase the Flash Pass through the Six Flags App, orat the park inside the Flash Pass headquarters.
We ended up purchasing inside of the Flash Pass headquarters, but we'd recommend doing it through the app.
There's a line to wait in, and once you get to the staff, they'll simplyassist you in navigating through the app to purchase the Flash Pass.
Once you've entered your personal information and payment details in the app, your phone will receive a prompt to receive a wristband from the staff.
Each wristband has a wristband number, and you'll enter your wristband number inside of the app, and then click the save wristband button.
After this is complete, you can stay inside of the app and reserve rides directly from there.
The app will give you an approximate estimated time of when you can use your Flash Pass for each ride, and remind you when it is near your ride time through a notification.
When it is your time to ride, you'll head straight to the Flash Pass entrance of the ride, show your wristband, and enjoy the ride.
Flash Pass Watch
In other parks, you'll be providedwith a touchscreen watchthatgrants you entryto the quicker lines.
This touchscreen watch is what you will also use to make reservations for rides.
From this watch, you will be able to seewhich rides you have reserved, change your reservations to another ride, or even cancel your reservation for a ride.
After you've reserved a ride,you can see the wait time forthe ride directly on the watch.
Whenever your ride is ready, your watch will receive a notification.
Wait times will vary depending on which version of the Flash Pass you've chosen, and how busy the park is.
Types of Flash Passes
There are three types of Flash passes:
- Platinum Pass
- Gold Pass
- Regular Pass
Your experience will vary depending on which one you decide to purchase.
A Regular Pass allows you to wait virtually in line for a ride, while the Gold and Platinum Passes also do this, but will also at minimum cut your wait time by half.
Platinum will offer the least amount of wait time, but will also be the most expensive.
1. Platinum Pass
Up to 90% faster than the current wait time.
2. Gold Pass
Up to 50% faster than the current wait time.
Wait Virtually for a ride.
Daily Price Changes
It's important to know that the Flash Pass varies in price depending on which day you decide to go.
The factors boil down to the season (is it a busier time of the year for the park or slower?), and whether it is a weekday or a weekend (weekdays tend to be slower).
The slower times will generally be cheaper, whereas the busier times will be more expensive.
Head over to the Six Flags site to get a price on a Flash Pass, on the day that you're planning to visit.
All Season Flash Pass
For those considering aSix Flags Season Pass, you should know that you can purchase the Flash Pass for the entire season as an add-on.
This means that you can skip the lines for an entire year withThe Flash Pass on any regular operating day atyour specific Six Flags(the term of your associated Annual Pass).
Being able to skip the line at your favorite rides every time that you visit, is one of the best experiences that you can have at any theme park.
Only the Platinum and Gold passes are available for the entire season.
How to Purchase & Use a Flash Pass
- Purchase the Flash Pass online directly from the Six Flags site.
- Print your Flash Pass voucher
- Once you arrive at the park, head to the Flash Pass sales center (or Guest Services) to retrieve your watch
- Enjoy your favorite rides with minimal to no wait time
- Return the watch before leaving the park
Don't Lose the Flash Pass Watch
If you lose the Flash Pass watch that was provided to you, you will have to pay a $70 fee to replace it.
So.. Make sure that you have the watch strapped on tightly!
How to Find theFlash Pass Entrance
If you've never used a Flash Pass before, you should know that finding the entrance can be a bit challenging at times.
Typically there will be plenty of Flash Pass signs near the ride entrance.
If you're unsure where to go, don't hesitate to ask a park attendant to point you to the right area.
Flash Passes Are Non-Refundable
It's very important to know that once you've purchased a Flash Pass, you can't return it, or receive a refund.
You'll want to ensure that you're well informed before making a decision to purchase this pass, as well as be sure that you're available to go to the park on the date that you've chosen.
Flash Passes Vary By Park
Which rides are included with the Flash Pass at each Six Flags parks are different.
Below, we've created a guide foreach Six Flags park, that will show you exactly which rides the Flash Pass works for.
Flash Pass For Each Six Flags Park
- Six Flags Magic Mountain's Flash Pass
- Six Flags Great Adventure's Flash Pass
- Flash Pass at Six Flags Over Texas
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas Flash Pass
- Six Flags St. Louis Flash Pass
- Six Flags Great America's Flash Pass
Reserve Your Next Ride ASAP
After you've reserved your ride, and you've walked over to the ride, and checked in with theride attendant, immediately reserve your next ride!
By the time you've exited your current ride, and begin walking over, you'll receive a notification (through your watch or app) that your next ride is ready to go.
Is a Flash Pass Worth It?
If you're visiting on a weekend, especially during the busier months of the year, a Flash Pass is absolutely worth it.
When the park is busy, ride wait times can be several hours. You can avoid dealing with that by investing in a Flash Pass.
If you're visiting on a weekday, a Flash Pass may not be worth it as ride wait times are traditionally much shorter, and you won't need to wait in line for a long period.
Frequently Asked Question
Is the Flash Pass for One Person?
Yes,each person has to pay the full price for their ownFlash Pass.
If you have a group of 5 people, all 5 people will have to pay for their own Flash Pass, and each person will receive their own Flash Pass watch.
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