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10 Ways to Get a Six Flags Ticket Discount

Updated on June 29, 2017
The American Eagle's helix, Giant Drop, Raging Bull, and Viper roller coasters at Six Flags Great America, Chicago.
The American Eagle's helix, Giant Drop, Raging Bull, and Viper roller coasters at Six Flags Great America, Chicago. | Source

Spending the day at a Six Flags amusements park may be filled with thrills and fun, but the price of a ticket can be a downer, especially for families.

With 16 parks scattered across the U.S., Six Flags offers fun for all ages, from water-themed rides to roller coasters. Adult tickets range from $59.99 to $82.99, but with a little bit of planning, it's easy to get discounts and avoid paying full-price.

Here is information about group discounts and ways to save on Six Flags tickets for 2017.

Six Flags Ticket Prices and Discounts for 2017

Six Flags:
Adult/Child Tickets at the Park
Online Purchase
Groups (size)
California:
 
 
 
Magic Mountain: Los Angeles
$72.99/$57.99
One-Day: $72.99
$41.99 (15+)
 
 
Any Day: $82.99 use by 12/31/17
$54.99 (10-14)
 
 
3 Day Advance: $57.99
1 free w/ every 15
 
 
6 Day Advance: $62.99
 
 
 
7 Day Advance: $57.99
 
 
 
 
 
Hurricane Harbor: Los Angeles
$42.99/34.99
Any Day: $34.99 use by 10/1/17
$27.99 (15+)
 
 
3 Day Advance: $33.99
1 free w/ every 15
 
 
5 Day Advance: $32.99
 
 
 
 
 
Discovery Kingdom: San Francisco
$68.99/$48.99
Choose Day: up to $20 off
$33.99 (15+ Choose Day)
 
 
Any Day: $54.99 use by 12/31/17
$35.99 (15+ Any Day 12/31/17)
 
 
 
 
Georgia:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Six Flags Over Georgia: Atlanta
$67.99/$47.99
Choose Day: up to $20 off
$33.99 (15+)
 
 
Any Day: $54.99 use by 1/3/18
$39.99 (10-14)
 
 
 
1 free w/ every 15
 
 
 
 
Whitewater: Atlanta
$44.99/$39.99
Any Day: $42.99 use by 9/24/17
$28.99 (15+)
 
 
1 Day Advance: up to $5 off
$33.99 (10-14)
 
 
 
1 free w/ every 15
Illinois:
 
 
 
Great America: Chicago
$71.99/$51.99
Choose Day: up to $20 off
$35.92 (15+) not valid for Fright Fest
 
 
Any Day: $62.99 use by 9/4/17
Add on Hurricane Harbor for $10
 
 
 
1 free w/ every 20
Hurricane Harbor: Chicago
$7.00 additional or free with season pass
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maryland:
 
 
 
Six Flags America: Baltimore
$65.99/$45.99
Choose Day: up to $20 off
Advance Cash: $36.68 (15+) use by 9/30/17
 
 
Any Day: $55.99 use by 1/1/18
Same Day: $44.35 (15+)
 
 
 
1 free w/ every 15
 
 
 
 
Massachusetts:
 
 
 
Six Flags New England: Springfield
$67.99/$57.99
Choose Day 1 in Advance: up to $20 off
$38.50 (15+)
 
 
Any Day: $59.99 use by 9/17/18
$44.00 (10-14)
 
 
 
1 free w/ 15
 
 
 
 
Missouri:
 
 
 
Six Flags St. Louis
$65.99/$50.99
Choose Day 1 in Advance: up to $21 off
$32.99 (cash) 15-80)
 
 
Any Day: $57.99 use by 1/1/18
1 free w/ every 15
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Jersey:
 
 
 
Great Adventure & Wild Safari: Jackson
$74.99/$47.99
Choose Day: up to $25 off
$31.99 (15+ thru 6/30/17)
 
 
Any Day: $59.99 use by 9/10/17
$38.99 (15+ thru 9/24/17)
 
 
 
$45.99 (15+ valid all season)
 
 
 
 
Hurricane Harbor: Jackson
$45.99/$34.99
Any Day: $41.99 use by 9/4/17
$29.99 (15+)
 
 
Any Day 1 in Advance: up to $8 off
1 free w/ every 10
 
 
 
 
New York:
 
 
 
Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom: Lake George
$59.99/$46.99
Choose Day 1 in Advance: up to $20 off
$31.99 (15+) use by 10/29/17
 
 
Any Day: $49.99 use by 10/29/17
1 free w/ every 15
 
 
 
 
Texas:
 
 
 
Six Flags Fiesta Texas: San Antonio
$76.99/$61.99
Choose Day 1 in Advance: up to $17 off
$32.99 (15+) use by 1/1/18
 
 
Any Day: $68.99
1 free w/ every 25
 
 
 
 
Six Flags Over Texas: DFW
$74.99/$59.99
Any Day: $56.99 use by 1/1/18
$37.00 (15+)
 
 
3-Day Advance: up to $20 off
$44.99 (10-14)
 
 
 
1 free w/ every 20
 
 
 
 
Hurricane Harbor: DFW
$36.99/$31.99
Any Day: $31.99 use by 1/17/17
$25.99 (15+)
 
 
3 Day Advance: $29.99 valid 7/2-9/24/17
$27.99 (10-14)
 
 
 
1 free w/ 20
Source: 2017 ticket prices listed above are from sixflags.com as of 6/29/2017. Children under 2 are free. Prices are subject to change. Check the Six Flags website to verify prices.

1. Coke Can Six Flags Discounts

Save your Six Flags Coca-Cola brand soda can promo code and use it to get discounts at the park!
Save your Six Flags Coca-Cola brand soda can promo code and use it to get discounts at the park! | Source

One of the most popular ways to save on Six Flags park tickets is to use the promo code on an empty can of Coca-Cola brand soda (Coke or Sprite). Be on the lookout: You have to bring the can with you to get the discount.

Soda can discounts can vary by theme park, but they usually mean a savings of $15-$21. Be sure to read the restrictions. For example, almost all discounts can only be applied to adult-ticket prices.

It is also possible to use the promo code "COKE" at sixflags.com for discounts.

2. Six Flags Coupons on Product Packages

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  • Ortega: Most discounts and coupons for Six Flags tickets can only be used for adult admission. This year, Ortega has a coupon that can be peeled off its taco shell boxes and be used just for kids' tickets. With the coupon, children nine and under get in free on a weekday with the purchase of a full-price general admission ticket. That's a value of up to $51.99. The coupon can also be used for $10 off an adult general admission ticket. Both deals expire September 20, 2015.
  • Wet Ones: Text or email your receipt showing a purchase of Wet Ones hand wipes and receive a coupon good for one free weekday kids' admission with the purchase of a full-price adult general admission ticket. This coupon can also be used to take $10 off a full-price weekend general admission ticket.
  • Other products: Watch for discounts on other food and product packages, as they often pop up throughout the summer months. Here are some from past years: Post Cereal (2012), Polly-O and Kraft string cheese (2011), Tony's frozen pizza (2011).

3. Buy Tickets Online, Print, and Go

One of the easiest ways to get a discount is to simply purchase your ticket online at sixflags.com at least 24 hours in advance of your visit. The amount of the savings varies by theme park, but can range from $15-$25 per general admission ticket.

4. Six Flags Season Pass

A Six Flags season pass book.
A Six Flags season pass book. | Source

For frequent visitors, purchasing a season pass is a must. Not only do season pass holders enjoy significant savings off admission, but the booklet is filled with lots of other valuable coupons. In 2013, for example, the GOLD Six Flags pass includes free parking at every Six Flags location. Other pass books offer significant savings on bringing friends along. Season pass books are cheaper when purchased early in the season or when bought online in multiple numbers.

The Summer Thrill Pass costs less than the regular season pass, but does not come with the coupon book and is only valid during the summer season (not for off-season events like Fright Fest).

5. Group Discounts

It's tons of fun to spend a day at an amusement park, but it's even more fun when you go with lots of friends!

Six Flags offers significant savings to groups. Minimum numbers vary by park, so make sure to find out ahead of time what restrictions apply near you. At Great America Chicago/Gurnee, a minimum of 20 is required for discounts. At Six Flags in Arlington, TX, discounts are available for groups as small as ten.

When you go with a large group, you can receive one free ticket for every 10, 15, 20, or 21 admissions purchased (depending on the location).

See the table above for 2015 group ticket prices for each theme park.

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Green Lantern Roller Coaster, Six Flags New Jersey

6. Grocery Stores and Other Merchants

Grocery stores and merchants located near a Six Flags amusement park often have tickets and passes available for purchase at discounted prices. For example, Jewel Osco grocery stores sell Six Flags admission tickets for the following prices (including tax), valid at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL (Chicago):

  • One-day ticket: $53.55 (compared to $71.99 + tax at main gate)
  • Season pass: $88.57 (compared to $189.99 + tax at main gate)
  • Season pass (4 or more): $78.27 each (compared to $189.99 + tax each at main gate)

Kroger stores, located in the southeast U.S., sell discounted Six Flags season passes and may sell discounted one-day general admission tickets to both Six Flags parks in Georgia.

7. Hotel and Resort Packages

Hotels and resorts near Six Flags parks may also offer discounted ticket packages.
Hotels and resorts near Six Flags parks may also offer discounted ticket packages. | Source

If visiting a Six Flags park is part of your vacation plans, be sure and ask about ticket packages to the theme park before booking your hotel room. It may be worth paying a little more for a hotel room if it comes with discounted or free theme park tickets and a free shuttle. Plan ahead.

The Ride 'N Slide one or two night package available at Keylime Cove indoor waterpark and resort in Gurnee, IL is worth considering for visitors of Six Flags Great America. Located within a mile of the theme park, the Ride 'N Slide package includes hotel room, admission to Great America and Hurricane Harbor waterpark, admission to Keylime Cove's indoor waterpark, and a free shuttle.

Hotels near Six Flags parks may also offer deals. The Comfort Inn near Great America Gurnee/Chicago sells a Great American Six Flags package. Ask about hotel and park admission discounts.

The original Six Flags Railroad train ride, "General Sam Houston, still in operation at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.
The original Six Flags Railroad train ride, "General Sam Houston, still in operation at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. | Source

8. Employers and Credit Unions

Companies and businesses located near Six Flags amusement parks may give their employees discounted admission tickets. Reduced-priced tickets also can often can be purchased at local credit unions.

Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain

9. Six Flags Read to Succeed

Six Flags has a reading club, Read to Succeed, designed to encourage children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade to read. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn a free admission ticket to a participating Six Flags park. Teachers can earn free tickets, too. Teachers with ten or more students participating in the program are eligible for a free ticket. The school must be within a 250-mile radius of a Six Flags theme park.


10. Discover Credit Card

If you use your Discover credit card to purchase Six Flags tickets or passes (either online or at the main gate) you will receive a 5% discount. This same discount is also available for all purchases made within the theme park.

More Ways to Save at Six Flags

With just a little planning, it's easy to save money on the cost of a general admission ticket to Six Flags parks. Look into these other ways to receive discounts:

  • City Passes and City Go Cards (save on admission to multiple attractions within a city)
  • Entertainment books
  • Military discounts
  • Alumni associations

Share Your Six Flags Experience!

If you have had good luck getting discounts for Six Flags park tickets, share your experience below! Or, if you've had trouble with any of these, or other, ways to save money at Six Flags, let us know that too. You may help another amusement park lover save some money.

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      Kimberly 3 months ago

      If you are a pass holder, do you get a discount on daily tickets bought for a friend, even if it is not a "bring a fring for free" day?

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      PTermin 11 months ago

      Can you only use one can per admission of can you use a lot of cans to get a lot of money off

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      This was a great hub. I used to go to Six Flags in NJ, when I lived in NJ. Great tips that could apply to Six Flags or any theme park. Voted up for useful!

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      lizeth 2 years ago

      awe some

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      William Gibstat 3 years ago from NY

      Great list! I knew some of them, but I didn't realize there were so many ways. You should never pay full price at Six Flags.

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      Andrew 3 years ago from Rep Boston MA

      Most corporate McDonalds stores (at least in MA) have a coupon for Six Flags that's 2 dollars off!

      ~thranax~

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      Kristin Trapp 4 years ago from Illinois

      You can often find individual Coke cans in the coolers at convenience stores and gas stations. Also, the cans inside the multi-packs of Coke are usually printed with the Six Flags coupons, even though it is not indicated on the box/carton itself.

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      Girl 4 years ago

      Wow this really helps but what stores have coke cans

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      epichealthyjunc 4 years ago from Hometown, Illinois

      This is Really a Gem right here Sister!

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      yourpark 5 years ago from New York

      Can you give a discount code to save money on Six Flags New England? Thanks!

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      I know in the Chicago area, I've seen them on the cans of Coke in 12-packs and on single cans that you might buy in a restaurant. The cans in the case aren't visible and it does not say anything on the box.

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      Njksgirl 5 years ago

      I can't find any coke cans with that coupon on it and we're going this week!

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      lilredsaver - Thanks for letting me know that. It's good to know that these tips allowed you to work Six Flags into your vacation plans. By the way, if you go to a Six Flags with a water park (i.e. Hurricane Harbor) the admission ticket is good for both the amusement park and water park. Have Fun!

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      lilredsaver 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for the tips! My husband and I were just talking about maybe including Six Flags in our vacation plans...and these money-saving tips have sealed the deal!!

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks randomcreative!!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Awesome resources!!

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks kashmir56. Amusement parks can be quite expensive so every little bit helps. Most of listed discounts are significant enough to add up to a good amount of money saved. Your comment and vote are appreciated.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      All great information to help everyone going there this summer to save money. Well done!

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      tipstoretireearly - And just in time for summer savings! I cannot even imagine paying full-price at the gate.

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      tipstoretireearly 5 years ago from New York

      Just in time for the summer!